The days are a little warmer, the sun shines a little brighter, and after a long, dreary winter, those beautiful flowers are finally starting to bloom.
So it’s no wonder that springtime brings scores of people to Scotland, contributing to the 17% increase in annual visitors over the past few years.
Nor is it any wonder that this year, you’re planning to be among those heading to the Highlands to experience a Scottish springtime for yourself.
Indeed, you’ve been looking forward to this trip for so long now that you want every last moment to be perfect.
That’s where we come in.
Here our award-winning, five-star hotel in Perthshire, we love nothing more than helping our guests enjoy their ideal Scottish getaway.
When you arrive, you’ll see for yourself how our dedicated guest ambassadors go all out to deliver a truly unforgettable experience.
Until then, allow us to offer our top tips and suggestions on all the things you’ll need to enjoy the perfect luxury getaway in Scotland this spring.
1. Pack for sunny days, but be prepared for wind and rain too
Despite some areas of the highlands receiving an average rainfall of 3,000 mm per year, the spring months are generally among the driest, with average temperatures around 7°C (45°F) to 13 °C (55°F) from March to May.
As nice as that may sound, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should leave all of your warmer clothes at home.
The famous joke here in Scotland is that if you don’t like the weather, wait for five minutes; it’s bound to change again.
In other words, though you can expect nice weather this spring, you may want to bring a jacket, to be on the safe side.
2. Book your wildlife tour early
All that warm, sunny weather gives Scotland’s native wildlife the perfect excuse to return from their winter slumber and join us out in the fresh highland air.
Among the lush forests, deep valleys and soaring mountains surrounding our Perthshire hotel, you may be lucky enough to encounter deer, Golden Eagles, squirrels and all manner of wonderful animals in their natural environment.
Why merely hope you get lucky when a tour guide on one of Scotland’s many popular wildlife tours can show you exactly where to look to get up close and personal with these fascinating creatures?
At Highland Safaris in Aberfeldy, for example, you can explore the natural beauty of Highland Perthshire by jeep and get as close as it’s possible to get to some of Scotland’s most beautiful wildlife.
These tours are so popular, however, that if you’re planning the perfect springtime getaway, you may want to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
3. Bringing the children? Head to the Highlands for outdoor activities galore
Though it’s tempting to think of Scotland as the ideal location for relaxing, romantic getaways, those with children will still find lots to enjoy during the spring half-term.
Visit Scotland calls Scotland ‘the ultimate natural playground‘, and we’re inclined to agree.
From adrenaline-fuelled watersports like white water rafting and river tubing to cycling, hiking and activity centres such as the Nae Limits centre near Pitlochry, families of all ages will find something to enjoy.
As part of your preparations then, explore what’s available in the area you’re staying in and make any necessary bookings in advance so that, when you arrive, all you have to do is show up and have fun!
4. Book your luxury hotel in Scotland directly for the best available rates and remarkable special offers
Last but by no means least, be sure to book things early to get the best possible deal on the kind of luxury hotel you and your family deserve.
Here at the award-winning, five-star Dunalastair Hotel Suites in Highland Perthshire, we’re currently offering some carefully selected special offers on springtime getaways to Scotland that are only available exclusively through our website.
Book today to take advantage of these limited-time-only offers, or to discuss your booking, call us now on +44 (0)1882 580444.