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November 26, 2013

Well, they’re all associated with hotels we’re featuring on our Christmas Gifts page.

We have loads of accommodation deals in hotels around Scotland. You know the drill; stunning scenery, delicious food, comfy cushions – all our hotels have these. But many also have claims to fame you may not know about.

We’ve rounded up our favourite “did you know?” facts about our hotels below.


Established in 1601, The Kirkhouse Inn in Strathblane was located at the west of the local church. The inn was a welcome respite for parishioners who who would stop in for a lunchtime break after attending a long church sermon in the morning – before returning in the afternoon for a few more hours of church. Nowadays the inn serves as a luxurious hotel that keeps its history alive.

_£59 per couple for an overnight break including steak dinner & wine at the Kirkhouse Inn.**



Just off the coast of The Galley Of Lorne Hotel is the Corryvreckan – the third largest whirlpool in the world.

£35 per couple for an overnight break with breakfast at the Galley of Lorne Inn, Ardfern or £69 for a 2 night stay or £99 for 3 nights. 

The roof of Culcreuch Castle near Stirling is said to host the largest colony of bats in the UK.

£75 per couple for a B&B Break + £40 towards dining at Culcreuch Castle

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Culcreuch Castle

Hunting lodge

Moness Hotel is the oldest building in Aberfeldy. It dates back to 1787 when it used to be a hunting lodge.

£59 per couple for an overnight stay at the 4* Moness House Hotel & Resort, Aberfeldy or £105 for a 2 night stay. 

Three US presidents

Three American presidents have stayed at Lodge on Loch Lomond: Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George Bush Snr.

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Lodge on Loch Lomond

£99 instead of up to £198 per couple for dinner, bed & breakfast  at the 4* Lodge on Loch Lomond Hotel

Queen Victoria

Ballachulish Hotel in Glencoe had a very famous guest in Queen Victoria, who described the hotel as “beautiful” in her diary.

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Ballachulish Hotel

£69 for a romantic overnight stay with £20 dining allowance at the Ballachulish Hotel, Glencoe.


In 1916 Mar Hall was used as a hospital for limbless sailors and soldiers. It’s now a five star hotel which has had guests such as Brad Pitt, Halle Berry and Coldplay.

£99 per couple for a Luxury Overnight Stay at the 5* Mar Hall Golf & Spa Resort with wine, breakfast and a discount on spa treatments. 

Fore more accommodation, dining, beauty and activity deals, make sure to check out our 5pm Christmas Gifts Page.