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5 Best Walking Adventures for 2022

Nothing beats a walking holiday in the spectacular landscapes of the UK. Read on for our top five recommendations for unmissable adventures in 2022 ... Read more

North Coast 500: The World’s Best Road Trip?

Voted one of the best road trips in the world, the spectacular North Coast 500 ventures through the wild and beautiful north coast of Scotland. A journey of a lifetime! Sine from the Absolute Escapes team set off to discover Scotland's answer to Route 66. Read more

Rooms With a View: 10 Best Lochside Hotels in Scotland

With 15 years’ first-hand experience of arranging self-drive holidays around Scotland, we believe that we know a thing or two about where to find the best places to stay with the most incredible views. Read on to discover our favourite lochside hotels across the country ... Read more

Touring Scotland by Train: Car-Free & Carefree

Are you looking to explore Scotland, but want to avoid the hair-raising single-track roads and the stress of navigating new roads? Sit back, relax, and read on to find out everything you need to know about travelling around Scotland by train - all aboard! Read more

How to Drink Scotch Whisky: A Beginner’s Guide

With fifteen years' experience of offering self-guided Whisky Trail holidays in Scotland, we think we know a thing or two about Scotch whisky. Read on for our top tips as we answer your most frequently asked questions about 'The Water of Life'. Read more

Step Back In Time: Britain’s 7 Best Historic Walking Trails

From the architectural marvel that is Hadrian’s Wall and the magnificent Borders Abbeys to the spiritual journey of St Cuthbert’s Way and the Neolithic stone circles of Avebury, Britain boasts a historic landscape begging to be explored. Discover our 7 favourite long-distance trails for history lovers. Read more

The Secret Corner of the NC500: 10 Reasons to Slow Down

Stop, slow down, enjoy: We're all about taking your time and truly discovering the environment you're visiting. Many visitors race through the underrated 120-mile stretch of the North Coast 500 between John o' Groats and Inverness. Here are 10 reasons to slow down and explore. Read more

Hunting Historic Treasures on Ancient Orkney

The archipelago of Orkney is a treasure trove for history-lovers. With Neolithic standing stones, brochs, and ancient villages sitting alongside a Viking cathedral and a Medieval palace, where do you begin? Sine from the Absolute Escapes team set off on a treasure hunt for ancient Orkney's best historic sites... Read more

8 Books You Should Read Before Visiting Scotland

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! Read more

The Isle of Islay: A Spirit of its Own

The Isle of Islay on Scotland's west coast is renowned for its world-class peaty whiskies, but with turquoise bays, wonderful wildlife and excellent walking opportunities - there's far more than just the whisky! Sine from the Absolute Escapes team hopped on a ferry to explore Islay ... Read more