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Leaving Aberdeen we took the "Castle Route". We toured Corgarff Castle, Kildrummy Castle and Glenbuchat Castle. We stopped to see Craigievar Castle, Balmoral Castle and Braemar Castle. Near Pitlochry we saw the "Queen's View" of the Tummel Valley. We took a scenic drive around Loch Tay and saw the Falls of Dochart. The next day we took a white …
... bloody. With ~5000 Jacobites against ~10,000 English, over 700 men perished in the first 2 minutes on the front line. In the end, around 1500 Jacobites perished while only 50 British soldiers died. Bonnie Prince Charlie went into hiding.
The Battle of Culloden represents the end of Highland culture as Gaelic language, kilts, tartan, and bagpipes were banned in an attempt to destroy the powerful Highland Clans. Thankfully, the culture ...
We leave behind the grey of Aberdeen and embrace the greens of the beautiful Scottish countryside. She "Oh's and Ah's" and he, laden with cold, stoically focuses on the road. Outside Inverurie (a lovely old town) we search for and find the East Aquaorthies Stone Circle ('Field of Prayer' in Gaelic) - a religious site some 5000 years old! Enigmatic! We visit our first castle - Huntly Castle. A medieval ruin set ...
Haggis is the national dish of Scotland. It consists of the liver, heart and lungs of sheep. Minced and mixed with suet (this is what we feed birds!!!), oatmeal and spices. Its then placed in a casing of animal stomach and boiled for three hours. YUM!!!! Traditional sides are Neeps (turnips) and Tatties (mashed potatoes). It's also traditionally served with scotch whiskey.....Gee, I wonder ...
The heavy competition is referred to as "The Heavies" by the locals. The men compete for a small monetary prize and the title of the winner of the heavies competition. All of these men were on the bigger side but two of them in particular were monsters! Pete Hart is the bigger of the two men I show pics of here. The other guy (I really wish I could remember his name!!!!) was the winner of the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Scotland's Hotel & Spa Pitlochry
Just arrived home today after a 2night weekend break at the Scotlands without the kids, it was marvelous! Had read the couple of bad reviews listed on trip adviser so was a bit weary but we were not disappointed at all. Got a good deal through [-------------] and use this site rather than Best Westerns! We got 2 nights DB&B for 118pounds and it was a bargain. We nearly booked the Fishers as it was listed at the same price however, we met people staying at the Fishers and they were a bit disappointed. The service from all staff from cleaners to head waiters was exceptional, everyone friendly and the food was out of this world, haven't eaten so good in a long time. The leisure complex is great and myself and hubby had the pool to ourselves when we arrived on the Friday. There's a mini-gym, sauna and solarium (should you wish to pretend you holidayed further a field). The room was maybe a bit on the small side but was spotlessly clean with all the usual bits and bobs you'd expect in a hotel room. You'll not spend much time in the room though as plenty to do. There hotel is a stones throw from the main street where theres lovely shops and a couple of nice drinking establishments. All in all we had a superb break and will be back very soon but with the kids next time as they'd love the pool and all the things to do around Pitlochry and the hotel is very child friendly too! Go book it now and don't listen to those earlier bad reviews!!!
We stayed at this hotel for a short break (myself, husband and child).
We have just returned from a short break at Scotland's Hotel. I don't drive, so the location is excellent for local shops, Pitlochry Theatre and bus stop.
Fine as a base
My husband and I stayed here in June for two nights. It's rated 3* and was fine as a base. Our room and bathroom were a good size and the location was perfect - right in the heart of Pitlochry. We were in the annex which was fine but you have to park in the hotel and walk so not really suitable for older people. The junior staff were lovely however one of the senior male managers spent a great deal of time getting on to them in full view of guests - not very professional! Luigi's restaurant was fine for pizza and pasta but I wouldn't recommend eating in the main dining room. The food was pretty awful! Stay here if you're looking for a base to explore the area but don't expect much and eat elsewhere!
Was not impressed with this hotel at all. Graded as a 3 star - they should drop a star or two! The hotel is shabby and has a musty smell. We booked at the very last minute on a Saturday at lunchtime to spend 1 night away. The price we were quoted was £65 DBB per person or £55 B & B - not cheap. I asked if there was anything cheaper as it was a late booking and was told "No sorry". I then informed the receptionist that I had e-mailed them the previous evening late on and had got a reply that morning at 9am stating £55 DBB per person. She apologised and said it was her mistake that it was £55 DBB!!! Anyway, got to the hotel and our room was in the main building and okay but the bathroom ceiling was starting to come away, like they had had a flood and not fixed it. Drink is very expensive and you'll wait ages to be served. One pint of lager and a half lager shandy - £4.75. One diet coke poured out of a Diet Coke bottle in front of you was £1.75. Go down the Co-op and buy your own, it would be cheaper. About the prices - on their website they quote £72 B & B but if you go on to laterooms.com they advertise this at £60 per room B & B and this is not discounted.
Just spent two nights dinner bed & breakfast at Scotlands Hotel. Our family room was in the main building and what a great size it was with two single beds at one end and a double bed and the other end of the room. Plenty of space for everyone to relax in. Table and very comfortable chairs also in room. The bathroom was also larger than normal and very clean and bright. Plenty of hot water too.With two large windows in the room we also had a great view of the hills and town.
Great Location. Good staff
Spent night here on dinner bed and breakfast basis.Dinner had limited choice but was well cooked and presented by friendly staff. Entertainment was provided by a good 2 piece band which added to atmosphere in dining room. Bar was less than intimate as you had to walk through both it and dining room to get to swimming pool. Breakfast selection was ok but cooked version a bit geasy.
Our bedroom heating was not working,on a night that was -5c, but helpful girl at reception arranged for a fan heater. Room was small but clean and good supply of tea coffee etc.
Above all location is ideal,right in town centre within easy walk of all sites with ample parking.
On the whole we enjoyed stay and would return.
Another reviewer wondered if the staff were as bad at other times of the year than at Christmas. Well, after a weekend break at the Scotlands Hotel, I can report that things have yet to improve.
Comfortable hotel, lovely room, beautiful bathroom.Meals excellent, manager and reception staff couldn't have been more helpful. Waiters and waitress in dining room were lovely and most pleasant, always had a smile. Lovely pool area. Our room was in the Bank annexe and didn't present a problem because the weather was lovely (May 2004), but when I go again I will ask for a room in the main building, because you have to leave the annexe and walk out in to the street and down (50 yards) to the main door of the hotel, not too convenient if it is raining and you're heading for the dining room or if you are coming back from a swim in colder weather. I wish they would provide a box for staff gratuities because it was impossible to tip every-one and they were all so nice.