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Accommodation

It's becoming easier and easier to be green, even when you're on holiday. And better still, you needn't forgo life's little luxuries on an eco-friendly trip in Scotland, unless you fancy getting back to basics, of course.

Eco-friendly accommodation in Scotland is easy to find and the variety of options ranges from cosy cottages, modern glamping pods, and grand castles, to luxury hotels and established country clubs - the choices are endless.

Conservation Holidays

These are holidays with an environmentally friendly twist and will certainly leave you with the feel-good factor. Help to preserve nature, the countryside and historic buildings for future generations. Who says holidays can't be productive?

Feel good while doing good.

National Trust for Scotland thistle camps
Trees for Life conservation holidays

Types of eco-friendly accommodation

With luxury B&Bs, eco-friendly castle hotels, self-catering lodges and quirky hostels, your choice won't be limited by going green. Here are just a few of your options:

Holiday Parks

Seton Sands Holiday Village in Port Seton has adventure trails and a beach onsite. It's got nature at its heart and has a Green Tourism award and a David Bellamy Conservation Award to prove it.

Castles

As part of your booking at Torrisdale Castle in Kintyre you’ll be invited to plant one tree to off-set their carbon emissions - remember to come back and see how it’s doing!

Stay in a luxury 5-star glamping pod on the estate of Dundas Castle in South Queensferry for an eco-friendly holiday. The pods are completely sustainable with composting toilets, and solar and propane power, whilst still being glamourous.

Self-catering

The Green House in Ettrickbridge was built with low carbon principles, and designed to be as energy efficient as possible. As it's located on a smallholding farm, you can even try the farm’s own honey from the shop – you can’t get more local then that!

Hostels

Loch Ossian Youth Hostel on the banks of Loch Ossian has an environmentally-friendly back-to-basics approach to holidays, with sustainable comforts, such as power sourced from a wind turbine.

Hotels

The plush Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow's city centre plays its part in being sustainable through its efficient boiler system, recycling initiative and use of local suppliers, to name but a few green touches.

Lodges

Designed with the environment mind, the Eco Lodges at the Mains in Croy fuse state-of-the-art green technology and luxury living to ensure that you have a fantastic break without harming the earth.

B&Bs

At the The Dulaig in the Cairngorms National Park you can breakfast on eggs from their very own flock, admire an array of wild birds in the garden, and relax in the knowledge that the B&B has a Gold Green Tourism award.

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