Scotland has a remarkable history, which is often celebrated and remembered through their remarkable buildings. Strewn with castles that have been turned into Historic Hotels, paired with breathtaking views, the country is a sight to behold. We here at National Hotels have therefore chosen to take a look at the best historic hotels in the brave nation.
Waldorf Astoria – The Caledonian, Edinburgh
If you didn’t need another reason to visit Edinburgh, now you have one. The Waldorf Astoria is simply breath-taking, offering a stay you’ll be bragging about to your family and friends long after you’ve checked out.
Affectionately known as “the Cally” to locals, the Waldorf Astoria originally served as a Victorian railway hotel and is nestled away in the shadows if the historic Edinburgh Castle. The building, which is steeped in history, has also received a 24 million renovation and now features two exquisite restaurants, operated by the Michelin-starred brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin.
Glencoe House, Glencoe Village
Glencoe House was originally the home of Lord Strathcona, but now serves as an elegant hotel situated in 10 acres of private gardens. Based in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, you can guarantee great views at every possible turn. However, one view you won’t miss is the Pap of Glencoe, which you could happily spend hours gazing at.
With his and her sinks, free-standing baths and luxurious beds, surrounded by a sophisticated experience, you will never want to return to normal life. In fact, you might even ask to move in.
Eden Mansion, St Andrews
Eden Mansion is a beautiful five-star hotel located in St Andrews and has played host to guests for centuries, including historical figures. The beautiful Victorian mansion, which dates back to 1860, offers beautiful rooms in keeping with the tradition and grandeur of this remarkable building.
There is a room to suit every taste, you can enjoy sophisticated luxury as well as fantastic views of either the rolling countryside or the Eden Estuary. It’s the ideal place to stay when planning a relaxing hotel break in St Andrews.
Knockendarroch Hotel, Pitlochry
For roaring fires, large chimineas, first class service, delicious food and stunning hotel rooms, you should look no further than Knockendarrock Hotel in Pitlochry, Scotland. The Victorian house will take your breath away, and has been serving hotel guests for more than 150 years.
You can tell the hotel has had plenty of time to perfect the hotel and service, too, because the staff will not be able to do enough for you throughout your stay. Combine all this with beautiful mountain scenery, and close walking distance to numerous attractions, it’s definitely worth your consideration when booking a break away to Scotland.