Just one hour’s drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow, The Gleneagles Hotel sits on an 850-acre estate in the heart of a beautiful Scottish glen, complete with its own railway station (perhaps not so surprising when you know the hotel was conceived by the Old Caledonian Railway Company).
Built in the style of a palace in 1924, Gleneagles immediately won fame as one of the world’s finest hotels and today is still acknowledged and receives plaudits (such as the AA’s supreme accolade of five Red Stars) as a leader in its field.
The hotel features 232 luxury bedrooms and suites, with décor inspired by the colours of the resort’s Scottish landscape, and a rich array of sophisticated activities. For lovers of gourmand-quality food, fine wines and superb whiskies there’s a choice of four restaurants – including Scotland’s only two Michelin-starred restaurant Andrew Fairlie with its delightful nine-course tasting menu – and two bars. For those in search of indulgence and rejuvenation there’s the calming environment of the spacious, award-winning destination spa by ESPA, which also includes an innovative wellness concept, ESPA Life, providing complementary and alternative therapies.
Gleneagles’ grounds are home to its renowned three championship golf courses – The PGA Centenary Course – Host Venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup – and the stunning King’s and Queen’s Courses. All offer generous fairways, big greens, challenges for all handicaps and superb views of the surrounding countryside.
The grounds are also home to a tantalising range of outdoor pursuits. The Activities School offers horse riding, clay target shooting, archery, and trout fishing on three lochs. At The Gundog School guests can learn how to handle a trained gundog or, at The British Falconry School, learn to fly a Harris Hawk. With all-weather tennis, swimming, croquet, cycling and off-road driving in the grounds as well, there really is something for everyone.
And after 90 years Gleneagles continues to deliver the same levels of luxury and quality; to offer a world of unforgettable experiences – all seamlessly supported by an attentive, knowledgeable, warm and charming service.