5 Fantastic Christmas and Winter Break Ideas in Scotland

Winter in Scotland can be truly magical. The gold and red colours of autumn give way to frost-covered glens and snow-capped peaks, the chill in the air makes your cheeks glow and nose tingle, while shimmering lights of Scotland's cities beckon.

It's a season that lets you see places in a new light and offers new experiences that you just can't enjoy at any other time of year. Even planning where to stay in winter throws up some exciting and unusual options that you've probably never thought of before.

Friends walking through Glenmore Forest Park in the snow

© VisitScotland / Kenny Lam

Port Charlotte

A Whisky Lover's Winter Break on Islay

Queen's Park, Glasgow

A weekend of arts & culture in Glasgow

Covesea Lighthouse on the Moray Coast Trail

A getaway exploring the Moray coastline

The Torridon, a luxury estate retreat in Wester Ross

An active winter break to the Torridon

Kirroughtree Forest

© VisitScotland / David N Anderson

Dark Skies in Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway

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