Scotland Journals

Scottish Hospitality

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A travel journal to Scotland by BawBaw

Alma House B&B Photo, Auchterarder, Scotland More Photos
Quote: During our Scottish wanderings, Himself and Yours Truly generally prefer B&B accommodations or country inns over hotels. Not only are they a better value for our holiday bucks, they often offer a chance to meet interesting people on their own turf. For us, B&B has been a satisfying choice.

GRÀSMHOR Bed & Breakfast

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Hotel | "Gràsmhor is for Gracious"

GRÀSMHOR Bed & Breakfast Photo, Isle of Skye, Scotland
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In August 2008, Himself and Yours Truly stayed two nights at the Gràsmhor B&B on the Isle of Skye. Gràsmhor (pronounced grass-vor, Scottish Gaelic for ‘gracious’) is located in the community of Woodend near Portree, the small coastal town that serves as Skye’s capital. We were on a 17-day sightseeing tour of the Islands and Highlands, and Skye was our first stop. To get there, we had flown across the Atlantic, driven north from Glasgow to Skye, and by the time we reached the "bed" part of B&B, we were fully knackered, as the locals would say.Gràsmhor proved a good choice. Being only 2 miles from Portree gave us a greater variety of options for meals than could be had elsewhere on t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 21, 2010

GRÀSMHOR Bed & Breakfast
Woodend By Portree
Isle of Skye IV51 9LN
+44 (1478) 611664

Alma House B&B￿

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Hotel | "Guests of the House"

Alma House B&B Photo, Auchterarder, Scotland
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Himself and Yours Truly were guests at Alma House in Auchterarder for 6 days in August 2008. We were on a 17-day visit to Scotland with another couple, and the Alma House served as our base of operations for accessing St. Andrews, Perth, Edinburgh, Stirling, the Trossachs, and Glasgow for our flight back home. When we travel, we try to choose a few strategic locations for lodging that will allow us to strike out on day trips and come back ‘home’ at night. Alma House served this purpose admirably.Alma House is a graceful 19th-century townhouse with three en suite guestrooms, all of which are located on the first floor (that’s the second floor for us Americans). Breakfast was served in the l...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 19, 2010

Alma House B&B￿
7 Hunter Street
Auchterarder, Scotland PH3 1PA
+44 (1764) 662894

Hillpark House

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Hotel | "Hospitality and Comfort at Hillpark House"

Hillpark House Photo, Leuchars, Scotland
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Hillpark House is a 4-star B&B offering guests an ideal base of operations for exploring Fife and southern Angus. Located on the outskirts of the village of Leuchars, golfers will love the fact that it is only 6 miles from the courses of St. Andrews and only 19 miles from Carnoustie. St. Michael's, the local golf club, is literally just across the road. Further afield, but still nearby, can be found the fishing villages of the East Neuk and an assortment of historic homes and churches.During our stay in October 1999, the hosts of Hillpark House provided us with amply quantities of both hospitality and comfort. The house itself is a period piece of Victorian stone construction. The hous...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 18, 2010

Hillpark House
96 Main Street
Leuchars, Scotland
+44 (1334) 839280

Blackwaterfoot Lodge

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Hotel | "Blackwaterfoot Lodge on Arran - Beachfront in the Making"

Blackwaterfoot Lodge Photo, Isle of Arran, Scotland
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I’ve stayed twice at the Blackwaterfoot Lodge on the Isle of Arran, once in early 2006 and again in the spring of 2007. The Lodge is a Victorian time capsule perserving the ambiance of more relaxed times. It’s a gracious 2-star hotel with plenty of small deficiencies—most notably with its dated bathrooms—but it is also charming, picturesque, comfortable, and welcoming.The village of Blackwaterfoot is on the west coast of Arran, at the end of the String Road that crosses the island. The Lodge is located a few hundred yards inland from the shoreline--positioned perfectly, according to the innkeeper, to become beachfront property once global warming kicks in.The Lodge itself consi...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 17, 2010

Blackwaterfoot Lodge
Blackwaterfoot, Isle Of Arran
Scotland, United Kingdom KA27 8EU
+44 (1770) 860202

Clynelish Farm B&B￿

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Hotel | "Rural Hospitality in the North of Scotland"

Clynelish Farm B&B Photo, Brora, Scotland
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If a B&B experience on a traditional Scottish farm appeals to you, then you’ll likely enjoy a stay at Clynelish Farmhouse near Brora, on the east coast of the Scottish Highlands. The large 19th-century listed farmhouse, along with the nearby distillery, was once owned by the Dukes of Sutherland. Now it serves as the hub of a 300-acre, family-run farm located off the beaten path on a quiet lane--complete with sheep, a beautiful country garden, easy access to the sea, and a short stroll to some of the best scotch in Scotland.Himself and Yours Truly stayed at Clynelish for four days in August 2008, and we were absolutely charmed by our hosts, their home, and the overall ambience of life i...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 12, 2009

Clynelish Farm B&B￿
Brora
Brora KW9 6LR
+44 1403 621265