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November 21, 2013

Here in Scotland we are lucky to live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. With remote islands, sandy beaches and dramatic mountain landscapes, we almost have it all (just don’t mention the weather).

Over on our Christmas gifts page, we have accommodation deals in some of Scotland’s most scenic locations. We’ve selected five which have incredible views – and make very special gifts.

The Isles of Glencoe Hotel

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Beautifully positioned on the side of a peninsula reaching into Loch Leven, The Isles of Glencoe Hotel has spectacular views of the loch and hills of Movern. As one Trip Advisor reviewer said “I sat at our bedroom window and was amazed by the view, although there were two TV’s in our room we never considered switching them on… ”

£69 for an overnight stay with £20 dining allowance in The Isles of Glencoe Hotel.

Duisdale Country House Hotel

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Duisdale Country House Hotel in the Isle of Skye faces east which means guests can enjoy magnificent morning sunrise views over the sea to the mountains of the mainland. One Trip Advisor reviewer said “It is in a really beautiful setting with views of the sea from its gardens.”

£89 per couple for an overnight stay with Champagne on arrival and a full Scottish breakfast or £169 for two nights at Duisdale Country House Hotel, Skye.

Culcreuch Castle

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Set in the beautiful 1600 acre Culcreuch Estate and overlooking its own loch, Culcreuch Castle in Stirlingshire is a very special place indeed. As one guest said “A stunning location surrounded by trees and a beautiful lake, you could hear a pin drop it was so quiet and peaceful.

£75 per couple for a B&B break plus £40 towards dining at Culcreuch Castle.

Rowardennan Lodges

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Described on Trip Advisor as a “wonderful location overlooking Loch Lomond ” Rowardennan Lodges are set in the dramatic backdrop of Ben Lomond. The only road in the area finishes just behind the site so the only traffic you’ll see are walkers completing the West Highland Way.

£280 for a three night weekend or four night midweek break at Rowardennan luxury self catering lodges. Sleeps up to 4 people.

Stonefield Castle


Near to the pretty fishing village of Tarbert, Stonefield Castle stands high on the famous Kintyre peninsula and has spectacular views over Loch Fyne and the gardens.One guest said “The building itself is stunning. Its situation on the banks of Loch Fyne are simply breathtaking.”

£99 per couple for an overnight stay with dinner at Stonefield Castle Hotel, Argyll. Option 2: £159 for a two night stay with dinner on the first night.

For more great deals in scenic hotels, check out our 5pm Christmas gifts page.