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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Inveraray Inn

Inveraray Inn, Inveraray, Argyll, PA32 8XB.

Few hotels in the Western Highlands have such long and distinguished history as the Inveraray Inn. Designed in 1750 by the famous builder John Adam, the Inveraray Inn sits on the banks of Loch Fyne, just a short stroll from Inveraray Castle.

  • 18th Century

Knipoch Hotel

Knipoch Hotel, By Oban, Argyll.

A privately owned, luxury four star country house hotel, historic Knipoch nestles beside Loch Feochan just six miles from Oban. There is an emphasis on good food and drink, and all rooms are en-suite with lovely views.

  • 15th Century

Balbirnie House Hotel

Balbirnie House Hotel, Glenrothes, Fife, KY7 6NE.

The award-winning Balbirnie House is a listed Georgian mansion dating from around 1777. Set within a 400 acre park, it now offers good food, beautiful grounds, 34 fine bedrooms, and an 18-hole golf course, all just an hour’s drive from Edinburgh.

  • 18th Century

Norwood Hall Hotel

Norwood Hall Hotel, Cults, Grampian, Scotland, AB15 9FX.

This 18th century listed mansion house is set in acres of lovely grounds, yet is also within the heart of Aberdeen. There is an AA rosette restaurant, and the rooms in the hotel are all elegantly furnished.

  • 19th Century

Best Western Queens Hotel

Best Western Queens Hotel, Oban, Argyll, PA34 5AG.

The four star Best Western Queens Hotel has recently undergone a complete refurbishment and most rooms now feature jacuzzi baths. The hotel’s restaurant serves the best local produce.

  • 19th Century

Newton Muthu Hotel

The Newton Hotel, Nairn, Highlands, IV12 4RX.

The Newton is a stunning four star hotel idyllically situated in 21 acres of parkland. Nearby attractions include Loch Ness, The Malt Whisky Trail and lots of outdoor activities.

  • 17th Century

Stirling Highland Hotel

Stirling Highland Hotel, Stirling, Scotland, FK8 1DU.

Originally built as a school, this is now a luxury four star hotel nestled in the historic town of Stirling. Leisure facilities on-site include a swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.

  • 19th Century

Old Waverley Hotel

Old Waverley Hotel, Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2BY.

Situated on Princes Street, one of the main shopping streets in the heart of Edinburgh, this hotel is perfect for exploring all that Edinburgh has to offer. Boasts spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle.

  • 19th Century

Strathaven Hotel

Strathaven Hotel, Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, ML10 6SZ.

The hotel is on the edge of the picturesque market town of Strathaven. A family run hotel, built by Robert Adam Jnr in the 18th century and set in three acres of grounds. We are centrally located…

  • 18th Century

Crieff Hydro Hotel

Crieff Hydro Hotel, Crieff, Perthshire, PH7 3LQ.

For over 130 years we have been welcoming people from all over the world to Crieff Hydro. All Crieff Hydro’s 210 en suite bedrooms have been refurbished in the last few years to a good four-star standard.

  • 19th Century