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Best Hotels in Scotland

Scotland the Brave

Scotland has some of the most dramatic and beautiful scenery in western Europe.  Described as ‘Europe’s last great wilderness’, it comprises mountains, lakes, moors and castles, and is a paradise for walkers, climbers and birdwatchers.

It is divided by the Great Glen, with its series of lochs. At the most famous one, Loch Ness, hopeful monster hunters still gather. Culloden, near Inverness, is the site of the battle where the Duke of Cumberland defeated Bonnie Prince Charlie and oversaw the killing of 1,200 Highlanders in 1746. Glen Coe, one of the most beautiful of the glens, also has a tragic history: it is remembered for the massacre of the MacDonalds by the Campbells in 1692. North of the Great Glen are the magnificent Caingorm Mountains, centred on Aviemore and popular with skiers; to the south, Fort William, dominated by Ben Nevis (Britain’s highest peak).

The administrative region also includes some of the islands, notably rugged Skye, 50 miles from end to end, dominated by the Cuillin Hills, and a popular tourist venue. The richness and diversity of where to stay in Scotland is well represented by the Good Hotel Guide. It includes simple B&Bs, welcoming Guest Houses, Inns which are very much part of local life, and Restaurants with Rooms, making the most of wonderful local produce, and some<

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Glenfinnan House Hotel, GLENFINNAN, Highlands

In an 'idyllic' setting on the shore of Loch Shiel, the MacFarlane family's Victorian mansion is run as a 'lovely traditional hotel' by the 'pleasant' managers, Manja and Duncan Gibson. Guests 'arrive

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Trigony House, THORNHILL, Dumfries and Galloway

In a lovely setting of garden and woodland in the Nithsdale valley, this 'handsome' former shooting lodge is run in 'friendly' style as a small hotel by the owners, Adam and Jan Moore. He is the chef

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Blackaddie House, SANQUHAR, Dumfries and Galloway

In 'an enchanting setting' on the banks of the River Nith, Jane and Ian McAndrew's small hotel is in a 'beautiful' 16th-century stone-built manse. Traditionally furnished bedrooms overlook the gardens

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Hotels in Scotland

  • Ardanaiseig, KILCHRENAN, Argyll and Bute

    In a remote setting on Loch Awe, reached by miles of twisting, single-track road, this late Georgian manor was built by William Burn, the founder of the Scottish baronial style of architecture. The

  • Knockinaam Lodge, PORTPATRICK, Dumfries and Galloway

    Shielded by cliffs and wooded hills, this grey stone 19th-century hunting lodge stands in extensive grounds close to a private beach. It is run in country house style by the owners, Sian and David

  • The Green Park, PITLOCHRY, Perth and Kinross

    'Our initial impressions were that this wasn't a typical Guide hotel; it seemed vast, with a great many guests, mostly elderly, and many of them regular visitors. After a two-day stay, we have to

  • The Creggans Inn, STRACHUR, Argyll and Bute

    With 'breathtaking' views over Loch Fyne, this 'extremely welcoming' white-painted inn is run by Gill and Archie MacLellan. It has simply decorated, pretty bedrooms and a popular bistro and

  • Balcary Bay Hotel, AUCHENCAIRN, Dumfries and Galloway

    Taking its name from the bay on which it stands, Graeme Lamb's white-painted hotel has 'an instantly relaxing atmosphere'. Elaine Ness, the manager, 'provides a warm welcome'; the staff are 'local,