The top five getaway destinations in Scotland are revealed today.
Arran, Inverness, the Highlands (Cairngorms National Park region), Fort William & Glencoe and the Isle of Skye have come out tops for self-catering holidays and mini-breaks.
Cottages & Castles, Scotland’s pre-eminent holiday lettings company, said today that staycations are as popular as ever and attract a wide range of holidaymakers, from families to young couples and large groups of friends.
The company reported a 25% increase in the total volume of bookings for 2016 compared to the previous year, with the majority of bookings being from holiday makers in the UK.
A steady increase in the number of international visitors booking self-catering properties was also witnessed, with the company reporting a 10% increase on last year’s figures, with holiday makers from Germany and America supporting this trend.
Sue Bourne, manager of Cottages & Castles, said: “One of the growing trends we have experienced throughout the year is the increase in popularity of large properties for group bookings.
“Destinations including the Highlands and the West Coast have enjoyed a surge in popularity this year where a large group of family or friends can enjoy their own private house located in some of the most spectacular scenic locations around.
“The draw of Scotland, steeped in history, is evident with its numerous castles, beautiful scenery and fantastic outdoor activities for all ages to enjoy.”