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Killiecrankie Hotel

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Pitlochry

An 1840s dower house, Killiecrankie Hotel is quintessentially Scottish with staff dressed in tartan, tartan swollen blankets in the rooms, a warm welcome and a comprehensive whiskey menu from the Scottish isles.
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Glenfinnan House Hotel

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Fort William

An 18th century inn where the gardens meet the banks of Loch Shiel and Ben Nevis hovers in the background, Glenfinnan House Hotel has old school charm and a family friendly atmosphere.
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The Dunstane Houses

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Edinburgh

Heathery tones and tweedy fabrics bring a breath of fresh Orkney air to this family-run hotel in two Victorian villas just outside the city centre.
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Shieldaig Lodge

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Gairloch

This magnificent Highland retreat is set in a 26,000 acre estate and is nestled next to Shieldaig Bay. With all the warmth of its original 19th century origins, it’s all log-fires, snug lounges and an extensive whisky and gin collection.
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Cringletie House

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Peebles

A ‘little jewel’ in a secluded setting, this small baronial mansion is enveloped by sweeping manicured lawns within acres of woodland.
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Rufflets

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St Andrews

One of Scotland’s first country house hotels, the 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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Forss House

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Thurso

On the banks of the Forss River and surrounded by woodland, Forss House is a country house with traditional style. Bedrooms have high ceilings and lovely views, and foot has a reputation for excellence.
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Kinloch House

Kinloch House

Blairgowrie

A Victorian house in a peaceful valley, Kinloch House leaves no stone unturned when it comes to superb hospitality.
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Tiroran House
Tiroran House, Isle of Mull
‘A wonderful and special place from which to explore this magical island.’
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Best country house hotels in Scotland

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Glencoe House

Glencoe House

Glencoe

Overlooking Loch Leven and the Pap of Glencoe, a baronial edifice with luxurious suites, some in the main mansion; others, in a characterful building close by, have a sitting room with a wood burning stove, a fully stocked kitchen with Aga-oven, and a restful bedroom upstairs. Savour stunning views of mountains or loch, and in the evening, the option of a seasonally-inspired, candle-lit five-course dinner, served in the room.
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Fairytale castles and historic country house hotels in Scotland

With a history that goes back thousands of years and a nobility that spans the centuries, Scotland is rich in country houses, many of which have become hotels, all showcasing the warmth and hospitality of a country accustomed to hearty celebrations and bracing against the winter cold.

Surrounded by mountainous vistas and dramatic coastlines, these spectacular Scottish locations are a haven for wildlife and perfect for walkers and hikers and combine their sometimes eccentric and sometimes lavish style with superb food sourced from the surrounding area.

Fish on the lochs or sail into the deep blue yonder at the likes of Toravaig House, where the owners have two yachts that can be used in fairer weather.  There must have been a moment in time when Scotland had an army of barons for the number of mansions they appear to have acquired over the years, many of which enjoy historic design features such as turrets and crow-stepped gables which give a real sense of being in a fairytale castle.

Scotland’s country house hotels are of a uniquely different style to those common in England.  Where England has a number of refined, Georgian country house estates, Scotland’s idea of aristocracy has a rather more dramatic impact, in many cases the age of the buildings really is breathtaking.

That said, it’s not short of its Regency offerings, the likes of Boath House is a delightful and luxurious experience designed by architect Archibald Simpson, while Prestonfield in Edinburgh gives another aspect entirely.  Next to Royal Holyrood Park, this city based hotel has been described enticingly as ‘an orgy for the senses.’

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Last updated: June 15, 2019