Discover a selection of 10,000 vacation rentals in Scotland, GB that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and kitchens. Prices start at $84 per night, and castles and cottages are popular options for a stay in Scotland. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Mystical mountains and historic cities in Scotland

Whether you want a cultural city break, or remote country walks, Scotland is full of vacation possibilities for all sorts of travelers. Pick Scotland vacation rentals such as city-center apartments, and you can explore historic Edinburgh or artistic Glasgow, both full of museums, galleries and world-class restaurants. Enjoy the Scottish countryside by planning a mountain hike, or simply visit one of Scotland's remote islands to enjoy a traditional way of life, with abundant natural beauty manifested by the lakes, hills and peaceful beaches.

Things to do

Visit Edinburgh Castle

As you wander around Edinburgh, the castle is almost always in sight, sitting atop a hill and seemingly watching over the city. Edinburgh Castle has architecture that dates back to the 12th century, with impressive turrets and towers giving it an imposing look. Enjoy views across Edinburgh from outside the castle, before stepping inside to see beautifully preserved rooms such as the Grand Hall, with its oversized paintings and shiny suits of armor. Take a guided tour and you'll be able to access areas from the servants' quarters to the makeshift jails, where prisoners of war were kept.

Activities

Spot the Loch Ness Monster in Scotland's iconic lake

Surrounded by rolling green hills, Loch Ness is a vast, serene lake where the famous monster is said to live, just under the murky waters. Take a guided boat tour to appreciate some of the natural beauty of the area, and spot sights such as the ruins of Urquhart Castle which overlook the lake. Close to Loch Ness, there are plenty of traditional Highland villages, where you'll find Scotland vacation rentals and endless hiking trails. Challenge yourself with a hike up Meall Fuar-mhonaidh, a hill walk that takes about 7 hours, rewarding you with panoramic lake views.

Weather

Chilly winters and short summers in Scotland

When you think of Scottish weather, you may assume it's always cold and wet, but Scotland has 4 distinct seasons. True, the winters can be long, but Scotland gets up to 20 days of snow in the cities, and up to 100 days in the Highlands, which has made it an emerging ski destination. March to May brings milder weather, although you'll need waterproofs if you are enjoying outdoor activities. The most popular time of year to book Scotland vacation rentals is between June and August, with the high altitude meaning long sunny days, with a comfortable heat.

Natural features

Lush green hills and rocky beaches in Scotland

Scotland has a mountainous landscape, including the snow-tipped peaks of Ben Nevis, and is known for its rolling green hills and large lakes. Just off the coast are 1000s of islands – some are only inhabited by wildlife, such as Handa Island, home to around 100,000 seabirds in the summer. Scotland also has an impressive coastline, with sandy beaches such as Saltcoats Beach in North Ayrshire, where 100s of meters of shallow water make it ideal for swimming. Or visit Sandwood Bay beach to the northwest, which is so remote that you'll often enjoy the slightly pink sands completely alone.

How many vacation rentals are available around Scotland, GB?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 9,984 vacation rentals around Scotland. From 29 castle rentals to 4,682 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a rural property in Scotland?

If you are yearning for a break from the urban jungle, listen up! Leave all the noisy traffic behind and savor the soothing sounds of the countryside. Vrbo has 1,829 rural vacation rentals in this destination. Of course, that mightn't work for everyone. Fortunately, Vrbo has oodles more options, including:

  • 1,163 seaside vacation rentals.
  • 1,009 village vacation rentals.
  • 750 beach vacation rentals.

Can I rent an apartment in Scotland?

There's no need to wave goodbye to all the conveniences of home just because you're on vacation. Sit back and relax in your very own apartment and soak up the area like a local. You can take your pick from 4,452 different options on Vrbo. How does $33 per night sound? That's what you're looking at spending if you don't dilly dally! Or maybe you'd rather try one of the area's other sought-after rental options, such as:

  • House: 3,568 vacation homes. Prices start from $26 per night.
  • Cottage: 2,694 vacation homes. Prices start from $40 per night.
  • Hotel: 802 vacation homes. Prices start from $21 per night.

Can I stay in Scotland in a large group?

Whether you're hitting the road on a trip with your relatives or spending a week away with your old school gang, it's a whole lot of fun hanging out in a brand new place together! And the great news is that Vrbo has places to suit. House vacation homes are the top option here for large groups of travelers. Our global database presently has 807 available. If you're traveling in a big group, the properties for rent that will suit your needs include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we offer 2,518 vacation homes appropriate for that size. Book a night from just $31.
  • Looking for a rental property for 5 guests? We have 953 that will serve you well. Prices start from $41 per night.
  • Trying to find places for rent suitable for 8 guests? You'll be pleased to learn we have 837 that'll be ideal. You can score one from just $21 a night.

You and all your buddies will be more than satisfied when you arrange your Scotland vacation with us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Scotland?

Vrbo is here to help you make memories with your loved ones. Offering a variety of budget-friendly rentals, you're sure to score a fabulous pad that fits the whole group. When it comes to seeking out an amazing deal, the first place you look should be Glasgow. Here, Vrbo has 651 rentals at an average price of $135 a night. Another 5 Vrbo rentals are on offer in or around Tingwall House. With an average price of $137 per night, you're sure to grab a deal worth boasting to your friends about.

Explore destinations around Scotland

Edinburgh
2,012 vacation rentals
Glasgow
540 vacation rentals
Inverness
1,005 vacation rentals
Isle of Skye
399 vacation rentals
Saint Andrews
594 vacation rentals
Oban
508 vacation rentals
Fort William
320 vacation rentals
Pitlochry
379 vacation rentals
Anstruther
480 vacation rentals
Ballachulish
172 vacation rentals
Blairgowrie
382 vacation rentals
Aberfeldy
465 vacation rentals
Stirling
175 vacation rentals
Perth
488 vacation rentals
Aviemore
345 vacation rentals
Dunoon
386 vacation rentals
Fort Augustus
331 vacation rentals
Castle Douglas
439 vacation rentals
Crieff
451 vacation rentals
Newton Stewart
353 vacation rentals