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Top 5 Places

To visit in Scotland

Top 5 Places

Take a coach holiday to Scotland and you'll travel through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. With its tranquil lochs, dramatic mountains, deep valleys and rugged coastline - Scotland is naturally beautiful. This inspiring country also has a rich heritage, with a myriad of castles, whiskey distilleries and traditional villages to be explored.

Below you'll find a list of our most popular destinations. How many of them have you been to?

Rothesay Castle

1. Isle of Bute

The Isle of Bute is the most accessible of the Scottish Isles, and perhaps that's one reason why it's the top destination for people holidaying in Scotland by coach. Known as 'The Jewel in the Clyde', the Isle of Bute is simply beautiful with its rolling hills and unspoilt sandy beaches. You'll find plenty to see and do here too. The Bute Museum has one of the best collections of archaeology in Scotland, there are wonderful gardens to explore, and Rothesay Castle is well worth a visit too.

Travel by coach to the Isle of Bute and you'll stay in Rothesay, Bute's main town. The Glenburn Hotel has fantastic views over Rothesay Bay and live entertainment every night.

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2. Strathpeffer

In the heart of the Scottish Highlands, Strathpeffer offers unrivalled mountain and coastal scenery. Once a Victorian spa town, the lovely village has some beautiful period architecture as well as a collection of quaint shops, interesting museums and cosy coffee shops.

Coach holidays to Strathpeffer stay at the impressive Highland Hotel. This unique hotel looks like a French chateau and is located right in the centre of the village.

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3. Oban

It may be the seafood capital of Scotland, but Oban has much more than fish to enjoy. With panoramic views of mountains, lochs, he Scottish Islands and plenty of fresh sea air to breathe in, this Highland town is ideal for relaxing breaks. Known as the 'Gateway to the Isles', the Inner and Outer Hebrides are easily accessible by ferry from here via the beautiful Isle of Mull.

Visit Oban with Shearings and you'll stay in the best possible location. The Great Western Hotel is placed on the seafront right in the centre of the esplanade and has enchanting views across the bay.

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4. Dornoch

This quiet seaside resort has everything you could want for a relaxing holiday in the Highlands. The endless sandy beaches are enjoyable at any time of year thanks to Dornoch's sheltered position. The town also boasts spectacular cathedral and golf fans will be impressed by the Royal Dornoch - one of the best golf courses in the world.

Book a coach holiday to Dornoch with Shearings and you'll stay at the Dornoch Hotel. This grand hotel offers spectacular views across the golf course and Dornoch Firth.

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5. Loch Lomond

The largest freshwater loch in Scotland is a popular destination for holidaymakers looking for a relaxing escape. In the heart of the Trossachs National Park, between the mountainous Highlands and the pretty Lowlands lies the captivating Loch Lomond. Here, tourists enjoy the scenery via boat trips, walking and rides on the West Highland Railway.

On the shores of Loch Lomond you'll find the pretty village of Tarbet and the remarkable Tarbet Hotel. Stay here and you'll experience the stunning panoramic views of the lochs, mountains and glens.

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Shearings also offer coach holidays to other destinations in Scotland as well as across the UK and Europe.
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