Check out the climate diagram for Scotland. On average, the warmest month is July. However, temperatures can go lower than 1° Scotland in January. The wettest month is July with 20 rainy days on average. On the contrary, there is an average of only 15 rainy days in April, which is the driest month.
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Best Vacation Home Deals Scotland
Find a welcoming accommodation for as little as $71 per night by exploring the 68,120 options listed in Scotland. Each of the accommodations from the different providers are immediately compared by the search engine , allowing you to save up to 73%.
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Popular Rental Amenities Scotland
A few of the properties Scotland welcome pets, which makes it a great vacation spot for pet owners. If this is a top requirement for you, check the hotel rooms Scotland. It is the most pet-friendly accommodation type there. A few of the pet-friendly accommodations (0) are located less than 2 kilometres away from the city centre.
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Vacation Rental Price Information Scotland
The graph shows average prices of rentals Scotland for the next twelve months. Prices reach their highest point in December, where prices are an average of $648 a night (12/24 - 12/31). You can find some of the best deals during a week of November (11/19 - 11/26). It is the cheapest week of the next 12 months.
Rental Availability Information Scotland
The availability graph shows the percentage of available rentals Scotland. It is harder to find an accommodation during a week of February (2/12 - 2/19), as 46% of the rentals are booked. It will be easy to find a rental that suits you in a week of November (11/12 - 11/19), as 83% of the rentals are still available.
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Experience Life in the Highlands With Vacation Rentals in Scotland
Arguably one of the most picturesque and culturally fascinating parts of the UK, Scotland is a nation of stunning scenery, cosmopolitan cities, and intriguing food. The Highlands are the perfect destination for Scotland cottage rentals, while Edinburgh and Glasgow promise memorable city breaks.
Arriving in Scotland
The main airports are at Glasgow, Prestwick, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. There are regular flights from London, as well as from several European cities.
Driving through the stunning countryside and its cosmopolitan cities will give you a true flavour of all that that Scotland has to offer. If you choose to enjoy Scotland vacation homes, renting a car will allow you to make the most of every possible opportunity during your break.
Taste Traditional Celtic Cuisine in Scotland
Scotland is an underrated culinary nation – inspired by years of tradition, it has some weird and wonderful food. Try haggis, sheep mince cooked with spices, oatmeal, and onion in an animal’s stomach. Believe it or not, this national dish tastes much better than it sounds.
Pair your haggis with classic neeps and tatties, a hearty mash of turnips and potatoes, and try delicious Scottish wild salmon paired with a warming whisky. If you really want to integrate yourself into Scottish culture, order a deep-fried Mars bar.
Experience the Stunning Scenery and Medieval Cities of Scotland
Travel to the Highlands and marvel at the incredible scenery. Visit Loch Ness and learn about the legend of the eponymous monster said to live beneath the lake's murky waters.
Some of the best vacation rentals in Scotland are in the exciting cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. Edinburgh, Scotland’s medieval capital, is home to Edinburgh Castle and the bustling Royal Mile, while cosmopolitan Glasgow is a thriving hub of contemporary art, Victorian architecture, and eclectic nightlife.
Tips for Travelling in Scotland with Kids
Most visits to Scotland start in Edinburgh, the capital city, and there's plenty here to keep the kids busy. One of the city's best attractions is the National Museum of Scotland. The large exhibition halls feature a range of hands-on exhibits covering every aspect of Scottish life and history. One of Edinburgh's hidden gems is the Museum of Childhood, with displays of toys through the ages. Also worth a visit is Edinburgh Zoo, the only place in the UK where you can see giant pandas.
If your family is more about exploring the great outdoors, then head north into the Highlands. The Cairngorms is Scotland's main skiing area, which offers walking, mountain biking, and wildlife watching at any time of year. For many people, Scotland with kids means beaches. The west coast is where you'll find the best beaches, in little villages such as Morar, Mallaig, or Durness. If you're in Glasgow, don't miss the huge Pollok Country Park, with extensive woodlands, riverside walks, Highland cattle, and even a deer or two.
A Scottish holiday wouldn't be complete without a castle or two. Stirling Castle may not be as well-known as its famous counterpart in Edinburgh, but it's much more child-friendly. Don't miss the playrooms in the vaults, with medieval costumes, musical instruments, and puzzles. Urquhart Castle, on the banks of Loch Ness, has abundant views up and down the Loch from the site of its ruins. Will you spot the elusive monster? Culzean Castle, south of Glasgow, has interesting interiors, and also a huge adventure playground, parkland, and views across the Irish Sea.
Caber Tossing to World-Class Comedy: The Best of Scotland’s Annual Events
Scotland starts each year with Burns Night, a celebration honouring the national bard, Robert Burns. Enjoy haggis, neeps and tatties, and a few wee drams of whisky. See another Scottish tradition, caber tossing, at the annual Highland Games.
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival brings artists from all over the world to the city in August for a huge celebration of comedy, music, and art. End the year in style with Hogmanay, four days of fireworks, street processions, and concerts to ring in the New Year.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the typical price of a vacation home Scotland?
The nightly price for accommodation Scotland starts at $71.
What is the typical availability of Hotel rooms Scotland?
November has the highest availability of Hotel rooms Scotland, so you can expect plenty of selection, even for last-minute bookings.
What are the most popular vacation home amenities Scotland?
When looking to book a vacation home Scotland, the most requested amenities include internet, TVs, and yards.
How many Hotel rooms and Apartment rentals can I find Scotland?
Scotland has 68,120 Hotel rooms and Apartment rentals available to book.
Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals Scotland?
Yes, there are 4,756 pet-friendly vacation rentals Scotland, with an average nightly price of $313.
What's the best month to visit Scotland?
If you're looking for balmy weather, July and August are typically the hottest months Scotland with temperatures around 19 °C. January and February Scotland are the coldest, with 1 °C on average.
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