Introducing Luxury Scotland, a collection of the finest hotels and experiences across Scotland, from city centre elegance to romantic Highland estates and beyond.
Some of our hotel members are located on the iconic NC500, so why not combine a drive along one of the most scenic routes in the world with an unforgettable hotel experience.
Here are five unmissable Luxury Scotland hotels along or near the NC500
For authentic Scottish island hospitality, try family owned Kinloch Lodge on The Isle of Skye nestled at the foot of Kinloch Hill. Once the ancestral home of Lord Macdonald of Macdonald, it is now a delightful hotel with a superb restaurant run by Brazilian-Scottish Chef Director, Marcello Tully.
As you wind through the scenic Scottish Highlands, why not factor in a stop at The Torridon Hotel? Built in 1887 as a highland shooting lodge, The Torridon today is a luxury five star hotel set in 58 acres of stunning parkland, providing an idyllic escape surrounded by breathtaking scenery.
If you are looking to experience a true taste of the Highlands, look no further than a stay at Glenmorangie House a stunning coastal country home on the Moray Firth. Guests also receive a complimentary tour of the Glenmorangie Distillery.
Another gem on the Moray Firth Coast is Boath House, Nairn. This five- star country house is one of the most perfectly preserved Georgian mansion houses in Scotland. With an award-winning garden with café and shop, enjoy the warm hospitality of the Scottish Highlands amidst 22 stunning acres of land.
For a luxury experience in Inverness city centre, enjoy a stay at the Rocpool Reserve Hotel, a Georgian mansion house with chic, contemporary rooms, situated in the capital of the Highlands. Dine in style and enjoy a private hot tub to relax after a day on the road.
Why not take a detour?
There are a number of Luxury Scotland properties to be found across the rest of Scotland, some with access to world famous golf courses while others are city centre locations with restaurants, bars and great entertainment just a stroll away.
Included in the Luxury Scotland collection are a number of hotels that offer access to some of the world’s leading golf venues.
The Gleneagles Hotel is one of Scotland’s finest five-star country estates and is set on 850 acres of Perthshire countryside with three championship golf courses. In 2014 The Ryder Cup was played on the PGA Centenary Course and Gleneagles also hosted the 2019 Solheim Cup, the biggest annual event in women’s golf.
The Old Course Golf Resort and Spa in St Andrews overlooks one of the most famous golf course landmarks in the world, the Swilcan Bridge on the 18th hole of the Old Course, St Andrews.
There are 11 courses in the immediate area and more than 30 within a half-hour’s drive as well as The Old Course Hotel’s own championship course, The Duke’s.
Head further down the coast to East Lothian and stay at Greywalls Hotel, a five-star Edwardian country house uniquely situated on the edge of Muirfield Golf Championship Course just 20 miles from Edinburgh.
Alternatively experience a round of golf on Scotland’s West Coast at The Machrie Hotel and Golf Links. Set on the stunning island of Islay this beautifully designed hotel and spa attracts international golf lovers with its world renowned 18-hole course and idyllic island surroundings.
Just over an hour’s drive from both Edinburgh and Newcastle you’ll find the Schloss Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course, a stunning country estate with championship golf course in the picturesque Scottish Borders. Originally owned by the Duke of Roxburghe, this traditional hotel provides a perfect countryside golf retreat.
Scotland’s cities are vibrant with museums, art galleries and cafe culture as well as offering retail therapy to satisfy every whim.
Our vibrant Capital is host to The Military Tattoo and the largest arts festival in the world, so if you’re looking for luxury in the heart of town whilst you soak up the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh, check out the Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa.
Just a stone’s throw from Edinburgh City Centre, The Dunstane Houses is another fantastic offering. Enjoy the luxury hospitality of this family-run five-star boutique hotel as you explore the wonders of Edinburgh’s Arthurs Seat, Holyrood Palace and the famous Royal Mile.
Situated by the Royal Yacht Britannia, experience a stay onboard Fingal, Scotland’s only floating hotel. Originally a lighthouse tender, Fingal has since been renovated into a luxurious hotel with 23 cabins and can also be hired as an exclusive use venue. Enjoy this one-of-a-kind nautical experience as you explore the ship’s fascinating history.
On the banks of the River Clyde in the heart of Scotland’s Western Lowlands sits the vibrant city of Glasgow. Historically a centre of trade and shipbuilding, Glasgow today is a cultural hub with a thriving art and music scene and also holds the accolade of ‘Worlds Friendliest City’. Come and explore the Luxury Scotland properties in this dynamic and welcoming city.
One Devonshire Gardens by Hotel Du Vin enjoys a prime location in Glasgow’s West End, a region renowned for its bustling nightlife, excellent restaurants and the beautiful Botanic Gardens. This hotel has a rich Victorian history and boasts an intimate restaurant serving classic French food with a modern twist. Find it just off Glasgow’s Byres Road.
Just 20 minutes out of the city centre is Crossbasket Castle, a 17th-century castle which exists today as a five-star hotel. With luxurious period features, Crossbasket Castle is steeped in history and is also a hidden culinary gem, containing a restaurant overseen by Albert and Michel Roux. This is a must-visit location for food lovers on the lookout for a tranquil escape.
Bucket List Experiences
To experience Scotland in a truly unique way, The Belmond Royal Scotsman is a perfect option. Absorb the stunning scenery of the Scottish Highlands as you embark on this once in a lifetime experience aboard one of the world’s most luxurious trains.
Alternatively, take in the unrivalled scenery of the Outer Hebrides and St Kilda as you relax on the Hebridean Princess Cruise – the only cruise ship to hold the prestigious Royal Warrant. Enjoy an exclusive itinerary on this 50-guest ship, for a Scottish trip like no other.
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