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Scotland Travel Guide
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Some countries are blessed with a combination of natural beauty, historical monuments and great weather. Scotland has it all, except the weather. Yet Scots, who have mastered the art of tourism like few others, will ensure there is no dwelling on such a minor detail. Here, family fun is assured no matter what Mother Nature has planned for outside. And the search for magic in the liking of Harry Potter is just the beginning. Hillwalking and historical sites, city touring and canoeing, island hoping and a great variety of museums make certain that a family holiday in Scotland is enjoyable and exciting.

Whether you plan to hill walk, horseback ride or bike through mountains and mores, sail or windsurf along miles and miles of untamed coast or relax on one of Scotland's many islands, families will quickly discover what has inspired painters, poets and writers for centuries over. The rugged natural beauty of the Scottish landscape will prove hard to forget long after your holiday is over.

And the Scots value each moment in history as much as every feature of their land. They will draw your attention to every stone, ruin and castle, making even the smallest feature significant. As you stroll through the country's historic sites and nearly 400 museums help older children as they wonder, what makes the Scottish national identity so strong?

Once you've taken in the landscape and uncovered the country's history why not give Scotland's cities a try. Glasgow, with its modern architecture, art galleries and fashionable restaurants, and Edinburgh's dramatic setting and elegance are sure to please even the most urban jaded families.

While your children may not be ready for "haggis" - a spicy sausage made of sheep or lamb innards, mixed with oatmeal, cooked in the animal's stomach and served with mashed turnip and potatoes -- hearty breakfasts and fresh seafood will ensure they are well nourished throughout the family holiday. The AA's (Automobile Association) Rosette ratings offer a reliable guide to restaurants. While children are not allowed in the bar area, a meal at a local pub offers an insight into Scottish social life.
Kid-Friendly Hotels in Scotland
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Loch Feochan

Argyll PA34 4QT

Scotland, UK

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What Knipoch Hotel lacks in luxury it makes up for in personality. This 22-room country inn is small and charming. The food is exceptional; breakfasts more than plentiful. Th ...
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Benderloch

Near Oban, Argyll PA37 1SA

Scotland, UK

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Barcaldine Castle, once known as the Black Castle of Benderloch is a unique place to spend the night. Built by Black Duncan (Sir Duncan Campbell) in 1600, this luxury B&B ...

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Lerags

Oban, Argyll PA34 4SE

Scotland, UK

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Lagnakeil has two types of accommodation, self-catering lodges and self-catering cottages. Lodges sleep 1 to 6; cottages 6 to 12. Both are pet-friendly and cater to walkers, ...
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Station Square

Oban, Argyll PA34 5RT

Scotland, UK

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The Oban Caledonian runs hot and cold. It's ideally located, near the train station and right on the waterfront. This landmark hotel commands stunning views of the harbor. It ...
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Inveraray, Argyll PA32 8YB

Scotland, UK

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St Malieu Hall is a church turned holiday home. This two-story vacation rental has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (2 are en suite) as well as a spacious living area and outdoor p ...
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