Top 5 Weekend Breaks in Scotland

By on Apr 08, 2014

Located in the northern part of Great Britain, Scotland is definitely one of the best destinations in the United Kingdom, thanks to its vibrant modern cities, distinct landscapes, and a culture that has been fortified by a rich and colourful history. There are regular direct trains, coach links, and motorway links from England to Scotland, which make it extremely easy for tourists and weekend holidaymakers to enjoy the beauty of this country. Here are the top five weekend break destinations in S

Lewis and Harris Island

Lewis and Harris Island

Named by a recent TripAdvisor survey as the best island in Europe, Lewis and Harris Island offers sights and experiences that you would be unlikely to forget. With attractions such as the prehistoric Callanish stones, complemented by wide stretches of fields covered in a rainbow of wild flowers and majestic golden eagles soaring through the clear blue skies, Lewis and Harris Island is still home to warm, tight-knit Gaelic communities.

This island is perfect for those who want to commune with nature and enjoy local delicacies made from all-natural ingredients.

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

If you enjoy a nice whisky, then Edinburgh is just the place for you. You can learn more about the fine art of this spirit right in this modern city. You can drop by the Whiski Rooms, where the enthusiastic (and mildly obsessed) employees will prove to you why whisky is the best spirit in the world. Visitors can enjoy lessons on the manufacture of the drink, and how to enjoy this heaven of malted grain in a glass.

Also found in the city: Arthur’s Seat, which offers dramatic panoramas of an old volcano.

The Cairngorms

The Cairngorms

If an Alpine trip is an expensive and distant option for a short skiing holiday, then head over to the Cairngorms, located in the northern part of Scotland. The Cairngorm Mountains is home to the most popular ski resort in the country, with excellent snow coverage and conditions, a recently completed snow park, and great pistes.

Enjoy your weekend break with hours upon hours of skiing and snowboarding at the Cairngorms!

The Inner Hebrides

The Inner Hebrides

An archipelago located in the west coast of the Scottish Mainland, the Inner Hebrides offers dramatic landscapes populated by interesting wildlife, including the Altlantic puffin, the kittiwake, tystie, golden eagle, the white-tailed sea eagle, the red-throated diver, the corncrake, the pine marten, red deer, grey seal, killer whales, minke whales, and mountain hares.

Breathtaking beaches, bountiful bays, and captivating castles also abound in the Inner Hebrides.

Callander

Callander

Located on the shores of the River Teith, Callander is a vibrant small town that was once considered as a mere gateway to the Scottish Highlands, is at present one of the bustling tourism hubs in the country. This town is a perfect stopover if you want to explore the Trossachs National Park and the Loch Lomond, andfor those who want to stroll along the amazing landmarks of the River Keltie and the gorgeous Bracklinn Falls.

Hiking to the summit of the Callander Crags will allow visitors to experience and enjoy dramatic and sweeping views of the town, as well as the Forth Estuary and Stirling.

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