Little Hotels in the Scottish Lowlands

Glenapp Castle

, Ballantrae
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A magnificent Scottish castle hotel in the Scottish baronial style. Thirty six acres of lush grounds and an award-winning restaurant.

Garden
Restaurant
Facilities for the disabled
Car Park
Guest rating 9.6

Trigony House Hotel

, Closeburn
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A dog-friendly luxury country house hotel with an award-winning restaurant and a garden spa. Set in the rolling hills of Dumfries & Galloway.

Garden
Restaurant
Car Park
Guest rating 9.2

Craigadam Country House Hotel

, Castle Douglas
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Luxurious accommodation with magnificent themed suites in the Galloway countryside.

Garden
Restaurant
Facilities for the disabled
Car Park
Guest rating 9.5

Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel

, Kirkcolm
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Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel is perched on a headland overlooking the North Channel between Scotland and Ireland. As well as a hotel and restaurant, it is still a working lighthouse.

Garden
Restaurant
Facilities for the disabled
Car Park
Guest rating 9.0

House of Gods

, Edinburgh
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An off-the-wall boutique hotel in the centre of Edinburgh, with extravagantly decadent rooms and a fantastic cocktail bar.

Guest rating 9.0

The Lane Hotel

, Edinburgh
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A luxurious boutique hotel with its own quirky Edinburgh pub and restaurant, within easy reach of the city centre.

Restaurant
Facilities for the disabled
Car Park
Guest rating 9.7

Cringletie House Hotel

, Peebles
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A country house hotel with immaculate gardens and an award-winning restaurant near Peebles.

Garden
Restaurant
Facilities for the disabled
Car Park
Guest rating 9.2

Hotel du Vin Edinburgh

, Edinburgh
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A stylish luxury hotel in the centre of Edinburgh, just off the Royal Mile between the castle and Holyrood Palace.

Restaurant
Facilities for the disabled
Guest rating 9.0
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Reasons to visit the Scottish Lowlands

The Scottish Lowlands extend north from the border with England as far as the two great cities of Scotland, Edinburgh and Glasgow. There's a lot of history here, much of it dating from times when Scotland and England didn't quite see eye-to-eye on things. Inevitably therefore there are many castles and fortified houses, that are great places to visit in these more peaceful times.

Many people head to this area for a gentler pace of life filled with revitalising outdoor pursuits and sports including fishing, golf and walking. But it's not all peace and quiet. Alongside these more sedate activities there is riveting mountain biking to be had at the two 7stanes centres as well as off-road quad biking, archery and tree-top adventures at Go Ape!

The Scottish Lowlands were inspiration for Sir Walter Scott and Robert Burns and they've continued to be an inspiration ever since. From the rocky and sandy west coast looking out for miles across the sea towards Ireland, to the lush green inland forests and hills of Dumfries and Galloway, it's simply amazing. 

Edinburgh is not just the capital city of Scotland but also a focus for festivals of every kind, most notably the simply named Edinburgh Festival and the Fringe. This is also the place where Scottish pageantry reaches it's zenith involving lots of guns, kilts and bagpipes. To finish it all off there are the Royal Mile, Holyroodhouse and the high brooding presence of Arthur's Seat.

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