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Compare 73,182 holiday rentals featured in Scotland and find a welcoming place for your holidays. By comparing these different offers, HomeToGo brings you the lowest prices as well as the most popular rentals in Scotland.
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Price and Availability Index in Scotland
Holiday Letting Price Information in Scotland
We analysed holiday cottages, homes and apartments to display a price graph showing the average price per night in Scotland. Scotland is most expensive in July (27/07 - 03/08), when prices are on average £126 a night. Conversely, the cheapest average prices are in one week of November (30/11 - 07/12).
Holiday Home Availability Information in Scotland
Check out the graph above to find out how many holiday rentals are available in Scotland (in %). The week with the lowest percentage of available properties is in December (22/12 - 29/12). It is easier to find a rental during one week of March (16/03 - 23/03), when only 23% of the holiday lettings on offer are booked.
The Weather in Scotland
Above is a climate diagram for Scotland. This year, July will have the highest average temperatures. No heat wave is expected in January, when minimum average temperatures usally hit a 1° low. The rainiest month is July, while the driest month is March.
Discover captivating landscapes, history and culture with a Scotland holiday letting
If you're looking for a holiday that ignites all of your senses, Scotland will tick every box. Choose to kick back and relax, see some spectacular scenery, be inspired by creative genius, or throw yourself into some seriously adventurous action. Scotland holiday lettings are a great springboard into all the culture this land has to offer.
How to get to Scotland
The main airports are at Glasgow, Prestwick, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. There are regular flights from London, as well as from several European cities.
Driving through the stunning countryside and its cosmopolitan cities will give you a true flavour of all that that Scotland has to offer. Taking a car will allow you to make the most of every possible opportunity while staying in your holiday cottage in Scotland.
Food in Scotland: Eat, drink and be merry
For foodies, Scotland is the place to visit. Dishes that you can't get anywhere else include Aberdeen Angus beef, Stornoway black pudding, Arbroath Smokies, and Shetland salmon. The Scots are also justifiably proud of their homemade whisky, ales, scones, shortbread and haggis. Not to mention their love of curry - Glasgow has been named the curry capital of Britain four times!
The weather in Scotland
Scotland is coldest in January and February. However, the ever-popular ski season runs from November and April, and attracts visitors from all over the world. July and August are the best times to visit if you'd like to soak up some sun or hike the Highlands while staying in your Scotland holiday cottage.
Seeing Scotland's top sights
You won't fail to be impressed by the sights in the land of the thistle. If you're a fan of Shakespeare, Cawdor Castle is the fictional home of the Thane of Cawdor in Macbeth. Looking for the royal seal of approval? You won't go wrong with a trip to Balmoral, an official residence of the British Royal Family.
Choosing a holiday cottage in Scotland can also allow you to explore and find the best place to view the ethereal Northern Lights. Some of the best spots for seeing this spectacular natural phenomonon include the islands of Shetland, Orkney and Skye.
Soak up the culture in Scotland
History buffs will be in their element at the National War Museum in Edinburgh. The work of famous architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh features at the Glasgow School of Art and the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery.
The Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh and the Burrell Collection in Glasgow attract a global audience of art lovers, with works by Monet, Van Gogh and Cezanne.
For music events, Perth Concert Hall, the Music Hall in Aberdeen and the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall all host a dizzying choice of treats for the ears.
Family holidays in Scotland
One of the great advantages of renting a holiday cottage in Scotland is the wealth of fun on offer for children. Why not try Active Kid Adventure Park near Perth? Kids can enjoy interacting with animals, climbing and jumping on trampolines and jungle gyms, or burning off all that energy in the indoor soft play area.
The Galloway Activity Centre in Castle Douglas offers sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, outdoor laser wars and much more, and is great for young people who like the sporty, adrenaline-filled side of life! The Glasgow Science Centre educates and delights in equal measure, and is fascinatingly fun for kids of all ages.
Nightlife in Scotland
Some evenings you'll probably be happy to kick back and relax in your Scottish holiday cottage, but venturing out will yield a whole host of opportunites to enjoy fun and frolics. The Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh is sure to give you the giggles, or check out Justice Mill Lane in Aberdeen for a sophisticated evening of cocktails and live music.
Thrills and spills are de rigeur when you take a Ghost Bus Tour in Edinburgh, a spookily entertaining evening of fun. Or take an evening cruise along beautiful Loch Ness, where the infamous monster might surprise you!
Trips and tours in Scotland
The most difficult part of going on a day trip or excursion in Scotland is choosing from the huge variety available! The most notable include Hebridean Excursions, Orkney Uncovered, Photo Walk Scotland and Fishing Scotland Day Tours.
Special events in Scotland
Hogmanay, the Scottish celebration of New Year, is famous throughout the world. Start the new year with a bang that includes fireworks, dancing, drinks and the friendliest of banter. Staying in a Scotland holiday letting will mean you can party like a native. Scottish summers are vibrant with colour, sport, music and comedy: don't miss the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Highland Games - these are two of Scotland's most fun and festive annual events.
Top visitor attractions in Scotland
Arthur's Seat is an extinct volcano in Edinburgh, and viewsboasts excellent. On a clear day you can see across to Fife, and get superb views of the Castle and Old Town too.
Royal Yacht Britannia
After leaving the Royal Family in 1997, HMY Britannia came to Leith where it now is open to visit the Bridge, State Apartments, crew quarters and engine room.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Glasgow's most visited museum, Kelvingrove offers a world-class art collection upstairs, while the downstairs galleries are filled with objects telling the story of Glasgow's natural and industrial history.
Edinburgh Old Town
Lose yourself in the narrow streets winding down the Royal Mile from Edinburgh Castle and experience life in this historic part of the city. Don't miss St Giles Cathedral, or the tall tenement buildings.
National Museum of Scotland
Scotland's national museum tells the story of the country and its people, from prehistoric times to the 21st century.
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