Winter at Stepping Stones

Think that Scotland is only a summer destination? Think again! The Scottish Winter kicks off with St Andrews day (November 30) and begins the season of celebration which includes Christmas, Burns Night and of course the glorious and world famous Hogmanay.

Despite the long nights and chilly days, winter is a great time to visit Scotland’s glorious seascapes, mountains, lochs, glens – and cities. Winter is when the country’s crisp, frost-dusted landscapes are especially atmospheric.

North Berwick is ideal to combine bracing coastal walks with urban indulgence at this time of year. In January, the world’s largest single-rock gannet colony also returns to the neighboring Bass Rock.

Whilst planning your activities, recovering from a busy day, or just sharing a heartwarming supper, Stepping Stones provides the perfect cosy retreat where you can hunker down. Warm, beautifully stylish and just 50 metres from the shoreline, winter rentals start from just £375.00 per week. Shorter breaks can also be accommodated upon request. The website www.edinburghsparkles.com lists festive events taking place in the capital.

Christmas markets, boughs of holly and decorative tartan sashes………………. what are you waiting for?