With its rugged mountains, fairytale glens, and countless medieval castles, Scotland is home to some of the most dramatic landscapes in Britain.
With its rugged mountains, fairytale glens, and countless medieval castles, Scotland is home to some of the most dramatic landscapes in Britain. If you fancy getting away for a few days and immersing yourself in the natural beauty of this region, why not book one of our lodges with hot tubs in Scotland? With hundreds of lovely Scottish cottages to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Whether you’re planning on booking a luxury lodge in Scotland to celebrate a special occasion or perhaps a cosy log cabin with a private hot tub in the Highlands for two, there’s bound to be the ideal cottage awaiting your arrival. We’ve even got plenty of pet-friendly homes as well as those big enough for large groups of friends. Looking for somewhere with a swimming pool big enough for the old Loch Ness monster herself? Just let us know what you’ve got in mind!
Of course, if you’re planning a short break in Scotland, you’ll need to create a shortlist of your favourite locations. Whether you plan on exploring its unspoilt coastlines or perhaps the rugged wilderness of the Highlands, it can be a difficult task to find that ultimate location. Still unsure? Take a look at our top picks for lodges in Scotland below, or treat yourself to one of our hot tub holiday cottages in Scotland today.
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Scotland is full to the brim with beautiful locations. If you’re in need of some inspiration, here’s five of our favourite Scottish destinations.
Best for: Romantic weekends away
The Isle of Skye is the largest island of the Inner Hebrides, just off the west coast of mainland Scotland. With its spectacular waterfalls and quaint villages, this magical location is perfect for romantic breaks. Spend some quality time together exploring the incredible landmarks of Skye, before heading back to a cosy log cabin tucked away in the Scottish wilderness.
Best for: A walking holiday with friends or family
Located in southern Scotland, Loch Lomond is the largest lake in Great Britain. Spanning 36.4 kilometres, you’ll find plenty of cosy cottages in the charming towns and villages set around this magnificent loch. An excellent location for a walking holiday, the wooded glens of the nearby Trossachs offer endless opportunities for scenic hikes.
Best for: Discovering the ancient history of these incredible isles
An archipelago off Scotland’s northeastern coast, Orkney is steeped in history. Its name originates from the Old Norse word ‘Orkneyjar’, and of the 70 islands, only around 16 are fully inhabited to this day. Most visitors catch the ferry over to Mainland which is home to the popular towns of Kirkwall and Stromness. From 5,000-year-old Neolithic sites to historic Viking carvings, there’s so much to be discovered here.
Best for: Visiting the authentic Scottish pubs and bars
Our list wouldn’t be complete without the mention of Scotland’s capital. Edinburgh is famed for its winding cobbled streets, thriving nightlife and historic attractions. Why not book a luxury hot tub lodge within easy reach of the city centre? You’ll be able to make the most of all the fantastic bars and pubs without having to worry about anyone being a designated driver!
Best for: A relaxing break in the stunning Scottish countryside
A picturesque village in western Scotland, Glencoe is the perfect location to relax and recharge your batteries. Surrounded by verdant valleys and mountain ridges, it’s so easy to switch off and enjoy a quieter pace of life for a couple of days. A haven for wildlife, it’s not uncommon to see golden eagles and red deer as you explore the more wilder parts of the local area.
Pack your hiking boots and explore your surroundings with these popular walking routes around Scotland.
Location: Isle of Skye
Walk length: Two and a half miles
If you’re stopping in a self-catering accommodation at the Isle of Skye, then be sure to spend an afternoon walking to the Old Man of Storr. This ancient pinnacle of rock is one of the most famous landmarks on the island - oh, and the views from here aren’t too bad either!
Location: Loch Lomond
Walk length: Three and a half miles
The Hidden Heritage Trail in Loch Lomond takes you along the scenic Three Lochs Way, beginning and ending at the village hall in the small village of Arrochar. Along the way, you’ll discover the impressive heritage and archaeology of the isthmus that links Arrochar and Tarbet.
Walk length: One mile
While Scotland might be best known for its mighty mountain ranges, there’s plenty of beautiful beaches to be discovered. The pristine sands and clear waters of Mussetter in Eday are a close competitor to those in the tropics - although you might need to bring a coat along!
Walk length: Just under two and a half miles
If your legs aren’t too tired from wandering the many streets of Edinburgh, be sure to make a trip up to Arthur’s Seat. Those who take on the challenge of this fairly short, yet steep route will be rewarded with magnificent views across the city from its summit.
Walk length: One and a half miles
The Glencoe Lochan Trails are a series of footpaths through the enchanting woodlands of the region. Stroll along the lochan and its wooded shores as you discover the incredible natural beauty of this peaceful area. These trails are perfect if you’re planning on bringing your furry friends along on your holiday!
A holiday isn’t complete without a good bit of sightseeing. Here are just a few of our favourite landmarks in Scotland.
Location: Isle of Skye
Fun fact: Selkies are mermaid-like creatures in Scottish mythology that are said to have bathed in the waters of the Fairy Pools under every full moon.
The Fairy Pools are a collection of rock pools in Glenbrittle, renowned for their crystal-clear and icy cold waters. With the Cuillin mountains as a dramatic backdrop, this is one of the most popular sights on the island. At certain times of the year, you might see people taking a daring dip!
Pit-stop nearby: The Old Inn & Waterfront Bunkhouse in Carbost serves up a lovely choice of classic pub grub.
Location: Loch Lomond
Fun fact: 50% of Scottish residents live within an hour’s drive of the park.
The Trossachs National Park encompasses the stunning Loch Lomond and the rolling glens of the Trossachs. An excellent location for hiking and camping, you’ll find an abundance of picturesque landmarks dotted around the 720 square miles of this beautiful national park.
Pit-stop nearby: The Inversnaid Bunkhouse & Top Bunk Bistro offers a great variety of dishes made with locally-sourced ingredients.
Fun fact: Gaming dice and jewellery were found when the excavation first took place.
The Skara Brae Prehistoric Village is a neolithic settlement in Orkney, dating back over 5,000 years. First discovered in 1850 after a harsh storm, these ruins are some of the best preserved in Britain.
Pit-stop nearby: The Skerries Restaurant is less than a 15-minute drive from the village, specialising in locally-sourced Aberdeen Angus beef and fish dishes.
Fun fact: The rock which Edinburgh Castle sits atop is a volcanic plug that formed over 350 million years ago!
The mighty Edinburgh Castle towers above the city; a fortress that has stood at its spot since the early 12th century. This formidable fortress is a world-famous attraction, welcoming millions of tourists each year.
Pit-stop nearby: Make a stop at The Edinburgh Larder for delicious Scottish produce and artisan coffees.
Fun fact: Loch Leven is home to over 35,000 wildfowl during the winter months.
The Loch Leven National Nature Reserve in Glencoe is an absolute haven for wildlife, walkers, and kayakers. Whether you’re planning on seeing the sights by boat or foot, be sure to keep an eye out for the resident otters who are often seen scampering along the banks!
Pit-stop nearby: Visit The Muirs Inn in Kinross to sample their delicious menu of traditional pub classics.