Our landscape photography competition is here!

Posted by Sarah on 2nd October 2015

The holidaycottages.co.uk photography competition is here! We’re looking for stunning photographs of UK landscapes to show just how beautiful our country is. Find out more about the prize and how to enter here!

Day 30 – Launch of our guide to Scotland

Posted by Dawn on 30th September 2015

We hope you’ve enjoyed #30daysofScotland just as much as us! After visiting remote Scotland, chatting to photographers, whisky distilleries and revealing guides to some of the country’s most remote areas, we decided to create a full guide to Scotland.

Day 29 – Take to the slopes at Nevis Range

Posted by Hayley on 29th September 2015

Surrounded by the most picturesque scenery and beautiful snowy landscapes, Scotland’s ski resorts offer the best outdoor skiing and snowboarding in the UK.
We were lucky enough to grab a few minutes with Ewan, Marketing Officer at Nevis Range Mountain Experience to get some insider knowledge of life on the slopes!

Day 28 – Weird and wonderful Scotland facts

Posted by Dawn on 28th September 2015

Steeped in history, myth and legend, Scotland is a remarkable country, and with its unique history comes many weird and wonderful facts.

Day 27 – Guide to Scotland’s national parks

Posted by Hayley on 27th September 2015

There has never been a better time than now to visit Scotland’s two beautiful national parks. Discover fascinating wildlife, try your hand at some exhilarating outdoor activities or just bask in the Scottish sunshine whilst enjoying a traditional family park.

Day 26 – Video by local videographer – “Scotland”

Posted by Katy on 26th September 2015

Watch the beautiful video, Scotland, filmed in and around the beautiful country of Scotland.

Day 25 – Wild swimming in Scotland

Posted by Dawn on 25th September 2015

There’s nothing quite like a bracing dip in one of Scotland’s magnificent lochs, rivers or waterfalls. Get back to nature and embrace the chilly waters for a picturesque swim on your visit. Grey Mare’s Tail Burn – Galloway Forest Park With many small plunge pools, Grey Mare’s Tail Burn is a lovely swimming spot. As… Read more »

Day 24 – Scottish traditions which are still alive and kicking

Posted by Hayley on 24th September 2015

Scotland’s cultural identity is a rich and colourful tapestry of traditions that have been passed down through many generations over time. Whilst most people will be familiar with the Scottish clichés– bagpipes, haggis and kilts to name a few, there are many other Scottish traditions waiting to be discovered.

Day 23 – Guide to the Isle of Skye

Posted by Dawn on 23rd September 2015

What makes the Isle of Skye so spectacular? A combination of its otherworldly landscape, dramatic coastlines and remote towns and villages might have something to do with it.

Day 22 – A dog’s guide to Scotland

Posted by Clare on 22nd September 2015

Calling all pooches! You don’t want your two-legged friends having all the fun, do you? Holidays should be tail-waggingly great for everyone, and that means you too! Sniff out these fantastic dog-friendly places to visit with your humans and you’re sure to have a pawsome holiday.