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November 28, 2022

From picking presents to polishing off the pudding, we love Christmas.

But once the tree has come down and the decorations have been packed away for another year, it is good to get away somewhere different.

Here are four suggestions for Scottish getaways that would make thoughtful Christmas presents. And one of the main thoughts that might influence your decisions is, 'If I give my partner this weekend away as a Christmas present then the odds are good that they will take me with them.'

It's good to give, isn't it?

If these four suggestions don't fit the bill, there are plenty more to choose from.

And 5pm Christmas Gift pages have hundreds of other inspired gift suggestions for every budget.

Overnight B&B Stay with Dinner + Optional Wine in Room for 2 at Glynhill Hotel & Spa; from £99

Enjoy the facilities at Glynhill Hotel and Spa.

Enjoy the facilities at Glynhill Hotel and Spa.

What’s Included

Overnight stay with 2 course dinner

Free parking & WiFi

Access to Spa

Option to add bottle of wine in room on arrival

Available 7 days a week

Want to book your dates now? Visit Glynhill Hotel & Spa here on 5pm Hotels now.

Dinner, bed and breakfast

Valid seven days from December to March, this Big Deal is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay in a standard double or twin room at Glynhill Hotel & Spa.

As well as a full Scottish breakfast, the offer includes a two course dinner for each guest and access to the hotel’s spa, with the option to include a bottle of wine in your room on arrival.

There is a £20 per room supplement for Saturday night stays, payable directly to the hotel, and you may upgrade your room for £20 per night, subject to availability.

Two course dinner

The menu may change, but typical starters include soup of the day, chicken and pistachio parfait, bruschetta, and salmon and smoked haddock fishcake.

Mains on offer may be the Margherita or spiced pepperoni pizza, beef lasagne, beer-battered haddock and chips, and the Caesar salad. Steaks may be available for a supplement.

Desserts may be added on from the a la carte menu.

Convenient location

Glynhill Hotel & Spa in Renfrew is just five minutes from Glasgow Airport, with a restaurant, three bars, plus free parking and WiFi.

SSE Hydro and Braehead Shopping Centre within easy reach, while Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park are an easy drive.

Happy guests on TripAdvisor

‘A catch-up with family from abroad brought us to this hotel. It was near the airport, and handy for everyone to meet. The hotel staff were very pleasant and helpful. The rooms were clean, beds were comfortable and the pillows very good quality. Our friends all met up for dinner in the hotel and were not disappointed with the menu choices or quality of food. All served hot by very helpful pleasant staff. I will definitely be returning to this hotel.’

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1 or 2 Night B&B Stay with Dinner + Arrival Prosecco & Snacks for 2 at Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry; from £189

All of the Atholl Palace bedrooms are unique.

All of the Atholl Palace bedrooms are unique.

What’s Included

1 or 2 nights in standard or valley view room

Breakfast each morning

3 course dinner each night

Romantic Victorian hotel

Prosecco and snacks on arrival

Beautiful gardens and grounds

Want to book your dates now? Visit Atholl Palace Hotel here on 5pm Hotels now.

Unique rooms

In 2014, Atholl Palace Hotel in Perthshire was the only British hotel to be included on a rather exclusive list compiled by the influential TravelGround website, named as one of 28 places ‘to stay before you die’.

See it for yourself with this Big Deal for two people to stay one or two nights in a standard or valley view double or twin room.

The offer includes full Scottish breakfast each morning, a three course table d’hôte dinner in the hotel’s Verandah Restaurant each evening, plus a bottle of Prosecco, chocolates and savoury snacks on arrival.

All of the Atholl Palace bedrooms are unique but each comes with en-suite facilities, TVs and hairdryers. A lift serves the main floors although some rooms are accessed from the entresol levels which are not, and there is ample free parking and free WiFi in all public areas.

The Verandah Restaurant

The Verandah Restaurant enjoys stunning views over the Tummel valley and much of the produce used in the kitchens comes from the surrounding countryside.

The table d’hôte menu changes every day, but typical main courses might be the fillet of sea bream with a white wine cream sauce or the slow-braised Angus steak pie with root vegetables and creamed potato.

See & do

The hotel’s Pitlochry location makes it the ideal base from which to explore Highland Perthshire.

Alternatively, you could explore the hotel’s beautiful gardens, especially the Black Spout waterfall; work up an appetite on the pitch ‘n’ putt course; improve your short game on the putting green or even visit the hotel’s unique museum.

Happy guests

‘Relaxed elegance… beautiful inside and out with a sweeping drive through lush grounds to a grand entrance. Warm and comfortable on a cold September day… The Stag’s Head Bar was quiet and comfortable with leather Chesterfield seats and sofas. Our ensuite bedroom was just as comfortable with gorgeous views out of the front and side windows… enjoyed an excellent breakfast in the restaurant at the rear of the hotel with beautiful views over the Tummel Valley. Our return can’t come soon enough.’

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Overnight B&B Stay with Option of Wine or Dinner Spend for 2 at Carnoustie Golf Hotel; from £99

If you like golf... there is a clue in the name.

If you like golf... there is a clue in the name.

What’s Included

Overnight stay in 4 star hotel

Choose a bottle of wine or food & drink allowance

Full Scottish breakfast

Late check-out

Next to Championship golf course

Use of leisure facilities

Want to book your dates now? Visit Carnoustie Golf Hotel here on 5pm Hotels now.

The four star Carnoustie Golf Hotel is situated next to the first tee and the 18th green of the famous Carnoustie Golf Links Championship Course, home of many a dramatic winning putt.

Many of the hotel’s 96 rooms offer views over the course, or the charming seaside town of Carnoustie. Golfing guests can also pit their skills against the adjacent Burnside Course plus the nearby Buddon Links.

Get into the swing

Available seven days a week, this Big Deal is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay in a standard double or twin room with full Scottish breakfast and late check-out of noon.

Option one includes a bottle of wine in the room, and option two includes a £25 per person spend on food and drinks.

Subject to availability, guests may be able to upgrade on arrival to a golf view room for £20 per night.

Extensive spa facilities

Carnoustie is not just about the golf. The hotel’s extensive spa facilities are also a big attraction, offering plenty of opportunities to relax and soothe away the frustrations of that hooked drive at the 18th.

Guests can try the wide range of spa treatments or enjoy the large heated swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool, steam room and, for the more energetic, a fully equipped gymnasium.

Happy guests on TripAdvisor

‘Really enjoyed 3 nights here recently when 10 of us were up for a golf break. Nice clean rooms, really friendly service and good food made it definitely a location worth visiting again… Hotel is good, and having the Rookery so close meant that we had a choice of places to eat and drink.’

You don't have to be a golfer to enjoy a stay at the Carnoustie Golf Hotel. Give the gift of a getaway on the Angus coast with this Big Deal.

1 or 2 Night B&B Stay with Food & Drink Spend for 2 at Ten Hill Place Hotel, Edinburgh; from £119

Ten Hill Place Hotel: a stylish base for an Edinburgh getaway.

Ten Hill Place Hotel: a stylish base for an Edinburgh getaway.

What’s Included

1 or 2 night stay in central 4* hotel

Superior room

Food & drink spend

Full Scottish breakfast each morning

20% off drinks added to your room

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

To check availability prior to purchase, please visit Ten Hill Place Hotel’s 5pm profile here.

Luxurious Edinburgh getaway

Enjoy a bit of luxury with this Big Deal on a stay for two in a superior double room with full Scottish breakfast each morning and a food and drink spend.

Option one is for an overnight stay with a £20 per person food and drink spend, and option two is for a two night stay with a £35 per person food and drink spend on one night, as well as chocolates on arrival.

Both options are available seven days a week. There is a £20 Saturday supplement for one night stays.

Deluxe comforts

The spacious superior rooms at Ten Hill Place have absolutely everything you need for a luxurious stay in the capital.

You’ll also get an excellent night’s sleep with your choice of soft or firm mattress plus hypoallergenic bedding. Other perks include a flat screen TV with in-house entertainment, towelling robes, soft slippers, a mini fridge, Algotherm luxury marine toiletries and a Brodies of Edinburgh hospitality tray.

As a lovely added touch, you’ll get a packet of Scottish wildflower seeds to take away as a souvenir.

Award-winning cuisine

The food at the hotel’s Drinks & Dining restaurant is renowned. Deliciously rich starters include the oak-smoked Scottish salmon ceviche or the goats’ cheese mousse.

You can also spoil yourself with a gourmet main like the pan-seared bream fillet with asparagus tips, new potatoes & tarragon, or the breast of wood pigeon with orzo, parmesan & king oyster mushrooms

Delighted guests

‘A charming home away from home. Lovely hotel, staff were very friendly and polite and the location was good. Excellent facilities and the food was of a high standard. The bar staff were very attentive. We had a wonderful night’s sleep, the bed was very comfortable and the shower fantastic. I would certainly stay there again.’ 5/5

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