Scotland for Families

If the children are happy, then parents will normally have a good holiday, too!  

We arrange quite a number of family holidays and here we throw out some ideas, based on those that have proved successful in the past.


Edinburgh is packed with interest. It's good to have two nights there so as to adjust to the time change. There is plenty to interest everyone - history, ghosts, galleries, old pubs and some fantastic restaurants. If you are there in August, the place will be buzzing with the Edinburgh FestivalThe Fringe and The Edinburgh Military Tattoo (see it if possible!). 'Our Dynamic Earth' is a great fall back for children if the weather is less than co-operative!

Castle Country

Pick up your car and see the Forth Bridges (now there are three!) from pretty South Queensferry. Head up the M90 and leave at the exit for Kinross to take a boat trip on Loch Leven, and see the island castle where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned. Next stop is Glamis Castle, magnificent childhood home of HM Queen Elizabeth, the late Queen Mother. Here you are welcomed into a historical and architectural treasure trove - but not into the sealed chamber where the Lord of Glamis played cards with the Devil!

Go north now to 'castle country' and that afternoon you should have plenty time to see one of the finest, and the best for children. Dunnottar Castle, on a rocky peninsular in the North Sea, is wonderful for exploring and very dramatic. Stay Stonehaven.