Weekend breaks in Scotland

Weekend breaks in Scotland

Explore Scotland's rugged beauty straight from your cabin door
Forest Holidays

Discover Scotland during a weekend break

Find your freedom on a long weekend in Scotland, amidst pine forests, mountains and crystal-clear lochs. Explore castles, museums and ancient battlefields. Visit vibrant, beautiful, world-class cities. In a single weekend, allow Scotland to capture your heart forever.

Take a long weekend in Scotland’s forests with Forest Holidays

Enjoy a weekend break in Scotland in a lochside cabin and soak up the nature, culture and history of this beautiful country. Whether you’re travelling with friends or enjoying a family break, Scotland offers a sense of adventure and renewal.

There’s so much to see and do on a weekend away in Scotland, from outdoor action amidst breath-taking scenery to discovering Scottish history in its cities, castles and museums. If your energy levels are high, you can canoe out on the loch, try gorge walking or climb a Munro. If you prefer a more leisurely pace, enjoy woodland walks, hot tub bliss, and wildlife-watching from your cabin.

The pine-scented forests, tranquil lochs and snow-capped mountains give a sense of freedom, whatever time of the year you visit. The renewal of spring, when sunshine hours are higher than anywhere in the UK, leads into to the long daylight hours of summer. The crisp cold air and russets and golds of autumn make way for the promise of snow at Hogmanay, in the depths of winter.

Our two beautiful locations in Scotland, Strathyre and Ardgartan Argyll, are close enough to Glasgow and Edinburgh to make a weekend break in the heart of the Scottish countryside surprisingly easy to enjoy from anywhere in the UK. Two of our 10 forest cabin locations across the UK, they allow you to experience the real Scotland.

Sunset views over the Scottish mountains

Make a weekend break in Scotland one to remember

Take a long weekend in Scotland's forests and explore its rugged beauty

Explore the Scottish landscape on a walking weekend or hire bicycles and visit local villages and towns. When your exploring is done, peace awaits at your lochside cabin, where you can sink into your hot tub and watch the stars come out, one by one, in the clear night sky. In one short weekend, Scotland has the power to capture your heart, excite your senses and renew your spirit.

  • Rare and wonderful wildlife

    Rare and wonderful wildlife

    Scotland is a wildlife watchers’ paradise where, even in a weekend, you are sure to spot some rare and wonderful creatures. Watch for red squirrels and pine martens in the woodlands, golden eagles high in the air and otters in the loch. Join your Forest Ranger to discover the secrets of the forest in Scotland or learn some essential outdoor survival skills.

  • Delicious, convenient food

    Delicious, convenient food

    With a short weekend break, you want to experience as much of Scotland as possible, so save on the cooking and order meals from the Forest Retreat. Better still, let our Picnic Butler serve you up a fabulous feast in a secret picnic spot. If you prefer to head out on your own, you can order a Highland Feast, with a host of Scottish goodies to eat and drink.

  • Ancient history and modern art

    Ancient history and modern art

    Out and about, see Scotland’s history brought to life at Stirling Castle near to Strathyre, and Inveraray Castle close to Ardgartan Argyll. Visit Edinburgh or Glasgow, where world-class restaurants, daring architecture and vibrant arts scenes bring historic Scotland right up to date.

Our Scotland locations

Ardgartan Argyll

The snow-capped peaks of the ‘Arrochar Alps’ encircle a small piece of Scottish heaven. The mountains give way to forests, which draw the eye down to the clear waters of Loch Long. Here you can truly relax and breathe the clear, pure air of Scotland.

To the south is the culture and buzz of Glasgow. To the north, beautiful Scottish towns such as Inveraray, and the wild beauty of the West Coast of Scotland. You can build a holiday of such contrast on a weekend break in Scotland, that perhaps the only way to process it all is to return to your cabin beside the loch each evening and share the stories of your day.

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Strathyre sits at the gateway to the Highlands, providing the ideal setting for a weekend away, in a cabin that’s either overlooking the loch or on the edge of the forest in a sunny glade. Here, you can enjoy all the best bits of a Scottish holiday in a short weekend break.

As a base for adventures, it couldn’t be better, with walking and cycling trails to explore, water sports to enjoy, mountains to climb, and villages, cities and castles to discover. As a base for relaxing, it’s an oasis of natural beauty, rare Scottish wildlife and peace, perfect peace.

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Weekend breaks in Scotland with hot tubs

Can there be a better way to admire the beautiful Scottish landscape than from the warm bubbles of a luxury hot tub beside your own cosy cabin? After a day of walking, climbing or cycling through that same landscape, soothe your aching limbs and enjoy the views from a new perspective.

Whether you’re treating the family, getting together with your friends or it’s a romantic weekend for two, there’s a hot tub cabin just for you at Ardgartan Argyll or Strathyre.

More about our cabins with hot tubs

Views from the hot tub at Ardgartan Argyll, Scotland, Forest Holidays

Admire the beautiful Scottish landscape from your private hot tub

Blogs to inspire you

More weekend break inspiration on our award-winning Forestipedia blog

  • 10 Scottish lochs you must see

    10 Scottish lochs you must see

    Scotland’s lochs are sparkling jewels in the country’s crown; but with over 31,000 to choose from, which should be on your must-see list? Discover our top 10, including many of the old favourites and a few secret delights.

  • Reasons to go stargazing in Scotland

    Reasons to go stargazing in Scotland

    Standing at the edge of a Scottish forest on a clear night and looking to the heavens will convince you that there is no better place for stargazing than Scotland.

  • Reasons to visit Scotland in the winter

    Reasons to visit Scotland in the winter

    Our locations are open all year round and many guests love the exclusive feel of a winter holiday. Winter in Scotland is particularly special, with stunning landscapes and cosy celebrations that seem designed to banish the winter blues.