Scotland is a great country for a family holiday staying in a self catering holiday cottage. There's a lot to do while holidaying in Scotland with the Edinburgh Christmas Market a popular tourist destination. Many tourists like to visit during Christmas and the New Year and try to take part in the famous New Year's Eve celebrations.
Glencoe is famous throughout the world and many families try to visit this marvellous place when on vacation to Scotland. It has stunning scenery and the views from Glencoe are regarded as some of the best in Scotland. Many holiday makers rent a holiday cottage near Glencoe and are enchanted by its peace and tranquility.
To get to Glencoe you must travel along the A82 and many holiday makers are amazed by the stunning scenery as they drive along this road. It has superb woodlands and small streams winding their way down this picturesque mountain side. The area is particularly popular with climbers and walkers who can spend their holidays exploring the maze of climbs and walks in this area.
Many popular climbs and walks include Aonach Eagach, Curved Ridge on Buachaille and Bidean nam Bian. Many holiday makers rent holiday cottages when staying in this area of Scotland and use them as a base to explore the beautiful countryside.
Aberdeen is referred to as the Granite City. It provides a great scope for shopping, night life, and sightseeing. One of the most popular attractions of Aberdeen is the Winter Gardens and Duthie Park. This park is located on the Banks of River Dee and many couples come to the city for romantic weekend breaks and take a stroll along the banks of the river.
The Winter Gardens is a home to beautiful glass houses and amazing plants. The city centre of Aberdeen contains the Union Street, with hundreds of shops and two shopping centres. Aberdeen has some of the most famous art galleries and museums in the world. Some of them are Provost Skene's House, Tolbooth, Aberdeen maritime Museum, and the Aberdeen art gallery. It is also one of the major seaports of Europe.
Aberdeen is also home to Robert Gordon's and Aberdeen University. It has a popular football team that is well loved by the locals. The city is also a popular holiday destination for short breaks and long weekend stays with many couples staying in self catering holiday apartments.
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and is regarded as the party capital of Europe. Some of the best parties occur during Hogmanay on New Year's Eve and the worl famous International festival in August. Some of the most popular tourist attractions in Edinburgh are Edinburgh Castle, the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre, the Writers Museum, the National library of Scotland and the Royal Museum.
The new Scottish Parliament and Palace of Holyrood lie at the base of the Royal Mile. Edinburgh also contains The Royal Botanic Gardens. The Royal Yacht Britannia is also moored in the city is a very popular tourist attraction. Edinburgh is a great place for weekend breaks and there are some great holiday apartments to rent.
Scotland is one of the best places in Europe to take a relaxing holiday staying in a self catering holiday cottage. It has great scenery, warm generous people and superb food and whisky making it an ideal place to take a family holiday staying in a holiday home rental.
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