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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. Stay in a traditional log cabin or holiday lodge, a quaint cottage or a modern city apartment.

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.

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Cottage Innellan
15 Jul - 22 Jul
-28%
£144
£104 per night
Cottage ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Innellan, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
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Cottage Inverkeilor
24 Sep - 1 Oct
-23%
£224
£173 per night
Cottage ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
4.9
"Excellent" (69 ratings)
Inverkeilor, Angus, Scotland
Free cancellation
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Cottage Na h-Eileanan an Iar
29 Oct - 5 Nov
-16%
£122
£102 per night
Cottage ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
5.0
"Excellent" (24 ratings)
Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scotland, United Kingdom
Free cancellation
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Top-Rated Lettings and Properties in Scotland

Cottage The Highlands
27 Jan - 3 Feb
-21%
£77
£61 per night
Cottage ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
5.0
"Excellent" (9 ratings)
The Highlands, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Cottages.com
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Cottage Perth and Kinross
19 Nov - 26 Nov
-30%
£77
£54 per night
Cottage ∙ 5 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (1 rating)
Perth and Kinross, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Sykes Cottages
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Cottage Argyll and Bute
3 Dec - 10 Dec
£69 per night
Cottage ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
5.0
"Excellent" (1 rating)
Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Sykes Cottages
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Recommended holiday lettings in Scotland

Rent a holiday home, apartment or cottage in Scotland from just £49 per night

House Argyll and Bute
19 Nov - 26 Nov
£131 per night
House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (9 ratings)
Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom
Free cancellation
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Cottage Bridgend
7 Jan - 14 Jan
-30%
£96
£68 per night
Cottage ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (75 ratings)
Bridgend, Ceres, Scotland
Free cancellation
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House Argyll and Bute
7 Jan - 14 Jan
-24%
£148
£112 per night
House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
4.9
"Excellent" (54 ratings)
Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom
Free cancellation
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Cottage East Lothian
4 Jun - 11 Jun
£77 per night
Cottage ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Sykes Cottages
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Cottage Kilmun
19 Nov - 26 Nov
£64 per night
Cottage ∙ 3 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
4.9
"Excellent" (113 ratings)
Kilmun, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Free cancellation
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Cottage Saint Monans
8 Dec - 15 Dec
-35%
£143
£93 per night
Cottage ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (93 ratings)
Saint Monans, Fife, Scotland
Free cancellation
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Cottage Innellan
15 Jul - 22 Jul
-28%
£144
£104 per night
Cottage ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Innellan, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
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Cottage Inverkeilor
24 Sep - 1 Oct
-24%
£227
£173 per night
Cottage ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
4.9
"Excellent" (69 ratings)
Inverkeilor, Angus, Scotland
Free cancellation
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Apartment Pittenweem
28 Nov - 5 Dec
-21%
£103
£81 per night
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
4.9
"Excellent" (192 ratings)
Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland
Free cancellation
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Holiday rentals with wifi

Cottage Internet Cellardyke
5 Nov - 12 Nov
-50%
£176
£88 per night
Cottage ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Cellardyke, Fife, Scotland
Internet
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Cottage Internet Powfoot
19 Nov - 26 Nov
-23%
£81
£63 per night
Cottage ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (40 ratings)
Powfoot, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Internet
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Sykes Cottages
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Cottage Internet The Highlands
12 Nov - 19 Nov
-27%
£86
£63 per night
Cottage ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
The Highlands, Scotland, United Kingdom
Internet
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Holiday homes and cottages with a garden

Cottage Garden Argyll and Bute
3 Dec - 10 Dec
£69 per night
Cottage ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
5.0
"Excellent" (1 rating)
Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom
Garden
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Sykes Cottages
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Cottage Garden Innellan
15 Jul - 22 Jul
-28%
£144
£104 per night
Cottage ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Innellan, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Garden
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House Garden Argyll and Bute
5 Nov - 12 Nov
£131 per night
House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (9 ratings)
Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom
Free cancellation
Garden
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Apartments and holiday lettings with a kitchen

Cottage Kitchen The Highlands
27 Jan - 3 Feb
-23%
£77
£60 per night
Cottage ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
5.0
"Excellent" (9 ratings)
The Highlands, Scotland, United Kingdom
Kitchen
Details
NextPaxCottages
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Cottage Kitchen Wemyss Bay
24 Feb - 3 Mar
£84 per night
Cottage ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Wemyss Bay, Inverclyde, Scotland
Kitchen
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Sykes Cottages
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Cottage Kitchen Inverkeilor
25 Nov - 2 Dec
-23%
£224
£173 per night
Cottage ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
4.9
"Excellent" (69 ratings)
Inverkeilor, Angus, Scotland
Free cancellation
Kitchen
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Popular holiday rental amenities in Scotland

  • Internet (46,854)
  • TV (41,617)
  • Kitchen (27,800)
  • Garden (25,289)
  • No smoking (24,151)
  • Microwave (17,272)
  • Washing machine (16,702)
  • No pets (15,852)
  • Balcony/Patio (12,478)
  • Cot (10,987)
  • Fishing (10,985)
  • Dishwasher (10,817)

Listed above are the most commonly chosen filters in Scotland and the number of properties that have the corresponding amenity. Most of the holiday rentals in Scotland provide Internet or TV, which makes it a fantastic holiday spot if you need internet access during your holidays or you never miss an episode of your favourite show. Plan your holidays in advance if you enjoy soaking in the hot tub or you want to sweat it out in a sauna. There are just 1,653 listed lettings providing Hot tub and 1,746 lettings including Sauna.

Price and Availability Index for 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 (23/07 - 30/07), when prices are on average £174 a night. Conversely, the cheapest average prices are in one week of January (14/01 - 21/01).

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 May (28/05 - 04/06). It is easier to find a rental during one week of December (10/12 - 17/12), when only 36% of the holiday lettings on offer are booked.

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Accommodation options for your holiday in Scotland

6,347 of the 39,638 listed properties in Scotland are apartment rentals. In other words, they make up one-third of the accommodation types in this destination (37.54%). The average rental fee for this particular type of accommodation is £246 a night, with an average size of 81 m². Furthermore, these properties are usually optimal for medium-sized groups and families, since that's the average number of people that apartment rentals can host in Scotland. If you would like to rent something else, you can compare many other accommodation types, including cottage, which are the second most typical property type in Scotland. These properties cost £173 a night , on average, and have an average size of 110 m².

Where to go in Scotland: Explore Edinburgh, Fort William, and the Isle of Skye

Scotland lends itself to everyone – fans of history, adventurers, film enthusiasts, and admirers of art. Rich art collections and historic places await in the large cities, and striking landscapes surround you. See why some of the most popular films ever made were shot here.

  1. Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland This city, featuring Gothic architecture, is one of the world's top festival destinations. Walk along the Royal Mile, the main street, to Edinburgh Castle, perched atop a high hill and offering views of the city and nearby bay. Nearby attractions include the Museum of Edinburgh, displaying exhibits on archaeology, decorative arts, and war, and Camera Obscura, a viewpoint and house of illusions.
  2. Glasgow, the cultural hub of Scotland The country’s largest city boasts Art Nouveau and Victorian architecture. Admission-free Riverside Museum exhibits old locomotives, carriages, and other means of transport, while Kelvingrove Art Gallery displays everything from Bronze Age tools to a 20th-century fighting aeroplane.
  3. Ben Nevis To conquer Great Britain's highest mountain, consider booking a holiday cottage in Fort William, a town in the Scottish Highlands some 160km north of Glasgow. Go mountain biking and take a nostalgic train ride over the Glenfinnan Viaduct. While travelling over the 21-arch bridge featured in Harry Potter films, admire the groves and hilly landscape.
  4. Glen Nevis This neighbour of Ben Nevis is the site of Steall Falls, another Harry Potter filming location. The high waterfall, plummeting from a snow-capped mountain, is where Harry confronted a Hungarian Horntail dragon. Go to The Elephant House Café in Edinburgh, near the Royal Mile, to see where JK Rowling penned some of Harry Potter's adventures.
  5. Isle of Skye (Cloud Island) Here, you'll believe you've wandered into some legendary land. Discover colourful cliffs, rugged mountains, and misty waterfalls while admiring the Scottish Highlands from numerous viewpoints, and marvel at the pastel sky overhead emitting light from everywhere and nowhere.


Romantic breaks in Scotland: Soak in hot tubs at cosy holiday cottages or luxury apartments

You'll find a great selection of holiday lettings in Scotland, from quaint and cosy stone houses and castles in the countryside to luxurious apartments in cities.

Unique and historic castles are available to rent throughout the country, but mostly around Edinburgh and Glasgow. They may occupy hills with panoramic views or secluded areas surrounded by groves. Many offer Internet access so that you can keep in touch with loved ones, and a fireplace to warm up by.

Cosy holiday cottages are also available countrywide. Typically made of stone or wood, these dwellings often have parking and fireplaces. In some of them, you can reinvigorate in hot tubs, relax in pools, and connect to wireless Internet. Hidden from the neighbours by manicured gardens or surrounding woods, these holiday homes are ideal for romantic breaks.

Holiday apartments in the major cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow range from compact studios to larger, more luxurious spaces. If you're travelling to Scotland for a romantic vacation, there are many holiday lettings suitable for couples.


Holidays with pets in Scotland

Dogs (or 'dugs' here) and other pets are welcome to accompany you to holiday lettings in Scotland. They're also often permitted to join you at restaurants and several attractions, and they'll love frolicking in the countryside.

  1. Dining at restaurants Your four-legged family member can keep you company at many restaurants and pubs all over Scotland. Linen 1906 and Saint Luke's are some eateries you can visit with your dog in Glasgow, while Brewhemia and Cowan & Sons are good options in Edinburgh.
  2. Visiting attractions Numerous points of interest throughout Scotland are open for you and your dog. Some places you can visit together are Melrose Abbey in the Scottish Borders, Scone Palace near Perth, and Fort George, a short drive from Inverness.
  3. Walks in nature Lakes, beaches and designated walking areas are out there for you to explore with your dog if you adhere to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. Take your pet to the hills of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, or the flower-filled gardens of Aberdeen.
Where to find the best food 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!

What is the weather like in Scotland?

What weather to expect on your Scotland holiday

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 - warm up in your cosy log cabin after a day on the slopes. 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.

What are the top sights in Scotland?

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.

What are the best places to discover the arts and culture of Scotland?

Soak up the culture from your Scottish holiday cottage

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.

What are the best activities for families in Scotland?

Holidays in Scotland With Kids

One of the great advantages of renting a holiday cottage in Scotland is the wealth of fun on offer for children. Make the most of Scotland's pristine highland beauty and vibrant cultural scenes from the comfort of large, traditional holiday lettings for the entire family.

Located on the Loch Lomond Shores, just 30min from Glasgow, is the amazing SEA LIFE Loch Lomond Aquarium. This kid-friendly establishment is home to over 1,500 aquatic creatures including sharks, starfish, and giant turtles. The roller-coaster rides, water slides, and mazes of the Landmark Forest Adventure Park are also hugely popular with tiny tots.

Take your children to Trossachs National Park's Go Ape that offers treetop rope courses and adventures. Try out two of Britain’s longest zip wires and marvel at the beautiful Queen Elizabeth Forest Park from 46m above the ground.

The Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World, which contains intriguing creatures such as snakes, insects, and spiders, provides a fun educational experience thanks to the friendly staff that are eager to teach the kids.

Many interactive exhibits await your little ones on all five floors of the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Its rooftop offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the city, along with other fun activities like a vortex tunnel, mirror maze, and shrinking room.

UK’s only wild reindeer herd can be seen at the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, where you can feed and pet Santa’s trusted allies. Take a nice short walk in the hill habitat of Rudolph's kin while listening to your informative guide explain more about these fascinating animals.

RZSS Highland Wildlife Park is the place to visit if you’re a wildlife enthusiast. It is home to some of the world’s most endangered species such as red pandas, polar bears, snow leopards, and Amur tigers.

What are the best nightlife spots in Scotland?

Nightlife in Scotland

Some evenings you'll probably be happy to kick back and relax in your Scottish holiday letting, 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!

Where are the unique attractions in Scotland?

Trips and tours to enjoy on your holiday 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.

What are the best events and festivals in Scotland?

Special events

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.

What are the must-see attractions in Scotland?

Visit top sites from your holiday letting in Scotland

Arthur's Seat

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to rent a holiday home in Scotland?

The average nightly price for a holiday home in Scotland is £50.

How many holiday homes are available to book in Scotland?

December is the time of year with the highest amount of Apartment rentals and Cottage available in Scotland, so you'll find plenty of great holiday deals during this month.

What is the most popular holiday home amenity in Scotland?

Travellers planning holidays to Scotland most often look for Internet, TV, and Garden when it comes to accommodation amenities.

How many holiday homes are on offer in Scotland?

Holidaymakers looking for accommodation in Scotland will be pleased to know that there are 39,638 options on offer, with prices starting from just £50 per night.

Am I allowed to bring my pet when staying in a Scotland holiday home?

Dogs are welcome in Scotland, which is home to 9,576 pet-friendly holiday homes.

What's the best time of year to travel to Scotland?

Book your Scotland holiday in April or May to avoid a washout; these are the months with the least amount of rain.

Where can I see discounts on holiday rentals in Scotland?

You can get great value holiday accommodation in Scotland with prices for a rental beginning at £50 - and HomeToGo has created plenty of features that make it quick and simple to discover some awesome offers. If you don't have set dates for your break, search with HomeToGo's flexible dates technology to scan for low-price date options and find discounts of up to 30%. Moreover, HomeToGo's 'distance from' filter makes it easy to see top quality accommodation offers in lower-price, lesser-known locales with good proximity to your desired destination, whether that's a beach, lake, ski region or city centre. Book early to make the most of good availability and low prices - and do so free from stress by selecting HomeToGo's 'free cancellation' filter as you look for the perfect holiday home.

What are the pros of choosing a holiday letting in Scotland with HomeToGo?

From serenity away from the crowds to more space in which to chill out with your family, friends or partner, holiday lets in Scotland provide plenty of bonuses. HomeToGo shows you real reviews written by previous guests, and searching is safe, simple, and stress-free - so with 39,638 lets from 48 providers in the region, you're bound to locate the right type of accommodation with all of the amenities that are important to you in Scotland.

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2022's Top Trending Scottish Beauty Spots - HomeToGo
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2022's Top Trending Scottish Beauty Spots

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Looking for a scenic Scottish escape? Ahead of Burns Night on 25th January, HomeToGo has journeyed across Scotland's mountains, meadows and coastline to pinpoint the country's top trending picturesque rural destinations. From the serene and secluded to the windswept and adventurous, from the Hebrides to the Borders: these Scottish beauty spots are making their mark on travel itineraries for the year ahead.

Scotland's Top 10 Trending Beauty Spots for 2022

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Location
#1
Pittenweem
#2
Colonsay
#3
Dunkeld
#4
Millport
#5
Braemar
#6
Moffat
#7
Cullen
#8
Crail
#9
Coldingham
#10
Brodick

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Seaside town of Pittenweem in Scotland

1. Pittenweem

A lively fishing village characterised by colourful boats bobbing in the harbour and pretty streets lined by cottages with crow-stepped gables. Enjoy the artsy atmosphere at the village's independent galleries and quirky shops, explore the surrounding countryside along the Fife Coastal Path, and step back in time by visiting St Fillan's Cave and Kellie Castle.

2. Colonsay

This idyllic Inner Hebrides island offers guests a packed calendar of food, book and folk festivals - with a golf course, the grand Colonsay House gardens, a remote microbrewery and two distilleries keeping visitors entertained in between gatherings. Watch for wild goats and rare birds on its heather-topped hills and grey seals and dolphins off its sandy shores.

The countryside around Dunkeld, Scotland

3. Dunkeld

Home to a Cathedral and houses restored by the National Trust for Scotland, Dunkeld is a picture-perfect spot on the banks of the River Tay. Admire the area's natural beauty with a stroll through the Hermitage Pleasure Grounds, head to the nearby Loch of the Lowes to catch glimpses of red squirrels and beavers, or indulge your sweet tooth in Atholl Street's snug bakeries and cafes.

4. Millport

The only town on the tiny island of Great Cumbrae, Millport proves that good things do come in small packages. Explore on two wheels along the Great Cumbrae circular bike route, kayak to the Eileans of Newtown Bay, marvel at the Gothic Garrison House, stop by Europe's smallest cathedral (the Cathedral of the Isles) and see one of its narrowest houses ("The Wedge").

The countryside around Dunkeld, Scotland

5. Braemar

Nestled in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, Braemar is surrounded by stunning terrain on all sides. One of Scotland's highest villages, it's perfect for hillwalking and mountain biking breaks, as well as ski trips in winter with proximity to Glenshee. Plus, from the Braemar Gathering to performances in St. Margaret’s, there’s plenty of culture for visitors to enjoy.

6. Moffat

7. Cullen

8. Crail

9. Coldingham

10. Brodick

Methodology

Search trends are based on UK travellers using hometogo.co.uk between 1st January 2021 and 31st December 2021 using check-in dates during 2022 (1st January 2022 to the 31st December 2022). Year-on-year comparisons were performed using the same search period in 2020 (1st January 2020 and 31st December 2020) with check-in dates in 2021 (1st January 2021 to the 31st December 2021). Rural destinations in Scotland with a population of under 3,000 were considered for this list.

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