Scotland is certainly not famous for warm, sunny days, but you should not let those rainy days get you down. There are many ways to enjoy your holiday, even when it is pouring outside.
Driving around the countryside you will discover many stunning landscapes that you can enjoy from the warmth of your car. However you might want to pack your raincoat and Wellies, because you will definitely want to step outside and take a few photos around the most picturesque spots of your road trip.
If you like staying active, but just hate getting wet, why not head out to one of the local leisure centres? Enjoy wall climbing, swimming, go karting, bowling and much more. Check out our ‘indoor activities’ page and find the nearest leisure centre to your cottage.
If you love savouring every bite of your meal and can appreciate even the most subtle flavours, you might want to try food and drink tastings. Check out Perthshire’s best food and drink itineraries. You can find more events on tastingscotland.com.
Of course, a little rain has never stopped anyone truly determined to complete a hike. With the right clothing and equipment, dozens of people head out everyday to walk local hills and Munros. So go ahead, but be mindful. You can visit walkinghighlands.com for tips on how to hike safely in different weather conditions.
Fun in your cottage
Sometimes the torrential rain simply makes you want to stay in and curl up under a blanket, and that’s okay. Holidays are made to relax and unwind, so you should not feel guilty for enjoying a relaxing day in your cottage. You might want to bring the family together for a fun afternoon of baking, or take some time to yourself to finally finish that novel. A lot of our cottages also have board games for all ages, and why not try painting that stunning view you wake up to every morning?