Since throwing open its doors in 1924, Gleneagles has been one of Scotland’s premier hotels and sporting estates. With a sprawling 850 acres at its disposal, Gleneagles offers guests an array of country pursuits including falconry with Harris’ Hawks, horse riding and lessons in the equestrian centre, off roading, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, gun dog training and archery. The Ochil Hills are calling out to those with feel like a good walk, and of course, three championship golf courses are irrisistible for any golfer, regardless of one's handicap.
With two indoor pools, an outdoor thermal pool and a state-of-the-art gym, there is plenty of scope (and no excuse) for a pulse-heightening workout. Alternatively, to restore the tissues gently, surrender yourself to the caring hands of the specialist team in the Resident Spa.
Featuring divine king-sized beds, the bright and airy rooms at Gleneagles are awash with Scottish textiles, sumptuous fabrics and fresh colour schemes.
As a culinary destination, Gleneagles is peerless. The Strathearn is a classical Franco-Scottish fine dining restaurant. Andrew Fairlie is an intimate two-Michelin-starred gastronomic delight, renowned for simple yet indulgent French-inspired cooking. The Birnam Brasserie evokes the spirit of Tuscany with Mediterranean classics, and The Dormy serves up fresh stone-baked pizzas for hungry golfers. Take afternoon tea in the Glendevon for a delicate selection of pastries, cakes and sandwiches, or to enjoy a good cup of coffee, the Garden Cafe is the perfect spot.