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Seaside and Lochside Inns in Scotland

The following hotels and inns are located close to the sea or loch. Please scroll down the page to view seaside and lochside inns throughout Scotland.

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Craigdarroch House, Foyers

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With a superb quiet location in a Highland forest near Falls of Foyers waterfall, Craigdarroch House has open log fires and stunning panoramic views of Loch Ness.
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Cuillin Hills Hotel, Portree

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Set in 15 acres of mature private grounds, overlooking Portree Bay with views to the Cuillin Mountain range, enjoy some of the most spectacular views from any hotel in Scotland. 
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Seaside and Lochside Inns in Scotland


PORT APPIN   Airds Hotel and Restaurant

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Airds Hotel and Restaurant, Port AppinAirds is an 18th century Ferry Inn converted in to a small luxury 4 red star hotel with outstanding views over Loch Linnhe and the Morvern Mountains. The award winning restaurant is renowned for consistently achieving 3 rosettes for the food and Master Chef of Great Britain, Paul Burns, has just won Scottish Hotel Chef of the Year, 2007. The lounges offer a place to relax amidst sophisticated decor and roaring log fires. The 11 bedrooms and suites are individually decorated and all have luxury furnishings..



ARDGOUR   The Inn at Ardgour

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The Inn at ArdgourA warm, family welcome awaits at our traditional West Highland Inn/Small Hotel beautifully situated on the banks of Loch Linnhe. Stunning views across the loch to the entrance to the Great Glen and the mountains beyond. Twelve excellent en-suite bedrooms all with loch-views. Loch-view restaurant and bar. Residents lounge. Ideally located for Mull, Iona, Skye, Ben Nevis, Fort William, Ardnamurchan, Glencoe, Oban, Loch Ness and for touring the West Highlands.




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The Aultbea HotelSituated on the shores of beautiful Loch Ewe, this 18th century, friendly hotel is the perfect location from which to enjoy the wonders of the north-west Highlands of Scotland. The Zetland Restaurant overlooking the Isle of Ewe offers the finest of service and traditional and local fare, specialising in seafood, highland beef and venison. Our comfortable lounge bar is perfect for a nightcap or try the public bar for a bit of 'local' atmosphere. During the day, relax in the conservatory or outside on the patio, overlooking the loch.




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Corran Inn, OnichSitting on the shores of Loch Linnhe, beside the Corran ferry, The Corran Inn is just 10 minutes from Fort William and Ben Nevis and 10 minutes from Glencoe. With 5 comfortable rooms, a traditional bar and relaxing coal fires, the Inn provides the ideal base to explore this beautiful part of the Scottish Highlands. Whether you're walking, climbing, touring by car or just sitting with your feet up watching the world float by on the loch, The Corran Inn will give you a friendly welcome and make you feel athome.


LOCH NESS, FOYERS, INVERNESS  The Craigdarroch House

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The Craigdarroch House, Loch NessWith a superb, tranquil location, in a Highland forest near the famous Falls of Foyers waterfall, Craigdarroch House enjoys stunning panoramic views of Loch Ness. Craigdarroch House is a 4-star restaurant with rooms, boasting open log fires in the drawing room and lounge bar. The restaurant offers impressive cuisine and you can savour a candlelit dinner in the dining room with views of the loch. The lounge bar offers a fine malt whisky collection, with some 130 whiskies to choose from...



ULLAPOOL  Caledonian Hotel

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The Caledonian Hotel, UllapoolThe Caledonian Hotel overlooks Ullapool harbour and the colourful fishing boats on Loch Broom. One of the oldest hotels in Ullapool, the Caledonian combines the character of a west highland hotel with modern facilities and standards. Ullapool is the ideal location for exploring the west Highlands including Loch Maree, Lochnivar, Gairloch, and the Corrieshalloch Gorge. The capital of the Highlands, Inverness, is under 2 hours away providing ample opportunity for shopping trips



PORTREE, ISLE OF SKYE   The Cuillin Hills Hotel

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The Cullin Hills Hotel, PortreeSet in 15 acres of mature private grounds, overlooking Portree Bay with views to the Cuillin Mountain range. From the moment you arrive you cannot fail to appreciate the Highland setting. The hotel has been awarded many accolades, including 2 AA Red Rosettes for food and in 2006, Hotel Review Scotland's 'Staff of the Year' Award. Enjoy traditional yet imaginative cuisine with superb views of the loch and Cuillin Hills. Food is also served in the bar/conservatory at lunchtime and during the evening...




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The Royal Hotel, StornowayStornoway's most historic hotel, the Royal nestles in the heart of Stornoway, beside the marina, where you can relax, enjoy the hotel's cosy character and enjoy dining in our Boatshed Restaurant or in HS1, the town's 1st cafe bar. While the Royal Hotel enjoys a delightful view over the colourful, bustling harbour to the splendour of Lews Castle and its grounds, the town centre is only around 200 metres walk. Built in 1845, the hotel would originally...



BURRAY, ORKNEY   The Sands Hotel

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The Sands Hotel, BurrayFour star recently upgraded character building situated along the shore of Scapa Flow in Burray village. All rooms are en-suite overlooking the beach and pier where local fishermen work. Our busy restaurant is open daily serving lunches, bar meals and a la carte. The rooms, restaurant, garden room and lounge bar are all non-smoking; smokers are allowed to smoke in the Sands Bar. The imposing building overlooks Burray Harbour, Watersound Bay and South Ronaldsay.




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Taychreggan Hotel, KilchrenanOne of Scotland’s top country house hotels, beautifully situated right on the shores of Loch Awe in one of the most spectacular areas of Scotland. Amid mountains, Lochs, forests and an abundance of wildlife - the perfect venue for the walker, fisherman, ornithologist, photographer or simply an “away from it all” break. Taychreggan has won major awards for food, customer care and it’s romantic setting and is accredited in the in the exclusive Good Food Guide, Michelin Guide, The Good Hotel Guide and Best Loved Hotels of the World. The RAC selected the hotel for two prestigious merit awards - the Restaurant Certificate of Merit and the Hospitality Certificate of Merit. RAC***AA 2 Rosettes along with the Les Routiers Golden Key and Regional Hotel of the Year - Scotland award. Open All Year.



BUCKIE, CULLEN  Seafield Arms Hotel

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Seafield Arms Hotel, BuckieOne the finest and most popular hotels on the beautiful Moray Firth coast, mid way between Aberdeen and Inverness. In a class of its own for short breaks and weekend escapes in Scotland. A romantic and relaxing setting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Come and spend some time with us and experience delicious cuisine and a fine glass of wine from our extensive list. No-smoking throughout the hotel.




CULLEN  Cullen Bay Hotel

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Cullen Bay HotelEnjoying a beautiful and elevated position on the Moray Firth Coast in the North-East of Scotland, this is an AA 3-star family-run hotel, offering outstanding accommodation in beautifully furnished rooms. This hotel offers high-quality cuisine in the elegant and renowned Veranda Restaurant, as well as a relaxing, spacious lounge bar. Activities in the area include golf, fishing, bowling, pony-trekking, cycling, gliding, bird watching, walking and much more.




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Cullen Bay HotelVisit this magical little Scottish country inn in the very heart of Highland Perthshire. Just past the famous Queens View, 10 miles from Pitlochry, on a stunning scenic road along the banks of Loch Tummel. A romantic getaway steeped in olde worlde style, in a spectacular country setting , with 7 delightful bedrooms, many with fireplaces, every room blending beautifully with the hotel's traditional style and decor. A masterful example of architecture and highland charm, totally in harmony with the...



ABERDOUR, FIFE    The Aberdour Hotel

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The Aberdour HotelA friendly, family-run hotel situated in one of Fife's picturesque coastal villages, specialising in fresh fare, using local Scottish produce where possible. Real ale is always available on tap, and the establishment has once again been included in this year’s ‘Camra’ Good Beer Guide. Although the buildings date back to the 17th century, all 16 bedrooms have en-suite facilities. The hotel is an ideal base for touring, golf breaks and for visiting Edinburgh which is just 30 minutes by car/rail...



NSTRUTHER, FIFE   Symphony Craw's Nest Hotel and Restaurant 

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Symphony Craw's Nest Hotel and Restaurant , AnstrutherOnly a 10 minute drive from St Andrews, The Symphony Craws Nest Hotel is set in one of the beautiful Royal Burghs in the East Neuk of Fife. The Hotel is a former manse and provides our guests with the ideal base to explore the rugged beauty of the Fife coastline. Our restaurant serves table d'hote lunch and a la carte dinner, particularly renowned for its mouth watering seafood, fresh everyday from the local fish market in neighbouring Pittenweem. Catering for all tastes, we offer bar lunches...



ST ANDREWS, FIFE    Greyfriars Hotel

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Greyfriars Hotel, St AndrewsA warm welcome to Greyfriars. Our delightful hotel nestles in the heart of historic St. Andrews. Fine food, exquisite luxury and the true warmth of Scottish hospitality ensure our guests have a memorable and relaxing stay. The most modern of contemporary style in all our rooms combined with the finest of traditional design gives our hotel a wonderful welcoming ambience. On our doorstep are the medieval streets of St. Andrews, where pubs, restaurants and antique shops sit next to buildings from...



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Rowardennan HotelSituated on the banks of Loch Lomond in the magnificent Queen Elizabeth Forest, the hotel offers spectacular views. It is part of the turbulent history of the district which was the stamping ground of that almost legendary outlaw, Rob Roy MacGregor. It was to the Rowardennan Inn, as it was then known, that Robert, one of Rob Roy's sons, brought a kidnapped heiress and forced her to go through a ceremony of marriage. In its peaceful capacity, the inn served as a wayside halt for the wild drovers who brought...



LOCH LOMOND   Cameron House Hotel

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De Vere Cameron House Hotel, Loch LomondThis 18th century baronial mansion with golf course offers deluxe accommodation on the peaceful southern shores of Loch Lomond. The truly inspirational setting is conveniently located just 20 minutes from Glasgow International Airport. The exclusive 5-star hotel has recently undergone a huge refurbishment program to offer fantastic cuisine in 4 individual restaurants, not to mention the whisky bar with its vast array of over 270 malts.  In addition, the exclusive resort spa has 17 treatment rooms, a thermal experience...



LOCH LOMOND  The Oak Tree Inn

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The Oak Tree Inn, Loch LomondThe Oak Tree Inn is a small family-run establishment on the east shore of Loch Lomond and has a real log fire in the bar. Standing in the shade of a magnificent 500 year old oak tree, this unique country inn is constructed from locally quarried slate and offers a perfect tranquil location for those wishing to escape from the rush of modern day life. 





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The Ballachulish Hotel, GlencoeMake yourself at home at one of Scotland's most famous hotels: The Ballachulish. Situated in a breathtaking setting by the loch, at the foot of Glencoe, the Ballachulish Hotel features the Bùlas Bar and Bistro and offers a warm welcome and comfort all year round. All of the beautiful rooms reflect the region’s Highland heritage and many of the rooms have stunning views of the loch and of the breathtaking mountain scenery all around. All guests can enjoy complimentary use of the nearby leisure centre...




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Argyll Hotel, InverarayFew hotels in the Western Highlands have such long and distinguished history as The Argyll Hotel. The Argyll was designed in 1750 by the famous builder John Adam. The interior of the Argyll reflects its history and the elegant style of its renowned creator. Completely modernised and refurbished, the hotel is now one of the premier hotels on the West Coast of Scotland, offering excellent standards of food and accommodation. Set at the gates to Inveraray Castle, the Argyll Hotel offers splendid views...



LOCHGOILHEAD, ARGYLL   Lochgoilhead Hotel

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Lochgoilhead HotelLochgoilhead sits at the head of Loch Goil, a fjord-type sea loch within the Loch Lomond National Park, only one hour from Glasgow Airport. With a special location surrounded by hills, and with superb loch views, Lochgoilhead is an old coaching inn located in the heart of the village. It offers 5 en-suite bedrooms all with a TV and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel is one mile from the Drimsynie Leisure Centre and Golf Course, where guests have use of the swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi...



OBAN, ARGYLL   The Caledonian Hotel

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The Oban Caledonian HotelOban’s landmark hotel, this historic building is ideally located close to the ferry port and train station, offering 4-star accommodation and some fantastic views of the waterfront. Now carefully refurbished and under family ownership, this fine hotel offers stylish, contemporary comfort and service. Gaze seaward as the sun slips behind the Hebridean hills and a friendly Highland hospitality unfolds. Discover the hotel’s Harbourside Restaurant or choose the informal Café Caledonian – relaxed during the day...




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The Marina Inn, IrvineOverlooking the picturesque harbour in Irvine's harbour-side district, Marina Inn offers good value accommodation and a lively bar, close to Irvine's sandy beach and railway station. Prestwick Airport is 10 km away. Comfortable rooms are offered with en-suite or private facilities. Some rooms have a beautiful harbour view. The bar area offers excellent hospitality and is a great party venue. There is folk music on Tuesday evenings and karaoke on Friday and Saturday evenings.



PORTPATRICK, Near STRANRAER   Knockinaam Lodge

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Knockinaam Lodge, PortpatrickSet within its own cove of 32 acres, with private beach, extensive gardens and croquet lawn. Knockinaam is a tranquil hideaway, used by Sir Winston Churchill for secret meetings with Eisenhower in the war. The Michelin starred restaurant is amongst the best in Scotland. A 500 Bin Wine List and 160 malt Whiskeys make this a Gourmets Paradise.




TIBBIE SHIELS, nr. SELKIRK  Tibbie Shiels Inn

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Dryburgh Hotel, St BoswellsThe Famous Tibbie Shiels Inn set on the bank of St Marys Loch, surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the Yarrow Valley. A historic building with log fires, 5 en-suite bedrooms, a cosy bar serving a wide selection of malt whiskeys and friendly atmosphere. Dog friendly, baby friendly with walking, fishing, sailing, cycling right on the doorstep. Food served daily throughout the summer offering a wide selection of local produce freshly cooked to order.



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