Perthshire, the heart of Scotland: rugged mountains, barren moorland, deep lochs and amber-coloured rivers create a majestic landscape dotted with Roman encampments, Iron Age settlements and grand castles. The region is easily accessible from both Glasgow and Edinburgh yet seems a million miles from the frantic pace of city life. The Whisky Trail winds from the conservation villages in the south towards the Cairngorm National Park in the north. Golf courses, fishing, shooting, walking and cycling opportunities abound. Our favourite hotels are either conveniently sited in the centre of a pretty town or hold a secluded spot deep in the beautiful countryside. Some reflect a new contemporary style while others are traditionally reassuring. The order by which the hotels are listed bears no reflection on our preference.
A union of rustic warmth and funky sophistication, in the heart of Rob Roy country.
Arts and Crafts hotel in idyllic surroundings.
Long-established country hotel in splendid surroundings with a wealth of outdoor pursuits
Chic bed and breakfast in the heart of Pitlochry, with Farrow & Ball interiors and a lovely garden.
by Pitlochry, Perthshire
Easy-to-be-in country hotel; unassuming and Scottish through and through
Stirling, Stirling & Central
A little piece of New England in the Trossachs National Park overlooking Scotland's only lake.
Charming restaurant-with-rooms with a distinctively French theme in the centre of Crieff.