Shake up your holiday plans this year and opt for an unforgettable canal boat holiday. The romance of canal cruising is timeless, and Scotland offers some of the best canal holidays in the world.

Whether you’re after a tranquil escape for the weekend or an active week’s holiday, canal boat holidays in Scotland offer a bit of everything. With some 137 miles of navigable waterways available, you can enjoy crossing tunnels, aqueducts and swing bridge locks; have a city break in Edinburgh or Glasgow; or just calmly float through quiet farmlands and majestic mountains. You can also cruise along green corridors of forests and glens, and past dynamic towns and picturesque villages. Whatever you choose, canal boat holidays in Scotland are guaranteed to will win over your heart and mind.

Visit one of these five breathtaking canal boat holiday destinations in Scotland.