20 of the most beautiful hotels in Scotland
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20 of the most beautiful hotels in Scotland

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Glenfinnan House Hotel

Glenfinnan House Hotel

Fort William

You can almost hear the skirling of pipes as you gaze across Loch Shiel from Jane MacFarlane’s waterside mansion to the Glenfinnan Monument and distant Ben Nevis.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • country_house
  • honeymoon
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • boutique
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Special offer
Forss House

Forss House - 'Escape to the Scottish Wilderness' Special Offer

Thurso

The River Forss loops around this late Georgian Highland retreat in wooded grounds, today a dog-friendly hotel that is ideal for anglers, with shooting, stalking and hiking also on offer.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • conference_meeting
  • activities
  • disabled
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • parking
  • bird_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • eco-friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • romantic
  • for_wine-lovers
  • golf
  • surfing
  • cycling
  • foodie
10% discount voucher
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Special offer
Trigony House

Trigony House - Three Nights for the Price of Two Special Offer

Thornhill

Jan and Adam Moore’s relaxed, pet-friendly country hotel is in an 18th-century sporting lodge surrounded by mature gardens and woodland.
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • garden
  • good_value
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • spa
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wi-fi
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The Peat Inn

The Peat Inn

Cupar

Lending its name to the hamlet that grew up around it, this former coaching inn turned restaurant-with-rooms held Scotland’s first Michelin Star in 1987.
  • golf
  • garden
  • value
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • gourmet
  • wine
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • for_wine-lovers
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
  • disabled_facilities
10% discount voucher
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The Airds Hotel

The Airds Hotel

Port Appin

A ‘lovely mix of quiet seaside, stunning hillside and island life’ can be found here, by Loch Linnhe, and within easy reach of Glasgow and Edinburgh.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • honeymoon
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • activities
  • wildlife_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • for_wine-lovers
  • horse_riding
  • foodie
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Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge

Portpatrick

‘A stiff walk from Portpatrick along the cliffs’ brings you to Sian and David Ibbotson’s Victorian hunting lodge overlooking the Irish Sea.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • gourmet
  • view
  • seaside
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • fishing
  • golf
  • for_wine-lovers
  • child_friendly
  • cycling
  • horse_riding
  • wildlife_watching
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • boutique
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Kilcamb Lodge

Kilcamb Lodge

Strontian

You need to take a ferry crossing before traversing a mountain pass and a deep glen to arrive at this ‘superb country house in a remote and extraordinary setting’ with a private beach on a loch shore with mountain views.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • country_house
  • foodie
  • romantic
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Scarista House

Scarista House

Isle of Harris

There are few more remote hotels in the Guide than this Georgian former manse, in a ‘spectacular’ setting between a white-sand beach and heather-clad mountains.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • seaside
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • cycling
  • golf
  • surfing
  • great_breakfast
  • wildlife_watching
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Coul House

Coul House

Strathpeffer

A private road leads to this singular Georgian mansion in lovely gardens and grounds, with ancient trees, a pitch-and-putt area, and a fairy trail through the rhododendrons for children.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • activities
  • disabled
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • good_value
  • parking
10% discount voucher
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Kylesku Hotel

Kylesku Hotel

Kylesku

Ferries no longer skim across Loch Glendhu to Kylestrome, but you can still watch the day’s catch being landed on the slipway, from Tanja Lister and Sonia Virechauveix’s 17th-century coaching inn turned award-winning hotel.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • gourmet
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • baby-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • seaside
  • good_value
  • vegan-friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • great_breakfast
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The Three Chimneys and The House Over-By

The Three Chimneys and The House Over-By

Isle of Skye

In the remote north of Skye, a whitewashed stone crofter’s cottage overlooking Loch Dunvegan, with views to the peaks of Harris and North Uist, is home to an ambitious restaurant-with-rooms.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • for_wine-lovers
  • eco-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • seaside
  • parking
  • great_breakfast
  • wildlife_watching
  • weddings
  • foodie
  • restaurant_with_rooms
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Moor of Rannoch-Restaurant & Rooms

Moor of Rannoch-Restaurant & Rooms

Rannoch Station

The phrase ‘in the middle of nowhere’ takes on real meaning when you step down from the overnight sleeper for a stay at Scott and Stephanie Meikle’s remote restaurant-with-rooms.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • dog_friendly
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
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Cavens

Cavens

Dumfries

Jane and Angus Fordyce demonstrate ‘a rare combination of relaxed professionalism and high standards’, says a visitor to their Georgian country house.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • conference_meeting
  • eco-friendly
  • for_wine-lovers
  • country_house
  • great_breakfast
  • parking
  • foodie
  • conference/meeting_friendly
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Loch Melfort Hotel

Loch Melfort Hotel

Oban

In 17 acres of gardens and beach on the Argyll coast, Calum and Rachel Ross’s hotel drinks in the views across Asknish Bay and the island-studded Sound of Jura.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • country_house
  • seaside
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • horse_riding
  • mooring_available
  • good_value
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Kinloch House

Kinloch House

Blairgowrie

Highland cattle in their jaunty headgear graze fields around this creeper-swagged Victorian country house (Relais & Châteaux), where the Allen family provide ‘a masterclass’ in hotel-keeping, bringing ‘perfection in every respect’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • country_house
  • conference_meeting
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • parking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
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Ballathie House

Ballathie House

Stanley

A Victorian ghost, a Russian duke and a former Prince of Wales have all graced this ‘lovely’ Scottish country house in a ‘delightful position’ on the River Tay.
  • activities
  • baby-friendly
  • bird_watching
  • child_friendly
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • fishing
  • garden
  • golf
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
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Boath House

Boath House

Nairn

Hotel grounds don’t get much more ‘exquisite’ than at Don and Wendy Matheson’s ‘beautiful if unadorned’ Georgian mansion, sitting amid 22 acres of lawns, meadows and woodland.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • conference_meeting
  • spa
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • walking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • vegan-friendly
  • parking
  • great_breakfast
  • for_wine-lovers
  • outdoor_dining
  • wildlife_watching
  • boutique
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Scotland has some of the most beautiful hotels in the British Isles. With everything from grand, classical mansions to intimate restaurants with rooms, there’s something for everyone. This selection is taken from our hotels in Scotland.

Last updated: October 28, 2020