11 Useful Apps to Download Before You Travel to Scotland


    Give your trip to Scotland a head start by checking out some of our favourite apps, as recommended by the Absolute Escapes team.

    From all-important weather and midge forecasts to interactive maps to help you discover secret castles and beaches - these handy apps can ensure you have the very best experiences in our country!

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    Discovering the South West Coast Path - Plymouth to Exmouth

    Fern from Absolute Escapes walking from Bigbury to Salcombe on the South West Coast Path (SWCP)

    Starting in the maritime city of Plymouth, this section of the SWCP walking trail ventures over incredible cliff tops, down deep coves, and through tranquil fishing villages on the way to Exmouth - one of the oldest seaside towns in England.

    Join Fern from the Absolute Escapes team on a hike along the stunning south coast of Devon.

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    How to Prepare For Your First Long-Distance Walk


    The physical and mental benefits of long-distance walking are well known, but it can be difficult to know where to start. How do you choose which long-distance route to tackle first? How do you prepare for the hike?

    Amanda MacDonald takes a look at some simple physical and mental steps you can take to help you prepare for your first long-distance walk.

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    A Foodie’s Road Trip on Scotland's West Coast

    A shellfish platter at Loch Fyne Oyster BarFrom world-class fine dining restaurants to tiny lochside cabins serving unimaginably fresh seafood - the west coast of Scotland is full of wonderful culinary experiences. 

    Not sure where to begin? Join us on a food-themed road trip around Scotland's beautiful west coast ...

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    Does Dundee Deserve to be on National Geographic's 'Cool List'?

    Rosa Oor Wullie

    National Geographic’s 2019 ‘Cool List’ named Dundee alongside places like Hong Kong, Oslo, Corsica and Cambodia. Does the Scottish city deserve its place on this list?

    Rosa Leo from the Absolute Escapes team hopped on the train from Edinburgh to discover the City of Discovery.

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    12 Hotels You MUST Stay at on Britain's Walking Trails


    With 15 years’ first-hand experience of arranging walking holidays along Britain’s long-distance walking trails, we believe that we know a thing or two about where to find the best places to stay.

    Whether offering unbeatable views, incredible history, glorious food, or unique decor - read on to discover 12 incredible hotels you can't miss while walking Britain’s magnificent walking trails ...

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    Cornish Charm: A Walking Holiday from Falmouth to Plymouth

    Megan from Absolute Escapes near Looe on SWCP

    Megan from the Absolute Escapes team continues her journey on the South West Coast Path from Falmouth to Plymouth.

    This section begins in the foodie hub of Falmouth before stretching for 77 miles through wonderful coastal scenery and lovely fishing villages. Visit picturesque Portloe and historic Charlestown, which features in the TV series Poldark ...

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    2019 Bucket List - 10 Scottish Experiences You Can't Miss

    V&A Dundee

    Still searching for holiday inspiration for this year? Do not fear! Our new blog explores 10 unmissable Scottish travel experiences in 2019.

    Time to get planning ...


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    Britain's Best Dog-Friendly Walking Trails

    DogWith an abundance of fresh air and wide open spaces, a long-distance walking holiday can be a wonderful experience for dogs and humans alike. Over the last 14 years, Absolute Escapes have 'sniffed out' the best dog-friendly walking trails in the UK.

    Read on to discover Britain's best hiking trails which can be booked with dogs ...

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    Cleveland Way: 50 Years of Countryside & Coast

    Caitlin from the Absolute Escapes team on the Cleveland Way

    2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Cleveland Way! That's 50 years of creating wonderful memories as thousands of walkers have traversed its dramatic coastline and heather moorland, exploring historic castles and fishing villages tucked into tiny coves.

    Caitlin from the Absolute Escapes team laced up her walking boots and hit the trail.

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