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“A Riviera in the Highlands”

When Gleneagles first opened its doors in 1924, the countryside estate was described as a “Riviera in the Highlands”. Today, this five-star property has maintained its reputation for elite luxury and is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. Ideally situated on 850 acres of glorious Perthshire countryside, you can pursue all of your interests and passions at Gleneagles. The fantastic hotel has three championship golf courses, a world-class spa, and is home to Scotland’s only two Michelin-starred restaurant. Once you arrive you may never want to leave.

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Gleneagles

Gleneagles is famous for being the home of golf in Scotland. In total there are 4 courses and 63 holes. Over the years, Gleneagles has also hosted a number of major golf tournaments, the most notable being the 2014 Ryder Cup, which was played on the PGA Centenary Course. This is one of many reasons why it’s the perfect choice for a luxury golf holiday in Scotland. If you are planning a golfing break with your friends or just fancy a quick round while you are with your family, avoid the hassle of bringing your own clubs through busy airports. Gleneagles provides the very best in equipment hire for men and women from PING, Callaway, TaylorMade and Titleist. At Gleneagles, it is also possible to hire golf shoes, pull trolleys and Powakaddy electric trolleys.

A stay at Gleneagles is so much more than just a few nights away. This glorious hotel is truly worlds apart from anything that you may have experienced before. Each and every one of its 232 luxury bedrooms and suites, has the individuality of an intimate hotel. Designed to celebrate the rich heritage of the estate, all of the accommodation options are elegantly appointed. Expect carefully curated antiques, luxurious bathroom amenities and beautiful décor. Whichever you decide to enjoy you will receive complimentary wi-fi throughout the estate. The Country Room – full of Scottish countryside charm, exudes Gleneagles’ elegance which is perfect for intimacy and romance. Whereas the Whisky Suite is a tasteful combination of character and tradition, like all the best whisky.

Despite its illustrious history, the hotel has kept up with the times. Since 2016, the hotel has undergone over 12 major renovation projects including The Century Bar; The American Bar; The Birnam Brasserie, and the Bob & Cloche beauty salon. Earning its spot on the culinary map, Gleneagles offers everything from classic brasserie lunches to Michelin-starred dining at Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, sumptuous afternoon teas to Indian comfort food straight from the tandoor. Constant innovation means that Gleneagles is always evolving and finding new ways to entertain discerning luxury travellers.

The Spa at Gleneagles is another highlight. Gleneagles has been designated a Luxury Spa Resort by the Leading Hotels of the World group – the only spa in Scotland with this honour. As Scotland’s top spa resort, you’ll find an extensive menu of traditional spa therapies as well as complementary and alternative wellness treatments. ESPA has created a selection of powerful and highly effective signature treatments for The Spa at Gleneagles that reflect a fusion of the latest scientific advances with potent European therapies, Eastern philosophy and Ayurvedic influence. From an unforgettable four-handed massage with warm oils and hot volcanic stones to a relaxing facial using Rose Quartz Crystals, the perfect treatment for you will be just moments away.

As Gleneagles is ideally located in the heart of Perthshire, there are plenty of stunning landscapes, fascinating castles and historic places of interest to explore nearby. Shooting, golf, horseback riding, ziplining, snooker, lawn croquet, cycling, archery, fishing and falconry are just some of the activities hotel guests can enjoy. Children are well catered for too, with clubs and activities for those aged up to 15. The Den offers top facilities for youngsters, with everything from games consoles and air hockey to a private cinema room. This means that there is something for all the family at this five-star hotel.

  • European Golf Resort of the Year – IAGTO, 2019
  • Best Spa in Scotland – Good Spa Guide, 2018
  • Best Hotel in the UK – Condé Nast Traveller’s Readers’ Choice Awards, 2018
  • Best Golf Resort in the World – Ultratravel Magazine ULTRAs, 2018
  • Scotland’s Best Hotel – Today’s Golfer Travel Awards, 2017

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General Information Facilities Perfect For Board Basis Options
Check-in Time: 15:00 3 Championship Golf Courses Golf holidays Breakfast
Check-out Time: 11:00 2 Michelin starred restaurant Couples
Near Edinburgh and Glasgow Luxury Spa Families

 

Sample Holiday Itinerary

Day 1

Gleneagles is one of the world’s most famous hotels. It is incredibly accessible from within the UK, and internationally. You can fly to Edinburgh, or Glasgow then drive for an hour to Gleneagles. This is one of the most common ways to arrive. However, there are alternative options available. You can travel by train directly from London Kings Cross to Gleneagles Station in just over 5 and a half hours followed by a short car transfer. With wireless internet and a complimentary chauffeur transfer between the station and Gleneagles, this is a luxurious and environmentally friendly way to travel. Or we can arrange your travel with the Gleneagles in-house chauffeurs who are on hand day and night to drive guests to and from the Hotel and to other destinations during your stay.

Upon arrival at Gleneagles check in to your room or suite. From the entry-level Country Double Room to the Royal Lochnagar Suite, every single room or suite celebrates Scottish luxury. Every room and suite is complete with beautiful furnishings, sumptuous fabrics and elegant bathrooms. Asprey hair & skincare, a pillow menu, and tea and coffee making facilities can be found throughout.

There are four options to choose from at Gleneagles for dinner. The Strathern specialises in classical fine dining with silver service. Andrew Fairlie is the Michelin starred restaurant. The Century Bar specialises in local food and drink. Whilst The Birnam serves the finest Mediterranean inspired brasserie and bistro dishes. After a few hours of travel, we highly recommend the Birnam. The laid back atmosphere, friendly staff, and Winter Garden with open fire make it a cosy setting for an evening meal. This restaurant brings an essence of the Mediterranean to Scotland which makes this restaurant incredibly charming. Slurp on Loch Fyne oysters with shallot vinegar. Dive into Risotto Milanese with saffron and crispy pork. And sip on riviera classics such as Sorrento negroni and Venetian spritz. But this restaurant isn’t just for adults! The children’s menu is mouthwatering too. Favourites like the melon with prosciutto ham, and tagliatelle carbonara, mean your little munchkin can enjoy the Mediterranean fare too. 

Day 2

At Rich Vein Travel we put the swing back into golf holidays. So now is the time to start perfecting yours on The PGA Centenary Course. Putting on the two-tier second green, you are distracted by the lush panorama of the rich Perthshire straths. As you move westwards over the next few holes, the rugged Grampians come into view on the right, then distantly purple ahead, Ben Vorlich and the mountains above the Trossachs. To ensure that you have a completely and utterly stress-free experience, Gleneagles has partnered with the premier provider of caddie management services – Caddiemaster. The world-class Caddiemaster caddies can greatly enhance your experience whatever your standard of golf. Not only can they carry your bag, tend the flagstick, and read putts, they can also provide guidance around the course. 

After working up an appetite, we would recommend the afternoon tea. It’s the perfect way for couples, and families to indulge in some quality time together. The afternoon tea experience at Gleneagles is second to none. Enjoy a mouth-watering selection of French pastries, beautiful cakes, buttery scones and finely-cut finger sandwiches in the Glendevon room. Later in the afternoon, pursue some of your other passions. Gleneagles truly is an adventure playground. There’s Canadian canoeing, lawn croquet, a zip wire experience, air rifle shooting, clay target shooting, deer stalking, cycling, off-road driving, fishing and more. So there is more than enough to do to keep your partner, family, or friends entertained for hours on end.

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