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  • Barges tied up at the Linlithgow Canal Centre on the Union Canal.
    Barges at the Linlithgow Canal Centre on the Union Canal
  • A couple strolls next to the locks on the Caledonian Canal near Fort Augustus.
    Locks on the Caledonian Canal, Fort Augustus
  • Scottish Highlander
    Scottish Highlander

There is a wide range of incredible accommodation across the country; some situated by tranquil lochs and flowing rivers, or near dramatic coasts and picturesque beaches. But have you ever thought about staying on a boat? Imagine waking up to the gentle sounds of water lapping against the hull before eating breakfast al fresco on the deck, looking out across a loch.

This unusual type of holiday break is a great way to see Scotland from a unique perspective. Whether you take in the surrounding mountains and ever-changing countryside from a barge on a canal, or charter a sail boat to explore Scotland’s islands, you'll be able to discover the hidden gems of Scotland at your leisure.

With companies such as European Waterways and The Majestic Line you can journey along the Caledonian Canal and visit wonderful attractions, including the ruins of Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness, as you drift by. With a crew to prepare delicious, locally-inspired meals and care to your every need, it is the perfect way to truly unwind.

Hop aboard a boat on Scotland's west coast and you could find yourself spotting wildlife as you journey around Argyll's islands, or even up to the Outer Hebrides.

You don’t have to escape to the coasts or rural countryside to enjoy this holiday experience; boat accommodation can be found in the heart of the city too.  In Edinburgh, book in to accommodation on the Union Canal. Static houseboats, like the Four Sisters Boatel, are ideal for those who don’t have sea legs but want to get a taste of life on the water.

Of course, you’ll find all the advantages of staying in the city; from great bars and restaurants to shopping and attractions such as Edinburgh Castle, National Museum of Scotland and the Scotch Whisky Experience nearby.

Browse the listings to plan your boating break.

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  1. Port an Eilean

    Type

    Self Catering

    Gradings

    Pitlochry

    Spectacular lochside location, stunning interiors, all weather tennis court and jetty with boat – if this sounds good - then Port an Eilean is for you!

  2. Charter Hotel Boat Willow

    Type

    Exclusive Use

    Gradings

    Falkirk

    Charter Hotel Boat Willow is a 65ft hotel narrowboat providing holidays on Scotland's coast to coast canals with the cruising, accommodation and all meals included in the tariff. Centrally Heated with our all weather bow observation cabin.

  3. Gradings

    Broadford

    Two gorgeous self catering holiday cottages on the unique privately owned, rural island of Scalpay just off The Isle of Skye. Family & Pet Friendly. Right by the sea, the cottages offer stunning views with modern comfortable interiors. Sleep 4

  4. Gradings

    Ardfern

    Escape the stresses of modern life and get back to nature on an island where time stands still. Imagine a holiday with no cars, no telephones, no roads, just an abundance of wildlife and a beautiful Hebridean backdrop.

  5. The Majestic Line

    Type

    Exclusive Use

    Gradings

    Dunoon

    Escape to another world with The Majestic Line

  6. The Four Sisters Boatel

    Type

    Self Catering

    Gradings

    • 4 Self Catering
    4 Self Catering

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    The Four Sisters is located in the very heart of Edinburgh city centre, tucked away in Lochrin Basin on The Union Canal alongside some of Edinburgh’s top restaurants and bars and Fountain Court Apartments. A warm Scottish welcome awaits.

  7. Gradings

    Oban, Mull and Lorn

    Welcome to Oban Marina & Yacht Services Ltd

  8. Gradings

    Loch Ness

    Scottish Highlander is an 8-passenger hotel barge operated by European Waterways, the largest hotel barge operator in Europe.

  9. Gradings

    Glasgow

    Welcome to M V RELIANT Fishing Trawler B&B, offering private cabins in our traditional converted fishing boat.

  10. Kingie Lodge

    Type

    Self Catering

    Gradings

    Invergarry

    Built in 1994 by its present owners, a stay at Kingie Lodge combines modern comforts with the traditional country pursuits of stalking and fishing.

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