The rolling countryside, bustling cities, icy mountain peaks and charming villages all combine to provide an excellent destination for your cottage holiday in the UK, whether you’re looking for an action-packed break, a cultural adventure or a relaxing retreat.
London to Glasgow via Train
Cathedral House Hotel
Lunch at the Hotel
A tall, narrow, elegant amalgam of stone, steel and glass tucked away on Mitchell Lane just off Buchanan Street, this Centre for Design is a beacon for the creative industries in Scotland.
Location:11 Mitchell Ln, Glasgow G1 3NU
Meandering through a historic cemetery can be a surprisingly life-affirming experience. More than 50,000 bodies have been laid to rest at this sprawl of tombs, monuments and mausoleums, which go back as far as 1833.
Location:Castle Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G4 0UZ
The River Clyde has always played an important role in the history of Glasgow. It is often said, “Glasgow made the Clyde, and the Clyde made Glasgow”. As engineers made the river more navigable, the city’s commerce and industries flourished.
Gin and seafood are the focus at this scene-leading spot. There’s a small garden out the back, but grab a snug for a cosier experience.
Location:1125 Argyle St, Glasgow
Crack the codes, uncover the keys and break yourself out of the immersive, interactive team games.
Location:Baltic Chambers, 50 Wellington St, Glasgow G2 6HJ
Breakfast at the Hotel
Move around rooms as hundreds of carved figures and creatures made from scrap move in wondrous ways, depicting the highs and lows of the human spirit.
Location:103 Trongate, Glasgow, Scotland, G1 5HD
Hyper-modern museum with collections of historic vehicles and state-of-the-art interactive displays.
Location:100 Pointhouse Rd, Partick, Glasgow G3 8RS
Dine inside a glass house overlooking a beautiful garden. Sip on botanical cocktails and try dishes packed with green goodness.
Location:Maryhill Road, West End
One of Scotland’s most popular free attractions and features 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects.
Location:Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8AG
This medieval cathedral is thought to have been built on the site of St Kentigern’s tomb and marks the birthplace of the city of Glasgow.
Location:Castle St, Glasgow G4 0QZ
Feel like you are exploring Hogwarts (Harry Potter’s school) while visiting the University of Glasgow and its beautiful gothic architecture.
Location:Glasgow G12 8QQ
Simple changing menu of fish, whole crab and lobster from family linked to Scotland’s Western Isles.
Location:1114 Argyle St, Finnieston, Glasgow G3 8TD
Check out of hotel
Glasgow to Edinburgh via Train
Dominates the city, perched up on the top of a hill. It’s the city’s main historical monument and it houses several museums.
Location:Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG
The main street in the Old Town, is a beautiful medieval street. It’s also very touristy, with many souvenir shops and street performances.
Location:Royal Mile, 109 The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1SG
A Scandi-style restaurant offering up creative modern cooking. Scott Smith’s latest Edinburgh venture Fhior. Their ambitious use of foraged ingredients and local produce is one that pays off across every dish on their seven or ten-course menu.
Location:36 Broughton St, Edinburgh EH1 3SB
Located at the far end of the Royal Mile, used to be Marie Stuart’s residence and is now one of the current Queen’s residences.
Location:Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX
This small part of countryside in the heart of the city will for sure give you a glimpse of the Scottish Highlands!
No ghost stories – Edinburgh’s true history is scary enough! Edinburgh has a long and dark history that includes acts like grave robbing, body snatching, serial killers and witch burning.
Location:130 High Street, The Royal Mile
The Sheep Heid Inn not only comes at you with steaks and burgers aplenty, but also lets you enjoy a round of skittles, a type of bowling game. The Sheep Heid Inn is one of Edinburgh’s oldest pubs.
Location:43-45 The Causeway, Duddingston Village, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH15 3QA
Located in New Town’s Regents Garden. From here too, you’ll have an amazing view over the Old Town and the sea.
Location:Edinburgh EH7 5AA, United Kingdom
Visit the royal stronghold of Stirling Castle and the majestic Loch Lomond on this full-day tour from Edinburgh. Escape the city for a scenic drive through the countryside, stopping to snap photos of different touristy spots.
Location:Castle Wynd, Stirling FK8 1EJ
Timberyard is a very special spot on the Edinburgh restaurant scene – mostly because it nails so many of the things required for an excellent meal out.
Location:10 Lady Lawson St, Edinburgh
Venture through five floors jam-packed with over 100 illusions and discover the best rooftop views of Edinburgh. Britain’s most fun day out.
Location:Castlehill, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2ND
From the famous Burke and Hare murders, to the persecution of witches, to ghost stories and tales of the paranormal… these tours are definitely a great way to discover a whole different side to the city.
Location:300 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PH
Follow the journey of chocolate from the jungles of South America to Scottish chocolate makers and the finished chocolate bar, with lots of chocolate to taste all along the way.
Location: 3-5 Cranston St, Edinburgh EH8 8BE