Our guide to luxury holidays in Scotland

Welcome to the birthplace of golf, whisky, and bagpipes. From Skye’s Storr and sea caves to St Andrews’ sugar-fine sands, we’ve taken the high roads – and the low roads – to bring you our guide to luxury holidays in Scotland.

From the bonny, bonny banks of Loch Lomond to the charming border town of Melrose, Scotland is renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty; where rugged mountain ranges, coral-strewn coves, and glacial lochs with elusive residents vie for attention. This bravehearted nation might be speckled with ancient castles – from Eilean Donan to Edinburgh Castle – where tartan-clad kings once reigned, but the olde-worlde deal is sweetened with artisanal cities. Toe-tapping Glasgow is UNESCO’s City of Music, and the country's capital plays host to the world’s largest arts festival, The Fringe, every August.

Far-flung Hebridean islands call out to adventurers, and days are bookmarked with porridge, summits, and hours spent exploring secret islets by SUP as white-tailed eagles soar overhead. Glencoe holds Machiavellian history and Potter magic at its heart, and the promise of winding the NC500 route over Rannoch Moor is enough to ignite any engine. There's Scandi-inspired retreats with private beaches and architectural homes with treehouse aesthetics included in this guide to luxury holidays in Scotland; your key to unlocking all the best things to see, do, and discover across this storied land.