Historic Hotels in Scotland

Scotland… a land of imposing castles, dramatic scenery and some of the best country house hotels in the whole of Britain. The following pages list around 100 of the very best properties from around Scotland, and range from the magnificent Macdonald Pittodrie House near Aberdeen to the Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel, a luxury lighthouse hotel near Stranraer!

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Prestonfield House Hotel

Prestonfield, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH16 5UT.

Prestonfield is the only hotel in Edinburgh to hold AA’s highest accolade of 5 Red Stars. Situated moments from Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, this baroque mansion has been luxuriously reworked and now has 22 individual boudoir-like rooms and suites.

  • 17th Century

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Hotel Indigo – Edinburgh – Princes Street

20 Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2AN.

Situated in the heart of Edinburgh on the world famous Princes Street, the Hotel Indigo is renowned for the warm welcome given to all of its guests. Be sure to try out the hotel’s Twenty Princes Street restaurant with its spectacular views of the castle.

  • 19th Century

Drimsynie House Hotel

Drimsynie House Hotel, Cairndow, Argyll, PA24 8AD.

The Drimsynie House Hotel sits in an elevated position overlooking its own golf course and Loch Goil, a fjord type sea loch. Set in the Loch Lomond National Park, just an hour from Glasgow, the hotel boasts an excellent leisure centre and swimming pool.

  • 19th Century

Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel and Spa

Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel, Inverness, Highlands, IV3 5NG.

Set by the banks of the famous River Ness, opposite from Inverness Castle, the superbly stylish 3 star Inverness Palace Hotel and Spa, features tastefully appointed bedrooms and a luxury leisure club with swimming pool.

  • 19th Century

Cromlix

Cromlix House Hotel, Cromlix, Stirling, Perthshire, FK15 9JT.

Located in a stunning 2000 acre estate, this is a characterful, ornately decorated property in the style of a luxurious shooting lodge. Activities on offer include fishing and clay shooting and the delightful onsite chapel is a unique wedding setting.

  • 19th Century

Gleddoch – Hotel Spa & Golf

Gleddoch Hotel, Langbank, Glasgow, PA14 6YE.

Set in 360-acres of grounds, Gleddoch House has an 18-hole Championship Golf Course. It also boasts a spa, sauna, steam room and gym. The Crannog Restaurant serves the best Scottish produce and has wonderful views.

  • 20th Century

Ramnee Hotel

Ramnee Hotel, Forres, Morayshire, IV36 3BN.

Built in 1907, this impressive Edwardian building is set in beautiful landscaped gardens. Within a short drive of lovely sandy beaches. Also in a great location for golfers, with excellent courses nearby.

  • 20th Century

Balgeddie House Hotel

Balgeddie House Hotel, Glenrothes, Fife, KY6 3ET.

Superbly set within its own beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens in the centre of the Kingdom of Fife, it is the perfect location for either a tranquil business stay, holiday break, private function or business meeting.

  • 20th Century

The Principal Edinburgh

The Principal, 19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2PB.

Situated in one of the most prestigious locations in Edinburgh, on the stylish George Street, lies The Principal Edinburgh. This grade II listed hotel was built over 200 years ago and has recently undergone a multi million pound refurbishment, restoring a sense of grandeur to the building.

  • 18th Century

Friars Carse Country House Hotel

Friars Carse Hotel, Auldgirth, Dumfries and Galloway, DG2 0SA.

Dating back to the 1200s, this fine Scottish Baronial Hall was the location where Robert Burns wrote many of his works. With a 45 acre estate to enjoy, this is the perfect venue for a relaxing countryside retreat. 9 hole putting green and snooker room.

  • 13th Century

Thainstone House

Thainstone House Hotel, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 5NT.

Set in an impressive eighteenth century building, Thainstone House Hotel is set in 44 acres of private gardens and woodlands. Situated just outside the village of Inverurie, its location makes it an ideal setting for a Highland getaway.

  • 18th Century