8 Books You Should Read Before Visiting Scotland

    Lewis Trilogy by Peter May

    Looking for a good book to read during your holiday to Scotland? We have compiled a list of our favourite books for you to choose from, whether you are looking for inspiration or entertainment.

    Happy reading!

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    Island Hopping in the Outer Hebrides

    Scott at Luskentyre BeachLocated on the very edge of Europe, the Outer Hebrides are one of Scotland's most alluring and mysterious destinations. These ancient islands are home to majestic mountains, some of Europe's finest beaches, and ancient 5,000 year old monuments.

    Scott from the Absolute Escapes team set off on an unforgettable Hebridean Island Hopping adventure ...

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    Our Top Instagram Photos of 2017

    Absolute Escapes team on Ben A'anOur busy Instagram account features photos from our adventurous team exploring Scotland and beyond.

    What were our most liked photos in 2017?

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    A Hike Through North Devon (The Beginning of a South West Coast Path Love Affair)

    CJ on the South West Coast Path

    The epic South West Coast Path officially begins in Minehead in Somerset, with the first 88 miles venturing through Exmoor National Park and over the highest coastline in England to Westward Ho!

    CJ from the Absolute Escapes team set off to hike this demanding but spectacularly beautiful stretch of England's coastline ...

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    2017 Photo Competition: And the Winners Are ...

    Absolute Escapes 2017 Photo CompetitionAfter weeks of frantic voting, the results are in for our 2017 Photo Competition!

    Find out which photos beat off all the competition to be crowned this years' winners ...

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    Sun, Sea and Serenity in Coll & Tiree

    Croft on TireeWith unspoilt sandy beaches and some of the highest hours of sunshine in the British Isles, the Isles of Coll and Tiree are a paradise undiscovered by most tourists.

    James from the Absolute Escapes team sets off on a Hebridean escape ...

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    8 Reasons to Visit the Isle of Arran

    Dawn at Lochranza CastleHome to historic castles, ancient standing stones, a beautiful coastline, and some of the finest locally-produced food & drink in Scotland - the Isle of Arran is a dream destination. Best of all, it's still relatively undiscovered. 

    Dawn from the Absolute Escapes team explores some of the islands' highlights ...

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    Photo Competition (Tailor-Made Travel) - Vote Now!


    The Tailor-made category of our 2017 Photo Competition has an island focus this year, with 5 of 6 photos coming from Scotland's fabulous islands.

    Please help us choose this year's winner by voting for your favourite photo, and perhaps win a fabulous 2018 calendar in the process ... a perfect stocking filler for Christmas!

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    Photo Competition (Walking Holidays) - Vote Now!

    Highland Cow on West Highland Way

    One of the best parts of organising walking holidays is the wonderful photos our clients send us each year. Seeing smiling faces and beautiful scenery makes all of our hard work worthwhile.

    After much debate we have narrowed down the hundreds of photos we've received to our 6 favourites. Please help us choose this year's winner by voting for your favourite ...

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    Discovering Dumfries & Galloway - a Secret Corner of Scotland

    Dark Sky Park

    Dumfries & Galloway is one of Scotland's most undiscovered regions. With historic sites, beautiful scenery, and some of the darkest skies in the country, it offers a rewarding experience for those who seek it out.

    Jason from the Absolute Escapes team explores this secret corner of Scotland ...

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