Barges at the Linlithgow Canal Centre on the Union Canal
Locks on the Caledonian Canal, Fort Augustus
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 the water? Imagine waking up to the gentle sounds of water lapping against the hull before eating breakfast al fresco on the deck, looking out across shimmering water.
This unusual type of holiday break is a great way to see a region from a unique perspective, with barges winding along waterways taking in surrounding mountains and ever-changing countryside, allowing you to see a whole range of places. On your boat, discover inlets and cruise past remote castles.
European Waterways trips will lead you along the Caledonian Canal, from which you can discover wonders such as the ruins of Urquhart Castle. With a crew to prepare delicious, locally-inspired meals and care to your every need, it is the perfect way to truly unwind.
You don’t have to escape to 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.
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.
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.
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.