Best hotels for walking in Scotland

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Best hotels for walking in Scotland

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Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge - Two Night Golf Package Special Offer

Portpatrick

Where the road ends and the Irish Sea begins, this former Victorian hunting lodge with a private cove is secluded, unapologetically traditional and rich in comforts and good food.
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Forss House

Forss House - 20% off Two Night Hogmanay Package Special Offer

Thurso

Under the big skies of Caithness, wrapped in woodland and a curve of the River Forss, this Georgian mansion offers the grandeur of Scottish country house living but with modern-day warmth and comforts.
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Knockendarroch Hotel

Knockendarroch Hotel - Book 2 nights and get a 3rd half price Special Offer

Pitlochry

More than 40 miles of signed routes around Pitlochry lead through woodland, along the loch side, by river and burn, to the Linn of Tummel waterfall, to Scotland’s smallest distillery. Struan and Louise Lothian, hosts at this hotel, are happy to advise.
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Shieldaig Lodge

Shieldaig Lodge - £150 Discount Three Night Christmas Package Special Offer

Gairloch

Field-sports fans and whisky aficionados beat a path to this Victorian hunting lodge, in a ‘glorious location’ on a vast wooded estate by Loch Gairloch.
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Trigony House

Trigony House - Complimentary Tea and Scones on Arrival Special Offer

Thornhill

In a ‘beautiful’ setting, Jan and Adam Moore’s dog-friendly country hotel in an 18th Century sporting lodge looks out over the hills and is surrounded by trees.
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The Dunstane Houses

The Dunstane Houses - Stay Longer, Save More Special Offer

Edinburgh

The epitome of tweed chic, two handsomely refurbished Victorian villas – Dunstane House, and Hampton House, opposite – make up one smart hotel. The Dunstane Houses has recently changed ownership.
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Cringletie House

Cringletie House - 25% Discount Special Offer

Peebles

‘Highly recommended for a special occasion’, this Victorian Scottish baronial hotel on a 28-acre estate combines luxury with unforced family- and dog-friendliness.
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The Green Park

The Green Park - Free Theatre Ticket Special Offer

Pitlochry

Traditional as Burns Night and bannocks, the McMenemie family’s Victorian country house hotel stands in well-kept lawned gardens on the shores of Loch Faskally.
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Rufflets

Rufflets - £150 Dining Credit Autumn/Winter Special Offer

St Andrews

'Nothing seems too much trouble' at this turreted 1920s mansion, one of Scotland’s first country house hotels, which has been owned by the same family for 70 years.
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Knockderry House Hotel

Knockderry House Hotel - Two Night Mini-Break Special Offer

Helensburgh

‘Scottish baronial at its best: all towers and turrets’, Beth and Murdo Macleod’s ‘very well-organised’, dog-friendly hotel stands in manicured lawns by the shores of Loch Long.
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More best hotels for walking in Scotland

Best hotels for walking in Scotland

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Best hotels for walking in Scotland

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Bridgend Hotel

Bridgend Hotel

Bridgend

On the Inner Hebrides island of Islay, this stone-built hotel – a village landmark where two main roads meet – has welcomed visitors for more than 150 years.
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  • dog_friendly
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  • parking
  • walking
  • weddings
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  • wildlife_watching
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  • cycling
  • bird_watching
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Links House

Links House

At once grand and intimate, this sumptuously refurbished hotel overlooking the green at the Royal Dornoch Golf Club has a relaxed, country house feel. The sandy beach is within a five-minute stroll, and diversions (fishing expeditions, whisky tours, etc) are many.
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Pairc an t-Srath

Pairc an t-Srath

Isle of Harris

On the west coast of Harris, Lena and Richard MacLennan’s small guest house overlooks Borve’s golden sand beach, and has views over the sound of Taransay. Simply and unfussily done, without compromising comfort. Harris tweed blankets drape the bed in the neat, wood-floored bedrooms; fresh flowers and shelves of books bring interest to a sitting room warmed by a peat fire. A surprising touch: a sauna in which to ease tired muscles after a day exploring the island.
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Creag Mhor Lodge

Creag Mhor Lodge

Glencoe

Beside a loch, this Victorian lodge offers soothing views across the water and opportunities for action-packed days out. Unwind by the log burning fire with a whisky (there are over 340 single malts to choose from), or retreat to the library for a board game or quiet read. Scenic vistas stretch out from many of the simply decorated bedrooms.
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Treetops B&B

Treetops B&B

Fort William

Built in the style of an alpine chalet, the spacious bedrooms in this modern building have glorious views of Ben Nevis. B&B guests start the day with a noteworthy Scottish breakfast. A great base for discovering the area, by foot, kayak or bicycle, the knowledgeable hosts are on hand with helpful tips on places to visit and where to eat nearby. There are excellent transport links to Fort William, 3 miles away.
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Glentower Lower Observatory

Glentower Lower Observatory

Fort William

From the summit of Ben Nevis, gale warnings for ship owners and skippers were once transmitted to this distinctive Victorian building. Today, it is a serene B&B, with spacious bedrooms, many with stunning views of Loch Linnhe and the Ardgour Hills. Scottish breakfasts (porridge with a dash of whisky or lashings of cream; scrambled eggs with local smoked salmon) are served in a light-filled room overlooking tranquil gardens and the loch. A packed lunch may be pre-ordered; for early risers, a packed breakfast. The town is a short walk away.
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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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Last updated: November 29, 2022