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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Cluny Bank Hotel

Cluny Bank Hotel, Forres, Morayshire, IV36 1DW.

Offering elegant bedrooms and a homely welcome, the Cluny Bank Hotel boasts a 4 star accreditation. The Cluny Bank Restaurant serves quality Scottish cuisine and won ‘Taste of Grampian Restaurant of the Year’ in 2008.

  • 19th Century

The Bonham

The Bonham, 35 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 7RN.

The Bonham is often referred to as the coolest hotel in Edinburgh! There is also a wonderful contemporary restaurant serving fine European cuisine. Be sure to check the photos to see the stylish bedrooms.

  • 19th Century

Creebridge House Hotel

Creebridge House Hotel, Creebridge, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, DG8 6NP.

This family run country house hotel is set within the peace and tranquility of three acres of gardens. It also offers award winning cuisine, as well as being ideally located for a range of outdoor activities including golfing, shooting and fishing.

  • 18th Century

Ballathie House Hotel

Ballathie House Hotel, Stanley, Perth, Perthshire, PH1 4QN.

Ballathie House Hotel is a four star rated country house hotel, and is set on an estate overlooking the River Tay. It is a true Highland hotel, yet is only 12 miles from Perth. Boasts one of the finest restaurants in Scotland.

  • 19th Century

Channings Hotel

Channings, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH4 1EZ.

Hidden down the tree-lined crescent of South Learmonth Gardens, yet within easy reach of Edinburgh city centre, lies this lovely 4 star hotel. Some rooms feature a Jacuzzi and one room boasts a four poster bed. Try the hotel’s award winning restaurant.

  • 19th Century

Rocpool Reserve Hotel

Rocpool Reserve Hotel, 14 Culduthel Road, Inverness, Inverness-shire, IV2 4AG.

A multi-award winning hotel, with the only 5 star rating in Inverness. Rooms in this stylish, spacious Georgian mansion house include rainshowers and deep baths and the hotel has its own stunning cocktail bar and Scottish-French fusion restaurant.

  • 18th Century

Duisdale House Hotel

Duisdale House Hotel, Sleat, Isle of Skye, IV43 8QW.

Duisdale House Hotel is a former hunting lodge set in the Garden of Skye, and was used by the Clan Chief of The MacDonalds in days of old. Today the hotel features elegant en-suite rooms, a lounge with log fire and even a hydropool in the garden.

  • 19th Century

Mercure Perth Hotel

Mercure Perth Hotel, Perth, Perthshire, PH1 5QP.

Dating back to the 1400’s, this former water mill is situated in the heart of Perth. If it’s original features you’re after, check out the fresh water running behind the port holes in the lounge areas!

  • 15th Century

Millennium Hotel Glasgow

Millennium Hotel, Glasgow, Glasgow City, G2 1DS.

Standing in the heart of Glasgow, the Millennium Hotel is perfect for discovering all of the museums, galleries and shopping the city has to offer. After a busy morning, why not relax with an Afternoon Tea in the hotel’s conservatory?

  • 19th Century

Maryculter House Hotel

Maryculter House Hotel, Maryculter, near Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB12 5GB.

This impressive Scottish mansion dates back to the early thirteenth century, and was once home to the Knights Templar! There is a variety of outdoor activities in the nearby area. The hotel itself combines modern luxury with original features.

  • 13th Century