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.

Contemporary resort with spacious rooms and a top-notch spa, set above the North Sea; the only hotel on the revered 600-year-old Old Course at St. Andrews.

Part of the Wolsey Lodges, a group of luxurious B&B's. This affordable property is a Georgian home tucked away on a private hill near the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

The colorful Rosita Missoni brings a wild palette (fuchsia and turquoise walls; patterned bed throws) to the Royal Mile.

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.

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

Small hotel surrounded by four acres of woods and perennial gardens. The restaurant and bar are popular with locals.