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Killiecrankie Hotel – Pitlochry, Perthshire
Scotland

Praise for this adorable hotel continues unabated. ‘We believe in good old-fashioned hospitality,’ says owner Henrietta Fergusson, ‘and always welcome guests with a complimentary afternoon tea.’ And there lies the secret o Killiecrankie: the down-to-earth, very Scottish warmth and hospitality extended by Henrietta and her tartan-trousered staff. With direct access to the beautiful Pass of Killiecrankie, the whitewashed 1840s house has been a hotel since 1939 and, despite constant upgrading and redecorating, its traditional homely feel has been retained. A four-course table d’hôte dinner is served at white-clothed tables in the dining room, with lighter dishes available in the Bar Conservatory. The ten bedrooms are elegant, with rich colours and fabrics, and fresh flowers. They overlook what is perhaps the most memorable feature of Killiecrankie: its enchanting, old-fashioned garden. ‘I don’t want this to be a “treat” sort of place,’ says Henrietta, ‘I just hope people might say, “Let’s go to Killiecrankie and unwind for a couple of days”.’ Absolutely.

Nota Bene

The magnificent Blair Castle, seat of The Dukes of Atholl, and home to the only private army left in Europe.

SEE

Don’t miss The Queen’s View, its name attributed to Queen Victoria, but in fact believed to have been named after Queen Isabella, first wife of Robert the Bruce.

EAT

You can do no better than dine in one of our two restaurants – either the cosy and romantic dining room with Its daily changing Table d’Hôte Menu or the Bar Conservatory, less formal, more bistro-style.

BUY

From the famous House of Bruar – anything from a scrubbing brush to the finest furs and cashmere; an experience not to be missed.


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