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Scotland is a country within the northern region of the UK. The Scottish capital is Edinburgh, and other large cities include Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee. These vibrant cities make Scotland a favourite for those who want a city short break holiday with cultural and historical interest.

The country boasts some of the most dramatic scenery anywhere in the British Isles, and is an ideal destination for walking and fishing short break, holiday rentals. To the north, The Highlands, with its glens and mountain ranges such as the Grampians, and the highest point in the UK, Ben Nevis, are famous for their spectacularly beautiful landscapes. Here can also be found Loch Ness, the deepest freshwater lake in the UK and allegedly the domain of the fabled Loch Ness Monster! To the south, you will find the more gently rural scenery of the Southern Uplands and valleys of the Central Lowlands, such as the Forth-Clyde valley. There are lochs here also, most notably the immense and picturesque Loch Lomond. All of which makes Scotland a very desirable place for an activity short break holiday with great opportunities for climbing, mountain biking, sailing and golf.

A holiday in Scotland has the benefits of a coastline that stretches for nearly 10,000 kilometres, and along these shores is a mix of sandy beaches, fishing villages and estuary inlets (or firths). Famous firths include the Solway Firth, Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde. Away from the mainland, Scotland also has nearly 800 islands such as the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.

Famous Scottish landmarks include Edinburgh Castle, the impressive ruins of St Andrew’s Cathedral, the iconic 'armadillo' structure of the Clyde Auditorium and the staggering engineering feats of both the Falkirk Wheel and the Forth Road Bridge. Scotland is also well known around the world for its fine whisky and many distilleries are open to visitors, offering an unusual component for a Food and Drink Short Break.

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