How To Create The Ultimate Scottish Road Trip Playlist

    Loch Lomond view from Conic Hill

    From the drones of the bagpipes to the lilting Gaelic songs that have been sung for generations - music is hugely important to Scottish culture,

    A road trip through Scotland isn’t complete without music to complement it. Let Jason Martin from the Absolute Escapes team help you create your ultimate Scottish playlist ...

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    Walking Back in Time on the Borders Abbeys Way lover? You'd be hard pushed to find a more appealing walking trail than the 69 mile Borders Abbeys Way, meandering between 12th century abbeys, ancient castles, and the historic towns of the picturesque Scottish Borders. 

    Stuart from the Absolute Escapes team explores this enchanting long-distance walk ...

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    An Insider’s Guide: The 9 Most Picturesque Villages in Scotland


    From impossibly quaint fishing villages to ancient settlements in the shadow of mountains - Scotland is home to some of the most picturesque villages in the world.

    Caitlin Rush from the Absolute Escapes team presents her favourites ...

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    A Walk Through Time - A Brief History of Absolute Escapes

    Andy and Sheila in New Zealand

    From humble beginnings, Absolute Escapes are now proud to offer walking holidays on almost 50 long-distance trails in the UK & Ireland, as well as tailor-made travel throughout the whole of Scotland. Our recent AITO Tour Operator of the Year award propelled us to the very top of our industry. 

    So what’s the Absolute Escapes story? Join our founders Andy Gabe and Sheila Tulloch on a walk through the company's history ...

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    10 of the Best Breweries on the Scottish Craft Beer Trail

    Scottish craft beer trailScotland may be internationally known for its whisky, but it is now emerging as a front-runner in the craft beer scene. Breweries like BrewDog and Innis & Gunn have seen global success, while there are hundreds of microbreweries around the country producing exciting beer in a rapidly evolving industry.

    Join us on a refreshing journey around the Scottish Craft Beer Trail ...

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    10 Movie Scenes You Must Re-enact on a Trip to Scotland

    Princes Street

    Scotland is no stranger to the silver screen, with its breathtaking scenery and historic cities featuring as a backdrop in movies since the dawn of cinema.

    We have put together a list of our favourite movie scenes shot in Scotland, all of which you can step into on our award-winning self-drive holidays and self-guided walking holidays ...

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    A Wonderful Wander Through the East Neuk of Fife

    Pippa on the Fife Coastal Path

    With quaint fishing villages and golden beaches sitting alongside ancient castles and world-class restaurants - the 'East Neuk' of Fife is a true hidden gem on Scotland's east coast.

    Pippa from the Absolute Escapes team set off to discover this magical corner of Scotland with a walk on the Fife Coastal Path ...

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    The Ultimate Satisfaction: Tree Planting in the Scottish Borders

    At Absolute Escapes we’re committed to responsible and sustainable tourism, and we have been proud corporate members of the John Muir Trust since 2014. Our team joined the John Muir Trust for two of their regular volunteering days at their Glenlude property in the Scottish Borders, just a short drive south of our Edinburgh home.

    Want to find out what the teams’ highlights were and how you could end the day covered in fresh sawdust? Read on!

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    The 8 Best Scottish Food & Drink Festivals

    Islay Whisky FestivalScotland has gained an international reputation for its exceptional food and drink, and is now a destination for foodies in the know. What better way to experience our fabulous local produce than at a food and drink festival?

    Caitlin Rush from the Absolute Escapes team takes you on a culinary journey around Scotland's very best food and drink festivals ... 

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    Hiking the Highlights of England's Lake District

    James walking in the Lake District

    The Tour of the Lake District is our new long-distance walk through the magnificent Lake District National Park. Taking in famous lakes like Coniston and Derwentwater, picture-perfect villages like Rosthwaite and Grasmere, and the dramatic steep-sided valleys of Borrowdale and Eskdale - this is a true highlights tour of one of the world's most beautiful regions. 

    James from the Absolute Escapes team set off to rediscover a region which he already knew well ...

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