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.
A 12-room estate on 1,700 acres of landscaped gardens and a nature reserve.
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.
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.
The colorful Rosita Missoni brings a wild palette (fuchsia and turquoise walls; patterned bed throws) to the Royal Mile.
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.
The Scottish invented golf, and with Turnberry’s opening in 1906 they pioneered the golf resort as well.
An eight-room Regency mansion where Slow Food chef Charles Lockley creates six-course Scottish dinners.