Both mysterious and seductive, Scotland charms its visitors with settings of novels, plays and films. We encounter Shakespearean characters, bards, kings and queens... and even James Bond. This trip between Glasgow and Edinburgh takes a thousand side roads to lead you to castles and lochs, museums and whisky distilleries, forests and valleys with a thousand stories to tell...
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Hotel and restaurant in the country. High above the dramatic coastline of southwest Scotland, overlooking the Irish Sea and the iconic Ailsa Craig Island, sits Glenapp Castle. This baronial castle is hidden from the rugged surrounding landscape by 15 hectares of magical parkland including an Italian garden designed by the renowned horticulturalist Gertrude Jekyll.Underneath its fairytale towers and turrets are imposing rooms with rich fabrics, art and antiques echoing the splendour of a bygone era. With award-winning international cuisine, Glenapp Castle is the ideal base for country sports and world-class golf. Glenapp’s all-weather boat allows guests to explore the surrounding Scottish isles and whisky distilleries, or to fish and observe the spectacular wildlife. ... Learn moreless
This glorious neo-classical 18th century architectural masterpiece designed by Robert Adam, is the former home of the head of the Kennedy Clan – the Earl of Cassillis and is now the jewel in the crown of the National Trust for Scotland and a ‘must-see’ for any visitor to Ayrshire. Near Culzean Castle,...Read More less
Entirely dedicated to the memory of the National Bard, the village of Alloway is home to the museum and the cottage where Robert Burns was born. It was here at an early age that the poet heard the myths and stories that inspired some of his most famous poems. Its vast collection of manuscripts, letters...Read More less
Due to its industrial past, Glasgow’s skyline is still marked by imposing Victorian buildings such as the Kelvingrove Museum. It is also home to a remarkable art collection donated by the wealthy shipping magnate W. Burrel. In the 19th century, the harmonious curves and refined style imposed by the architect C.R. Mackintosh, a pioneer in Art Nouveau, marked the resurgence of this industrial city. Today, the cultural dynamism of this vibrant city can now be found in the revitalized neighborhoods along the River Clyde. ... Learn moreless
For over 200 years, Ardbeg has been made on the small, remote Scottish Isle of Islay. Some people travel to Ardbeg along the winding road from Port Ellen. Others follow their nose, their destiny or the advice of a good friend. Ardbeg Distillery is revered by whisky connoisseurs the world over. Using...Read More less
On the South-side of the City of Glasgow, in the heart of Pollock Country Park, you will find the Burrell Collection, named after its donor, the shipping magnate Sir William Burrell. It’s one of the greatest collections ever created by a single person, comprising over 8000 objects, including work by...Read More less
Explore the mysterious landscapes of Scotland’s first national park and the famous Loch Lomond, towered over by the imposing Ben Lomond. In this vast wilderness, a host of Munros rise up more than 3,000 feet, offering spectacular panoramic views and the opportunity to engage in outdoor activities. Hiking...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in the country. With its stunning west coast scenery, Airds Hotel is the perfect place to soak up the breathtaking beauty of the Scottish Highlands.This exquisite boutique hotel, with charmingly decorated rooms, represents the very best of Scottish elegance. The hotel is located in the stunning village of Port Appin, near Oban, and offers excellent service combined with the finest cuisine and an impressive wine list. Add to this the incredible views of the loch and mountains beyond, and you can be sure that every meal will be memorable. Why not relax in front of a log fire or take afternoon tea in the garden to enjoy the view? There is so much to see and do in the area, including spectacular Glencoe, a day trip to the isles of Mull and Iona and a quick crossing on the passenger ferry to Lismore, perhaps with bicycles. ... Learn moreless
The oldest castle in Scotland has stood on a rocky outcrop at the entrance to Loch Etive since the 13th century. The literal birthplace of the Scottish monarchy, it was the stronghold of the MacDougalls in the 15th century. Its imposing ruins, a surrounding wall of incredible thickness, and its three...Read More less
This 60-mile-long lake lies at the heart of the Clan Campbell's lands, as evidenced by the ruins of the majestic Kilchurn Castle, built in the 15th century by one of their ancestors. The view of its reflection on the loch's crystalline waters, with the summit of Ben Cruachan in the background,...Read More less
By taking a road that seems to lead to the end of the world, movie buffs will recognize the countryside that secret agent 007 drives through in his Aston Martin in Skyfall. By following the sinuous river, you’ll soon reach Loch Etive. The reflection of the mountains on the loch, and the immensity of...Read More less
This valley formed by a violent volcanic explosion is known the world over for the extreme beauty of its countryside and its painful past as the spot where 38 men from Clan MacDonald were massacred in 1692. The vast wilderness areas through which the River Coe winds, and the rocky peaks that rise abruptly...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in the country. Located in the heart of the stunningly beautiful Perthshire countryside with lochs, rivers and trees, Kinloch House is the ideal base from which to explore the area. Built in 1840, this family-run country house, with a warm and friendly atmosphere, has an entrance hall with a log fire and an oak-panelled staircase. The portrait gallery will awaken your imagination, and perhaps the fabled ghost will pay a visit. The guest rooms have been decorated with fine fabrics and furnishings, and the elegant dining room serves a menu comprised of the finest local ingredients. ... Learn moreless
By the shores of the Dornoch Firth lies Glenmorangie Distillery where, accompanied by our expert guides, you will journey through all stages of our award-winning whisky creation, from mashing and fermenting to distilling and maturation. The...Read More less
This spectacular 600 year old castle was the home of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Its beautiful gardens and historic rooms stuffed with priceless artworks and royal memorabilia are a must-see for all visitors to Royal Deeside. It was also the literary setting for Shakespeare’s ‘MacBeth’.
The Cateran Trail is a 103-kilometer long (5 stages) walking trail and is one of Scotland’s favorite walking trails. This loop, which starts and ends in the small town of Blairgowrie, passes through magnificent landscapes. One moves at one’s own pace between moorland and forest, farmland and remote villages...Read More less
The Scottish capital has two distinct personalities that provide a special charm to a city, and qualify it as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dominated by its imposing medieval castle, the Old Town will fascinate you with its past and the countless urban legends that surround it. The New Town, with its Georgian architecture, museums, and gardens, will enchant you with its timeless elegance. Go from one to the other, or head to the seaport of Leith, or even visit the top of Arthur's Seat for magnificent panoramic views of the city. ... Learn moreless
The Royal Burgh of North Berwick is a seaside resort in East Lothian, just 5 miles along the A198 from Greywalls Hotel. Visit the ancient harbour, first constructed in 1200 and the Scottish Seabird Centre to find out more about the diverse population of birds that inhabit the nearby Bass Rock. You can...Read More less
Built on top of a volcano, this medieval castle towers majestically over the city. Having been a royal residence, military bastion and a prison, this focal point of Scottish history houses numerous treasures, including the crown jewels and much more! The scene of tumultuous events over the centuries,...Read More less
Edinburgh's port has transformed over the years, and now bares its eclectic soul. With its maritime buildings, Victorian warehouses, fishermen's houses, and town houses converted into luxurious dwellings, this port is full of charm and delightful locations. Stroll along the docks or the river....Read More less
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To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: Suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.