5 Incredible Places to Stay in Highland Perthshire

The Fortingall Hotel
The Fortingall Hotel | © Laura-Del/Flickr
Photo of Alexander Crow
1 September 2017

Highland Perthshire is nestled at the gateway to the Highlands and is a popular area of Scotland for people to visit. With many things to see and do, especially outdoor pursuits, including walking, there are a number of excellent options for accommodation. Here we share five different ideas, from a real life castle to a cosy hideaway perfectly placed for wildlife viewing.

Fonab Castle Hotel, Pitlochry

If you come to Scotland with a dream to stay in a Highland castle, with mountains and lochs surrounding you, wonderful dining options and perhaps even a spa to pamper yourself, look no further. Fonab Castle Hotel is a five-star luxury experience, sitting above Loch Faskally with breathtaking views over Ben Vrackie. Here you can find a spa with a range of treatments, a range of dining options and even a specialist gin bar, showcasing some of the excellent gins currently being produced in the UK — and Scotland in particular. Fonab Castle is a fairy tale location, with the service and style to back up the natural and historic beauty.

Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
In-room accessibility
Full-service spa
Conference space
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Smoke-free property

Dunalastair Hotel Suites, Pitlochry

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These luxurious suites offer the spectacular views this corner of Scotland is renowned for, with an attention to detail that really raises the bar. With different options available depending on whether you are looking for a romantic escape, or something for a group, each suite is superbly designed and all are surrounded by the nature that has drawn people to visit Highland Perthshire since the Victorian era.

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  • Fortingall Hotel, Aberfeldy

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    The Fortingall Hotel
    The Fortingall Hotel | © Laura-Del/Flickr

    Set in stunning surroundings, with attentive staff, comfortable rooms and excellent food, this is a classic Scottish country hotel. Dog-friendly and with many local walks right on your doorstep, this is an ideal place from which to explore Highland Perthshire. The famous Fortingall Yew is a short distance away, and, if you stay, the 5,000-year-old tree is a must-visit. The Fortingall Hotel exhibits a welcoming warmth no matter the season or weather outside.

    The Inn On The Tay, Pitlochry

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    The Inn On The Tay | Andree CMac

    Sitting on the banks of the famous River Tay, this bed and breakfast is perfect for a relaxed escape to Highland Perthshire. The restaurant serves high-quality, seasonal dishes and the bar is very well-stocked. The rooms are decorated in a relaxing, cosy style and four of the six suites have fantastic views over the river, where it tumbles down the Grandtully rapids.

    Squirrel Cottage

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    Red Squirrel, Killiecrankie
    Red Squirrel, Killiecrankie | © Courtesy of the Author

    If you are a couple looking for a romantic getaway, or two friends who are happy to share a twin room, and you have come to Highland Perthshire to watch wildlife, then Squirrel Cottage is the place for you. In fact, so much of the wildlife comes to the cottage itself that it may be difficult to pull yourself away. Apart from the red squirrels that play and feed around the cottage, there are also pine marten, deer and many birds. The surrounding valley is fantastic to walk in, and this self-catering home-from-home is remarkably well equipped.

    About this place:

    Self-Catered, Countryside, Cosy, Outdoors, Romantic