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The best places to stay in Scotland

From the Highlands to the Hebrides, each of my recommended places to stay in Scotland has been tried and tested by us so you are guaranteed a fabulous trip!

The Taybank Hotel, Dunkeld

Welcome to The Taybank Hotel, a beautiful boutique hotel, live music and beer garden in the village of Dunkled on the River Tay in Perthshire.

Mount Freedom Cabins, Ayrshire

Near the harbour village of Dunure in Ayrshire are the pioneer style Mount Freedom Cabins overlooking the mighty Ailsa Craig. Let’s check in.

The Mash Tun, Aberlour, Speyside

In the heart of Speyside sits the pretty village of Aberlour and the iconic Mash Tun – a riverside inn and whisky bar. Let’s check in.

Inver restaurant and bothies, Argyll

On the beautiful banks of Loch Fyne is Inver, one of Scotland’s best restaurants. Book in to Inver’s bothies for an evening of sustainable fine dining.

Eastside Cottages, Edinburgh

Eastside Cottages are five luxurious self-catering Edinburgh holiday cottages, perfectly located for exploring the Pentland Hills and Edinburgh.

The Queen’s Hut, Aboyne

Sitting on its own tree-lined loch, the Queen’s Hut is a luxury log cabin overlooking the Cairngorm Mountains near the pretty town of Aboyne

Whitekirk Hill Lodges, East Lothian

Welcome to Whitekirk Hill Lodges with hot tubs, East Lothian. Perfect for romance and dog friendly. Let’s check in for a luxury cabin stay.

Brucefield Estate, Clackmannanshire

Stay at the 1000 acre Brucefield Estate, home to luxury Scandi-style eco cabins and explore Clackmannanshire, one of Scotland’s hidden gems.

Culbin Edge, Moray Speyside

Welcome to Culbin Edge, a luxurious and stylish dog-friendly cabin in Scotland perfectly located to explore Moray Speyside.

The Cluanie Inn, Glen Shiel

A beacon for Munro baggers in spectacular Glen Shiel, The Cluanie Inn, a highland hotel serving up seriously good Indian food.

The Boathouses, Loch Tay

Welcome to the Loch Tay Boathouses, romantic accommodation on the banks of a loch deep in the heart of Perthshire, Scotland.

Neidpath Castle, Peebles

Want to stay in a castle in Scotland? Let’s check in to the stunning Queen Mary’s Chamber at Neidpath Castle in the Scottish Borders.

The Whitebridge Hotel Loch Ness

South Loch Ness offers up breathtaking views over to the Great Glen. Let’s check into The Whitebridge Hotel Loch Ness to explore.

Eagle Brae, Glen Affric

In an ancient Caledonian forest, beside two of Scotland’s most beautiful glens, are the luxurious log cabins of Eagle Brae. 

Craigduckie Farm, Fife

Fancy a farm stay? Do you have a hankering to up sticks and retreat to the countryside? Then let me introduce you to Craigduckie Farm in Fife.

The Batbox, Lochinver

With turquoise seas, white sandy beaches and dramatic, otherworldly mountains Assynt is one of Scotland’s most stunning regions. Let’s check in to an off-grid lux cabin in Scotland to explore Assynt. Welcome to the Batbox.

Mar Hall Hotel & Spa, Glasgow

Sitting in a 200 acre wooded estate in a beautiful location on the banks of the River Clyde, Mar Hall is a luxury 5-star Scottish hotel near Glasgow

Crofting in Orkney at Instabillie

check into Instabillie, a self-catering cottage in a traditional Orkney croft house, with stunning views over rolling countryside, and the Bay of Skaill.

The Homestead, Lazy Duck

Move into the Lambing Bothy, your own tiny off-grid hut in the woods deep in the Cairngorms, for a blissful few days on the farm.

Portavadie Hotel & Spa, Loch Fyne

On the banks of beautiful Loch Fyne on Scotland’s remote Cowal Peninsula sits Portavadie, a marina resort with a quite unbelievable view.

Loch Lomond Waterfront

When the sun shines bright on the banks of Loch Lomond there are few places in Scotland more beautiful. Check into Loch Lomond Waterfront for the weekend.

The Fairmont, St Andrews

Check in to the luxury Fairmont St Andrews – with two golf courses, a spa and six restaurants and Scotland’s best Sunday brunch

Lochanshelloch, Cawdor Estate

Surrounded by redwoods, roe deer and rambling paths which lead to you a rather nice country pub – this is a remote rural hideaway really worth discovering. Welcome to Lochanshelloch Cottage on the Cawdor Estate.

Newhill Farm, Auchtermuchty

Offering up accommodation for fourteen across three self-catering cottages, Newhill Farm is more than a place to just rest your head, with a swimming pool, hot tub(s) and games room – it’s your own mini resort in the Scottish countryside!

The Hideaway Experience, Dundee

The Hideaway Experience – outside arty-cool Dundee in the rolling fields of a working farm four luxury cabins just for couples. Perfect for romantic breaks in Scotland.

The Three Chimneys, Isle of Skye

For over 30 years the Three Chimneys has led the way as one of Scotland’s best restaurants. We travelled to Skye to check into The House Over By. Truly a Scotland bucket list destination.

The Woodman’s Hut, Lazy Duck, Nethy Bridge

If you dream of retreating to a tiny log cabin in the woods, then I have the perfect spot for you. We checked into the Woodsman’s Hut for a blissful few days at the Lazy Duck in the Cairngorms National Park.

Catchpenny Safari Lodges, Fife

Looking for glamping in Scotland? Let’s check in to Catchpenny Safari Lodges – 8 luxury glamping tents perched out on the coast between Elie and St Monans in the East Neuk of Fife.

The Lovat, Loch Ness

Explore an iconic loch, discover a famous Jacobite family, and enjoy modern Scottish hospitality at The Lovat Loch Ness.

Balsporran B&B, The Cairngorms

Stay in a luxury B&B with real heart (and Dalwhinnie whisky!) deep in the Drumochter Pass in the Cairngorm National Park.

The Torridon Hotel, Wester Ross

On Scotland’s west coast, underneath imposing mountains, is the Torridon Hotel – a luxury hotel in the most dramatic of locations. 

Coos & Views at Loch Melfort Hotel, Oban

Looking for a hotel near Oban? Only 30 minutes drive from Oban, the 3 star Loch Melfort Hotel offers fantastic views and a fine dining restaurant next to Arduaine Gardens.

Greenhillock Camping, Forfar

What makes the best campsite in Scotland? In Greenhillock Glamping near Forfar in Angus, I may have a contender for you.

Mhor 84 Motel, Balqhidder

A visit to Mhor 84 motel, located on the edge of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Owned by the same people as the famous Monachyle Mhor just up the road; and it is just as stylish!