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22 Nov 2019

Fabulous festive and winter getaways

A view of the exterior of Fyvie Castle, lit by the early morning sun.
Fyvie Castle, Garden & Estate
Spend quality time with loved ones over the winter season on a magical break with the National Trust for Scotland.

Cosy up in our grand castles, escape to our country cottages and lighthouses, or experience truly amazing city breaks in our stylish apartments.

Find your ideal place to get away and celebrate in comfort and style by browsing our self-catering collection. Alternatively, call our friendly Holidays Team on 0131 458 0305 who’ll be able to assist with last-minute availability.

By booking with us, you’re helping to protect the nation’s natural and cultural heritage for present and future generations to enjoy.

Read below for a wee taste of what we have on offer.

Live like a Laird

A view of the exterior of Brodie Castle, seen from the driveway on a bright sunny day.
Brodie Castle

The Trust has a wide selection of accommodation, from the impressive Belmont House on Unst, Shetland – the UK’s most northerly island – to secluded Beaton’s Croft on the romantic Isle of Skye.

For larger gatherings, why not stay in one of our magnificent castle apartments? The Preston Tower at Fyvie Castle in Aberdeenshire sleeps 16 and is one of our most prestigious options. Found within the oldest tower in the castle, you’ll step back in time and live the life of a true Scottish laird.

The Laird’s Wing is found inside Brodie Castle near Forres and offers luxurious accommodation for up to 14 guests. It offers relaxed and inspiring surroundings with original artwork and fine furnishings.

A call from the wild!

Mar Lodge Estate National Nature Reserve
Mar Lodge Estate National Nature Reserve

For something a little more adventurous, spend some time at Mar Lodge Estate – a truly exceptional location to explore the great outdoors.

Located in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, this beautifully restored Victorian sporting lodge has five apartments – Braeriach, Bynack, Dalvorar, Derry and Macdui – and can sleep a maximum of 33 guests.

Further accommodation can be found in nearby Claybokie and Creag Bhalg. Both houses have large gardens and uninterrupted views across the River Dee and Glen Ey.

Short breaks

Threave House seen from Threave Garden after heavy snow.
Threave Garden & Estate

Limited for time? We’re pleased to offer a fabulous selection of short breaks at many of our locations throughout Scotland too.

To get away from it all and to celebrate in comfort and style, search our accommodation or contact the Holidays Team on 0131 458 0305.

A delightful retreat

Branklyn Cottage

Stay at our newest self-catering holiday accommodation: Branklyn Cottage in Perth.

Up to 4 guests can relax and enjoy this delightful retreat – part of a beautiful Arts & Crafts house and nestled within the enchanting and highly acclaimed Branklyn Garden that dates back to the early 1920s.

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity you might expect from a rural location, with all the benefits of being just a stone’s throw from the centre of Perth! 


Take a well-earned break with us, and enjoy Scotland at its glorious, vibrant and tranquil best!