Enjoy an indulgent break to Scotland
Tuesday 11 August 2009
There are literally so many things to see and do during a break to Scotland this autumn. From sampling delicious Scottish produce in one of the many Michelin Starred restaurants, to immersing yourself in Scotland's vast array of arts and culture.
You can even try out new and exciting hobbies like open canoeing or perhaps a spot of golf? Where better to try than Scotland. The Home of Golf?
For the less adventurous out there take a trip on a bespoke wildlife cruise, or a relaxing walk along one of Scotland’s magnificent beaches or indulge yourself in a luxurious city break. We’ve got something for everyone and here’s some ideas on how you can capture your very own Autumn Moments in Scotland.
ENJOY DELICIOUSLY DECADENT FOOD & DRINK
Scotland is famed for its delicious natural larder, and rightly so - you only have to glance at menus in award winning restaurants up and down the country to see the very best seasonal produce served up daily. Enjoy fine dining at one of the many Michelin-starred establishments. Or experience Scotland’s finest produce straight from source - selecting your own lobster straight from the creel or picking your own organic fruit. Find out more...
Scotland’s amazing local produce provides an allure for some of the country’s most famous chefs. If fine dining is the reward you seek on your break, you may want to enquire about the following establishments. Find out more...
A Taste of Ayrshire & Arran
Ayrshire and the Isle of Arran have an excellent reputation for home-grown and locally produced food and drink, and deservedly so. Whilst this may be a smaller region of Scotland, the appetite for serving high-quality and delicious food is enormous. Find out more...
Orkney: A Taste to Remember
Orkney’s award-winning restaurants, cafés and bars often have stunning views to match the excellence of their cuisine. There could be few experiences more special than enjoying delicious local produce, looking out over the very seas and landscapes they came from. Find out more...
INDULGE IN A LUXURY SCOTTISH CITY BREAK
Enjoy an indulgent city break this autumn and experience the impressive galleries and museums or shop in the best designer stores and quirky independent outlets. Taste the finest cuisine in an elegant restaurant or stop for a drink in a stylish bar. Stay in a luxury boutique hotel or a stylish city town house suite and indulge in some serious pampering at one of the many spa’s around the cities.
Shop for Autumn Collections in Glasgow
Glasgow offers endless opportunities for some retail therapy, from the Merchant City's designer stores to the mews lanes that lead off the west end's main streets. Find out more...
Edinburgh's Stylish Bars
In a city as beautiful as Edinburgh, you’re spoilt for stylish bars to relax in following a day spent seeing the sights and savouring the shops. Find out more...
Discover Glasgow's Merchant City
The Merchant City is one of the oldest quarters of Glasgow and is the cultural heart of the city. Originally landscaped for the homes and warehouse of 18th century tobacco lairds, the area is now characterised by buzzing bars, award winning restaurants, designer shops and artist galleries. Find out more...
SAMPLE SCOTLAND'S GREAT OUTDOORS
Scotland is home to some of the finest landscapes to be found anywhere in Europe. The perfect blend of mountain and loch, coast and sea, river and woodland, all converge and complement to provide one of the best locations to enjoy things to see and do in the great outdoors. On your autumn break try out a new hobby - golf or walking perhaps - there’s arguably no better time than autumn to get out into this scenic splendour!
Superb autumn links action
Witness one of the most celebrated golf tournaments played in The Home of Golf, the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, where professionals and amateurs alike play side by side at the world renowned Kingsbarns, Carnoustie and The Old Course, St Andrews. Find out more...
Discover St Kilda
Look at a map of the British Isles and St Kilda is almost falling off the edge. These islands are as remote as it is possible to get – out in the midst of the rolling Atlantic Ocean, 40 miles west of the main Hebridean archipelago. Find out more...
Get Active in Orkney
The beauty of an island adventure is you are never far from the coast, where you can enjoy the likes of surfing, sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, diving and kayaking. Find out more...
Moray Firth dolphin watching
The Moray Firth on Scotland’s east coast is home to a population of around 130 bottlenose dolphins. Visit the charming Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) visitor centre at Spey Bay for a chance to see some fantastic marine life. Find out more...
RELAX AS YOU ENJOY SCOTLAND'S FAMOUS ARTS & CULTURE SCENE
Whenever you visit Scotland you’ll find arts and culture at every turn. The crisp autumn air and colourful landscapes combine with the atmosphere of historic places and richness of art treasures, making for a truly memorable autumn break.
The beautiful Angus countryside surrounding the city of Dundee comes alive with vibrant colour during the Autumn months at Glamis Castle. With stunning grounds and an abundance of wildlife, the castle is a shining example of the autumn season at its best. Find out more...
Shetland Museum & Archives
Understand how Shetland has developed over the years and discover the numerous artefacts and displays at the Shetland Museum. Find out more...
Glasgow's Museums and Galleries
With an exciting round year programme of exhibitions, spend a crisp autumnal day exploring Glasgow's cultural treasures. Find out more...
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