Take time to relax in Scotland this September
04 September 2012
September often provides a welcome lull, with the excitement of the summer holidays over, children back at school, and Christmas still three months away.
Therefore, it is an ideal time to take off for a relaxing break and what could be more tranquil than caravanning holidays in Scotland?
The weather is still relatively good and there are lots of deals to be had, making it the perfect antidote to those winter blues that may be creeping their way in.
If you're considering heading up north for a few days, you can't visit Scotland without going on one of the country's walking trails.
They're a great way to take in the beauty of the country's natural landscape and will ensure you get to take in some landmarks along the way.
Take a stroll around the nation's mountains and lochs on the Great Glen Way, Southern Upland Way, the Three Lochs Way or the West Highland Way.
If you want to stick to the coastline, try the Fife Coastal Path, which will show you some amazing wildlife, beaches and picturesque fishing villages.
For a more historical trail, opt for St Cuthbert's Way or the Borders Abbey Way. These walks will certainly put life in perspective as you immerse yourself in the past.
If walking isn't your idea of relaxation, head to one of Scotland's cities and enjoy some shopping and fine dining.
Edinburgh is one of those places that any self-respecting traveller should have on their bucket list and there is plenty to do in and around the city.
Alternatively, head to Glasgow and Strathclyde, where some of the best shops and independent boutiques in the UK reside. If you're in the highlands, take a trip to Inverness and visit the Victorian Market to get your hands on a hidden gem.
If your idea of relaxation also involves a small tipple, then try out one of country's renowned breweries and distilleries. The Glenkinchie Distillery & Visitors Centre is the home of The Edinburgh Malt and is set among the stunning farmland of East Lothian.