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6 UNUSUAL PLACES TO STAY IN SCOTLAND

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Fascinating history, breathtaking scenery, magnificent coastlines and ancient cities are just some of the delights Scotland has to offer.

With so much to see and do, the range of accommodation available is vast. But why settle for traditional?

If you want something more for your romantic getaway, family vacation or special occasion, or you simply fancy somewhere quirky to stay, then here are 6 ideas for some unusual places to stay in Scotland.

1. BOAT STAY IN EDINBURGH

The Four Sisters Boatel is a unique, one-of-a-kind canal boat moored right in the heart of the city. It’s purpose built for stability, so you don’t have to worry if you normally suffer from motion sickness. Fully equipped with all the comforts including a well-stocked kitchen and power shower, it can comfortably accommodate a family of 6.

Shops and eateries are all within walking distance, but your stay will be so enjoyable, you may be tempted to stay on board!

2. AN UPLIFTING CHURCH STAY

Not a religious retreat but a beautifully reconstructed church in the heart of malt whiskey country within easy reach of Moray Firth and the Grampian Highlands.

Parrandier’, The Old Church of Urquhart, has a 70-foot tower overlooking the surrounding countryside and offers luxury accommodation with lovely ornate ceilings and arched windows.

Enjoy delicious local delights such as fresh salmon and trout or sit back and enjoy a ‘wee’ dram in one of the 2 impressive lounges. If you’re interested in incorporating whiskey into your getaway, make sure you check out this list of the 15 best whiskey distilleries in Scotland.

3. STARGAZE FROM THE TREETOPS

Enjoy a romantic getaway in the treetop paradise of Tree Howf in Perthshire. Suited for couples, the lovingly constructed treehouse offers stunning views where you can snuggle around an external pit fire, or gaze at the stars from the window above the rustic, king-sized bed.

4. CONNECT WITH NATURE IN A YURT

Get in touch with your inner nomad in an authentic Mongolian Yurt, set in 150 acres of beaches, woods and farmland.

A cozy wood burning stove, comfy beds and cooking facilities mean you can enjoy the very best of what nature has to offer without skimping on your creature comforts.

5. ESCAPE TO A LIGHTHOUSE

Embrace that ‘edge of the world’ feeling in the remote splendor of Rua Reidh Lighthouse.

Located at the entrance of Loch Ewe on the North West coast of Scotland, this lighthouse home offers dramatic views to the Isle of Skye and the Outer Hebrides.

Marvel at the local wildlife including whales, dolphins, otters and basking sharks, or take a bracing walk along the cliff tops and idyllic, deserted beaches.

6. RENT YOUR OWN CASTLE

Castles and lochs are 2 of Scotland’s most iconic features. So why not rent your very own castle on the most famous loch of all?

The majestic Aldourie Castle is nestled in 500 acres of private grounds on the shore of Loch Ness. It even has its own marina where you can go ‘Nessie’ spotting. Accommodating up to 28 guests, it’s ideal for large family gatherings and special occasions.

To discuss your dream getaway, contact us at LTR Castles, and we will help you plan an unforgettable vacation.

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