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Best hotels for walking in Scotland

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The Airds Hotel

The Airds Hotel - 15% Discount Luxury Summer Break Special Offer

Port Appin

‘The views are stunning’ from Shaun and Jenny McKivragan’s ‘small, personable’ hotel, in a dramatic setting above Loch Linnhe, with the Morvern mountains beyond.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • view
  • activities
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Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge - Late Availability 15% Discount Special Offer

Portpatrick

On a sheltered cove on the wildly scenic Galloway coast, Sian and David Ibbotson’s stone hunting lodge is liked for its ‘tranquil setting’, its ‘professional, friendly, caring’ staff, and its fine collection of single malts.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • historic
  • gourmet
  • view
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Glenapp Castle

Glenapp Castle - Seven nights for the price of six 'seventh heaven' special offer

Ballantrae

Drive through the ‘splendid’ wrought iron gates and up a ‘beautifully wooded’ path: in ‘meticulously tended’ grounds stands this ‘impressive’ 19th-century Scottish baronial castle.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • historic
  • spa
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Trigony House

Trigony House - Two night Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Special Offer

Thornhill

Atop a tree-lined drive, arrive to a ‘cheerful welcome’ at Jan and Adam Moore’s ‘excellent’ hotel, in an 18th-century hunting and fishing lodge.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • view
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Argyll Hotel

Argyll Hotel - Three Night 25% Discount Special Offer

Iona

An ‘informal, warmly welcoming’ place, this low-key small hotel is just the ticket for visitors in search of ‘peace and quiet to experience the magic of this lovely, remote island’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • seaside
  • view
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Douneside House

Douneside House - Autumn/Winter Luxury Break Special Offer

Tarland

Find a spot for quiet contemplation, as did Guide readers this year, in the expertly maintained gardens or graceful public rooms of this ‘lovely place’ on the edge of the Cairngorms national park.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
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Shieldaig Lodge

Shieldaig Lodge - Food Lover's Package

Gairloch

The ‘splendid aroma of peat, whisky and leather’ defines this ‘impressive’ Victorian hunting lodge in a ‘glorious setting’ on Loch Gairloch.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • parking
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Crinan Hotel

Crinan Hotel - Midsummer Special Offer

Crinan

Seafood is an art at this ‘friendly, informal’ hotel in a ‘spectacular position’ overlooking the sea and a canal lock.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • view
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Eddrachilles Hotel

Eddrachilles Hotel - 3 Nights Dinner, B&B from £450 per room

Scourie

At the head of Badcall bay, this 18th-century manse is in a ‘splendid location’ – look through a gap in the trees towards a ‘tranquil scene’ of fishing boats on the water.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
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Kinloch House

Kinloch House

Blairgowrie

‘Guests’ comfort is prioritised’ at the Allen family’s Victorian country house hotel, which stands in parkland, gazing over Highland cattle and gently rolling hills.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • country_house
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Horseshoe Restaurant

Horseshoe Restaurant

Peebles

‘Keep it small and do it well’ – that’s the philosophy at this surprisingly sophisticated restaurant-with-rooms in a quiet village four miles north of Peebles.
  • walking
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • gourmet

More best hotels for walking in Scotland

Best hotels for walking in Scotland

Dog friendly hotels and hearty food for walking holidays in Scotland

There are few places as dramatic and diversely picturesque as Scotland’s countryside, making it a gift for walking holidays, whichever part you choose to visit.  Rolling hills and moorland, gentle valleys and iconic historic locations to explore, make the Scottish Borders the perfect place for a romantic getaway, while the scenic Highlands see some spectacular hotels nestled amongst the majestic curves of the earth and glistening lochs.

Places such as The Airds Hotel on Loch Linnhe, with the Morvern mountains beyond, prove to not only have wonderful walking possibilities, but also excellent gastronomy as well, attracting foodies from around the country.  Alternatively, the Pool House is amongst Scotland’s historic hotels with 300 years of stories to tell and pursuits such a playing the piano or selecting novels from the library juxtaposed with adventures rock climbing or mountaineering in the highland landscape.

A haven for dog walkers looking to stretch the legs of tireless pets, or whiskey connoisseurs in search for something to set the palette a tingling, Scotland is also an endless treasure trove of unique hotel locations such as The Colonsay, accessed  by short wander up a single track road from the ferry on the Isle of Colonsay where you’re greeted by an unpretentious and informal inn with a buzzy bar populated with locally brewed island beer and malt whiskies.  There’s even the odd music evening to add extra fuel to the log fires.

The coastal walks in Scotland really are something of literary proportions as well – take the remote west side of Shetland where Burrastow House resides for example.  Here you can watch the Arctic terns tumble above the Wester Sound – few things can match such a natural spectacle.

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