No tour of the UK is complete without a visit to the beautiful country of Scotland, and Edinburgh is the natural choice for vacation rentals. Your stay in Scotland’s capital city will provide you with a combination of culture and exciting leisure activities, together with tours of the wild Scottish Highlands and the beautiful countryside. Traveling around Scotland is easy if you rent a car, as away from the main centers of population the roads are generally quiet. The convenience of a hire car will allow a visit to Loch Ness to watch for the elusive monster, and to reach places of interest that are inaccessible by public transport. Scottish castles are plentiful in this land of the clans, and there are historic battle sites to visit where the numerous conflicts between the proud Scots and the English took place.
A trip to Edinburgh Castle allows you to enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the highest point. While at the castle, you can also check out the Honours (the Scottish Crown Jewels) and other historic Scottish artifacts. Do not limit your exploration of Scottish castles to just Edinburgh Castle, as you will discover a host of fascinating castles dotted throughout the countryside.
For instance, take a day trip to visit the spectacular Eilean Donan Castle, situated on the west coast near the picturesque village of Dornie, and you will appreciate why Scotland is something of a hidden gem. This beautiful monument is on an island in the loch and is accessed via a pedestrian bridge. The castle is a lovely tourist destination at any time of the year. The brooding Highlands surround the castle, and you can tour most of the rooms in this historic monument. If you enjoy learning about history, a trip to Eilean Donan Castle will offer a glimpse of Scottish life throughout the centuries. Other popular tourist attractions worth considering for a visit include Fort Augustus and the Isles of Skye and Mull.
You will discover a range of vacation rentals to provide you with the best accommodations to suit your budget. Cheap sleeps and luxury short-term rentals are available in a number of locations in and around Edinburgh.