The Gleneagles Hotel
The best Highland resort in Scotland
The Gleneagles Hotel
The Gleneagles Hotel is not just a hotel; it is a playground for all, young and old. You will enjoy world-class restaurants, top-of-the-range premium sporting facilities and classy service, but not too intrusive, just right.
The location is ideal for those who want to experience Scotland’s countryside without long drives and hotel changes. It is a place to stay at least for two nights; we will encourage longer stays, subject to your schedule. Using Gleneagles as a base to tour the Highlands is a viable option. The heart of the Highlands is two hours away, and the Trossachs National Park is an only a one-hour drive. Our Driver-Guide can be on hand when needed.
We tend to suggest at least one whole day at Gleneagles as there is so much to do; for example, you can improve your off-road driving, go sea or fly fishing, learn falconry, and enjoy a gundog experience. There is also archery, horse riding, cycling, hiking trails, shooting, and play Golf; there are three championship golf courses and one nine-hole course.
Jewel on the edge of the Highlands
Gleneagles offers various luxurious rooms and suites that cater to every type of traveller and occasion.
The Country Rooms (323 sq ft) are a cosier fit with comfy mattresses and personalised pillows. The Manor Rooms (323-430 sq ft) are spacious and flaunt gorgeous country house furnishings.
The Main House Estate Room (430 sq ft) is one of the two most spacious rooms, boasting graceful period features such as fireplaces and high ceilings and overlooks the estate offering spectacular views to its guests.
The Braid House Estate Room (430 sq ft) is the second most spacious room, bringing tradition and modern luxury together with stunning fireplaces, large bathrooms and dreamy king-sized beds. Each of these rooms features a private balcony overlooking the estate except the ones on the ground floor.
The Estate Suites (753 sq ft) overlook the hotel grounds, were accessibly designed and offer lovely separate sitting and dining areas.
The One Bedroom Whisky Suites (986 sq ft) offer guests a luxurious and spacious retreat featuring a separate sitting and dining area for relaxing and entertaining. The charming bathrooms have underfloor heating, freestanding baths and walk-in showers.
The Two Bedroom Whisky Suites (968 sq ft) were the staff quarters during the 1920s and 30s and are now a welcoming home away from home for guests that overlooks the estate and countryside.
The Royal Lochnagar Suite (1646 sq ft) is the signature suite at Gleneagles and the epitome of luxury and beauty. This suite has a glorious four-poster bed, a private sitting and dining room to relax and entertain. As well as a charming en-suite bathroom with underfloor heating and a roll-top bath complemented with a powder and dressing room.
The Tower Suite (1679 sq ft) is an impressive two-bedroom suite used to be the hotel’s library. This space has two lovely bedrooms and a deluxe bathroom with a steam shower room. A spiral staircase will take you to the elegant library and lounge area, offering panoramic views over the estate.
The Strathearn is a prime example of a fine dining experience focusing on classical Franco-Scottish dishes. Andrew Fairlie is the only Scottish that holds two Michelin Stars and offers an exquisite experience in a lavish setting that you will remember for years to come.
The Birnam Brasserie is a vibrant, mosaic-floored venue that brings Mediterranean dishes to life in Perthshire. The Dormy Restaurant offers various grill classics, comfort food, pizza and tandoor dishes in this lively clubhouse atmosphere.
Gleneagles is one of the finest Scottish spa and wellness resorts featuring indoor and outdoor pools and a state-of-the-art gym with Technogym equipment. Treat yourself to one of the many spa and beauty treatments. Or practise your swing on one of the three championship golf courses.
Golf was always going to be the heart and soul of The Gleneagles Hotel, construction began on the King's and Queen's golf courses in 1913. Creating fairways on the rugged terrain was an ambitious undertaking, moving earth and stone with man and horsepower alone. Eventually, both were open in 1919, five years before the hotel opened its doors to its first guests.
Golf as we know it today originated in Scotland. King James II of Scotland was concerned the game would stop the pursuit of archery, a far wiser skill to obtain during turbulent times. The first games utilised soil covered dunes along the coast, cutting the grass at different length added levels of difficulty. Ask us about a visit and tour of the British Golf Museum in St Andrews, where else?
Age of Rail Travel
The Gleneagles estate for some will feel out on a limb, imagine what it must have felt like in the 1930s. It has always been accessible by rail, the crucial part of the hotel's success was getting guests to the hotel in good time. We can arrange rail transportation from London and provide a Driver-Guide on-site for those trips into the Highlands.
The War Years
During the 1930s the hotel thrived, it was the most fashionable and luxurious golf resort in Scotland. Transformation of Gleneagles came when the storm clouds of war rolled in; the hotel became a military hospital and a place for miners' to recover. In 1947 the hotel reopened, for a while, things were not quite the same, Gleneagles complied with Government food rationing, limiting the volume and variety of meals on offer. As a point of interest rationing applied across the United Kingdom until 1954. Food rationing had been in place for fourteen years.
Today, a Jewel on the edge of the Highlands with easy access to Edinburgh and Glasgow
In 1993 Jack Nicklaus designed what is now known as the PGA Centenary Course, previously the Monarch's Course. This course revitalised Gleneagles's status as a golfing mecca. The food options are endless, choose the age of elegance and book the Strathearn restaurant, serving classic Franco-Scottish fine dining. You could go for a Michelin-starred extravaganza at Andrew Fairlie's or be more casual at The Birnam Brasserie. Oh, I nearly forgot The Dormy for Pizza or Afternoon Tea at Glendevon and lastly The Garden Café for coffee and cake or a salad.
Let us blend the Gleneagles Experience into your itinerary and Make-It-Special. We advise on staying at Gleneagles on these suggested tour itineraries; Honeymoon in Scotland, the Highlands and Islands tour. We have created a Whisky, Golf and Culture trip ideal for multi-generational groups. As the estate offers so many activities, we have also suggested staying when you have children on our Family Tour of Scotland. We couldn't resist making The Gleneagles Hotel part of our Scotland Adventure too.
As the estate offers so many activities, we have also suggested staying when you have children on our Family Tour of Scotland. Pay a visit to Drummond Castle, known for its renowned formal gardens or go to Scone Palace, one of the essential Scottish stately homes. Learn about the traditional art of practising archery or have a 4x4 off-road driving adventure on your Private driver-guided Tour of Scotland.
Gleneagles Hotel - Classic and Britain's finest hotels
The ultimate country estate with activities galore a short hop from the Highlands
- Bespoke amenities
- Room upgrade upon arrival subject to availability
- Child friendly (young or old)
- Over 15 activities on-site
- Spa and two championship golf courses
- Six restaurants
Gundog Training Fun
Gleneagles a Golfing haven
Fishing on the Estate
The Dormy Restaurant
Family Fun MINI Off-Roading
Drawing Room Dining
The Dormy Restaurant
The Century Bar
Canoeing on Estate
The Broadcasting Room
The Birnam Brasserie
The American Bar
9th Hole on the Queen's Course
9th hole on the King's Course
The Strathearn Restaurant for Fine Dining