20 of the most beautiful hotels in Scotland

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.
Forss House, Thurso

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20 of the most beautiful hotels in Scotland

1
Trigony House

Trigony House

Thornhill

Relaxed and relaxing, Jan and Adam Moore’s dog-friendly country hotel is in ‘a lovely setting looking out over the hills – very green and surrounded by trees’.
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • garden
  • good_value
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wifi
2
The Peat Inn

The Peat Inn

Cupar

Amid rolling countryside, this unassuming roadside inn is so renowned for its outstanding food that it gave its name to the hamlet that grew up around it.
  • golf
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • wine
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • for_winelovers
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
  • disabled_facilities
  • electric_charging_point
  • child_friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
3
The Airds Hotel

The Airds Hotel

Port Appin

'Spectacular views' across Loch Linnhe to the Morvern mountains are available from some of the rooms, from the fine-dining restaurant (Relais & Châteaux), and from the waterside gardens just across the road from this former ferry inn.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • honeymoon
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • activities
  • wildlife_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • for_winelovers
  • horse_riding
  • foodie
  • parking
  • cycling
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • golf
  • outdoor_dining
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • seaside
4
Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge

Portpatrick

A 'wonderful country house hotel in a peaceful location by the sea' this former Victorian hunting lodge comes with panelled walls, log fires, period furniture, the obligatory stag's head, a dazzling array of malt whiskies, and views across the water to Northern Ireland.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • gourmet
  • view
  • seaside
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • fishing
  • golf
  • for_winelovers
  • child_friendly
  • cycling
  • horse_riding
  • wildlife_watching
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • boutique
5
Kilcamb Lodge

Kilcamb Lodge

Strontian

‘The situation is absolutely beautiful; perfect for wild swimmers,’ write readers this year, in praise of this remote hideaway hotel on the shores of Loch Sunart.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • country_house
  • foodie
  • romantic
  • cycling
  • boutique
  • electric_charging_point
  • mooring_available
6
Scarista House

Scarista House

Isle of Harris

The only sounds are the soughing of the sea and the cry of gulls at this remote Georgian manse in an 'extraordinary setting' between a three-mile sandy beach and heather-clad mountains.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • seaside
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • cycling
  • golf
  • surfing
  • great_breakfast
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • foodie
  • weddings
7
Coul House

Coul House

Strathpeffer

Set amid gardens and woodlands, this Georgian country house has been a labour of love for Susannah and Stuart Macpherson since they first opened to guests in 2003.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • activities
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • good_value
  • parking
8
Kylesku Hotel

Kylesku Hotel

Kylesku

In a 'very beautiful spot' on the remote, rocky shores of Loch Glendhu, an old coaching inn has been transformed into a modern hotel that takes full advantage of the beauty and bounty of its setting.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • seaside
  • good_value
  • veganfriendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • great_breakfast
  • cycling
  • foodie
9
The Three Chimneys and The House Over-By

The Three Chimneys and The House Over-By

Isle of Skye

In a scattered hamlet on the western shore of Loch Dunvegan, in the far north of Skye, a whitewashed stone crofter’s cottage is the setting for this fine-dining restaurant-with-rooms.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • for_winelovers
  • ecofriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • seaside
  • parking
  • great_breakfast
  • wildlife_watching
  • weddings
  • foodie
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • boutique
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • veganfriendly
10
Moor of Rannoch-Restaurant & Rooms

Moor of Rannoch-Restaurant & Rooms

Rannoch Station

Alight from the Caledonian sleeper from London in time for breakfast at Stephanie and Scott Meikle’s dog-friendly restaurant-with-rooms and you find yourself in a wilderness landscape of lochs and lochans.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • dog_friendly
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
11
Cavens

Cavens

Dumfries

Guests feel ‘very cared for’ at Jane and Angus Fordyce’s Georgian country house, which stands in mature grounds close to the empty beaches of the Solway coast.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • conference_meeting
  • ecofriendly
  • for_winelovers
  • country_house
  • great_breakfast
  • parking
  • foodie
  • boutique
  • cycling
  • historic
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • wildlife_watching
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
12
Glenfinnan House Hotel

Glenfinnan House Hotel

Fort William

Peacefully set beside Loch Shiel, opposite the Glenfinnan Monument and with distant views of Ben Nevis, this handsome country house with tartan fabrics and four-poster bedrooms is a great Highland hideaway.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • country_house
  • honeymoon
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • boutique
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • weddings
13
Forss House

Forss House

Thurso

The River Forss curves around the wooded grounds of this late Georgian country house, run today as a ‘wonderful hotel’ with salmon fishing at the bottom of the garden.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • conference_meeting
  • activities
  • disabled
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • parking
  • bird_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • ecofriendly
  • dog_friendly
  • romantic
  • for_winelovers
  • golf
  • cycling
  • foodie
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
14
Loch Melfort Hotel

Loch Melfort Hotel

Oban

It's all about the views at this lochside hotel, with panoramic seascapes from many of its rooms across Asknish Bay to the Sound of Jura and the Inner Hebrides.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • country_house
  • seaside
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • horse_riding
  • mooring_available
  • good_value
  • electric_charging_point
  • outdoor_dining
  • walking
15
Kinloch House

Kinloch House

Blairgowrie

‘After touring Scotland this was our favourite place, and we can’t wait to return,' a trusted reader writes of the Allen family's Victorian mansion, in woodland and parkland, with views over rolling fields to Marlee Loch.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • conference_meeting
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • parking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
16
Boath House

Boath House

Nairn

The Matheson family’s classical Regency mansion stands in 22 acres of spectacular walled and woodland gardens, so ‘the rustle of the leaves in the trees’ drowns out any traffic noise from the Aberdeen–Inverness road.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • conference_meeting
  • spa
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • walking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • veganfriendly
  • parking
  • great_breakfast
  • for_winelovers
  • outdoor_dining
  • wildlife_watching
  • boutique

This selection is taken from our hotels in Scotland.

Last updated: October 17, 2021