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Lapped in luxury, Gleneagles has long been one of Scotland’s most popular and exclusive 5* hotels. State-of-the-art spa facilities, a championship golf course and Michelin star dining are a draw for even the fussiest of traveller. Not forgetting the quintessentially Scottish whiskey bar – the perfect place to unwind with a wee dram after dark. Try your hand at the wildlife photography course, off-road driving or segway safari tour and experience everything this country retreat has to offer…
Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh
An iconic building that stands in the heart of the city, the grand Balmoral Hotel is close to galleries, museums and Edinburgh castle. Steeped in history, this award-winning venue has counted the Queen Mother, Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Loren amongst its guests. With complimentary colouring books and night-lights, plus an adorable milk and teddy turn down service junior guests are just as pampered as the grown-ups.
Five miles from Culzean Castle and overlooking the Atlantic, Trump Turnberry’s is an Edwardian country estate with plenty of opportunity to explore. Relax in the luxury spa or tee-off from the award-winning championship golf course.
St. Andrews Old Course Hotel
Historic and high-end, St. Andrews Old Course Hotel is popular with famous faces – including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who favour it for romantic getaways. An 11-minute walk from the British Golf Museum and 1 mile from St Andrews Botanic Garden it offers something for everyone. Take your spa experience to the next level and enjoy a treatment on the secluded rooftop terrace.
Cally Palace, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway
Scotland’s answer to Downton Abbey, Cally Palace is set within immaculately landscaped grounds complete with 9-hole golf course. Take afternoon tea in the 1920’s conservatory or dust off your strictly moves at the hotel’s lively dinner dance.
Owned by tennis champion Andy Murray, Cromlix is a contemporary hotel sprinkled with traditional features. On site fishing, golf and tennis coaching make it the ideal destination for anyone who enjoys an active holiday in luxury surroundings.
This splendid landmark property commands one side of the Georgian Blythwoods square overlooking it’s beautiful gardens. Boasting an internationally award-winning bar and beauty salon, this super chic hotel is the perfect base for city breaks. Previously the clubhouse for The Royal Scottish Automobile Club (RSAC) from 1910 it was refurbished as a hotel in 2009 offering 100 stylish guest rooms and a luxury spa.
Golf clubs, scooters and picnic hampers, you’ll amazed at how just much gear you can get in and out of the spacious BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer’s boot. The automatic tailgate opens and closes at the touch of a button, while a third row of seats allow you to accommodate up to six passengers
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