Hotels in the Scottish Highlands

Hotels in the Scottish highlands range from basic accommodation along your route to stunning, luxurious settings befitting a Laird or Lady. For your special trip to Scotland, we always recommend you stay in the hotels that highlight the history, culture, and glorious natural beauty Scotland has to offer. If you book a tailor-made Scotland tour with us, we love to build a rapport with you, get to know you and your interests,we can then  build a bespoke tour schedule to suit you and select properties for you that you will love.

When we select the perfect Scottish Highlands hotels for you, they are often  heritage-style properties with remarkable character that offer a truly memorable experience. These are some of our favourite hotels in the highlands that we recommend to our guests during their once-in-a-lifetime dream vacation in Scotland. If you have a specific hotel where you’d like to stay, always feel free to contact us with your request and we’ll make the arrangements for you.

Glencoe House Hotel

The former seat of the Laird of Strathcona, Glencoe House Hotel is set amidst truly breathtaking scenery. Sitting in the valley of Glen Coe overlooking Loch Leven, the estate boasts 10 acres of natural beauty to wander so you can truly disconnect. Luxury suites and villas — some with hot tubs — give you a true sense of highland estate life. Enjoy breakfast and dinner both served to you in your own private dining room and feel like the Laird or Lady you ought to be.


Culloden House Hotel

On the eve of the Battle of Culloden in 1746, Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite leaders used Culloden House Hotel as their headquarters for planning the day’s events. This luxury hotel is simply steeped in history for you to learn and feel as you walk the halls and grounds. Surrounded by 40 acres of gardens and woodland to wander, you’ll feel lost in time as you journey into Scotland’s past from the capital of the highlands to Culloden Moor and beyond.  

Culloden Moor memorialCulloden Moor memorial

Barcaldine Castle

Scotland is brimming with historic castles and ancient structures. But there are very few ancient castles still standing in whole — and even fewer where you can stay the night. Barcaldine Castle, often called The Black Castle, sits along the tranquil shores of Loch Creran with the stunning Glencoe vista at your doorstep. A true luxury stay, this is a quintessential Scottish dream vacation experience.

Barcaldine CastleBarcaldine Castle

Inverlochy Castle

A truly once-in-a-lifetime stay, Inverlochy Castle is a 19th-century country hotel where even Queen Victoria felt overwhelmed by the beauty and romance of the place. Nestled at the foot of Ben Nevis, the scenery here is truly spectacular. Enjoy luxury amenities set amidst fantastic Scottish charm and character, including an award-winning dining experience that shows off the best of Scottish fare.

Inverlochy CastleInverlochy Castle

Fonab Castle

Set in picturesque Perthshire, Fonab Castle is akin to the gateway to the Scottish highlands. A historic castle with a modern twist, Fonab has been lovingly restored to highlight the history and culture of this beautiful region in Scotland. Bask in the beauty of the surrounding countryside, with Ben Vrackie and Loch Faskally as your scenic backdrop.

Fonab CastleFonab Castle

Are you feeling inspired for your trip to Scotland now? We know these luxury hotels and castles are what make Scotland dream trips come true. These are iconic and quintessentially Scottish hotels, which is why we carefully choose our hotels for every step of your journey to reflect the very best of Scotland. 

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