• Castles You Need to Visit in Aberdeenshire

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    You may be very surprised to find out that there are some magnificent castles all less than an hour’s drive from our Aberdeen Youth Hostel. Yes, it’s true! Dunnottar Castle How long will it take: 25 minutes’ drive from Aberdeen Youth Hostel. When it comes to beautiful coastal castles, Dunnottar...

  • Christmas and Winter 2017 Breaks in Scotland

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    Winter is fast approaching and with that comes Christmas Markets and festive events aplenty.  Nathan, from the SYHA Hostelling Scotland team, is here to tell you all about what’s happening near our youth hostels this festive period! Glasgow Glasgow at Christmas/Image Credit- Michael...

  • Great Glen Way - Part 2

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    Glen Nevis Youth Hostel team member, Isabel, took on the Great Glen Way - a 79 mile route running from Fort William in the west to Inverness in the east - back in July. Find out if Isabel managed to compete her epic trek in part two...Bidding farewell to Invermoriston was easy enough. There wasn't...

  • Go on a Green Getaway

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    Sustainability and eco-friendly travel are not always at the top of everyone’s holiday to-do lists. But you don’t need to sacrifice home comforts in favour of travelling responsibly. Here’s how you can do your bit… Hostelling is a great way to get out there and explore Scotland guilt-free. Our...

  • Great Glen Way - Part 1

    Posted by SYHA Hostelling Scotland on

    Glen Nevis Youth Hostel team member, Isabel, took on the Great Glen Way - a 79 mile route running from Fort William in the west to Inverness in the east - back in July. Find out how Isabel got on during her one woman trek across Scotland... It was the last night of June and I sat on the back porch...

  • 10 Reasons to Take a City Break in Aberdeen

    Posted by Kay Gillespie - The Chaotic Scot on

    This month our Aberdeen Youth Hostel turns 60. To celebrate we asked travel blogger, Kay Gillespie - The Chaotic Scot, to explore the Granite City and give us her top tips for a city break in Aberdeen - find out more below...A weekend in Aberdeen? Sure, why not. The most I had seen prior to my...

  • 48 Hours in Lochranza

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    If you’ve ever been to Arran you will already know that there is plenty to see and do on a glorious island that is understandably dubbed ‘Scotland in Miniature’. What you may not have realised if you have just swished through the northern charmer of Lochranza is that there is plenty to keep you...

  • Ultimate Dramtastic Islay Whisky Guide

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    Scotland is lucky enough to boast hundreds of whisky distilleries. They are dotted the length and breadth of the country, from the southern climes of Dumfries and Galloway all the way up to the Northern Isles. There is one place in Scotland – or rather one island – that for me knocks the corks off...

  • Great Summer Youth Hostel Getaways

    Posted by Robin McKelvie on

    It can feel like a very long wait, but I’m delighted that summer in Scotland is finally here. There is no longer any need to hibernate away from the chilly days and the threat of snow that lingers on right into spring. It’s time now to make the most of the milder weather and those ridiculously...

  • Student Escape to the Highlands

    Posted by Scott Hutcheon on

    For students, the notion of a study break most often means a beer at the bar with a few friends, where the conversation will tentatively skirt around the topic of exams, pass-marks and the ominous fear of failure...Yet for truly unwinding after a hard week at university, there’s nothing better than...