Where Should I Stay In Scotland?
Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It’s home to castles, lochs, mountains and… well… more castles! This blog will help you decide where to stay when visiting Scotland.
The West Coast
The West Coast is the most popular part of Scotland and for good reason. The area has a lot of natural beauty, historical sites, and great places to stay. There are also plenty of fun activities you can do while you’re there!
The West Coast is known for its beautiful beaches and rolling hills (the Highlands). If you’re looking for something more rugged than what’s offered in Edinburgh or Glasgow then this region is waiting to be explored.
The Highlands and Islands
The Highlands are a great place to visit if you’re looking for some peace and quiet. They aren’t crowded, and they have plenty of epic scenery to offer. The area is also home to some excellent hiking trails, so if you’re into that kind of thing (and who isn’t?), then this could be the perfect place for you. The Highlands also boast some amazing wildlife. You’ll find more than just deer roaming around up here!
Isle of Mull
The Isle of Mull is one of the most beautiful places in Scotland and has plenty to do. Take a walk along the beach and watch seabirds flying overhead, or go for a hike through some of the island’s forests. If you’re feeling adventurous, try climbing Ben More (the tallest mountain on the island) or exploring its caves and castles.
Oban and North Connel
Oban is a small town on the west coast of Scotland, and it’s a popular tourist destination. The beach is nice, there are good restaurants and pubs to eat at, and it’s a good place to stay for a few days while you explore the surrounding area.
North Connel is a small village eight miles outside of Oban, sitting on the banks of Loch Etive. Staying here you will be immersed in local life, Scottish wildlife on and off the water and gorgeous chalets with private hot tubs. With Oban on your doorstep, North Connel is an excellent base to plan your West Coast, Highland and Islands adventure of Scotland.
Loch Etive and Glen Coe
The area around Loch Etive and Glen Coe is a must-see for any traveller to Scotland. The majestic Loch Etive and its surrounding mountains are a sight to behold, but this area also holds historical significance: it’s here that many believe Bonnie Prince Charlie was born in 1720.
Located at the western edge of Rannoch Moor, Glencoe is best known for its dramatic scenery–and perhaps also its place in Scottish history.
Follow in James Bond’s footsteps and drive the infamous Skyfall Road through Glen Etive to the tip of the Loch. Don’t forget to add Adele’s Oscar winning song while you drive. The scenery is breath-taking.
Plan your trip to Scotland
Planning for a trip to Scotland is an important step in ensuring that you have the best possible experience when visiting this beautiful country. The first thing to do is decide on what type of accommodation and activities you would like while in Scotland, as this will help determine where you stay and what kind of activities suit your interests most.
Dundonald Landing luxury chalets, situated in North Connel on the banks of Loch Etive are your number one destination to use as home base to plan your day trip in the area. Some highlights to enjoy:
- Take the Harry Potter train from Fort William to Mallaig
- Visit McCaig’s Folley for spectacular views of Oban and the Islands
- Surround by water, Castle Stalker is a must see
- Enjoy a beach walk at Tralee
- Try the best scones in Scotland at the Ben Lora Cafe and Bookshop
- Inverawe Smokehouse for some tasty salmon
- Try some whiskey at the Oban Distillery
- Take a ferry trip to Mull and Iona
I hope you’ve found this guide to be helpful, and I encourage you to plan your trip to Scotland! It’s a beautiful country with so much history and culture. For more information and rates to stay at Dundonald Landing please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07887 506079.