When it comes to places to stay, Scotland has some fantastic options; but there really is something extra special about a waterside location. If it's a coastal break you fancy, you'll find wonderful holiday cottages on seafronts, near beaches and shorelines. Or you can stay at the edge of an inland loch or sea loch, by a canal, and should you actually fancy staying on the water, there are great choices when it comes to boating and sailing holidays.

Here are just a few ideas for some lovely waterside locations and accommodation suggestions for holidays on or by the water, perfect for a relaxing break.