The Edinburgh Address & Adore ScotlandOver the years, Scotland has been voted the most beautiful place in the world, and we can’t argue with the polls! Scotland is a magical place to visit all year round - whether you’re looking for a winter wonderland or a sunny city escape. Winter is a gorgeous time of year across the country, and there are countless ways to spend your time, whether you’re planning a big family vacation or a cosy couple’s retreat. We’ve highlighted some of our favourite pastimes in the bonnie country. 1. Visit Edinburgh’s Christmas Markets After a year away due to the pandemic, locals and visitors alike are thrilled that the iconic Scottish and European markets will once again be heading to the capital this month. Warm-up with a mulled wine while the kids enjoy the rides and Santa’s Grotto, and book yourself into one of Edinburgh’s hundreds of eateries for dinner. We’ve got numerous stylish city-centre apartments to suit different tastes and budgets. Well Court @ Dean Village and Dean View @ The New Town are some of our favourite, and have some availability for a winter break. 2. Golf and beyond - explore St Andrews Whether you play golf or not, St Andrews is a fantastic place to visit. Besides teeing off at the Old Course, the Fife town has so much to offer. Take in the views along the beach, visit the historic cathedral, or spend the day relaxing and browsing some of the upmarket boutiques. Stay in ultimate luxury at one of our St Andrews self-catering homes. 3. Feed the reindeer in the Cairngorms What could get you into the Christmas spirit more than feeding some of Santa’s own reindeer? Plan a magical day for the kids and make Christmas come alive by meeting the real-life Rudolph. Take in the gorgeous scenery of the Cairngorms National Park and feel like you’re in a winter wonderland. Situated just outside the Cairngorms National Park and ideal as a luxurious base for your Scottish stay, why not book our Ashwood House? 4. Bag your first munro Loch Lomond is the biggest loch in Scotland and the third biggest in the UK. It looks breathtaking all year round, and the snow-capped surrounding mountains make it look even more enchanting. If munro-bagging is your thing, Ben Lomond is very popular for those experienced and inexperienced alike. From cosy one-bedroom self-catering cottages to grand homes inclusive of a hot tub, we’ve got gorgeous properties around Loch Lomond to suit your winter vacation. 5. Take in the views over Loch Tay If you’re looking for a cosy winter getaway, look no further than scenic Perthshire and Loch Tay. Stay at our fabulous Stucktamore property and host the ultimate family Christmas gathering, complete with hot tub for a touch of indulgence. 6. Light up your night at Dalkeith’s Spectacle of Light 2021 Create magical memories for you and your family at Dalkeith Country Park’s festive light experience. Just ten miles from Edinburgh centre, Dalkeith is a fantastic place to base your family holiday from and we’ve got some incredible properties in the area including Monkton Castle & Cottages and our Riverside retreat. Adore Scotland has castles, cottages, city-centre apartments and lodges all over Scotland to suit families, couples and groups. Please get in touch with Siobhan, our Sales & Guest Relations Manager to book your perfect Scottish winter self-catering holiday accommodation.
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Six things to do in Scotland this winter

Written by Hatty Webster|

Scotland is beautiful all year round, but there's something extra special about this time of year!

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Over the years, Scotland has been voted the most beautiful place in the world, and we can’t argue with the polls! Scotland is a magical place to visit all year round - whether you’re looking for a winter wonderland or a sunny city escape. Winter is a gorgeous time of year across the country, and there are countless ways to spend your time, whether you’re planning a big family vacation or a cosy couple’s retreat. We’ve highlighted some of our favourite pastimes in the bonnie country.

1. Visit Edinburgh’s Christmas Markets

After a year away due to the pandemic, locals and visitors alike are thrilled that the iconic Scottish and European markets will once again be heading to the capital this month. Warm-up with a mulled wine while the kids enjoy the rides and Santa’s Grotto, and book yourself into one of Edinburgh’s hundreds of eateries for dinner. 

We’ve got numerous stylish city-centre apartments to suit different tastes and budgets. Well Court @ Dean Village and Dean View @ The New Town are some of our favourite, and have some availability for a winter break.

2. Golf and beyond - explore St Andrews

Whether you play golf or not, St Andrews is a fantastic place to visit. Besides teeing off at the Old Course, the Fife town has so much to offer. Take in the views along the beach, visit the historic cathedral, or spend the day relaxing and browsing some of the upmarket boutiques.

Stay in ultimate luxury at one of our St Andrews self-catering homes.

3. Feed the reindeer in the Cairngorms

What could get you into the Christmas spirit more than feeding some of Santa’s own reindeer? Plan a magical day for the kids and make Christmas come alive by meeting the real-life Rudolph. Take in the gorgeous scenery of the Cairngorms National Park and feel like you’re in a winter wonderland.

Situated just outside the Cairngorms National Park and ideal as a luxurious base for your Scottish stay, why not book our Ashwood House?

4. Bag your first munro

Loch Lomond is the biggest loch in Scotland and the third biggest in the UK. It looks breathtaking all year round, and the snow-capped surrounding mountains make it look even more enchanting. If munro-bagging is your thing, Ben Lomond is very popular for those experienced and inexperienced alike.

From cosy one-bedroom self-catering cottages to grand homes inclusive of a hot tub, we’ve got gorgeous properties around Loch Lomond to suit your winter vacation.

5. Take in the views over Loch Tay

If you’re looking for a cosy winter getaway, look no further than scenic Perthshire and Loch Tay. 

Stay at our fabulous Stucktamore property and host the ultimate family Christmas gathering, complete with hot tub for a touch of indulgence.

6. Light up your night at Dalkeith’s Spectacle of Light 2021

Create magical memories for you and your family at Dalkeith Country Park’s festive light experience. 

Just ten miles from Edinburgh centre, Dalkeith is a fantastic place to base your family holiday from and we’ve got some incredible properties in the area including Monkton Castle & Cottages and our Riverside retreat.

Adore Scotland has castles, cottages, city-centre apartments and lodges all over Scotland to suit families, couples and groups. Please get in touch with Siobhan, our Sales & Guest Relations Manager to book your perfect Scottish winter self-catering holiday accommodation.