The 9 cosiest places to visit in Scotland
As the Autumn nights draw in, why not hunker down with our top picks of the cosiest places to visit in Scotland.
From a hearty meal at the Ship Inn in Fife to catching the latest blockbuster on the squishy sofas at the Dominion Cinema in Edinburgh, we have listed some of our favourite ways to hibernate in style over the coming months across Scotland.
The Ship Inn, Fife
Delicious locally-sourced food, a beach view and a very warm welcome – all of these and more await visitors to The Ship Inn in Elie.
Their menu changes seasonally, with all of their fish and meat being 100% sourced in Scotland. After a bracing post-meal walk along the seaside, you can curl up with a drink beside their roaring wood burning stoves and open fireplace.
Dominion Cinema, Edinburgh
The Dominion Cinema in Edinburgh is the perfect place to hide from a cold and dreary night. With comfortable reclining sofas to relax on while you enjoy your film and a luxurious experience from start to finish, this is a cinema with a difference.
If you upgrade to their first-class service, you will even enjoy waiter service and a range of premium food and drinks. Most evening showings also come with free refills on sweets and drinks – count us in!
The Pittenweem Chocolate Company, Fife
Located in the charming seaside village of Pittenweem, The Pittenweem Chocolate Company is a fantastic hidden gem on Fife’s coastline.
With a range of artisanal chocolates on offer as well as some tempting treats in their Cocoa Tree Café, this is a brilliant place to cosy up with a luxurious hot chocolate on a chilly day. After a coastal walk, warm up beside their toasty stove and bask in the lovely chocolatey-cinnamon aromas of the Café.
Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Gardens are not often thought of as cosy, but this one is. Glasgow Botanic Gardens features a toasty glasshouse that is home to all manner of exotic plant species from around the globe.
It’s a great way to thaw out following a tour of the outer gardens that are spectacular even in the winter months.
Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Galloway Forest Park
Located on a hilltop in Galloway Forest Park, the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory is a wonderful winter night activity. View the beauty of space from the safety of a warm control room, where you can operate a fully robotic telescope in a 5-metre tall dome.
The Observatory is open to the public and aims to inspire people of all kinds with the wonders of the universe and the night sky.
Natural Spa Experience, Taymouth Marina
For a spot of luxury this autumn, treat yourself to a natural spa experience at Taymouth Marina in Kenmore, Perthshire. Their HotBox Spa looks out onto the beautiful vista of Loch Tay and is heated by a giant crackling wood-burning stove.
Let your stresses melt away in their aspen-lined sauna and fully tiled steam room before slipping into their huge Hydro Pool, a giant hot tub large enough for 30 people. If that wasn’t cosy enough, afterwards you can relax by their outdoor fire pit with a hot drink in hand.
The Brochs of Coigach, Highlands
As the self-proclaimed home of ‘hygge in the Highlands’, the Brochs of Coigach are definitely one of the cosiest places to visit in Scotland. The design of a broch dates from the Iron Ages, but these luxurious getaways are anything but rustic.
Built into the hillside, these unique holiday homes offer expansive views over Highland scenery and a cosy place to snuggle up after a bracing walk over the hills.
Fernie Castle Treehouse, Cupar
If you’re looking for a cosy weekend retreat with a difference, look no further – a stay in Fernie Castle Treehouse is one you won’t forget. Perched in the treetops of the grounds of Fernie Castle, the Treehouse is a magical place to escape your winter blues.
Complete with champagne, chocolates and a four-course meal in Fernie Castle’s restaurant, the Treehouse is truly unique experience that should be on your list of places to visit in Scotland.
Watermill Bookshop, Gallery & Café, Aberfeldy
Booklovers rejoice – we’ve found the perfect bolthole for you this autumn. The Watermill Bookshop, Gallery and Café can be found in the picturesque Perthshire town of Aberfeldy. The snug café serves a range of homemade sweet and savoury treats, and you could easily while away a few hours exploring the bookshop and art gallery.
In the winter, the café even boasts an open fire, making it a wonderful place to cosy up with a book in one hand a cup of coffee in the other.
You can easily access all of these cosy places in Scotland from Fife’s excellent central location. Take a look at Campion Homes’ beautiful developments or get in touch with a member of our team to arrange a viewing.