The clocks have gone forward and the days are officially longer
than the nights. Spring is here and Scotland’s jaw-dropping scenery beckons.
What floats your boat? Roaming heather-clad mountains? Forest-bathing? Or painting the town red on a wild weekend? Whatever toots your horn, we have a range of great hotel offers to suit.
Whether you're looking for a luxurious escape or a budget-friendly stay, we have a range of options to suit. With our easy booking process and unbeatable prices, you can rest assured that your Scottish Spring fling will be one to remember.
Overnight B&B Stay with Glass of Prosecco for 2 at Ballathie House, Perthshire, from £99
Award-winning 4* country house hotel
Glass of Prosecco each on arrival
Full Scottish breakfast
Ballathie House is an award-winning Perthshire hotel set within a 19th century baronial mansion. The hotel is rich in history and has served generations of guests, but there are also plenty of contemporary comforts waiting inside. It is situated right in the heart of Scotland, in convenient reach of Perth, Dundee, St. Andrews, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Aberdeen. With tranquil grounds and a private riverside setting, this is the ideal getaway for a scenic escape.
All of Ballathie House’s bedrooms are individually styled and combine country house period decor with modern touches. The focus is on comfort, character and charm. Depending on which room you book, you might find traditional Scottish country house hotel touches such as gently chiming clocks, sporting prints, roaring log fires, gilt-framed portraits and statues. All rooms have Freeview TV, wifi, toiletries, a trouser press, hairdryer, telephone, and tea and coffee facilities.
Among the hotel’s accolades are a couple of AA rosettes for the dining. The restaurant has views over the Tay, and the menus reflect the best of local and seasonal produce. Head Chef Scott Scorer offers a contemporary take on classic cuisine, with lunch and dinner menus that change daily. Expect local venison, woodland game, trout and salmon, Scottish beef and seasonal produce to crop up regularly on the menus.
Out and about
Ballathie House Hotel is located in Kinclaven, Stanley, just 30 minutes from Perth. Nearby attractions include several scenic and challenging golf courses along with some of Scotland’s finest fishing and game shooting facilities. Hiking and cycling opportunities are numerous, with plenty of trails to explore.
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Overnight B&B Stay with Drink Voucher + Food & Drink Discount for 2 at Crowne Plaza, Glasgow, from £119
Overnight stay in 4* hotel with breakfast
Drink voucher & 20% off food & drink
Access to the pool, sauna, steam room + gym
Vibrant city break
Landmark Clydeside hotel
The Crowne Plaza Glasgow in Finnieston is a towering glass landmark of a hotel overlooking the Clyde. It is just a stroll away from some of the city’s main event venues such as the Hydro, the SEC and the Armadillo (Clyde Auditorium), as well as being close to one of the city’s most buzzing dining scenes.
Beyond its amazing views, the Crowne Plaza has all the comforts that you would expect from a quality hotel, including elegant decor, an airy restaurant and a lounge bar, as well as a leisure club.
Paid on-site parking is available for guests, plus the Exhibition Centre train station is only a five-minute walk away and has fast links to the city centre.
To ensure a good night’s sleep, each of the hotel’s guest rooms is decorated in a soothing neutral style with luxury bedding and a sleep kit to help you relax.
There are also plenty of other comforts, such as air conditioning, free wifi, a Smart TV with digital channels, a mini-fridge, bathrobes, tea & coffee making facilities, bottled water, a laptop safe and a desk. Everything you need for a cosy stay.
Relax in the pool
During your stay, you can unwind in the hotel’s leisure club, which has a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym.
The spa area offers a range of beauty and therapeutic treatments such as massages, manicures and facials.
Dine with a view of The Clyde
The Mariner Bar & Restaurant is the hotel’s smart riverside dining spot. There you can enjoy unwinding in an open-plan space with amazing views over the water and a décor that celebrates the shipbuilding heritage of Clydeside.
The restaurant specialises in serving seasonal Scottish and international cuisine. Menus change regularly, but typical mains might include the roast rump of lamb with gratin potato, the pulled beef, mushroom & red wine Wellington and the Keralan cauliflower & red pepper curry.
Desserts might feature the chocolate fondant pudding, the baked vanilla cheesecake and the raspberry crème brûlée.
Experience Clydeside and Finnieston
The Crowne Plaza Glasgow is right next to the Hydro, SEC and Armadillo, making it perfect for an overnight stay if you are attending an event. The TS Queen Mary museum ship, Glasgow Science Centre and Cineworld Cinema IMAX are also nearby. Plus the fashionable bars and restaurants of Finnieston are easy to reach. And as the Exhibition Centre train station is just a stroll away, you can reach the shops and sights of Glasgow city centre within minutes.
Overnight Stay in Exec Room with Breakfast & Prosecco for 2 at Gleddoch Golf & Spa Resort, Langbank, from £149
Overnight stay in Executive double or twin room
Full Scottish breakfast
Glass of Prosecco on arrival
Use of leisure facilities
Multi-million pound refurbishment
Sitting within 360 acres of grounds with spectacular vistas over the River Clyde, Ben Lomond and the Renfrewshire hills, Gleddoch Golf & Spa Resort is ideal for a refreshing getaway.
The luxury hotel has had a multi-million pound refurbishment and looks as spectacular as its surroundings. It is around a twenty minute drive from Glasgow but is so peaceful that it feels a million miles from everyday life.
As well as the Championship golf course on site (see main pic), you can enjoy relaxing in the Imperia Spa and dining in the VISTA restaurant.
Each of the hotel’s seventy-five luxurious rooms enjoyed a gorgeous overhaul during the refurbishment process. Many offered spectacular views of the Clyde or the manicured golf course.
All rooms are elegantly decorated with stylish colour schemes. Features include free wifi, 24-hour room service, LCD TVs with digital channels, tea and coffee makers, free local calls and free bottled water.
Dine with a view
The aptly named VISTA restaurant offers beautiful views of the River Clyde and Ben Lomond. The regularly updating menus are crafted from fresh, local produce.
Sample main courses from the market menu might be the pan-seared bream with couscous and tomato dressing or the braised shin of beef with mushroom purée, kale and herb croquette accompanied by a bacon & mushroom sauce.
Afterwards you can relax with a drink in either the Dram whisky bar or The Nineteenth golf course bar.
Swimming pool and spa
The Imperia spa at Gleddoch offers a range of relaxing facilities. You can swim in the heated indoor pool or take it easy in the Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.
For those looking to burn energy, there is a fully equipped gym and you can also enjoy a spa treatment from a professional therapist. A range of Elemis and Ishga products are used.
Championship golf course
Widely regarded as being one of the most scenic in the West of Scotland, the 18-hole Championship layout course is one of Gleddoch’s biggest attractions. There is also a 4-hole Academy course and a 300-yard practice ground with covered bays.
See & Do
Gleddoch Hotel is within easy driving distance of some fascinating historic attractions, including Newark Castle, Stirling Castle and Paisley Abbey. Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park is also a convenient distance away, and once there you can enjoy a host of activities, from walking to boat tours to shopping at Jenners.
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Overnight Stay with Breakfast for 2 at Stonefield Castle, Tarbert, from £99
Overnight stay in garden view room for 2
Late check-out at noon
Stunning Loch Fyne views
Stonefield Castle was built on the shores of Loch Fyne in 1837 according to a design by the famous Scottish architect, William Henry Playfair. These days, it is an atmospheric, 36 bedroom hotel with beautiful views over the water.
While the hotel has all the modern comforts and conveniences you might expect, it has also retained many period features typical of the Scottish baronial style. The splendour of the wood panelling, ornate ceilings and marble fireplaces are matched by extensive woodland grounds and the Wild Garden. From unusual rhododendrons to rare shrubs and magnificent Sierra redwoods, the gardens repay careful exploration.
Guests who head down to the shore may be rewarded with some fascinating wildlife. At dusk, it is sometimes possible to catch sight of seals by the hotel jetty or an otter trying to catch dinner among the waves.
Put simply, if you are looking for a romantic setting for a getaway break, Stonefield Castle absolutely fits the bill.
Loch Fyne views from room
With 36 individually decorated, ensuite rooms, Stonefield Castle offers comfortable and traditional accommodation. The rooms all look over Loch Fyne or the hotel’s gardens and three of them have four poster beds. Digital TVs, hairdryers, wifi and hot drinks trays are standard. Pets are welcome, please discuss with hotel at booking.
Proud holders of an AA Rosette, the hotel kitchen is well known for its commitment to using locally sourced beef, game and seafood. The menus change regularly but typical starters might be the Loch Fyne mussels served in white wine with garlic, shallots and cream.
Popular main courses include the venison haunch with a potato and chestnut rosti and the boudin of chicken, served with pearl barley, wild mushroom and chorizo risotto, sautéed spinach and wild garlic with chorizo oil.
The breath-taking view over the loch is the only thing that may distract you from the food. After dinner, guests are encouraged to enjoy a single malt or two in front of the log fire in the bar.
See & do
Just two miles away, the picturesque village of Tarbert attracts many visitors. As well as fishing boats and yachts, you may glimpse the harbour’s visiting pod of dolphins. For those who prefer adventure on the water, there are boat trips to Seil Island or the Corryvreckan Whirlpool. Stonefield Castle can also arrange fly fishing on Loch Fyne or horse trail riding at the nearby Brenfield Estate.
Stonefield is also a golfer’s paradise, with five courses all within 40 miles. Springbank Distillery is at Campbeltown, a gentle drive of an hour.
Stonefield Castle is on the Mull of Kintyre Peninsula in Argyll. The nearest train station is Oban. Glasgow is just under a hundred miles away, a little more than a two hour drive.
Overnight B&B Stay in Sea View Double King for 2 at Royal an Lochan hotel in Tighnabruaich, from £118
Overnight stay in beautiful Argyll hotel
Full Scottish breakfast
Sea view room
Overlooking the Kyles of Bute, the family-run Royal an Lochan hotel in Tighnabruaich dates back to 1865. Now a comfortable and welcoming eleven bedroom hotel, it is surrounded by stunning scenery and the sound of lapping waves.
Part of Argyll’s Secret Coast, Royal an Lochan offers sea view rooms, lounges with open fires; superb seafood and is known for the best Scottish hospitality delivered by the excellent staff.
One of the beauties of The Royal an Lochan’s location, right on the shore at Tighnabruaich, is the wildlife. The lounge, patio, breakfast dining room and restaurant all provide the opportunity to spot not only porpoises but also otters, seals and herons. Just as important is the hospitable approach of the staff epitomised by the motto ‘you’re not a room number, you’re a person’.
Luxurious and individually decorated, all eleven bedrooms are ensuite. Sea view rooms look onto the Kyles of Bute and across to the Isle of Bute. The beds are wonderfully comfortable with luxurious cotton sheets, cosy duvets and deep, comfortable pillows.
All rooms feature tea and coffee-making facilities with homemade shortbread plus bathrobes, free wifi, hairdryer.
Fresh Scottish seafood
With spectacular views of the Kyles of Bute, the Deck Restaurant specialises in locally landed seafood. The kitchen uses the best fish and shellfish such as haddock and halibut, scallops, mussels, clams and langoustines sourced from Tarbert.
As an alternative to seafood, there is selection of chicken, duck, pork and beef dishes accompanied by seasonal vegetables.
The Shinty Bar serves a range of whisky, gins ales and lager. Inside the bar, there’s always a warm and friendly atmosphere, especially in the colder months when the wood burner runs at full throttle.
And the name of the bar? The walls are adorned with photos of Kyles Athletic Shinty team, one of the best shinty teams in Scotland. The photos date back to 1901 and are displayed along with other shinty memorabilia.
When the sun shining, visitors are welcome to eat outside and watch the yachts go by.
See & do in Argyll
The tranquil Argyll countryside surrounding The Royal an Lochan offers some off the best scenery on the West Coast of Scotland as well as fantastic bird-watching opportunities. The hills above Tighnabruaich boast three well stocked trout lochs and, if you are feeling energetic, the nine-hole golf course nearby has possibly the best views in the world. Boat trips, horse riding, fishing or visiting any of the area’s many historic sites also provide entertaining ways to while away the days.
Just a two hour drive from Glasgow, The Royal an Lochan is close enough to be convenient but hidden away enough to feel a long way from the city.
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