20 of the most beautiful hotels in Scotland

20 of the most beautiful hotels in Scotland

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Killiecrankie Hotel

Killiecrankie Hotel - Complimentary Picnic Special Offer

Pitlochry

‘Strongly endorsed’ by trusted readers on a return visit, this ‘wonderful’ whitewashed 1840s dower house at the end of a tree-lined drive displays ‘impressive, unchanging excellence’.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • wi-fi
  • country_house
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • baby-friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Glenfinnan House Hotel

Glenfinnan House Hotel - Three nights for Two Special Offer

Fort William

In one of the most dramatic settings of any UK hotel, Jane MacFarlane's 18th-century-cum-Victorian mansion stands against a backdrop of woodland and mountain, overlooking Loch Shiel.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • country_house
  • honeymoon
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wi-fi
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Trigony House

Trigony House - Three night Autumn Break

Thornhill

In mature woodland and gardens, Jan and Adam Moore’s relaxed and pet-friendly Scottish country house hotel is in an 18th-century former sporting lodge.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • view
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • disabled_facilities
  • electric_charging_point
  • vegan-friendly
  • electric_charging_point
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Forss House

Forss House - Free Bottle of Wine Special Offer

Thurso

‘Scottish country house living on a grand scale.’ Near the mainland’s northern tip, this Georgian mansion is surrounded by woodland and waterfall on the Forss river, a fishing hot spot.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • conference_meeting
  • activities
  • disabled
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wi-fi
  • gourmet
  • historic
  • parking
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • bird_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • eco-friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • romantic
  • for_wine-lovers
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
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Kinloch House

Kinloch House

Blairgowrie

‘Our stay was a treat from start to finish.’ 'We cannot speak too highly of it.' Our readers are impressed by the hospitality at the Allen family’s traditional Scottish country house hotel set amid woods and parkland.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • conference_meeting
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • wi-fi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • parking
  • wheelchair_accessible
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The Peat Inn

The Peat Inn

Cupar

In the middle of nowhere, this 18th-century coaching inn-turned-gastronomic destination defines the village to which it gives its name.
  • golf
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • gourmet
  • wine
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • for_wine-lovers
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • child_friendly
10% discount voucher
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The Airds Hotel

The Airds Hotel

Port Appin

'A real star, we enjoyed our stay,' enthuse Guide regulars, who visited several hotels on either side of this year's Scottish cruise. 'It was by far our favourite.'
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • activities
  • wi-fi
  • wildlife_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • for_wine-lovers
  • horse_riding
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Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge

Portpatrick

‘A very special place,’ say guests in 2019, of Sian and David Ibbotson’s Victorian hunting lodge overlooking the Irish Sea. ‘The accommodating hosts went out of their way, more than once, to ensure we had a terrific time.'
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • gourmet
  • view
  • wi-fi
  • seaside
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • fishing
  • golf
  • for_wine-lovers
  • child_friendly
  • cycling
  • horse_riding
  • wildlife_watching
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Kilcamb Lodge

Kilcamb Lodge

Strontian

‘They make you feel welcome and at home’ at Sally and David Ruthven-Fox’s dog-friendly hotel ‘by the shores of Loch Sunart and surrounded by hills’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • outdoor_dining
  • wildlife_watching
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Scarista House

Scarista House

Isle of Harris

‘Excellent food’ and a ‘lovely’ welcome await visitors to Tim and Patricia Martin and Neil King’s former manse overlooking the Maldivian-blue seas and sugar-white sands of a bite-shaped cove.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • seaside
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • gourmet
  • wi-fi
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Coul House

Coul House

Strathpeffer

‘A comfortable and friendly base,’ writes a trusted Guide reader and first-time visitor to Susannah and Stuart Macpherson's ‘really lovely’ Highlands hotel.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • activities
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • good_value
  • parking
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Kylesku Hotel

Kylesku Hotel

Kylesku

Sit on the decking at this former 17th-century coaching inn overlooking Loch Glendhu, and watch basking seals – or supper being landed on the old ferry slipway.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • baby-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • seaside
  • good_value
  • vegan-friendly
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The Three Chimneys and The House Over-By

The Three Chimneys and The House Over-By

Isle of Skye

Lang may the lums reek at this remote restaurant-with-rooms on the shores of Loch Dunvegan. After 34 years, Shirley and Eddie Spear have moved on, but all is well.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
  • for_wine-lovers
  • eco-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • seaside
  • parking
  • great_breakfast
  • wildlife_watching
  • weddings
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Moor of Rannoch-Restaurant & Rooms

Moor of Rannoch-Restaurant & Rooms

Rannoch Station

‘The very-much-in-evidence hosts, Scott and Stephanie Meikle, have transformed this remote property into a “restaurant-with-(very-well-equipped-and-designed-)rooms”.’
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • dog_friendly
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • parking
  • good_value
  • wildlife_watching
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Cavens

Cavens

Kirkbean

‘A rare combination of relaxed professionalism, with high standards from Angus and Jane Fordyce, made us feel very cared for.’
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • conference_meeting
  • eco-friendly
  • for_wine-lovers
  • wi-fi
  • country_house
  • great_breakfast
  • parking
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Pool House

Pool House

Poolewe

For over 30 years, the Harrison family has greeted visitors to their former 18th-century fishing lodge with ‘genuine warmth and interest’.
  • walking
  • garden
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • view
  • guest_house
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • vegan-friendly
  • wi-fi
  • wildlife_watching
  • electric_charging_point
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Loch Melfort Hotel

Loch Melfort Hotel

Oban

A ‘warm’ welcome for pooches and their human companions can be expected at Calum and Rachel Ross’s ‘peaceful’ retreat on the Argyll coast.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • wi-fi
  • country_house
  • seaside
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Ballathie House

Ballathie House

Stanley

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

Boath House

Nairn

‘A beautiful hotel with wonderful food and lovely young staff.’ Readers this year loved their stay at Don and Wendy Matheson’s Georgian mansion in gardens and parkland.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • conference_meeting
  • spa
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • walking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • vegan-friendly
  • parking
  • great_breakfast
  • for_wine-lovers
  • outdoor_dining
  • wildlife_watching
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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: November 11, 2019