Horse Riding in Scotland

Enjoy horse riding in Scotland's sublime landscapes on your next tour of Britain.

Horse Riding in Scotland

Scotland terrain makes for an exciting and windswept riding experience. Beach, valley or the glorious Highlands - a lovely equine addition to your Private tour of Scotland.

The terrain is ideal for horse riding, and you will encounter glorious landscapes and awe-inspiring views during this pastime, whether it’s hills, moorland or forest. We cater for all ability levels.

Whether you’re an equestrian or want to try horse riding for the first time, we can provide a customized experience. Discover your love for horses on your Private Tour of Scotland.

Horse Riding within a Scottish landscape

The TOP-FIVE horse riding locations in Scotland set in various landscapes:

1. The Pentland Hills offer various recreational activities with 60 miles of paths, many of them suitable for horse riding. There are multiple routes for all levels and abilities.

Where to Stay
The Pentland Hills proximity to Edinburgh is convenient for those touring with a short amount of time. Tour Edinburgh and experience the Scottish countryside in only a few days. The Pentland Hills also offers an opportunity for Fly Fishing, Biking and Hiking.

Stay overnight at The Caledonian Hotel, Edinburgh. This five-star hotel has a prime spot overlooking the castle. Alternatively, stay at the Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel, in a beautiful part of New Town, a short walk to the castle and Old Town.

2. In the area of the Ballogie Estate, you will find yourself marvelling at the surrounding towering hills, beautiful moorland, forest and farmland.

Where to Stay
The Ballogie Estate has a few accommodation options for multi-generational groups. Ballogie House has seven rooms, Potarch Lodge also has seven rooms, and three comfortable cottages are available. The estate can provide all the provisions you need for your vacation accommodation.

3. The Mull of Kintyre breathes history, is set in a diverse landscape with sandy beaches, rugged sea cliffs, green farmland, and magnificent views over the Isles of Islay, Jura, Gigha, and sometimes Ireland. The Mull of Kintyre gives you the chance to build a bond with your horse, climb a mountain with your horse and gallop along a stunning wide-open beach.

Where to Stay
It makes sense to stay at Glen Kerran Farmhouse and immerse yourself in the Scottish equine adventure. Imagine waking up in an old stone farmhouse with views across the glen. Don’t forget the home-cooked Scottish breakfast.  

4. Lanarkshire lies within the valley of the River Clyde, recognizable by its rolling green hills and stunning Falls of Clyde.

Where to Stay
The horse riding areas of Lanarkshire are under an hours drive from Glasgow. We recommend staying at Crossbasket Castle on the outskirts of Glasgow, an easy drive to the Lanarkshire countryside.

5. The Gairloch area is famous for Red Point, a beach that has, as the name suggests, red/pink-coloured sand. Dunes and grassy slopes are abundant in this area which houses a range of wildlife. It’s the ideal place to get away from the crowds.

Where to Stay
Once you have explored the Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle, head up to The Torridon Hotel, a Victorian gem. Stay in one of 18 elegant main house rooms or choose the private Boathouse or Stables accommodation. Eat at either the high-end 1887 Restaurant or the simpler Bo & Muc eatery.

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