Romantic Hotels in Scotland

From the dramatic vistas of the Highlands to the character of the Borders and the awe-inspiring natural landscapes of the coast, Scotland is brimming with historic tales of romance and fairytales across the centuries thanks to its ruggedness and beauty. Scotland’s hotels also play a part in its modern day romance.
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Romantic Hotels in Scotland

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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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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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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.
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Knockendarroch Hotel

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

Pitlochry

On the leafy edge of Pitlochry, with views to the Perthshire hills, Struan and Louise Lothian’s hotel has the feel of a Victorian country house in town.
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  • wifi
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  • vegetarian_friendly
  • romantic
  • cycling
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  • dog_friendly
  • boutique
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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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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.
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Ardtorna

Ardtorna

Oban

Deluxe bedrooms have a colour-changing wet room or spa bath and power shower, and spectacular views from a private terrace, at this purpose-built, eco-friendly B&B on the shores of Loch Creran.
  • bird_watching
  • ecofriendly
  • great_breakfast
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wifi
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
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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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The Dipping Lugger

The Dipping Lugger

Robert and Helen Hicks’ restaurant with rooms, crafted from an 18th-century manse on the waterfront, is full of charming suprises.
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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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  • dog_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
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Bunchrew House

Bunchrew House

Inverness

There are glorious views from this traditional country house hotel with formal dining room, set in gardens and woodland on the shore of the Beauly Firth.
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Coruisk House

Coruisk House

Isle of Skye

A single-track road leads to this remote and intimate Skye ‘black house’, with simple, chic bedrooms, glorious views and a restaurant serving a four-course set menu of local produce.
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Fingal

Fingal

Edinburgh

In shipshape order, this luxury floating hotel aboard a revamped former Northern Lighthouse supply ship, is berthed in a working dock in Edinburgh's trendy Leith district.
  • boutique
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • historic
  • honeymoon
  • romantic
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  • veganfriendly
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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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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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  • fishing
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The Roseate Edinburgh

The Roseate Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Luxe details such as a copper roll top bath, add to the romance at this luxurious get away in Edinburgh where beautiful details are accompanied by exceptional service - ideal for mini breaks, minimoons or a Valentine's Day retreat.
  • babyfriendly
  • boutique
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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.
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The Torridon

The Torridon

TORRIDON

In a wooded estate on Loch Torridon, this baronial-style hunting lodge appeals to sybarites and sporty types, with luxurious bedrooms, tasting menus sourced from the kitchen garden and farm, and a brasserie.
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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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Moor of Rannoch-Restaurant & Rooms

Moor of Rannoch-Restaurant & Rooms

Rannoch Station

In the remote, dark-sky, wilderness landscape of Rannoch Moor, this dog-friendly restaurant-with-rooms is a warm hideaway with simple but well-supplied bedrooms, comfy lounge, and locally sourced menus.
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Coll Hotel

Coll Hotel

Isle of Coll

Beside the ferry landing, with views to Mull and Staffa, this family-run hotel and island social hub has smart, uncluttered bedrooms, and short menus of locally fished and farmed produce.
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Scarista House

Scarista House

Isle of Harris

The long drive is worth it to this edge-of-the-world location, where a Georgian manse, with pretty, traditional rooms and superb food, overlooks a long sandy beach.
  • child_friendly
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Kilcamb Lodge

Kilcamb Lodge

Strontian

Wildlife spotters are in their element at this 18th-century lodge in ‘a beautiful setting’ on the shores of Loch Sunart.
  • weddings
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Kilberry Inn

Kilberry Inn

Tarbert

A whitewashed crofter’s cottage with a red tin roof, on a scenic, single-track road, is the unlikely setting for this much-loved restaurant-with-rooms.
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Glenapp Castle

Glenapp Castle

Ballantrae

A tree-lined drive leads to this splendid Victorian Scottish baronial pile and luxury hotel in landscaped grounds, where dinner can be a grand occasion or a more informal affair.
  • weddings
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Prestonfield

Prestonfield

Edinburgh

With peacocks in the garden, kilt-wearing staff, fire-warmed sitting rooms and antiques at every turn, this 17th-century country house is an indulgent experience.
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Monachyle Mhor

Monachyle Mhor

Lochearnhead

This remote restaurant-with-rooms is unexpectedly stylish, with the odd wacky touch, such options as a ferry cabin and yurts in the grounds, and sophisticated modern Scottish cooking.
From £97.50 per night
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Scenic walks and romantic country house hotels in Scotland

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. Nestled into beautiful spots surrounded by forests and wild flowers where love blooms with the spring on scenic walks and hikes across wild and sweeping vistas.

Equally, the rich culture of cities and villages is tantalising and seductive in its warmth and character, showcasing a tradition for good food and better drink that has been perfected over the centuries whether you happen to be enjoying time in Edinburgh, Glasgow or out on the Isle of Skye.

Where the Italians may have a monopoly on gentility and the French have a talent for sweet talking, Scotland’s romance is echoed through a long line of poets and writers who fell in love with the breathtaking magnitude of the area’s wildlife. While a holiday fishing may not sound like a traditional recipe for romance, it is hard not to let these natural surroundings do the talking, even if it is with a large salmon in tow.

Then again, on a more refined scale, Scotland is home to some spectacular architecture, spas and excellent chefs. The likes of The Witchery by the Castle or Ardanaiseig have reputations not merely for places to bewitch your other half, but also as awe-inspiring hotel wedding venues bringing style and eccentricity to the occasion that the whole family and all guests can enjoy.

Last updated: May 19, 2024