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A weekend break in Scotland | explore everything this magical country has to offer

By , 18th May 2018

Scotland is a magical land with incredible scenery, rich history and bustling cities, all waiting to be explored on your next weekend break. Whether you want to star gaze in the middle of nowhere, stay in a castle or have a romantic break exploring the winding lanes of Edinburgh, we have a hotel for you.

Scotland is a destination that has something for everyone. Couples can cosy up beside a roaring fire, families can explore the great outdoors and the many Harry Potter references dotted around the country, and groups of friends can enjoy the live music scene and warm, friendly, pub atmosphere.

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In these articles we have collected together our favourite hotels that best fit the theme. We select hotels that are the best in class, featuring great service, state-of-the-art amenities, modern and welcoming interiors plus special features such as spas, hot tubs or panoramic views.

Read on to see some of our favourite hotels in Scotland for a weekend break.

Read our ideas for a romantic weekend in Scotland

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Stay in a castle in Scotland for a romantic weekend break

Each of these romantic hotels offers a unique experience, whether it’s staying in a 15th century castle, or having a free standing bath tub in your hotel room in the heart of Edinburgh.

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Imagine getting married at one of these incredible Scottish hotels

Each of these hotels offer opulence and luxury, with original architectural features, rooms fit for royalty and in many cases, stunning surrounding scenery, just itching to be instagrammed.

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Star-gaze on a romantic weekend break in at one of these dark-sky hotels

Have you and your other half in raptures, as you gaze at the milky way and beyond. If you’re from a big city in the UK, the chances are that light pollution disrupts your ability to see all the stars in the heavens. But by journeying to one of these hotels you can see across the Galaxy.

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Whisk your other half away on whisky tasting trip

Whisky is not just for men, and much like the romantic wine tasting trips of the French provinces, the Scottish version is whisky tasting. Take a road trip connecting some of the most famous distilleries, honing your palette and enjoying some quality time together along the way.

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A romantic weekend break in Edinburgh for couples

Treat yourselves to a romantic weekend of relaxing in a plush hotel and seeing the sights of Edinburgh. After a day of exploring order yourselves a bottle of champagne, perhaps even room service and simply enjoy each other’s company.

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A romantic weekend break in Glasgow

Spend a romantic weekend exploring the delights of Glasgow. With some splendid architecture, a burgeoning foodie scene and plenty of bars and clubs – many with live music, a romantic weekend in Glasgow has something for everyone.

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Read our ideas for a spa break in Scotland

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Spend a weekend break relaxing in a spa by a Scottish Loch

Indulge in a weekend of pampering beside one of these magnificent lochs. With panoramic views overlooking the surrounding scenery and cosy indoor pools and a bevvy of relaxing treatments, each of these spa hotels has something unique to offer.

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Be pampered for a weekend in a spa hotel near Glasgow

Glasgow is not perhaps traditionally associated with luxurious spa hotel but it is home to some beautiful spas, both in the city centre and the surrounding area. Whether you want to have a head-to-toe massage, or simply spend a few hours soaking in the hot tub, you’ll find the perfect hotel for you.

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Book a spa hotel in Edinburgh for a relaxing weekend break

Spend a weekend in Edinburgh exploring the sights before returning to your hotel for a few hours spent relaxing in the spa. Detoxify in the sauna, warm your toes in the hot tub and take a few lengths of the indoor pool to ease up.

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Take a weekend city break in Scotland

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A budget weekend in Edinburgh that doesn’t break the bank

Fancy a weekend break in the Scottish capital but trying to save your pennies? Well, we’ve found eight fabulous hotels that keep costs to a minimum without compromising on comfort or style.

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Book a luxury hotel in Edinburgh that feels totally decadent without the luxury price tag

Enjoy all the luxury trappings of a five star hotel such as an in-room free standing bath, fluffy bathrobes and slippers, access to the spa and interior decor to make you swoon. Each of these hotels offer luxury for less, with the average price per night coming in under the average of many 5-star hotels in other parts of the country.

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Plan a night out in Glasgow at one of these great hotels

Glasgow is renowned for its incredible nightlife, with so much on offer you are bound to find something you like. So why not splurge on a hotel room for the night so that you and your mates can go out and enjoy yourselves knowing that you’ve got a comfy bed to sleep in and can order a fry-up in the morning.

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