Majestic and Rebellious

An ancient landscape where big skies and breath-taking scenery reflect on legendary lochs and waterways. Scotland’s highlands and islands are immersed in tradition and dotted with distilleries producing their tipple of liquid gold. Cultural Edinburgh is a historic treasure with a big beating heart.

Scotland at a glance

  • Scotland is a truly progressive nation built on dynamism, great hospitality and the incredible warmth of its people who really know how to have a good time.
  • It is renowned for its ancient rugged highlands and islands with awe inspiring natural wonders. Find sweeping glens and legendary lochs, towering sea stacks punctuating dramatic cliffs and windswept beaches.
  • The landscape is dotted with distilleries producing their tipple of liquid gold, and castles built throughout the ages protecting breath-taking scenery.
  • Cultural Edinburgh is a historic treasure with quirky charm and a big beating heart.
  • Must do’s include exploring the Isle of Skye, boarding the Jacobite Steam Train from the foot of Ben Nevis, scenic driving deep into the Cairngorms National Park and kayaking on Loch Torridon in extraordinary natural beauty.
  • Food and drink is at the very heart of Scotland. The rolling rural hillsides, clear coastal waters produce some of the best, and most sought after natural produce in the world. From mouth-watering Aberdeen Angus steaks, to world-renowned seafood such as wild trout and salmon, oysters and langoustines.
  • Right now, Scotland has a flourishing food and restaurant scene with outstanding producers and world class restaurants. Nonetheless, be sure to try haggis traditionally served with neeps and tatties, Stornoway Black Pudding and Scottish shortbread.
  • Scotland has four main international airports: Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Glasgow Prestwick and great train links to London including an overnight sleeper. Making the journey by car gives you the freedom to explore more of this dramatic landscape.

Boath House Hotel

Nairn, Scotland

Boath House is a romantic Georgian house lovingly restored by its owners Don and Wendy Matheson, renowned for its great Scottish food. Garden-lovers will also be seduced by the impressive grounds and walled garden. It’s whisky-themed library and fireplaces offer lots of intimate spaces to relax. Great food is the focus here, much of which…

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Dunblane, Scotland

Scottish tennis superstar Andy Murray acquired Cromlix, close to his hometown, with the aim to reinvent the glorious era of this grand country house living. Following extensive refurbishment, the house has been transformed into an elegant Victorian mansion with a luxury 15-bedroom and Gate Lodge, five-star destination. Situated in beautiful countryside, Cromlix is set in…

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Dunstane House

Edinburgh, Scotland

Dunstane House is a stylish and welcoming city retreat with an authentic Scottish soul. Located in a stately Victorian townhouse, over the last 150 years this traditional villa has been the home to merchants, musicians, doctors, distillers and bankers. Now lovingly refurbished by the current owners to create a distinctive family run boutique hotel renowned…

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Glenapp Castle

Ayrshire, Scotland

Glenapp Castle is a romantic Scottish retreat hidden away from the world. A fine example of 19th-century Scottish Baronial grandeur, Winston Churchill was once a guest in 1944, when they discussed the D-Day landings. Spacious rooms boast open fires, while the suites enjoy magnificent views over woodland to the Irish Sea. Falconry displays and opportunities…

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Inverlochy Castle

Fort William, Scotland

Queen Victoria in 1873 wrote ‘I never saw a lovelier or more romantic spot’. A royal recommendation is befitting of this beautiful 19th century castle. Located in the foothills of the mighty Ben Nevis it is surrounded by bright evergreen trees and the sparkling deep blue of the nearby loch. Nowhere else will you find such…

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Isle of Eriska Hotel

Oban, Scotland

There’s a certain magic about staying at a hotel on a private island, but especially one on the west coast of Scotland boasting gorgeous views of Loch Linnhe and the dramatic Morvern mountains beyond.  Isle of Eriska Hotel is a truly unique and memorable experience.  Highland cattle graze, badgers visit, grey seals and otters swim…

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Kinloch Lodge Hotel

Isle of Skye, Scotland

Kinloch Lodge is a charming place, discreetly located on a particularly beautiful part of the island at the foot of a mountain and at the head of Loch na Dal. Owned and managed by the Macdonald family since the 1970’s, the hotel has a long tradition warm hospitality and outstanding food. It truly is the…

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The Balmoral

Edinburgh, Scotland

In the heart of the city The Balmoral occupies Edinburgh’s most prestigious address, 1 Princes Street. A landmark location enjoying stunning views of the city skyline and historic castle. For over a century this iconic hotel delivers warm hospitality and provides a perfect retreat. With a roman style health spa, choice of bars and 2…

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The Torridon

Torridon, Scotland

Once a grand shooting lodge, The Torridon Hotel is located on the shores of a magnificent sea loch surrounded by highland mountainscapes.  All bedrooms individually designed with the finest of furnishings and fabrics to ensure the ultimate levels of comfort.  The enormously talented Head Chef Ross Stovold produces outstanding dishes with a modern touch showcasing…

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