Lodge holidays in Scotland are a lovely way to see the sights while enjoying the comfort of a cosy lodge or cabin. If you’ve been searching for holiday accommodation that offers something a little different, then you’ll definitely want to take a look at our handpicked selection of holiday lodges in Scotland. From remote hot tub lodges for romantic breaks to spacious cabins on holiday parks for families or groups, there really is something for everyone here at Lodge Holidays.
Whether you’re looking for log cabins near Edinburgh, luxury lodges with open plan living and private hot tubs or perhaps just an ideal base for a hiking holiday, you’re bound to find what you’re looking for with us. We can even help you find pet-friendly log cabins so your furry friends don’t have to miss out on the adventure!
If you’re planning a break in Scotland, you’ll want to make the most of all its natural attractions. Go searching for old Nessie in the waters of Loch Ness, discover the history of Edinburgh or hike to the soaring peaks of Ben Nevis. There’s just so much to be enjoyed!
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From city breaks to weekends away in the rural countryside, Scotland is perfect for every kind of holiday. Here are some of our most popular destinations for a lodge holiday.
Best for: A weekend of great food and drink
If you haven’t yet visited the capital, be sure to put it at the top of your list. Famed for its rich history as well as a thriving nightlife, this bustling city really does offer something for everyone. If you’re stopping in the summer months, it’s worth timing your visit with the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo event.
Best for: A walking holiday
Set on the edge of the scenic Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, Callander is a small yet popular tourist town. Often referred to as the ‘Gateway to the Highlands’, it attracts many walkers and mountain bikers. A great choice for those stopping in our dog-friendly lodges, you’ll find plenty of gorgeous walking routes in the local area.
Best for: A relaxed week away
A seaside town along Scotland’s eastern coast, St Andrews is ideal for those looking for peace and quiet during their holiday. In the town, you’ll find a good choice of attractions and amenities, including the lovely St Andrews Botanic Garden and St Andrews Museum. There’s also plenty of options for golfing if you’re planning on bringing your club along!
Best for: A seaside break
A thriving port town on the Isle of Skye, Portree provides a great base for exploring the rest of the island. Of course, you’ll easily find plenty to do in the town itself - including live concerts, film screenings, and boat tours along the coast. If you prefer natural attractions, the Old Man of Storr and Kilt Rock are well within reach.
Best for: A weekend of sampling local Scotch whisky
Inverness is a city within the Scottish Highlands, providing an array of attractions and activities for visitors. For an insight into the history of the area, be sure to check out the Bronze Age Clava Cairns and the Culloden Battlefield. If you’d rather spend the weekend sampling fine Scottish whisky, there’s plenty of local distilleries offering tours and taster sessions.
As you can imagine, there’s an abundance of scenic walking trails throughout Scotland. Here are some of our favourite routes, from strolls around pretty waterfalls to rugged mountain hikes.
Walk length: Just under three miles
Enjoy incredible views across the city of Edinburgh with this Hermitage of Braid and Blackford Hill trail. Before enjoying those excellent city views from Blackford Hill, you’ll get to stroll through a delightful nature reserve.
Walk length: Less than a mile
A very short stroll yet scenic nonetheless, The Two Bridges Walk takes you through the scenic town of Callander and across the Red Bridge. It’s a great little route for those who aren’t a fan of big walks!
Location: St Andrews
Walk length: Nine and a half miles
For those who don’t mind getting up early to enjoy a full day of walking, the Ceres to St Andrews route is well worth a try. It takes you all the way to the pretty village of Ceres, where you can refuel at its local pub.
Walk length: Three miles
This Portree Forest Circular Walk offers delightful views across the town and across to the coast. It should take less than two hours to complete, so you can enjoy the rest of your day in the scenic surroundings of Portree town.
Walk length: Just under one and a half miles
This easygoing route to Craig Phadrig takes you up to the ancient fort which sits atop the wooded hill. From the top, there are lovely views across the Beauly Firth. It’s a well-waymarked path, so it should be simple to follow.
In need of some inspiration? You’ll find plenty to do in Scotland, wherever you might be stopping. Take a look at these top attractions in the country for some ideas on what to visit once you’ve arrived.
Best for: Learning more about Scotland’s heritage
To find out more about Scotland’s history, be sure to visit the National Museum of Scotland. It’s also home to an array of displays from across the world, including exhibits on scientific breakthroughs, the natural world and world cultures.
Best for: Making the most of nature
The Bracklinn Falls are a series of waterfalls, set within a wooded valley above the town of Callander. Particularly beautiful after a day of heavy rainfall, they’re well worth a visit if you’re in the area.
Location: Isle of Skye
Best for: Swimming in the summer months
The Fairy Pools are one of Skye’s most popular attractions. A great place to take a refreshing dip in the summer months, these crystal-clear pools are steeped in history and legend!
Location: St Andrews
Best for: Walking through the peaceful grounds of the cathedral
St Andrew’s Cathedral was once a magnificent building during the 12th century, but its remains are still worth a visit. There’s a museum on site that houses the medieval relics that were found on the site - a great day out for fans of all things historical.
Best for: Enjoying the live music
Hootananny Inverness is an award-winning music venue, set in what was once a traditional sweet shop. It’s a great place to check out the musical talent of Scottish singers, as well as sampling some local delicacies in the restaurant - including haggis, neeps and tatties!