Castle rentals in Scotland

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Castle in Scottish Borders
Ancient Castle above the River Tweed
Mary Queen of Scot's chamber at Neidpath Castle is perhaps the most romantic place to stay in the Scottish Borders. Explore privately the whole castle and then retire to enjoy your suite rooms. The antique four poster bed, deep roll top bath and open fire evoke earlier times, but are truly comfortable and luxurious. An elegant table is set for breakfast. Peebles is 10 minutes walk away, with a host of shops and restaurants, as well as a museum and award winning chocolatier.
Dec 24 – 31
ﺩ.ﺇ2,013 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 145 reviews
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Castle in Cardross
Cats Castle
Built in 1888, Cats Castle sits in two acres on the seaward side of the A814, just beyond the western edge of Dumbarton. The property has wonderful views down the Firth of Clyde. Cats Castle is close to Glasgow, Helensburgh, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. The castle comprises three reception rooms, all with working fireplaces, a family kitchen, pantry, and five bedrooms, including the turret bedroom on the top floor. Suitable for family holidays or special occasions.
Nov 29 – Dec 6
ﺩ.ﺇ2,151 per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 151 reviews
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Castle in Dollar, Clackmannanshire
The Great Hall, Dollarbeg Castle
This 2 bedroom apartment is the beautifully converted former Great Hall of Dollarbeg Castle. Built in 1890, Dollarbeg Castle was the last gothic baronial style building of its type ever built. Beautifully restored in 2007 to the very highest standards, it was converted into 10 luxury properties, one of which is a conversion of the original "Great Hall" with its vaulted ceiling and majestic views across the formal grounds towards the Ochil Hills in the distance.
Oct 8 – 15
ﺩ.ﺇ1,236 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 127 reviews

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Vacation rentals in Scotland

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Tiny home in Drimnin
Unique and Secluded AirShip with Breathtaking Highland Views
Feb 6 – 13
ﺩ.ﺇ790 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 384 reviews
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Cottage in Alston
Snope Cottage
Feb 9 – 16
ﺩ.ﺇ418 per night
4.81 out of 5 average rating, 329 reviews
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Cottage in Stronachlachar
Lochside Cottage
Aug 5 – 12
ﺩ.ﺇ2,092 per night
4.89 out of 5 average rating, 158 reviews
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Vacation home in Snizort
57° North - Stunning Holiday Home, Isle of Skye
Feb 23 – Mar 2
ﺩ.ﺇ1,521 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 100 reviews
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Condo in Strathcarron
Unique, historic home at Strathcarron, near Skye
Jan 10 – 17
ﺩ.ﺇ356 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 205 reviews
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Tiny home in Newburgh
The Beekeeper's Bothy
Sep 29 – Oct 6
ﺩ.ﺇ508 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 274 reviews
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Cottage in Cumbria
Rose Lea Cottage Eden Valley & The Lake District
Jun 18 – 25
ﺩ.ﺇ460 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 170 reviews
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Farm stay in Cowshill
Romantic Off-grid retreat in North Pennines AONB
Jan 31 – Feb 7
ﺩ.ﺇ403 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 208 reviews
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Cabin in Northumberland
The Drey; Luxury Holiday Cabin With Hot Tub & Fire
Dec 5 – 12
ﺩ.ﺇ729 per night
4.83 out of 5 average rating, 258 reviews
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Tiny home in Draperstown
The Black Shack @ Bancran School
Nov 21 – 28
ﺩ.ﺇ390 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 375 reviews
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Barn in Strathdon
Couthie Cooshed in the Cairngorms
Dec 5 – 12
ﺩ.ﺇ482 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 106 reviews
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Tiny home in Moray
The Tin Shed, Speyside
Dec 5 – 12
ﺩ.ﺇ408 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 191 reviews

Home rentals in Scotland

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Home in Aviemore
Spectacular Modern House
Feb 8 – 15
ﺩ.ﺇ1,128 per night
4.85 out of 5 average rating, 220 reviews
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Home in Cumbria
Wythop School, Lake District
Feb 20 – 27
ﺩ.ﺇ634 per night
4.85 out of 5 average rating, 317 reviews
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Home in Netherthird
Rural retreat with fabulous panoramic views
Jul 6 – 13
ﺩ.ﺇ1,394 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 157 reviews
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Home in Bridge of Allan
Drovers Lodge
Feb 11 – 18
ﺩ.ﺇ558 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 203 reviews
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Home in Harrapool
The Beach House Broadford
Jan 30 – Feb 6
ﺩ.ﺇ1,859 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 105 reviews
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Home in loch lomond scotland
Loch Lomond area. Luxury Cottage with hot tub.
Sep 18 – 25
ﺩ.ﺇ1,067 per night
4.89 out of 5 average rating, 127 reviews
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Home in Highland
Spacious Peaceful Highland Retreat
Jan 5 – 12
ﺩ.ﺇ786 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 107 reviews
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Home in Northumberland
Cosy 4+star One Bed 1700's Cottage.
Jan 13 – 20
ﺩ.ﺇ372 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 565 reviews
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Home in Northumberland
The Glass house.
May 7 – 14
ﺩ.ﺇ790 per night
4.83 out of 5 average rating, 369 reviews
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Home in Cumbria
Stunning Cumbrian Barn Conversion with Hot Tub
Aug 29 – Sep 5
ﺩ.ﺇ1,440 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 117 reviews
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Home in Cumbria
Luxury Cumbria Georgian country house for up to 18
Feb 19 – 26
ﺩ.ﺇ1,195 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 162 reviews
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Home in Strathlachlan
Waterfront fully renovated cottage on Loch Fyne
Jan 25 – Feb 1
ﺩ.ﺇ648 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 196 reviews

Other great vacation rentals in Scotland

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Cottage in Yanwath
Accessible cottage (edge of Lake District)
Feb 7 – 14
ﺩ.ﺇ345 per night
4.81 out of 5 average rating, 150 reviews
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Barn in Houston
Rural idyll close to Glasgow, quiet and peaceful
Jan 2 – 9
ﺩ.ﺇ588 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 280 reviews
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Cabin in Fraserburgh
Door to the Shore - Seafront Cottages
Jan 16 – 23
ﺩ.ﺇ697 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 147 reviews
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Farm stay in Auchtermuchty
Stay@Southfield - Luxury Pod on Auchtermuchty Farm
Jul 15 – 22
ﺩ.ﺇ682 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 263 reviews
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Cottage in Highland Council
Idyllic Black Isle cottage & hot tub with a view!
Dec 11 – 18
ﺩ.ﺇ795 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 128 reviews
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Hut in Heads nook
Cairnbeck Glamping (Otter View)
Jul 16 – 23
ﺩ.ﺇ383 per night
4.82 out of 5 average rating, 365 reviews
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Cottage in Crieff
Secluded hillside cottage, ideal romantic hideaway
Nov 14 – 21
ﺩ.ﺇ1,051 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 250 reviews
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Hut in Perth
Tranquil and Cosy Perthshire Cabin
Nov 9 – 16
ﺩ.ﺇ307 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 617 reviews
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Tiny home in Midmar
Cosy Romantic Cabin with Wood Burning Stove.
Apr 1 – 8
ﺩ.ﺇ369 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 300 reviews
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Cottage in Na h-Eileanan an Iar
48 Balallan
Oct 8 – 15
ﺩ.ﺇ561 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 124 reviews
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Apartment in Dollarbeg
9 The Mansion House, Dollarbeg
Jan 20 – 27
ﺩ.ﺇ578 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 199 reviews
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Cabin in Fort William
Harava Lodge
Nov 17 – 24
ﺩ.ﺇ604 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 741 reviews

Your guide to Scotland

Welcome to Scotland

Every corner of Scotland seems to have a dramatic story to tell: This is an ancient landscape marked by crumbling castles, green hillsides where clans once battled, and, of course, deep lochs said to hide at least one mythical monster. The northernmost country in the United Kingdom claims rugged mountains, craggy shores, and cities that look like medieval fantasies. Yes, you’ll probably notice a few kilted street performers puffing on bagpipes as you explore heritage sites like Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, the historic heart of the regal capital. But there’s a lot more to this proud nation than its most visible clichés.

In the Lowlands, the majority of the Scottish population resides in Edinburgh and Glasgow, the largest city. Together they form an area known as the Central Belt. Where Edinburgh delivers on Scottish landmarks and grandeur, Glasgow gives you counterculture hot spots. As you move into the Highlands, some of Scotland’s most romanticized vistas come into view, with villages wedged into narrow valleys and towering mountains like Ben Nevis reaching monumental heights. As you explore the mysterious ruins, misty islands, and sprawling national parks, you’ll find Scotland retains some of Western Europe’s wildest and most remote places.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Scotland

Scotland is a country known for its internationally famous festivals, culminating in August with the Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe taking over the capital for a month of performances and events. Summer is also the warmest and driest season, when Scotland’s northerly position makes for long, sunny evenings and a festive vibe wherever you go. Crowds are noticeably thinner in spring and early fall, when you can experience the major cities and tourist sites more like a local. Winter gets unrelenting rain and occasional snow, but you’ll still find plenty of cozy indoor hubs, historical and otherwise, where you can stay warm.


Top things to do in Scotland

Glasgow’s West End

Glasgow’s fashionable and leafy West End comprises several low-key neighborhoods filled with art museums and galleries, locally owned shops, and some of the most celebrated Scottish restaurants. Take a gander at Argyle Street or duck in cobbled Ashton Lane to get the pulse of Glasgow’s resurgence as a cultural epicenter. This is also home to one of the city’s favorite greenspaces, Kelvingrove Park, where you’re treated to views of the iconic gothic architecture of Glasgow University.

Eilean Donan Castle

Cross a stone bridge to a tiny tidal island, where several castles have stood guard since the 13th century. In the early 20th century, reconstruction efforts turned the foreboding ruins into one of the most photographed landmarks in Scotland. Its scenic position at the meeting point of several sea lochs makes Eilean Donan Castle alone worth the detour to the Western Highlands to witness the sight for yourself. It’s a popular stop on the way to the nearby Isle of Skye, a magical place with several of its own photogenic castles as well as the iconic Fairy Pools, a series of waterfalls in the Glen Brittle forest.

North Coast 500

From Inverness, take one of Scotland’s most scenic drives along the narrow, twisting roads looping through the lesser-traveled North Highlands. The 516-mile (830-km) trip, designated as a touring route in 2015, passes some of the United Kingdom’s most remote fishing villages and harbor towns. You’ll see barren beaches, jagged coastal cliffs, and islands just offshore. While you could drive the North Coast 500 in a day, take a slower roll and give yourself several days to sightsee castles, trek natural trails, and maybe even spot the Northern Lights here at the tip of Great Britain.

Destinations to explore