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 Balbirnie House in Glenrothes, 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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Merkister Hotel

Merkister Hotel, Loch Harray, Orkney Islands, Scotland, KW17 2LF.

Just a short drive from the main towns of Kirkwall and Stromness, this country house hotel occupies a commanding position on the shores of the famous Harray Loch. Boasting an award-winning restaurant, guests are invited to fish from the hotel’s own pier.

  • 19th Century

Ayre Hotel

Ayre Hotel, Kirwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland, KW15 1QX.

Overlooking the harbour in Orkney’s principal town of Kirkwall, the Ayre Hotel has been welcoming guests for hundreds of years. Offering modern, well-appointed en suite rooms, the restaurant features dishes made with Orkney beef, fish and other local produce.

  • 18th Century

Aberdeen Northern Hotel

Aberdeen Northern, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, AB24 3PS.

This iconic A listed Art Deco hotel has a unique ballroom, shaped like a violin body with lights concealed in flying buttresses. The hotel is less than a mile from the city centre and there is also a bus stop outside the hotel which runs every 10 minutes from the airport, bus & train station. Our restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and evening meals.

  • 20th Century

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