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Walking hotels in Scotland

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Argyll Hotel

Argyll Hotel - Early Autumn Special Offer

Isle of Iona

Iona Sound, frescoed with gently bobbing boats, provides a tranquil outlook for the row of crofters’ cottages that form this ‘amazing little hotel’.
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Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge - Three Night Break with Belfast Day Trip Special Offer

Portpatrick

In the lea of the cliffs, overlooking a private beach on the rugged Galloway coast, Sian and David Ibbotson’s Victorian hunting lodge offers a great sense of escape.
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The Green Park

The Green Park - Free Theatre Ticket Special Offer

Pitlochry

‘From the moment you pull up at this beautiful hotel, you are treated like royalty,’ writes a reader on a return visit to this Victorian country house on the shores of Loch Faskally.
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Glenfinnan House Hotel

Glenfinnan House Hotel - Three nights for Two Special Offer

Fort William

Built for a veteran of Culloden and remodelled in Victorian times, Jane MacFarlane’s stone mansion stands in a breathtaking situation on the shores of Loch Shiel, with views of Ben Nevis and the Glenfinnan Monument.
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Trigony House

Trigony House - Two night Special Offer

Thornhill

In springtime, the drive up to Jan and Adam Moore’s 18th-century former sporting lodge is ‘lined with young trees in blossom, bulbs everywhere’.
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Forss House

Forss House - Free Bottle of Wine Special Offer

Thurso

Near the mainland’s northern tip, Ian and Sabine Richards’s Georgian mansion is surrounded by woodland and waterfall on the Forss river, a fishing hotspot.
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Shieldaig Lodge

Shieldaig Lodge

Gairloch

‘Down a long single-track road, flanked by stone eagles at the gate,’ this Victorian hunting lodge stands in ‘a glorious setting’ by Loch Gairloch, ‘with enchanting views of cavorting seals’.
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Rufflets

Rufflets - Mid-Week Break Special Offer

St Andrews

Standing in a tranquil ‘elegant gardens’, this ‘extremely welcoming’, turreted 1920s mansion is owned by Mark and Christopher Forrester, grandsons of two of the original founders.
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Blackaddie House

Blackaddie House - Three for Two Special Offer

Sanquhar

A scenic approach leads to ‘imaginative, well-cooked food’ and ‘especially comfortable bedrooms’ at this ‘lovely, small’ restaurant-with-rooms’ in an area ripe with history and hiking routes.
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The Dunstane Houses

The Dunstane Houses - 'Book Three Nights, Get Up to 30% off'' Special Offer

Edinburgh

Heathery tones and tweedy fabrics bring a breath of fresh Orkney air to this family-run hotel in two Victorian villas just outside the city centre.
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Crinan Hotel

Crinan Hotel - Autumn and Winter Special Offer

CRINAN

‘What an amazing location! Seafood and sea views remain the two major draws at this ‘friendly, informal’ hotel in a ‘spectacular position’ where the Crinan canal meets the loch.
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Balcary Bay Hotel

Balcary Bay Hotel

Auchencairn

‘A haven of tranquillity and quiet comfort’, Graeme Lamb’s ‘well-run’ hotel stands in ‘a wonderful setting’ on the shore, looking across the Solway Firth to the Lake District hills.
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Kinloch House

Kinloch House

Blairgowrie

‘So nice to come back here,’ writes a trusted reader, on returning to the Allen family’s creeper-covered Victorian country house on a hillside above a peaceful valley.
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The Colonsay

The Colonsay

Colonsay

On an island of white-sand beaches and rocky inlets (human population 135; seals, otters and eagles unnumbered), Jane and Alex Howard’s 18th-century inn sits at the centre of village life, with quiz nights and live music.
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Killiecrankie Hotel

Killiecrankie Hotel

Pitlochry

‘As excellent as ever.’ Regular guests were ‘delighted to report’ this year that this ‘wonderful’ 1840s dower house at the gateway to the Highlands ‘remains unchanged’.
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The Airds Hotel

The Airds Hotel

Port Appin

‘Highly, highly recommended. We shall return.’ Much praise from a reader for this ‘wonderful little boutique hotel’ with ‘delightful’ views across Loch Linnhe and the Morvern mountains.
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Viewfield House

Viewfield House

Portree

‘More home than hotel’, the Macdonalds’ ‘fabulous’ Victorian country house brims with family history and aristocratic fixtures.
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The Foveran

The Foveran

St Ola

A passion for all things Orcadian infuses this ‘delightful’ and ‘welcoming’ restaurant-with-rooms overlooking Scapa Flow and the southern Orkney islands.
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Kilcamb Lodge

Kilcamb Lodge

Strontian

Amid its own grounds of lawn and woodland, on the shores of Loch Sunart, Sally and David Ruthven-Fox run a welcoming small hotel.
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Tiroran House

Tiroran House

Isle of Mull

‘A gem of a hotel’ in ‘a beautiful situation, with a view of the loch and the occasional eagle overhead’, Laurence and Katie Mackay’s Victorian country house delighted readers again this year.
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Scarista House

Scarista House

Isle of Harris

It’s worth driving the long road to Scarista House, with its ‘well-deserved reputation for excellent feasting’ and ‘one of Britain’s most extraordinary locations’.
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The Dower House

The Dower House

Muir of Ord

‘What a gem!’ Robyn and Mena Aitchison, the ‘charming’ owners, run this ‘extremely pleasant small B&B’ with ‘wonderful hospitality.’
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Burrastow House

Burrastow House

Walls

In ‘an extraordinarily beautiful location’ on Shetland’s wild West coast, ‘charming, unobtrusive host’ Pierre Dupont runs his guest house on informal lines.
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Coul House

Coul House

Strathpeffer

Approached by a private road, this ‘large, rambling but wonderful’ late Georgian mansion, in ‘magnificent grounds’, is owned and cherished by Susannah and Stuart Macpherson.
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The Manor House

The Manor House

Oban

A stone villa built in 1870 for the Duke of Argyll, Leslie and Margaret Crane’s small, friendly hotel looks out over Oban Bay to Lismore, the Morvern hills and Mull.
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Last updated: June 15, 2019