A Guide to Weekend Breaks in Scotland
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Weekend & short breaks in Scotland

Fancy a getaway from everyday life? You can pack endless fun into a short trip or weekend break in Scotland that will make it feel like a true escape. Dazzle yourself in the cool shops of Glasgow in the morning and in the afternoon be surrounded by wild mountains and wildlife in Glencoe. Or relax with friends, or by yourself, on a wellness retreat on the coastal island of Eilean Shona, in Loch Moidart, where the real world will feel like a distant memory on your weekend break in Scotland.

Day Trip and Day Tours

Hop on a bus in the centre of Glasgow or Edinburgh and in less than an hour you can be deep in the romance of Rob Roy country. A little later you could be gazing at the jagged mountains of the Isle of Skye, with an expert guide on hand to tell the stories of the beauty surrounding you. Or perhaps you want to track down your ancestors? In Scotland, you can take amazing tours by coach, canal boat, steam train and even motorbike! And if you fancy exploring outside of the city walls there are plenty of day trips and tours for you to enjoy from Perth, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Family Breaks

Fancy the adventure and adrenaline of white-water rafting and mountain biking? Or perhaps the scary thrills of a ghost tour and a visit to the best museum in Europe? Scotland has your family fun covered with an abundance of activities suitable for kids of all ages. And what's better, you can do all this for less with family tickets and free admission to many places during your family break in Scotland.

Seasonal Breaks

Why not celebrate the arrival of the dark half of the year Celtic-style at the mysterious Beltane Festival? Or perhaps you want to immerse yourself in true Scottish culture by spectating (or even participating) in the Scottish Highland Games in spring/summer. See in the new year at a Hogmanay festival - no one does an end of year party quite like the Scots. The whole country takes the 2nd of January off work, as well as the 1st, just to get our breath back! Do you have the stamina? These are just a few of the truly spectacular events to experience throughout the year as part of a seasonal break.

Wellness Breaks

There's nothing more revitalising than the crisp, fresh, Scottish air to detox the mind, body and soul. So why not take a short wellness break in Scotland where you can join a yoga retreat, eat delicious foods, relax in a spa, take a therapeutic walk, or simply do nothing and catch up on sleep. There is also a variety of stunning accommodation for you to stay in. You can even take it that one step further and switch off your phone as part of a digital detox.

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Romantic Breaks

Looking for an unforgettable romantic getaway with a loved one? Scotland's hidden gems are the perfect romantic destination. You and your partner can take a scenic coastal walk, or a liberating hike up a Munro, to find a scenic picnic spot accompanied by breathtaking views. Or you can dine out at one of Scotland's Michelin star restaurants where you can indulge in some of Scotland's finest produce. Why not also make the trip extra special with a night in a beautiful log cabin with a hot tub to relax in?

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