As an old Scottish saying goes, “guid gear comes in sma’ bouk,” or in more popular terms, good things come in small packages. And despite its small size, Scotland is a country that boasts many treasures in its packed territory. There’s something to suit everybody.
Dense forests, long stretches of coastlines, gothic castles, and historic cities make up the rich tapestry of Scotland. The country is a tourists’ paradise, thanks to the many destinations ranging from fairy tale-like sceneries, romantic countryside, to world-class cities that’s full of culture, shopping districts and nightlife. If you want to stay in a boutique hotel while in Scotland, you’ll find a lot of options that will make your visit as wonderful as possible. Boutique hotels offer luxurious accommodations and distinct amenities, while keeping it as simple as possible, true to the principle Scotland is known for.
Travelling Back in Time
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and its second largest city. It’s one of the few places in the world where you can really feel the fairy tales come alive, complete with kingdoms and castles.
The region boasts an imposing castle and a sweep of Royal Mile, elegant cobblestone Georgian squares and New Town, and a buzzing shore side that is Leith. Once only coming alive in August during festival time, Edinburgh is now abuzz all year round.
A Bustling Old Country
Visitors of any type always have something to do in Scotland. For the culture and history buffs, few cities compare with Edinburgh and nearby Glasgow. There’s the Big Three—the National Museum of Scotland, the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery.
For the thrill seekers, tourists can visit torturers, ghosts, grave-robbers, murderers and The Plague at the Edinburgh Dungeon. Scotland’s horrible bits of history are brought to life thanks to live actors, eerie rides and different attractions. Mythbusters and believers also flock to the famed Loch Ness, waiting to catch a glimpse of Nessie.
For the shopaholics, there’s the George Street, Multrees Walk, Broughton, Victoria, William, and Jeffrey streets for shops and boutiques.
For the hungry foodies, try the famed haggis to satisfy the curious gastronome in you. Other foodies flock to the farmers’ market on Castle Terrace, Valvona & Crolla’s on Elm Row. There’s also a tempting trio of Michelin-starred restaurants in the area.
After a day of travelling back in time, you can then head back to the charming Scottish boutique hotel where you’re staying. These hotels are not like any other. When you think of boutique hotels, you’ll have unforgettable memories, warm welcomes from the locals, and a place to stay that’s worthy of being the view for a postcard.
Having all that crammed in a land that’s a little over 30,000 square miles makes Scotland proof that good things do come in small packages.