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Blackaddie House

Blackaddie House - Two Night Food Lovers Special Offer

Sanquhar

The River Nith ripples past the garden of Jane and Ian McAndrew’s old manse and gastronomic destination, in a rolling landscape with views to the Lowther hills.
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Bunchrew House

Bunchrew House - Two Night Winter Luxury Highland Break Special Offer

Inverness

In a ‘lovely position’ by Beauly Firth, this handsome 17th-century mansion stands in large grounds that lead into woodland laced with walking paths – look out for the brown hares and roe deer who like to visit.
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Trigony House

Trigony House - Early Bird Dinner, Bed & Breakfast 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.
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The Dunstane Houses

The Dunstane Houses - Ultimate Scottish Road Trip 7 Nights for 5 Special Offer

Edinburgh

Heathery tones and tweedy fabrics bring a breath of fresh Orkney air to this family-owned hotel, in a peaceful area just beyond the city centre.
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The Green Park

The Green Park - Free Theatre Ticket Special Offer

Pitlochry

Ironwork sculptures adorn the wide lawn that borders Loch Faskally at the McMenemie family’s extended Victorian country house, along with waterside seating areas.
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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.
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Shieldaig Lodge

Shieldaig Lodge - Food Lover's Package

Gairloch

Once a Victorian hunting lodge, this ‘unpretentious’ hotel makes the most of both its history and its West Highland geography on the banks of Loch Gairloch.
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Cringletie House

Cringletie House - 'Castle Escapes' Special Offer

Peebles

In sweeping lawns within acres of woodland, this secluded baronial mansion is a ‘little jewel’.
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Rufflets

Rufflets - Luxury St Andrews Midweek Staycation Special Offer

St Andrews

One of Scotland’s first country house hotels, this turreted 1920s mansion in tranquil, ‘elegant’ gardens is owned by Mark and Christopher Forrester, grandsons of two of the original founders.
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Knockderry House Hotel

Knockderry House Hotel - Two Night Mini-Break Plus Special Offer

Cove

Romantic turrets and towers add to the Scottish country house experience at Murdo and Beth Macleod’s listed baronial building by the shores of Loch Long.
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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’.
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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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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

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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: April 11, 2021