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9 Places to Stay in Scotland

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Are you eager to visit Highland scenery, vibrant city life and the fascinating history of Scotland? Look no further than this wonderful collection of places to stay in Scotland.

Where to stay in Scotland if you love the outdoors

One of the best parts of some of these places to stay in Scotland is their access to the beautiful lochs, trails and snow-topped mountains. This collection of locations in our guide is no exception!

For access to a mixture of snowsports and watersports, we recommend venturing to the Cairngorms. Here, ski resorts alongside a wealth of mountains, such as Braeriach and Ben Macdui await.

Love forest trails and glistening lakes? Head to Dumfries and Galloway. Galloway Forest Part is a major highlight here, boasting Loch Valley, Loch Neldricken and miles of hiking routes to experience.

After the best place to stay that offers a rugged and secluded paradise? Come to the Isle of Skye! Or, enjoy a relaxed, beachfront escape at Moray, where ample surfing, fishing and rock pooling can be enjoyed.

Places to stay in Scotland’s cities

Looking for more metropolitan places to stay in Scotland? You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the handful of vibrant cities this country beholds!

Edinburgh should be at the top of your list when it comes to the best place to stay in Scotland’s cities. This city is not only packed with culture and free attractions but it’s moments away from beautiful parks and the Lothian coast.

The smaller city of Inverness is another marvellous Scotland destination. This Highlands city backs onto the Merkinch Local Nature Reserve, meaning it enjoys gorgeous surroundings whilst offering access to the Moray Firth and the iconic Loch Ness.

Why not venture to Central Scotland to Perth? This is another Scottish gem encompassed by scenic landscapes. Some highlights here include Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park and Perth Racecourse.

From quaint, contemporary and secluded holiday cottages to Scottish holiday parks, there’s something to suit everyone. Browse through a specially selected list of featured destinations and choose the perfect spot to begin your staycation.

With miles of rolling countryside and rugged coastlines waiting to be explored, discover the best places to stay in Scotland… 

  • cairngorms national park


    Water sports, adventure snow sports and family attractions represent the heart of the Cairngorms, along with scenic woodland and its breath-taking mountain range.

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  • Dumfries and Galloway

    Dumfries and Galloway

    Steeped in history with its coastal towns and castles, Dumfries and Galloway is home to Galloway Forest Park, green inland forests and hills.

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  • Edinburgh


    Vibrant, cosmopolitan, and with a contemporary culture, Edinburgh offers an effortless blend of old and new for a one-of-a-kind city holiday experience.

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  • Fort William

    Fort William

    Whether you plan on conquering mountains, skiing down slopes or strolling the highland countryside, a visit to ‘The Outdoor Capital of the UK’ will leave you spoilt for choice.

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  • Inverness


    With its historic castle, walking trails and notable museums, Inverness is a cultural blend of rich heritage and vibrant city life.

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  • Isle of Syke

    Isle of Skye

    A hidden gem, the Isle of Skye is a sightseeing paradise, appreciated for its wildlife, rocky landscapes and ancient treasures.

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  • Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

    Loch Lomond

    Perfect for invigorating walks or breath-taking scenic adventures, Loch Lomond, part of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, is a haven of clear waters and rolling hills.

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  • Moray Holidays


    Offering a wealth of wildlife-watching opportunities and dolphin sightings, Moray makes for a wonderful base for tourists who can also explore The Culbin Forest and its beautiful sand dunes.

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  • Perth


    Discover the historical depths of Perth, from its rural landscapes to its picturesque natural beauty, connecting the Northern Highlands and the modern capital of Edinburgh.

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