Staycation with Scott's Travel, luxury travel specialist

Scott's Travel

Worldwide luxury travel specialist

Scotts' Travel is a worldwide luxury travel specialist, specialising in overseas and UK travel. The team provide expertise in the kind of luxurious, comfortable, upmarket UK holidays enjoyed in retirement. Scott's has made luxury travel arrangements for 3,250 happy travellers this year, visiting 276 destinations.

Below, the team at this luxury travel specialist tell us a little more about staycations for over 55s and the importance of choosing the right location and luxurious, comfortable accommodation.

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At Scott's Travel, we believe that every holiday should be as unique as you are therefore we don't sell holidays on-line, every detail of your trip is tailored to your needs.

"Building relationships with our clients is key to ensure they experience the very best in luxury travel."

We routinely get our clients better rooms, guides, prices and ultimately deliver better experiences. This year, with restrictions limiting oversea travel, the luxury 'staycation' is more popular than ever with our clients.

Scott’s offer authenticity, insider knowledge and expertise making the best use of your time while away, whether that is abroad or on a UK holiday.

Escape to the north of Scotland, sunny Devon or the glorious Lake District for a break away from the City. We can book you the perfect hotel, a cosy country cottage or a luxury rental for your family and friends.

Here, we explore some of the most popular staycation spots in 2020, and likely beyond.

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Famous for

  • Whisky
  • The friendly Scots
  • The breathtaking Highlands
  • Wool (great souvenirs)
  • Haggis
  • Bagpipes
  • The Loch Ness Monster
  • Ceilidh dancing and much more...

Top locations to book in Scotland:

  • Luskentyre Sands & Seilebost Beach on the Isle Of Harris is well worth a visit
  • The Outer Hebrides. There are many beautiful beaches throughout Scotland, particularly here
  • Loch Ness - This popular tourist spot is popular for a reason

Best time of year to travel to Scotland:

Scotland is at it's most beautiful in the summer months. It's warmer, with statstically less rainfall, so it makes walking, cycling and generally enjoying the spectacular scenery much easier. Scotland also has some extremely beautiful beaches to discover, such as this beauty on the Isle Of Harris.


Famous for:

  • Devonshire cream teas
  • Sandy beaches
  • The oldest working gin distillery
  • The Moors
  • Lundy Island
  • The Jurassic coastline
  • The Tarka Trail
  • Scrumpy and much more...

Top locations to book in Devon:

  • Torquay is perfect for nature lovers and the coast
  • Totnes has an alternative vibe and an abundance of organic food shops and cafes
  • Ilfracombe has a beautiful natural harbour, rugged scenery and elegant Victorian architecture

Best time of year to travel to Devon:

If you're looking for sunny weather and minimal rainfall, the best time to visit is between June and October. However, Devon is beautiful all year round and can provide a wonderful change of scenery for a staycation any time of year.


Famous for:

  • Stunning scenery
  • Abundant wildlife - the cool, clear lakes, tarns and rivers are nationally important stretches of water for their range of habitats and species such as vendace, charr, crayfish and schelly
  • Cultural heritage and associations with William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and other literary legends
  • Walking and cycling holidays

Top locations to book in the Lake District:

  • Grasmere is a delightful village in the heart of the Lake District. Don't miss the famous Grasmere gingerbread!
  • Ullswater is the second largest lake in England
  • Hardknott Fort is well worth a trip, to view the remains of a dramatic Roman fort

Best time of year to travel to the Lake District:

Peak season for the Lake District is April to October, but if you would rather avoid the crowds, it's best to plan your trip outside of July and August. May is actually the best month for minimal rainfall, although never guaranteed.


Famous for:

  • Pasties
  • Cornish Heavy (Hevva) cake
  • Cornish fairings (biscuit)
  • Cornish fudge and Cornish ice cream
  • Beautiful beaches for fishing, surfing and coastal walks
  • The Eden Project
  • Rick Stein and much more...

Top locations to book in Cornwall:

  • Penzance's museums, culture and history are second to none, making this coastal town the perfect destination for history enthusiasts
  • Home to Rick Stein's legendary restaurants, Padstow is Cornwall's top culinary town
  • St Ives boasts world-class beaches, wonderful art galleries and stunning coastal walks

Best time of year to travel to Cornwall:

June or September-October are the months that give you the best of both worlds - good weather but fewer holidaymakers makes for a tranquil trip.

Let us find the best way for you to safely travel around the UK. Sit back, relax and enjoy some time away with your family or friends, while you let us make all of your travel arrangements.

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