With the summer
holidays just around the corner, many of us will be thinking of booking a
well-deserved break. But whilst a trip to Europe, or even further afield may be
tempting, many have instead decided to travel north to Scotland.
There’s good
reason for this. No airport queues, no language barriers and all you need to do
is pack up your car and within a few hours you’re in a magical land of lochs
and mountains.
So here are a few
choices for your next Scottish excursion!
If you really want
to get away from it all, then head to
Ardnamurchan. This is famous for being the most
westerly point of the Scottish mainland, and is only reachable by an arduous
single-track road.
But once you get
there it’s well and truly worth the effort. Deserted golden beaches, beautiful
clear blue waters and the world-famous Scottish hospitality will leave you
feeling energised and inspired!


And just a swift
ferry journey from Ardnamurchan is the glorious Isle of Mull. Possibly the most
picturesque of the Scottish islands, it’s a haven for wildlife lovers and outdoors
Also worth a
mention is the historic seaport of
Tobermory that has some very chic shops, cafes and
restaurants in its cosy harbour.

Further south
there is the sumptuous
Galloway Forest Park that offers some spectacular scenery as
well as some seriously good choices for camping.
Once you’ve enjoyed
a few days trekking, then you’re also well situated to the historic town of
Ayr. This has many great attractions including a world famous racecourse – just
picture the
horse racing splendour of the Cheltenham festival, but with a
subtle Scottish twist!

And then for a bit
of culture, head to the quaintly named Wigtown in Dumfries. Famously known as
being Scotland’s National Book Town, it has a wealth of second-hand bookshops
and a yearly book festival. Perfect for curling up with in front a fire after a
long day outdoors!
The area around
Wigtown is also renowned for many stone circles and archaeological sites, as
well as the very impressive
whisky distillery and visitor centre.

The Cairngorms
But if you really
want to experience the full natural wonder of Scotland, then the
Cairngorms National Park is the place to be.
Not only is it
home to Britain’s highest mountain range, but it also has a treasure trove of
rivers, lochs and forests to explore. Just watch out for the reclusive Scottish
wildcat on your travels!

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