Romantic Hotels in Scotland

From the dramatic vistas of the Highlands to the character of the Borders and the awe-inspiring natural landscapes of the coast, Scotland is brimming with historic tales of romance and fairytales across the centuries thanks to its ruggedness and beauty. Scotland’s hotels also play a part in its modern day romance.
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Romantic Hotels in Scotland

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Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge - June Two Night Break Special Offer

Portpatrick

A ‘wonderful country house hotel in a peaceful location by the sea’ this former Victorian hunting lodge comes with panelled walls, log fires, period furniture, the obligatory stag’s head, a dazzling array of malt whiskies, and views across the water to Northern Ireland.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • gourmet
  • view
  • seaside
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • fishing
  • golf
  • for_winelovers
  • child_friendly
  • cycling
  • horse_riding
  • wildlife_watching
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • boutique
  • electric_charging_point
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Knockendarroch Hotel

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Pitlochry

‘A stately house with a fairly large garden, quite close to town’ is how John Stewart, founder of Pitlochry Festival Theatre, described this Victorian baronial mansion which in 1951 hosted the first performances in a marquee.
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • guest_house
  • romantic
  • cycling
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  • veganfriendly
  • dog_friendly
  • boutique
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Cringletie House

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Peebles

In springtime, daffodils blanket the lawns around this secluded baronial mansion; in all seasons, the extensive grounds – the historic walled garden, mile-long nature trail, sculptures and outdoor games – invite exploration.
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  • romantic
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  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • veganfriendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
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Rufflets

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St Andrews

Traditional standards are upheld 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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  • garden
  • golf
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  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • cycling
  • wildlife_watching
  • historic
  • bird_watching
  • honeymoon
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The Dunstane Houses

The Dunstane Houses - Royal Jubilee Package Special Offer

Edinburgh

Luxe details such as a copper roll top bath, add to the romance of The Dunstane Houses, a luxurious get away in Edinburgh where beautiful details are accompanied by exceptional service - ideal for mini breaks, minimoons or a Valentine's Day retreat.
  • babyfriendly
  • boutique
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • garden
  • honeymoon
  • parking
  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wifi
  • veganfriendly
  • dog_friendly
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Knockderry House Hotel

Knockderry House Hotel - Two Night Mini-Break Special Offer

Helensburgh

By the shores of Loch Long, romantic turrets and towers add to the Scottish country house experience of Beth and Murdo Macleod’s dog-friendly hotel.
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • parking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • boutique
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  • disabled_facilities
  • historic
  • mooring_available
  • outdoor_dining
  • seaside
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Kilcamb Lodge

Kilcamb Lodge

Strontian

‘The situation is absolutely beautiful; perfect for wild swimmers,’ write readers this year, in praise of this remote hideaway hotel on the shores of Loch Sunart.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
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  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • country_house
  • foodie
  • romantic
  • cycling
  • boutique
  • electric_charging_point
  • mooring_available
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Scarista House

Scarista House

Isle of Harris

The only sounds are the soughing of the sea and the cry of gulls at this remote Georgian manse in an 'extraordinary setting' between a three-mile sandy beach and heather-clad mountains.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • seaside
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • cycling
  • golf
  • surfing
  • great_breakfast
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • foodie
  • weddings
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Kinloch Lodge

Kinloch Lodge

Isle of Skye

‘A great place to stay if you’re after excellent food and high standards of comfort’, the family home of Lord Macdonald and his wife, cookery writer Lady Claire Macdonald, is ‘in a beautiful position’ on the shores of Loch Na Dal.
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  • fishing
  • garden
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  • rooms_with_a_view
  • seaside
  • wheelchair_accessible
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  • child_friendly
  • with_cooking_school
  • wildlife_watching
  • romantic
  • great_breakfast
  • walking
  • foodie
  • parking
  • country_house
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Prestonfield

Prestonfield

Edinburgh

‘Neatness and sweetness all around, These at Prestonfield are found’, wrote Benjamin Franklin, after a stay at this 17th-century mansion in parkland under Arthur’s Seat. ‘This hotel was wonderful,’ a trusted reader waxes no less lyrical.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • golf
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • for_winelovers
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • horse_riding
  • veganfriendly
  • great_breakfast
  • outdoor_dining
  • foodie
  • electric_charging_point
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Eddrachilles Hotel

Eddrachilles Hotel

Scourie

The breathtakingly scenic North Coast 500 road passes the driveway to this 18th-century manse, now a small, friendly hotel, gazing over Badcall Bay.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • historic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • romantic
  • wildlife_watching
  • mooring_available
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • good_value
  • weddings
  • boutique
  • seaside
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The Three Chimneys and The House Over-By

The Three Chimneys and The House Over-By

Isle of Skye

In a scattered hamlet on the western shore of Loch Dunvegan, in the far north of Skye, a whitewashed stone crofter’s cottage is the setting for this fine-dining restaurant-with-rooms.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
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  • romantic
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  • vegetarian_friendly
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  • weddings
  • foodie
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  • boutique
  • dog_friendly
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  • veganfriendly
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Glenfinnan House Hotel

Glenfinnan House Hotel

Fort William

Built in 1755, the grandeur and history of Glenfinnan House Hotel give it a beauty that's made for romantic escapes. Blessed with many original features, it's a peaceful haven of luxury and tranquility for time together.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
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  • honeymoon
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • boutique
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • weddings
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Windlestraw

Windlestraw

Walkerburn

An Edwardian manor house built in the Tweed valley as a wedding gift for the future wife of a cashmere mill owner is today a small, elegant hotel with a serious emphasis on food.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • parking
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • for_winelovers
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • great_breakfast
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • foodie
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Forss House

Forss House

Thurso

The River Forss curves around the wooded grounds of this late Georgian country house, run today as a ‘wonderful hotel’ with salmon fishing at the bottom of the garden.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • conference_meeting
  • activities
  • disabled
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • parking
  • bird_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • ecofriendly
  • dog_friendly
  • romantic
  • for_winelovers
  • golf
  • cycling
  • foodie
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
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Coll Hotel

Coll Hotel

Isle of Coll

‘Run by generations of the Oliphant family since 1963’, Coll’s welcoming social hub and only hotel sits at the head of Loch Eatharna, close to the ferry terminal.
  • child_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • babyfriendly
  • walking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • good_value
  • mooring_available
  • outdoor_dining
  • disabled_facilities
  • weddings
  • foodie
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Shieldaig Lodge

Shieldaig Lodge

Gairloch

With ‘wonderful views’ of Loch Gairloch, this Victorian hunting lodge on a wooded estate where falconry, fishing and deer stalking can all be laid on for guests now accepts dogs in its bedrooms and bar.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
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  • cycling
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  • wheelchair_accessible
  • boutique
  • babyfriendly
  • foodie
  • historic
  • dog_friendly
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Ardtorna

Ardtorna

Oban

Light and bright inside, Karen and Sean O’Byrne’s super-modern, eco-friendly house by Loch Creran has ‘lovely views’ over the water.
  • bird_watching
  • ecofriendly
  • great_breakfast
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wifi
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The Torridon

The Torridon

TORRIDON

It’s hard to beat the setting of this Victorian baronial-style hunting lodge, in a wooded estate at the head of Loch Torridon.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • disabled
  • cycling
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • bird_watching
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • honeymoon
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • boutique
  • foodie
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Monachyle Mhor

Monachyle Mhor

Lochearnhead

Overlooking lochs and hills, it feels wild and remote, but this farmhouse turned restaurant-with-rooms is surprisingly glamorous.
From £97.50 per night
  • weddings
  • garden
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • dog_friendly
  • walking
  • great_breakfast
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • bird_watching
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  • fishing
  • foodie
  • for_winelovers
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • boutique
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  • electric_charging_point
  • veganfriendly
  • babyfriendly
  • romantic
  • parking
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Glenapp Castle

Glenapp Castle

Ballantrae

Gazing out over the Ayrshire coast to the Isle of Arran, Glenapp may be towered and turreted, but the Scottish Baronial-style hotel (Relais & Châteaux) is more luxury country house than castle.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
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  • conference_meeting
  • spa
  • wheelchair_accessible
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  • wildlife_watching
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  • vegetarian_friendly
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  • seaside
  • foodie
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Moor of Rannoch-Restaurant & Rooms

Moor of Rannoch-Restaurant & Rooms

Rannoch Station

Alight from the Caledonian sleeper from London in time for breakfast at Stephanie and Scott Meikle’s dog-friendly restaurant-with-rooms and you find yourself in a wilderness landscape of lochs and lochans.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • dog_friendly
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
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The Fife Arms

The Fife Arms

Braemar

Never was a hotel more thoroughly transformed than this landmark Victorian coaching inn, curated by its owners, the Swiss gallerists behind Hauser and Wirth.
  • wifi
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Bunchrew House

Bunchrew House

Inverness

On the tranquil shore of the Beauly Firth, this ‘very pleasant’ 17th-century mansion stands in large grounds that lead into woodland laced with walking paths.
  • babyfriendly
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Coruisk House

Coruisk House

Isle of Skye

A welcome glass of sparking wine awaits guests at Clare Winskill and Iain Roden’s romantic restaurant-with-rooms, reached down a scenic, single-track road in a wild and remote part of the island.
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Marmalade Hotel

Marmalade Hotel

Portree

A short walk from the bustle of the island’s main harbour town, this refurbished Edwardian country house in landscaped gardens has a coolly contemporary interior and views that stretch to the bay.
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Fingal

Fingal

Edinburgh

In shipshape and Bristol fashion, this plushly revamped former Northern Lighthouse supply ship is berthed in a working dock, moments away from a lively district of waterfront cafés and restaurants.
  • boutique
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • historic
  • honeymoon
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
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  • weddings

Scenic walks and romantic country house hotels in Scotland

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. Nestled into beautiful spots surrounded by forests and wild flowers where love blooms with the spring on scenic walks and hikes across wild and sweeping vistas.

Equally, the rich culture of cities and villages is tantalising and seductive in its warmth and character, showcasing a tradition for good food and better drink that has been perfected over the centuries whether you happen to be enjoying time in Edinburgh, Glasgow or out on the Isle of Skye.

Where the Italians may have a monopoly on gentility and the French have a talent for sweet talking, Scotland’s romance is echoed through a long line of poets and writers who fell in love with the breathtaking magnitude of the area’s wildlife. While a holiday fishing may not sound like a traditional recipe for romance, it is hard not to let these natural surroundings do the talking, even if it is with a large salmon in tow.

Then again, on a more refined scale, Scotland is home to some spectacular architecture, spas and excellent chefs. The likes of The Witchery by the Castle or Ardanaiseig have reputations not merely for places to bewitch your other half, but also as awe-inspiring hotel wedding venues bringing style and eccentricity to the occasion that the whole family and all guests can enjoy.

Last updated: July 01, 2022