Stunning Scotland is blessed with an abundance of natural and man-made beauty to behold. From Munros to glens, lochs to sweeping coastlines, and secluded, tranquil islands to bustling, atmospheric cities, Scotland has it all.
And even when you think you’ve seen the best of this beautiful landscape, there will be something else to uncover around the next corner. And the next.
Whether you’re planning to head north to the Scottish Highlands, west to the rugged Hebrides, east to regal Aberdeenshire or south within easy reach of Edinburgh and Glasgow, you’re sure to fall in love with Scotland and find plenty of things to do. From some parts, you can even see the Northern Lights.
With such spectacular and diverse scenery on offer, not to mention a wealth of areas swathed in history and culture, Scotland boasts some incredibly unique places to stay to make your visit truly memorable. The only problem is narrowing down your choices to find the perfect, dreamy spot.
In reality though, you can’t really go wrong. While staying in a lighthouse is pretty cool and certainly different, putting your head down in a castle isn’t a bad alternative. Equally, you may choose to sacrifice staying on the banks of a beautiful loch for breath-taking coastal views or enjoy the backdrop of a glorious mountain landscape. Either way, your camera will be working overtime.
Besides, anything you have to forego on your next trip, you can make up for on the following visit to Scotland, because we’re certain you’ll be itching to come back and explore further.
To help with your search, we at Hidden Scotland have divided the country’s wide variety of unique stays into categories below, making it easy for you to discover your ideal getaway. So, grab a coffee, snuggle up in a comfy seat and have a browse of the amazing unique stays Scotland has to offer. You’ll be packing your bags by the end of the day!
Unleash your inner Windy Miller or Jonathan Creek with a unique stay in a Scottish windmill. If you’re looking for a tranquil, serene escape, away from the hustle and bustle with acres of luscious countryside to look out on, a windmill stay ticks all the boxes. Plus, it makes for great photographs and stories to share with friends when you get home.
Check out the Old Stone Windmill Tower in Edinburgh
Nothing screams ‘fun’ quite like a glamping getaway, and those on offer in Scotland add a splash of the spectacular too. A great way to enjoy a back-to-nature stay without having to erect your own tent or sleep on a cold, hard floor, glamping trips have become increasingly popular in recent years. So, why not find out what you’ve been missing out on?