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Royal Golf Hotel, DornochRoyal Marine Hotel, Brora The Windlestrae Hotel, Kinross The Green Hotel, Golf & Leisure Resort, KinrossThe Old Manor Hotel, Lundin Links Loch Kinord Hotel, Dinnet, near Ballater Falls of Lora Hotel, Connel, by Oban Ballachulish Hotel, Ballachulish Isle of Glencoe Hotel, Ballachulish Dundonell Hotel, Little Loch Broom The Parklands Hotel, Perth New Lanark Mill Hotel Westlands Hotel, Pitlochry Craigdarroch House Hotel,Foyers, Loch Ness The Priory Hotel, Beauly The Newton Hotel, Nairn

Aberdeen, Speyside, Loch Ness and the Highlands

The 'Granite City' of Aberdeen with its beach, museums, gardens and shops is perfect for exploring Royal Deeside.

Whisky sampling, watching ospreys in Speyside, monster spotting at Loch Ness, bustling Inverness - you can do it all from a Scotland by Car hotel.

The small cathedral town of Dornoch is well known for its golden sands and famous golf course and was chosen by Madonna for her wedding to Guy Ritchie!

Travel back millions of years and discover remote Kyle of Sutherland and its great diversity of wildlife. Orkney is easily reached by ferry from Scrabster near Thurso.

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20. Loch Kinord Hotel, Dinnet, near Ballater  ***
Loch Kinord Hotel, Dinnet near Ballater

Perfect location in the heart of Royal Deeside for exploring the many tourist and sporting activities including Balmoral Castle, whisky distilleries, Victorian Heritage Trail, golf, fishing and some of the most scenic countryside for walking and cycling.

Loch Kinord Hotel has 19 en-suite bedrooms with a choice of standard and superior rooms.

After an exhilarating day on Royal Deeside, enjoy the hotel's comforts - menus designed to give a flavour of Scotland at great value for money with an extensive choice, complemented by wines from around the world and great malts to enjoy in front of an open fire.

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SILVER   [Golf]   [Non Smoking Rooms Available]   [Dogs welcome]      KEY

Price A

14. Craigdarroch Inn, Foyers, Loch Ness ****
Craigdarroch Inn Foyers Loch Ness

Craigdarroch Inn is a Highland country house with log fires and panoramic views over Loch Ness - ideal for local walks and Highland touring.

Relaxing atmosphere, 8 bedrooms with either a loch view to the front, or a woodland/hillside to the rear of the hotel, restaurant and collection of malt whiskies.

Situated in mature woodland, 25 minutes by car from Inverness.

[Non Smoking Rooms Available]  [Table d'hote Dinner from] KEY

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15. The Newton Hotel, Nairn  ****

The Newton Hotel

This elegant Scottish baronial-style hotel with 56 Classic and Executive en-suite bedrooms is set in 21 acres of mature parkland and gardens quietly located adjacent to the championship Nairn Golf Club.

Relax in the comfortable surroundings of the Newton with modern conservatory bar, restaurant and cocktail lounge.

Local sights include the malt whisky trail, Loch Ness, Elgin Cathedral, Cawdor Castle and the Culloden Battlefield Experience.


[Guest Lift]  [Non Smoking Rooms Available]  [Table d'hote Dinner from]  
SILVER [Golf]  [Dogs welcome]  KEY

Price B

16. The Priory Hotel, Beauly, near Inverness  ***
The Priory Hotel

Situated 12 miles west of Inverness, The Priory Hotel with its 38 well appointed bedrooms, flexible all day food facility and friendly, efficient service, is the ideal base for touring the Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness.

Glens of Cannich, Strathfarrer and Affric on Beauly's doorstep give access to stunning and wild country.

Many areas of beauty and interest include Dunrobin Castle, whisky distilleries and the far north with crofting communities, wildlife trails and trips to Orkney.

[Guest Lift]  [Non Smoking Rooms Available]  [Table d'hote Dinner from]  [Golf]  [Dogs welcome]  KEY

Price A

17. Royal Golf Hotel, Dornoch  ****
Royal Golf Hotel Dornoch

The Royal Golf Hotel is situated right on the first tee of Royal Dornoch Golf Club.  The hotel has 22 classic & superior en-suite bedrooms, many of the superior rooms overlook the golf course and the Dornoch Firth beyond, with no two bedrooms the same.  

There is quality bistro style dining in the Conservatory Restaurant with food served all day using locally sourced, fresh and seasonal ingredients to create many mouth-watering dishes.  There is an extensive wine list and selection of malt whiskies to choose from as you enjoy the magnificent views across the golf course to the Dornoch Firth.  

The comfortable hotel bar has its own feature whisky wall and wonderful drawings of Royal Dornoch's famous golf holes.

Located in the historic Royal Burgh of Dornoch, the impressive cathedral was founded in 1224 with subsequent restorations.  The famous Scots philanthropist Andrew Carnegie paid for some of the stained-glass windows.  Other buildings of note are the 16th century Bishops Palace and the Old Town Jail.  The town is also reputedly where the last witch in Scotland was burnt, in 1722, commemorated by the Witch's Stone.  Dornoch is about an hour’s drive from Inverness and 20 minutes drive from Tain railway station.

There are 20 golf courses within an hour's drive, as well as extensive hill walking, fishing and miles of award-winning sandy beaches all nearby.  The hotel is happy to arrange tee times on your behalf at local golf courses including Royal Dornoch, Castle Stuart, Nairn, Brora and Tain - just let us know at the time of booking your accommodation.  

The extensive sand dunes in the area are perfect for links golf, and the Royal Dornoch championship course is regularly rated as one of the top 20 courses in the world.  Come and enjoy a traditional Highland welcome in a quality Highland golfing hotel.



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18. Royal Marine Hotel, Brora  ****
Royal Marine Hotel Brora

The Royal Marine is just a minutes walk from a beautiful sandy beach and an excellent links golf course, and has a leisure club and spa which includes a swimming pool, children's pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and gym.  

It was originally built as a private country house in the early 1900s by renowned Scottish architect Sir Robert Lorimer and now has 21 comfortable en-suite bedrooms (choice of Classic, Superior and Master bedrooms) and 3 restaurants - the informal Garden Room, Bistro Bar and fine dining Lorimer's Restaurant.  After dinner, you could enjoy a game of snooker, some gentle putting on the lawn or a romantic stroll along the beach.

Just an hour by car north of Inverness and about 1.5 hours south of Thurso, the Royal Marine Hotel is within walking distance of the charming Highland village of Brora.  Nearby, you can visit the Clynelish Single Malt Distillery, the spectacular Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, the Orcadian Stone Company, the Whaligoe Steps (330 of them descend a cliff-face to one of the least accessible harbours you could imagine) and much more, all surrounded by glorious coastal scenery.  Fishing, mountain biking, walking and sightseeing are all available in the area.

There are also 24 modern self-catering apartments nearby with fantastic views which you might prefer as an alternative to staying in the hotel, with access to all the facilities.



Price C

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