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Walking hotels in Scotland

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Rufflets

Rufflets - £90 Dining Credit Autumn/Winter Special Offer

St Andrews

Seventy-two years after its launch as a hotel, in countryside outside St Andrew's, third-generation owners of this turreted Edwardian mansion take evident pride in their legacy.
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Trigony House

Trigony House - Three Nights for the Price of Two Winter Special Offer

Thornhill

In a ‘beautiful’ setting, Jan and Adam Moore’s dog-friendly country hotel in an 18th-century sporting lodge looks out over the hills and is surrounded by trees.
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  • garden
  • good_value
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  • walking
  • weddings
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Cavens

Cavens - Up to 15% Discount Special Offer

Dumfries

'A genuine oasis of tranquility', Angus and Jane Fordyce’s Georgian mansion is set in open countryside close to the dunes and salt marshes of the Solway coast.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
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  • conference_meeting
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Forss House

Forss House - Hogmanay Celebration Special Offer

Thurso

Under the big skies of Caithness, wrapped in woodland and a curve of the River Forss, this Georgian mansion offers the grandeur of Scottish country house living but with modern-day warmth and comforts.
  • weddings
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  • golf
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The Green Park

The Green Park - Free Theatre Ticket Special Offer

Pitlochry

Traditional as Burns Night and bannocks, the McMenemie family’s Victorian country house hotel stands in lawned gardens sweeping down to the shores of Loch Faskally.
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Knockendarroch Hotel

Knockendarroch Hotel - Book 2 nights and get a 3rd half price Special Offer

Pitlochry

More than 40 miles of signed routes around Pitlochry lead through woodland, along the loch side, by river and burn, to the Linn of Tummel waterfall, to Scotland’s smallest distillery. Struan and Louise Lothian, hosts at this hotel, are happy to advise.
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  • boutique
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Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge - Romantic Two Night Special Offer

Portpatrick

Where the road ends and the Irish Sea begins, this former Victorian hunting lodge with a private cove is secluded, unapologetically traditional and rich in comforts and good food.
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Shieldaig Lodge

Shieldaig Lodge - Hogmanay Special Offer

Gairloch

Whale-watching, spectacular sunsets and starry, starry nights are among the wonders at this Victorian former hunting lodge on a wooded estate lapped by Loch Gairloch.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
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  • fishing
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  • dog_friendly
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Cringletie House

Cringletie House - 'Winter at Cringletie' 25% Discount Package Special Offer

Peebles

‘Expensive but very comfortable' with 'excellent food', this Victorian Scottish baronial hotel on a 28-acre estate combines luxury with unforced family and dog-friendliness.
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Mingary Castle

Mingary Castle

Kilchoan

‘Staying in the inner courtyard of a 13th-century castle was always going to be unforgettable,’ writes an inspector, on a visit to Colin Nicolson and Jessica Thompson’s restaurant-with-rooms.
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Lundies House

Lundies House

A Scandi makeover has transformed this 19th-century manse, overlooking the Kyle of Tongue, into an environmentally aware boutique hotel with the feel of a design and art enthusiast’s home.
  • boutique
  • adultsonly
  • country_house
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • garden
  • historic
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  • seaside
  • cycling
  • fishing
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Royal Marine Hotel

Royal Marine Hotel

One of the world’s most beautiful drives, along the North Coast 500, brings you to a fishing village and this ‘beautiful small hotel, recently renovated’, now part of Highland Coast Hotels.
  • wildlife_watching
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  • good_value
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Cathedral House

Cathedral House

GLASGOW

Built in 1896 as a halfway hostel for female prisoners, this fine baronial house, opposite the Necropolis, is now a comfortable B&B.
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  • historic
  • outdoor_dining
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • walking
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Galson Farm Guest House

Galson Farm Guest House

On the north-west coast of the Isle of Lewis, Elaine Fothergill and Richard Inger invite you to their traditional Hebridean farmhouse to switch off, unwind and relax.
  • bird_watching
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  • vegetarian_friendly
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  • cycling
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  • surfing
  • seaside
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Isle of Mull Hotel

Isle of Mull Hotel

Craignure

Wild swimming, wildlife watching and a rejuvenating spa are among the attractions at this immaculately refurbished hotel with glorious views across Craignure Bay.
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  • spa
  • walking
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • vegetarian_friendly
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The Kirkstyle Inn & Rooms

The Kirkstyle Inn & Rooms

Interiors at this dog-friendly inn are a riot of granny’s attic eccentricity, while bedrooms next door are large, light and contemporary, with swish bathrooms; a weekly changing menu showcases pub favourites.
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No 17 on The Promenade

No 17 on The Promenade

Oban

You can drink cocktails as you watch the ferries from the opulent lounge or the terrace of this Victorian seafront hotel, which reopened in 2022 under new ownership after a six-figure transformation.
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  • seaside
  • walking
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Burnside Cottage

Burnside Cottage

Caithness

‘I have not stayed in a better B&B,’ wrote our inspector, of this dog-friendly, eco-friendly guesthouse moments from Orkney ferries terminal.
  • boutique
  • cycling
  • dog_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • historic
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • seaside
  • good_value
  • bb
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Foyers Lodge

Foyers Lodge

Foyers

Surrounded by wild beauty, on the quieter shore of Loch Ness, this adults-only guest house has been styled with respect for its Victorian origins, with rich heritage colours, paintings, photographs, antiques and curiosities.
  • adultsonly
  • boutique
  • country_house
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  • historic
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  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wildlife_watching
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The Kirkwall Hotel

The Kirkwall Hotel

Kirkwall

A French-influenced building on the harbourside, this family-friendly hotel and local hub was extensively refurbished by new owners the Original Collection in 2018.
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  • dog_friendly
  • historic
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  • weddings
  • wildlife_watching
  • babyfriendly
  • seaside
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Barony House

Barony House

Edinburgh

The Arts and Crafts movement is lovingly nurtured in this restored Victorian terraced house in a conservation area.
  • boutique
  • cycling
  • historic
  • parking
  • tennis
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • walking
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wifi
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Knockderry House Hotel

Knockderry House Hotel

Helensburgh

'Scottish baronial at its best', this Victorian fantasia with half-timbering, turrets, candle-snuffer roofs and stepped gables, sits in ‘a lovely large garden’ on the shores of Loch Long.
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The Meikleour Arms

The Meikleour Arms

Meikleour

A picturesque cottage-style Georgian coaching inn within a verdant designed landscape on the Lansdowne’s estate is today a dog-friendly hotel, pub and anglers' dream.
  • fishing
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  • golf
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The Loch Ness Inn

The Loch Ness Inn

Drumnadrochit

Hikers and cyclists stop for the simple comforts of this friendly 160-year-old coaching inn, a ‘busy and bustling’ local gathering place in a village on the Great Glen Way.
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The Bonnie Badger

The Bonnie Badger

Gullane

Tom and Michaela Kitchin preside at this gastropub, where Victorian interiors have had a smart-casual Scandi-Scotia makeover, and you can dine on pub classics in the bar, or get the nosebag on for Tom’s Michelin-starred nature-to-plate dishes in the converted stables.
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The Fife Arms

The Fife Arms

Braemar

Swiss gallerists Iwan and Manuela Wirth have had a creative fling at this Victorian coaching inn in a Cairngorms village famed for its Highland Games, filling interiors with important artworks and Victoriana, though menus are short, the cooking spare and elegant.
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The Prince’s House

The Prince’s House

Fort William

Close to Loch Shiel, this old coaching inn has hosted travellers along the Road to the Isles since the 17th century.
  • bird_watching
  • gourmet
  • historic
  • honeymoon
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  • walking
  • wifi
  • wildlife_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Kinloch Lodge

Kinloch Lodge

Sleat

'In a beautiful position' on the shores of Loch Na Dal, in the lee of a wooded hill, this former hunting lodge offers 'comfortable bedrooms and public rooms and excellent food'.
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The Old Priory 
Bed and Breakfast

The Old Priory 
Bed and Breakfast

Kelso

With the market square to the fore and a walled garden behind, the Girdwoods’ Georgian town house has attractive, traditionally styled bedrooms, including a family suite, while breakfast is served in the light-filled dining room.
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  • walking
  • veganfriendly
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Jura Hotel

Jura Hotel

Craighouse

The only hotel on this sparsely populated island has warm, simple bedrooms with contemporary furnishings and appetising, no-nonsense menus of gastropub-style favourites.
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The Ship Inn

The Ship Inn

Elie

The catch of the day could be Shetland hake in the restaurant or nifty fielding on the sands at this pub-with-rooms overlooking the Firth of Forth, with its own beach cricket team.
  • child_friendly
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The Roseate Edinburgh

The Roseate Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Close to the city centre, a Jacobean-style Victorian villa sitting above a manicured front garden, combines with Hampton House across the road as a ‘really fantastic hotel’.
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  • honeymoon
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Glenegedale House

Glenegedale House

Glenegedale

Graeme and Emma Clark’s hospitable guest house on the Isle of Islay basks in uninterrupted views over the Mull of Oa; guests often bask in the comfort – and indulgent treats – the hosts provide.
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The Inn at Loch Tummel

The Inn at Loch Tummel

Pitlochry

Spectacular views across Loch Tummel to the iconic peak of Schiehallion can be seen from this ‘characterful and quirky old coaching inn’ ten miles from Pitlochry in Perthshire’s big-tree country.
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The Tontine

The Tontine

Peebles

Friendly, helpful staff win praise at this town-centre hotel, with contemporary bedrooms, some in the annexe, a drop-in lounge for afternoon tea, a bistro for informal dining, and the Adam Room restaurant.
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The Colintraive Hotel

The Colintraive Hotel

Colintraive

Walkers, kayakers and wildlife-watchers are in their element at this friendly inn, with views to the Isle of Bute, moorings for the waterborne, bedrooms supplied with fresh coffee, and seasonal produce cooked with flair.
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  • bird_watching
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
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Eddrachilles Hotel

Eddrachilles Hotel

Scourie

Amid the awe-inspiring landscape of the North West Highlands Geopark, in gardens bordering Badcall Bay, Fiona and Richard Trevor’s small hotel receives readers' acclaim.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
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  • wildlife_watching
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  • boutique
  • seaside
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Kinloch House

Kinloch House

Blairgowrie

The comforts of a traditional country house combine with Relais & Châteaux luxury at this gracious Victorian home-from-home with fine-dining restaurant and views to Marlee Loch and the Sidlaw hills.
  • weddings
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  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
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Craigatin House and Courtyard

Craigatin House and Courtyard

Pitlochry

Pheasants wander the enclosed gardens and woodland of this stone-built Victorian house, within easy walking distance of the town.
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  • fishing
  • golf
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  • horse_riding
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The Three Chimneys and The House Over-By

The Three Chimneys and The House Over-By

Dunvegan

Decorated in cool Scandi-Scots style, this former crofter’s house on the shores of Loch Dunvegan is a celebrated restaurant showcasing local produce, with, across the courtyard, spacious, split-level bedrooms painted in restful shades.
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  • fishing
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Last updated: March 08, 2023