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Why Scotland is on our must-visit list.

Why go?

With all the excitement that is going on in Scotland this year the natural beauty of the country is highlighted even more than normal. The twinkly Northern Lights, known charmingly as the Merry Dancers, can be seen from the northern reaches of the country, around the Caithness coast, the Orkney Isles, Shetland and The Outer Hebrides. Now is a stellar chance to see the lights, as astrologists have said the best opportunity to see them in our lifetime is between January and February this year. Seeing the blanket of colours draped across the night’s sky will be a magical experience for families.

The Outer Hebrides also boasts some of the best beaches in the UK, with the archipelago’s scenery rivalling that of the Caribbean. Perfect for families, much of the shoreline is near-deserted, shared only with a colourful array of bird life and bobbing fishing boats. The towns are quiet too, with small populations living on the islands.

The wild and romantic landscape further south in Skye also draws in the tourists year after year, where happy days will be spent scampering through rock pools and eating the freshest seafood. Wherever you choose to spend your days, there’s a tonne of family-friendly accommodation from the grandeur of traditional hotels, to unusual glamping options like yurts, or even farm stays. 

More information: VisitScotland