Scotland

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.

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.

An eight-room Regency mansion where Slow Food chef Charles Lockley creates six-course Scottish dinners.

Built around the neo-Gothic façade of a 19th-century church, the Glasshouse Hotel contrasts old stone with contemporary, metal-framed glass walls.

Whether you dream of charming Welsh cottages with views of majestic Mount Snowdon, remote lodges overlooking a shimmering Scottish loch, or enchanting castles just outside of London, this fairy godmother of rental companies can easily turn your dream house into a reality.

Formerly NumberTen Hotel

Deep within hill country, the elegant castle raws culinary enthusiasts thanks to its traditional restaurant, where chef Paul Gibson serves locally sourced dishes such as Galloway spring lamb stuffed with fresh spinach and garlic.

Food-focused retreat where cookbook author Lady Claire Macdonald runs on-site culinary demonstrations.

Rates include breakfast and a 5-course dinner.

 

This small, 20-room hotel was built by the Grieg brothers of Inverkeithing in 1873. The hotel is located 40 miles outside of Glasgow and offers easy access to local attractions such as the Aberdour Castle and the Scottish Fisheries Museum.