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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Gables Hotel

Gables Hotel, Gretna Green, Dumfriesshire, DG16 5DQ.

Built at the turn of the century, this grade II listed building is one of the finest hotels in the Gretna area. It also boasts a fine dining restaurant serving traditional Scottish food. Free Wi-Fi.

  • 20th Century

Selkirk Philipburn Hotel

Philipburn Country House Hotel, Selkirk, Scottish Borders, TD7 5LS.

This four star country hotel is set in the beautiful town of Selkirk. With some of the 14 rooms featuring balconies and spa baths, as well as the hotel restaurant having a reputation for its cuisine, it is the perfect venue for a break in the borders.

  • 18th Century

Atholl Arms Hotel

Atholl Arms Hotel, Dunkeld, Perthshire, PH8 0AQ.

Built in the late eighteenth century, Atholl Arms Hotel sits in the historic city of Dunkeld. The Princess Royal was once a guest of the hotel back in 1844. Approx 10 miles from Perth and Pitlochry.

  • 18th Century

Dryfesdale Country House Hotel

Dryfesdale Country House Hotel, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, DG11 2SF.

A warm Scottish welcome awaits you at the 17th century Dryfesdale Country House Hotel. This is one for whisky fans, as the hotel’s malt bar has more than 150 varieties to choose from! There is also a cosy log fire to relax next to in the winter.

  • 17th Century

Cameron House Hotel on Loch Lomond

Cameron House Hotel, Loch Lomond, Dunbartonshire, G83 8QZ.

This 18th century mansion is situated on the southern shores of Loch Lomond. The 5 star hotel offers fine dining in its Michelin-starred restaurant, whilst the Cameron Grill serves local salmon and beef. There is also a golf course, roof-top pool and spa.

  • 18th Century

Coul House Hotel

Coul House Hotel, Contin, Inverness, Scotland, IV14 9ES.

Originally built in the early 19th century as a hunting lodge, this hotel is set in a peaceful and secluded location. Coul House features stunning views, log fires and free WiFi, as well as a 9 hole practice golfing area.

  • 19th Century

Le Monde

Le Monde, 16 George Street, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH2 2PF.

An award-winning boutique hotel in the heart of Edinburgh, this classically contemporary hotel provides high standards in decor, service and accommodation in luxury themed rooms. Set on exclusive George Street, just a short stroll from Edinburgh Castle.

  • 18th Century

Macdonald Rusacks Hotel

Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, St. Andrews, Fife, KY16 9JQ.

Macdonald Rusacks Hotel has been voted one of the Top Golfing Hotels in the world. Set in a stunning location, and with the hotel’s restaurant boasting panoramic views over the 18th hole of the Old Course, Rusacks Hotel is perfect for a golf break.

  • 19th Century

Piersland House Hotel

Piersland House Hotel, Troon, Ayrshire, KA10 6HD.

Built in 1899 for the grandson of Johnnie Walker, this property is situated opposite the Royal Troon Golf Course. The building retains many of its original features, and boasts a fabulous restaurant serving good quality food.

  • 19th Century

Tor-Na-Coille Hotel

Tor-Na-Coille Hotel, Banchory, near Aberdeen, Kincardineshire, AB31 4AB.

The Tor-na-Coille Hotel is a privately owned, professionally managed town house hotel, set in 8 acres of magnificent woodland, opposite the picturesque Banchory golf course, just 18 miles drive from Aberdeen Airport and Aberdeen City Centre.

  • 19th Century