Hotels in Scotland
Scotland has refurbished several old buildings, including castles, to accommodate the needs of travelers. But of course, the country offers many types of lodgings, from quaint bed-and-breakfasts to modern luxury hotels. Here are our picks for some of the best hotels in Scotland:
Airth Castle is not only a reminder of Scotland’s glorious past—it's also a peaceful country retreat. This Scottish hotel was originally built in the fourteenth century and housed the family of Robert the Bruce, a Scottish king and national hero. The castle is located in Stirlingshire and is also available for special events. For those wanting a stay in Scotland hotel on the west coast, a stay in the Abbot’s Brae Hotel is a great choice. This hotel is much smaller than the grand old castles, resembling a large country manor instead.
The Cameron House on Loch Lomond and Inverlochy Castle are two more great hotels in Scotland for your stay. Inverlochy Castle was built as a private estate in 1863 and rests at the base of Ben Nevis Mountain. It offers sporting activities, like trout fishing. The Cameron House is near Loch Lomond, a lake between the Highland peaks and the Scotland Central Lowlands with its own restaurant on the grounds.
The colorful Rosita Missoni brings a wild palette (fuchsia and turquoise walls; patterned bed throws) to the Royal Mile.
A 19th-century stone mansion with a new spa. Book the Cashmere Suite for the ultimate in cocooning: bedroom walls lined with claret-colored Holland and Sherry cashmere and a soaking tub carved from limestone.
The Scottish invented golf, and with Turnberry’s opening in 1906 they pioneered the golf resort as well.
Set on the banks of Loch Lomond—23 miles of glassy, deep loch between the Scotland Central Lowlands and the Highland peaks—this 18th-century baronial mansion stands out for its Gothic grandeur in an area where most hotels are small family-run inns.
Set high above the road, with views over the Tweed River valley from most of its six bright rooms. Owner Julie Reid will walk you through the whisky on offer in the bar while her husband, Alan, is busy preparing local wood pigeon with black pudding for dinner.
Three miles southeast of Edinburgh, the 13th-century castle is ideal for history buffs: 15 of the 36 rooms are named after famous guests, such as Edward I and Oliver Cromwell.
Former Edwardian railroad hotel with a landmark clock tower and modern interiors in the heart of Edinburgh, adjacent to Waverly Station. Around holiday time, the fireplaces are constantly lit at this cozy baronial property.
Built as a private estate in 1863 and converted into a hotel a century later, this turreted Highland castle at the base of Ben Nevis mountain has carefully preserved the features that made it a favorite of Queen Victoria. Crystal chandeliers hang over the two-story, frescoed Great Hall.