Leslie Road,
KY6 3EP,
Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Top tips for travelling in the Scottish Highlands

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Glenrothes Travel Tips

Spring is fast-approaching here in the Scottish Highlands, and with the flora starting to grow, the fauna come out to play! To make sure you can witness it all while staying at our Glenrothes hotel, read on for our ultimate tips for travelling in our countryside.


Make sure you have a camera

Scotland’s dreary grey skies have a uniquely charming ability to make the countryside and landscape somehow even more beautiful. From viewpoint shots to selfies and panoramas, you certainly won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to capture that breath-taking moment forever.

Waterproof wear and woolly clothes

The Highlands is arguably one of the most beautiful and well-preserved natural environments in the world, but you won’t enjoy it if you’re cold and wet! Make sure to pack some waterproof anoraks and a spare pair of woolly socks, along with a hat, scarf and gloves - just in case. It’s always better to be safe than soaked.

Don’t Go Hungry

If you’re planning to get out into nature during your holiday at our hotel in Fife, preparation is key. Make sure you carry some food and water with you (we recommend Scottish shortbread, of course) so you’re able to refuel your body to make the most of your trip. You wouldn’t want to miss these views!

Drink the Tea

You don’t have to be in Denmark to get Hygge! There is something so special and cosy about enjoying a warm drink on a chilly day in nature. Why not take a flask of Scottish breakfast tea and enjoy it while taking a break on your hiking route? Go on, you deserve it!


Ramble On

You can only ramble so far in the wrong kind of shoes before you’re limping back to your Fife hotel! The Highlands possess so many terrains, it’s best to be prepared for them all. Hiking boots are an absolute essential because they’re robust enough to withstand any kind of terrain and are often waterproof (plus - they’re built to get dirty!). 


Scotland doesn’t only have some of the most beautiful views in the world - this peaceful, serene country is bustling with wildlife. So, catch some indigenous species in their natural habitat from afar with a sturdy pair of binoculars for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

What’s the best experience you’ve had in the Scottish Highlands? Do you plan on using these tips for your next adventure or have you come across any other tips that we might want to know? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook! And don’t forget, make sure to have your wits about you and ramble safely by checking out the highway code for walkers here.

Holiday Inn Express Glenrothes is an affordable hotel in Fife within easy reach of Edinburgh city centre, Perth and St Andrews. To check availability, contact the hotel team on reservations@hiexpressglenrothes.co.uk or call 01592 745509!

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Holiday Inn Express Glenrothes Reviews



We stayed at Glenrothes overnight on our journey from Liverpool to St Andrews university open day. From the moment we arrived at 10pm we were made to feel very welcome by the night staff.

Our room was fab... spotlessly clean and comfortable.

We were surprised to find that a fantastic choice of breakfasts were included in the already excellent price. It set us up for the day ahead.



Stayed here on the 16th September for an overnight stay, plenty of free parking, easy to check in, room very good size and clean, plenty of plug sockets and easy to get onto Wifi.

Staff very helpful which is always good. Breakfast is included so good start for the day ahead.

Would I stay again Yes i would.



One night stop over while visiting Burntisland, Crail, Anstruther and St Andrews. This hotel is 30 minutes away from all of them so ideally placed. Nothing fancy but clean and tidy and a decent breakfast in the morning. Nice courteous Staff too, would recommend.



This Holiday Inn Express is so much different to the larger ones we've stayed in, usually near airports.

It's a small hotel so the staff seem a little more friendly and have the time to attend to your needs. The complementary breakfast is superb.

Our room (225) had a huge double bed and was spotless. The shower was amazing! The room was heated by a simple radiator with a thermostat on top, very easy to use unlike some at other hotels we've used.

It's in a great location, very easy to get to Edinburgh and surrounding locations.



This hotel is perfect for short stays. Rooms are basic but are more than adequate and are clean. Everything we needed was there and for just over £50 a night with breakfast included, I would say it's good value. Buffet style breakfast is available. The hotel was quiet and peaceful and just over 1 mile away to the nearest shopping centre.



Just arrived home from a stay at this hotel. Booked 4 rooms for a family wedding which where all really good, comfortable and very clean. The main thing we spoke about that really made our full weekend even including people at the wedding we attended was the staff. This hotel is run by a team of staff who go above and beyond. The member of staff on reception (Louise) was out of this world. The level of customer service provided from the moment we arrived was one of the best any of us had received ever. Nothing was a problem. Knew we had a wedding to attend so took it upon her self to pre warn the taxi company our requirements to speed up the process for a mini bus taxi. As a group we wanted to sit together prior to going to the wedding and have something to eat when we arrived to meet at reception Louise had set out a big table for us with glasses and jugs of iced water. Simple things like this just made us feel really welcome. There was loads more things but the fact is this hotel has amazing staff who clearly know their stuff. Please pass on all our thanks to the team especially Louise. Well done I am still buzzing about your customer service. Definitely deserve some sort of reward. Breakfast in the morning was good and ample for a basic breakfast offering with nice coffee. Managed to get late checkout that makes the normal morning rush from a hotel actually enjoyable and chilled. Thanks for a lovely stay will be back!!


Rojales, Spain

Over from Spain visiting family& didn't quite know what to expect & was very happy with all services provided. Clean spacious room. Ample food & drink at breakfast. One thing they've got perfect... Staff! Very helpful and great humour well recommended!


St. Asaph

Great hotel for a great price. Easily accessible with lovely helpful and friendly staff. Room though standard was spotless and very big. The bed was huge and comfy and it had great facilities. Wish all hotels had a standard this high at such great prices. Thanks for a lovely stay guys!

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