Below are a few websites you may find useful when planning your holiday in Scotland.
Information about the UK’s major airports.
Impartial comparisons for online shopping, including best-value flights on any given day.
Basic, low cost, flights within UK
This budget flight company operates from Prestwick Airport(22 miles) 35 km south west of Glasgow. Although described as ’Glasgow’ be aware, if renting a car, that this is not the same as Glasgow International Airport which is 8 miles to the west of the city.
Bikes and bike hire
Alamo Rent A Car
Avis Rent A Car
With depots at most airports
operate from Edinburgh itself, very close to HAYMARKET Train Station and offer competitive rates with good customer care. Everything from family cars to limousines and chauffered minibuses.
incredibly cheap car rental, currently operating only out of Glasgow Airport.
Hertz Rent A Car
Makes hiring a car a doddle. Breathtaking choice, simplicity and good value.
Also offer discount hire from Edinburgh and Glasgow airports.
National Car Rental
We are proud and passionate about Scottish Tourism and encourage guests to feedback their experiences to us.
We also now encourage our guests to feed back to TripAdvisor where you can read independent travellers’ opinions about holiday accommodation. Click on this link to add your comment or see how we did. Type Crosswoodhill into the search area to bring up reviews on our properties. If you are kind enough to send in a review, please state the full name Crosswoodhill Farm Holiday Cottages near Edinburgh as this will help others to find us.
For hoists on the move. One call to Arjo Hire can solve handling problems for a disabled guest. From Arjo’s homepage, click on ’others’ and select ’UK’, then ’Hire’ or phone 01452 506050.
This site has a wealth of information for disabled people in the UK
For wheelchair hire whilst at Crosswoodhill. Also contact the local West Lothian branch of the Red Cross via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
This online Edinburgh Guide offers various listings of Edinburgh pubs and restaurants for all tastes and budgets.
Where to eat in style in Scotland. Describes select establishments, some within easy driving distance of Crosswoodhill.
The Edinburgh Directory . has all sorts of useful contact numbers.
Information on Edinburgh’s Festivals
Edinburgh is of course the place to bring in the New Year!
The most comprehensive entertainment and events listing site, covering both Edinburgh and Glasgow
Food & Drink
Discover what’s on sale and when.
McKean’s of Scotland include information on how to cook haggis and Rabbie Burns who penned "Address to a Haggis."
For an Aladdin’s cave of traditional food, wine, cheese and exciting products
Ar-turas specialises in providing cultural, social and historical contexts to bring the family tree to life.
Scottish Genealogy Society
Scottish Roots Ancestral Research Service
Plan any public transport journey within and from Scotland to main points in the UK by bus, coach, ferry, flight or underground.
Travel information covering the whole of the UK
Geoffrey (Taylor) Kiltmakers & Weavers: kilts, tartans
Kiltmakers of over 50 years, offering excellent value for money.
Links to Cottages in Other Areas
For those who yearn to be beside the Scottish seaside these lovely 4 Star cottages in Argyll offer the perfect retreat.
Wonderful for families, this group of luxury cottages near St. Andrews, Fife is much more than just a place to stay. It offers lots to do on site.
Escape to the Edge, to the ideal romantic Hebridean 5 STAR retreat for two. Matched by a stunning island location, irresistable turf-roofed, luxury cottages on Harris, close to glorious deserted beaches.
Local Farm Shops
Looking for something excitingly different?
Europe’s No. 1 publisher of all weatherproof leisure maps, publishing over 3000 titles including Ordnance Survey, IGN, Kompass and more..
Whisky Map of Scotland
UK Multimaps. Good directions to Crosswoodhill. Type in EH55 8LP as a destination.
Order your hiking maps in advance
Plan your route
UK Street Maps Online
Other Useful Travel Links
Airport hotels at all major UK airports including Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted and Manchester. Instant online accommodation confirmation and hotel directions.
Great deals on ferry tickets throughout Europe including Eurotunnel crossings, cross channel, Irish sea. All ports available including Folkstone, Calais, Hull, Dover, Dublin, Douglas & Holyhead.
Fully inclusive car rental and hire worldwide.
Find a secure car park at all major UK airports. Easy online booking with instant online airport parking documents.
Short break holidays with hotel accommodation throughout the UK, Europe and North America. Also London theatre break short stay holidays and special offers.
Airport executive VIP lounges at all major UK airports including Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted and Manchester. Instant online confirmation and lounge directions.
Lists an abundance of exciting museums and attractions all over Scotland. Go exploring!
Historic Scotland which owns Edinburgh and Stirling Castle, as well as many other historic castles and abbeys, have a special Scottish Explorer ticket valid for 7-14 days. Good value.
The National Trust for Scotland has many beautiful castles and historic houses in its care and their Trust Touring Pass is excellent value for money
Tours and Trails
Offers unique half and whole day personalised tours from Edinburgh to sites of prehistoric, Celtic and mediaeval interest, including Rosslyn chapel.
These Blue Badge Guides can give visitors a memorable, entertaining experience of Scotland in a total of 19 languages.
This 5 STAR Edinburgh company runs 1, 2, or 3 day guided tours in luxury mini-coaches to the Highlands and/or the hallowed hame o’ golf. Why not take a rest from driving and enjoy one of these before or after your stay at Crosswoodhill?
Websites specific to...
Hop-on / hop-off buses which depart from a central location every 10 to 15 minutes and take about an hour to do the complete tour, but much longer when you jump off at the attractions you want to visit. Tickets are valid all day and include discounts to attractions. No prior booking required.
Source eco-friendly fellow members / accommodation providers elsewhere in the UK
For UK guests booking our accommodation and wishing to insure against cancellation, we recommend Travellers Protection Services Ltd.
Wedding & Romance