Wednesday, 15 November 2017

We ♡ winter hostelling...

Yes, Scotland in the summer is beautiful, you know that, we’re here to tell you all about Scotland’s winter wonderland.

Winter should be cold, and we mean the type of cold that makes your lungs double take, that makes the scenery about you glisten with frost, not a  mild, half-hearted chill that doesn’t require more than two layers.

1 Get cosy 
Get Cosy! Photo: VisitScotlandWhy would you want to be anywhere else?  Nothing feels better than being outside on a frosty day and heading back to a cosy hostel for some hot soup and a game of cards.

2 Snow sports
You might even get a bit of snow on the hills in the distance which adds to the already spectacular views.  Or you can take to the hills on your skis, boards and sledges. Choose from Scotland’s five ski centres and enjoy excellent snow sports surrounded by Highland and Aberdeenshire scenery.
Snow Sports! Photo: VisitScotland


3 Walking 
Then there’s walking in winter. From a scenic stroll in the rolling hills of the Borders, to the majestic heights of Glen Coe with its challenging mountaineering, there is something for everyone.

4 History
The castle and monuments are a bit quieter in the winter.  You can stroll the battlements and take yourself back in time without worrying about queues.

Wallace Monument, Stirling Photo: VisitScotland

5 Food and Drink
We can’t forget the food and drink.  All that fresh air is going to make you hungry.  From mouth-watering steaks to fabulous seafood, you’ll get local produce that is hearty, tasty and delicious! And you can shop locally and get creative in your hostel kitchen.

6 Winter Fashion
Your North Face jacket needs a challenge. It’s fed up of keeping you warm at the bus stop, it wants adventure!

Galloway Activity

Winter Offers

Here are just a few of the winter offers at our hostels, see the hostel pages for more offers.

Corona Bunkhouse, Lochaber, only £24 per person per night in November, December and January.
A spectacular setting on the shores of Loch Linnhe near Glencoe and Fort William, the perfect base for exploring the Nevis Range, Mamores, Glen Coe and Ardnamurchan.

Galloway Activity Centre, Southern Scotland, has a cosy hostel and authentic Mongolian Yurts. Winter retreats in the Yurt include a cosy log fire and free use of the traditional wood fired hot tub. Bathe under the stars!

Ballater Hostel, Cairngorms National Park, enjoy the thrill of the outdoors, the beauty of nature, the serenity of being unplugged.
Ballater Hostel
Book online and receive up to 15% discount.

Ardenbeg Bunkhouse, Cairngorms National Park. They have long weekend offers, with the third night half price and great value off-peak midweek breaks.
It's just 15 minutes from Aviemore, and well situated for all that Britain’s largest national park has to offer.

Achaban House in Fionnphort, Mull. With no light pollution enjoy dark skies and identify the stars and constellations. And sunsets and sunrises are perfectly timed for breakfast and dinner.
20% discount for your winter visit to Mull and Iona when you stay 3 days or more.

Market Bay nr Achaban House, Mull

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