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If you’re looking to plan a staycation in Scotland, look no further than these beautiful tranquil villages in Scotland.

Donna Karan, the famous American fashion designer said: It’s all about finding the calm in the chaos.

In this case, the calm is the tranquil villages in Scotland. Whereas the chaos, …I suppose we all know too well that stress has the ability to cause havoc in one’s day-to-day existence. And that brings us to the purpose of this article. To detox from stress and find peace amid the storm.

 

Plockton

Tranquil villages in Scotland, Plockton Scotland TravelAndHome

When you travel Scotland you soon realize that this is a country proud of its conservation skills. Plockton lies in the sheltered bay of Loch Carron. The village is surrounded by a ring of hills. In the summer this village is at its best with picturesque scenes of pleasure boats on the waterfront, flower gardens, and Highland cattle in the countryside. 

If you want to avoid the crowds and make a day trip with friends, then Travel and Home’s recommendation is to book a private (minimum group size of 4 travelers) coach tour to Glenelg, Plockton, and Applecross.

Fort Augustus

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Urquhart Castle

At about 52 km’s (32.2 miles) away from Fort William (another beautiful village) lies Fort Augustus. 

Breathe the fresh Highland air on the most southern tip of Loch Ness while you enjoy the stunning scenery.

Fort Augustus is a great weekend getaway with more than enough things to do. For instance, a cruise on the Caledonian Canal which is between Fort William and the city of Inverness.

The Urquhart Castle is a beautiful romantic ruin – a must-see. And for those who love meandering in curio and craft shops, the Clog and Craft shop is the place to pick up beautiful leather products, and handmade clogs. To name a few.

The village is popular with cyclists, and if you’re up to scenic walks, you definitely must stay in Fort Augustus for at least one weekend. A long weekend will be even better!

Oh, and don’t forget the Iceberg Glassblowing Studio near the Caledonian Canal. This is the place to buy your own Nessie, that is if you were unable to catch a glimpse of the Loch Ness Monster.

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Fiddlers Highland Restaurant near Fort Augustus, Scotland.

I discovered this cozy spot around 15.2 miles / 24.4 km from Fort Augustus. It was another of those worth-it stops on our road trip to the Scottish Highlands!