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Recent Scotland reviews

  • Brilliant

    "A lovely place to stay we were a party of eight adults, one child and two babies in Edinburgh for a family wedding. The Upper Villa was perfect, so homely, spacious, clean and very well equipped.. The owner was very helpful and provided for all needs. Brilliant place in a great location would definitely recommend and would book again without question if we needed a large property to rent in Edinburgh."
    Guest: Sue W. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 14, 2014
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  • Lovely Georgian Flat - Historic setting Edinburgh

    "We rented this flat during our visit to the Fringe festival this year. It was a bit of a hike- at least 25 minutes to the main venues, but we truly liked being out of the fray since we were there for 9 nights. The apartment is lovely- high ceilings, beautifully decorated and enough kitchen supplies for the light cooking we did in the am and an occasional lunch. We really liked the fact that the owner also provided soap for the laundry and dishwasher, the sink and bathrooms and a nice welcome package of local specialties. Tea and coffee were on hand and the basics which was so appreciated! so hard to stock everyone's apartment when you are traveling. We left goodies in return- Olive oil, nice shampoos from hotels etc. The front room was a bit noisy on the cobblestone street but we were grateful for the extra bed as the two other bedrooms in back have queen or king sized beds. The neighborhood is quiet with upscale restaurants and small markets are easily accessible. This year it was a rainy Fringe, but the days that I didn't feel like walking in the downpour I was happy staying at the apartment and working as it was peaceful and charming. The owner was lovely and accessible via email and Natasha (apartment manager) was readily available, though we never had to call her! The WIFI worked very well, and the neighbors were fairly quiet (and we returned that favor to them!). Would go back in a heart beat! I would recommend this for people who like to walk and are respectful of furniture and high end apartments. I would not suggest this for young children as there are delicate lamps and it is a quiet building- also the walk would be too far for them- but the park is close! Well- behaved teens are great here as they usually don't mind the walk to center of Edinburgh either. Ideal for active older people. Taxis cost about £6.50 GBP to the castle area up on the hill."
    Guest: Tonia B. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 26, 2014
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  • Revisiting Edinburgh

    "1. rate apartment and good service. The apartment was as advertised, well kept and clean, equipped with everything we needed. Will recommend this property, and will check availability if returning to Edinburgh."
    Guest: Sigbj. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 28, 2014
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  • Great Apartment and Location

    "This is one of the better apartments I have rented through VRBO. It was well-appointed and had lots of character. The living room, in particular, was large and very comfortable with high ceilings. The bathroom and kitchen were also very nice as was the master bedroom. The second bedroom is rather small, but fine for one person. The location was very central to many tourist attractions, including Edinburgh Castle. The only problem was street noise from two local bars where the patrons were quite loud when the bars closed at 1 or 2am. The owner is aware of the problem and has informed me that he is installing double-pain, sound-proof windows, so that should improve the situation."
    Guest: Russ Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 5, 2014
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Scotland Travel Tips

Be Enchanted by Scotland's Beauty

Scotland's dramatic and seemingly ever-changing landscapes never fails to enchant visitors. The age-old cities embody the rich Scottish culture. The gentle rolling hills give rise to dramatic mountain peaks in the highlands. The rugged coastline is often shrouded in mist, making it simply magical. The nine different regions have many diverse attractions but some things they have in common are warm Scottish hospitality and stunning landscapes. Many people travel to Scotland cottages to experience the culture and beautiful landscapes. What they often discover is that there is so much to see and do, they end up wishing they could extend their stay a little longer.

Getting to and Around Scotland

Traveling from the U.S., you will arrive at the international airports in either Glasgow or Edinburgh. Most often, you will usually have to route via one of the major European hubs such as London, Amsterdam or Paris. Once in the cities, it's easy enough to get around. The rail and road network is extensive and the public transport system pretty reliable. One of the best and most affordable ways to tour Scotland is using a rail or bus pass. Many Scotland vacation rentals are located in the historic city of Edinburgh which means that public transport can take you to see the vast majority of sites. If you've selected a more remote vacation home along the coast or in the highlands, you may need to hire a car and drive a portion of the way. Remember that in Scotland they drive on the left side of the road and that most rental vehicles are manual transmissions. If you want an automatic car, you usually have to pay a premium.

Scotland Travel is a Photographer's Dream

Characteristic of Scotland, especially in the summertime, are the vibrant colors reflected in the landscapes. Clear blue lakes are tucked between rolling hills dotted with wildflowers, and occasionally a majestic castle juts out against the horizon. The seasonal moods can be reflected in the contrasting light. On some of the backroads, as you capture the moment, you may get the sense that you have traveled back in time. As you tour historic and cultural sites, you'll find the people as fascinating as the rest of the country. There's always an interesting tale to tell and some fine whiskey to warm the bones. The annual Edinburgh Military Tattoo is one of many events on the Scottish cultural calendar. The brightly colored kilts and marching bands are an incredible sight and the event is well worth attending.

Tourist Attractions in Scotland

When visiting Scotland, it's best to decide which area or interest you are going to focus on. The tourism authority is well organized and there are several themed routes that you can follow. Choose from beautiful castles and lochs, Scotland's historical sites, a world-famous whiskey route, magical isles and peninsulas, poets and pilgrims, golf circuits, national parks and a range of outdoor recreational activities.

For the active traveler, Scotland has some of the best mountain biking routes. Long and winding, they climb through valleys and forests with sections of thrilling single track and amazing country views. For a number of years, the mountain biking world cup has been held in Scotland, reflecting the quality of the trails. Water sports enthusiasts can enjoy some whitewater fun on the rivers or a more relaxing canoe excursion on the many lochs. There are hundreds of hiking routes that can be enjoyed in the summer. In winter, the snow-covered peaks provide excellent skiing and snowboarding trails.

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