September 13, 2014

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Welcome to Holiday Scotland

Scotland is a rugged and beaten land, sculptured into a work of art by the weather and geological shifts. With Bagpipes, Scottish folklore, Whisky and Tartan, Scotland has shaped an identity that is recognised all over the world.

When having a Holiday in Scotland, it is impossible to not return home without being touched by the love of the Scottish people and the countries charm, a place where a memory lasts forever and a land that seduces mankind.

At Holiday Scotland we want to supply tourist information, to ensure that visitors to Scotland have the best holidays in Scotland ever. We write about places to visit in Scotland, finding accommodation, and things to do in Scotland and its Highlands and Islands.

If you want ideas about things to do or simply want information about places to visit in Scotland then you have come to the right place, we have written many articles to help you choose the ideal itinerary to suit you. There are lots of different types of holidays in Scotland to enjoy from mountain and forest locations to island retreats and beaches, it’s simply up to you how you want to spend your next holiday in Scotland, we are here to provide you with the best tourist information available about Scotland and hope that you visit us soon.

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January 10, 2015

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A guide to visiting Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle High up on Castle Rock, Edinburgh Castle dominates the skyline of the city. Thanks to its beauty and fascinating story, the castle is one of Scotland’s most visited tourist attractions, with over a million visitors every year. When visiting the city, Edinburgh Castle should be on the top of everyone’s ‘to do’ list. […]

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December 21, 2014

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Meet the Locals, Keith Melton, Go Glencoe Guiding

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As part of our series of “meet the locals” we spent some time on a guided tour of Glencoe, with Keith Melton, owner of Go Glencoe Guiding and the Glencoe Independant Hostel. During our long walk up one of Glencoe’s stunning mountains, Buachaille Etive Beag, we spent some time in-between some stunning scenery to ask […]

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November 8, 2014

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Inveraray Jail, a Model Prison of its Time

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In August 2010, I traveled from France to Scotland with my family and had a nice one-week road trip in the Highlands of Scotland with accommodation  booked in advance through VisitScotland. Given my interest for “all things crime”, I particularly loved visiting Inveraray Jail on account both of its historical value and the very modern […]

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October 29, 2014

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Kyle of Lochalsh, The Gateway to Skye

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Kyle of Lochalsh is a town on the northwest of Scotland, and home to the Skye bridge. Before the bridge, Kyle of Lochalsh was the main port for the ferry to the Isle of Skye, but the town is now a passing place for commuters heading to Skye or Wester Ross. I can’t help feel […]

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September 13, 2014

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The Long Road on the Isle of Jura

The Isle of Jura is not an island for an impromptu visit since it doesn’t have a direct car ferry link with the mainland. Only in the summer there is a passenger ferry, a RIB for 12 persons, operating a service from Tayvallich on the mainland to Craighouse on Jura. So Jura is quite remote […]

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September 11, 2014

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Beaches, Birds and Whisky Galore on Islay

When you think of Islay the first thought that comes to mind is probably whisky! Not strange considering this relatively small island is home to eight whisky distilleries, all famous the world over for their unique taste and character. A few of the distilleries on Islay such as Ardbeg, Laphroaig and Lagavulin produce some of […]

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August 30, 2014

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Glasgow’s Hidden Gems

Glasgow’s Hidden Gems

Glasgow With the eyes of the world on Glasgow as the Commonwealth Games 2014 played out, plenty of tourists will be looking for something a little different to do on their stay. Though there are many popular and fantastic eateries, attractions and entertainment venues, sometimes it pays to try something a little different. Here we’ve […]

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July 10, 2014

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The Ultimate Cruise for Cinema Buffs, Scotland’s Caledonian Canal

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There are some places in the world that are almost synonymous with film. Of course the biggest one is Hollywood, because of the sheer amount of movies they’ve produced. But, other places have become immortal by the amount of films that have been shot there; by the sheer number of iconic scenes and actors that […]

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July 8, 2014

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Top 5 Beaches Near Edinburgh

Gullane Bents Beach

As a bustling cultural hub not many people visit Edinburgh to go to the beach but if a dip in the sea takes your fancy, then there are plenty of nearby options. Spending some time at the seaside is always a great way of giving your break a real holiday feel, and here we have […]

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