Top Luxury Experiences in the Scottish Highlands

For a country interweaved with royalty, majestic castles and historical estates – magnificent Scotland is a destination made for a luxury experience. Rich in legend and drama with its landscape beautifully carved with rugged mountains, heather-clad moors and lochs painted the deepest shade of blue. Boasting some of the best scenery in the world, it’s no wonder so many flock to the Scottish Highlands to indulge in its natural extravagance and experience the plentiful luxury experiences on offer.

From our very own luxury 5-star hotel in Perthshire, the team at Dunalastair Hotel Suites have hand-picked the very best luxury activities and experiences that the Highlands has on offer for your next weekend break in Scotland. 

Visit Drummond Castle Gardens

Drummond Castle Gardens

Distance from Dunalastair Hotel: 44.8 miles
Address: Muthill, Crieff PH7 4HZ, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1764 681433
Tickets: Adult (16+) – £10 | Child (5-16yrs) – £4 | Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) – £22

First laid out in the 17th century and later redesigned in the 19th century, Drummond Castle boasts one of Europe’s most magnificent Renaissance gardens. This location is rich in history having once been visited by Queen Victoria in 1842, one of its standout features being the two copper beech trees planted by the queen to commemorate her visit.

The garden itself shows off its quintessential Scottish character which has been carefully preserved with its original 19th-century design – carefully contoured in autumn shades of red, amber and gold. Experience its magnificence for yourself with a lovely stroll through its formal gardens and learn more about its history on a guided tour. 

Golf with a Celebrity at a Championship Course

Golf Courses Scotland

Yes – you read that right. For the keen golfers out there, why not enjoy a round of golf in Scotland’s most prestigious courses alongside a celebrity golfer. Boasting fantastic Championship courses, some of which will give you a real challenge amongst the rugged Highlands landscape, there are so many options to explore with miles of rolling green and spectacular views like no other. With Scotland being a world leader in golf tourism and the plentiful luxury golf courses in the Scottish Highlands, there really is no better place to experience the game. Take a look at our ultimate guide to the Highland’s best greens for more.

  1. Killin Golf Club – Aberfeldy Road, Killin (16.2 miles away)
  2. Pitlochry and Blair Atholl Golf Greenkeepers – Invertilt Road, Blair Atholl (13.8 miles away)
  3. Blair Atholl Golf Club – Invertilt Road, Blair Atholl (13.7 miles away)
  4. Pitlochry Golf and Pro Shop – Golf Course Road, Pitlochry (17 miles away)
  5. Mains of Taymouth Country Estate – Mains of Taymouth, Kenmore (10.4 miles away) 

Watch a Production at the Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Distance from Dunalastair Hotel: 20.2 miles
Address: Port Na Craig, Pitlochry PH16 5DR
Contact: +44 (0)1796 484 626

Theatre has always been considered one of the best luxury experiences out there – so imagine watching a production nestled amongst the famous Highlands backdrop with unrivalled beauty. This unique experience in the heart of Perthshire, lovingly referred to as the theatre in the hills, produces just about any show and performance to suit every taste, with performances ready for day or night entertainment.

Finish off the performance with dinner in its restaurant with a view, which is themed according to various shows during its summer months. The theatre is easy to get to from our hotel in Pitlochry, making it a perfect opportunity for a luxury staycation in Scotland at Dunalastair. 

A Helicopter Ride Down the West Coast Of Scotland

A Helicopter Ride Down The West Coast Of Scotland

Tour Operator: Luxury Gift Experience
Package: £3,240
Suitable For: Maximum 6 x passengers (Minimum age is 2 years Maximum weight is 16 stone, 225 lbs or 100 kg)
Timings: The tour will start from Perth (times TBC with the client)

You’ll find some of the most dramatic views of Scotland on the west coast – so taking the chance of a lifetime with a luxury helicopter ride package will leave you with one of the most memorable experiences in your lifetime. Perfect for your next luxury romantic break in Scotland – take a helicopter trip along the stunning coastal scenery and gorgeous white sands with a chance of spotting dolphins and even basking sharks. Seeing Scotland from above will give you a new perspective as you marvel at the wilderness, history and the characterful scenes of Tobermory from above. You’ll leave your adventure feeling exhilarated, inspired and wanting more! Finish off your experience with one of the many luxury restaurants in the Scottish Highlands. 

Go to a Local Highland Games

Pitlochry Highland Games
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Event Date: May to mid-September (Perth Highland Games)
Ticket Price: Price starts from £4.50

The traditional Scottish event draws attention from around the world and is now more popular than ever, running from May to mid-September each year. The event has a unique character like no other, often taking place in stunning locations across Scotland. With an incredible atmosphere to soak up, enjoy the competitive elements of the event through watching the caber toss, shot putt and tug of war. Break up the feats of strength with real Scottish hospitality and enjoy the pipe bands, highlands dancing and music gigs.

There are many opportunities for hospitality packages to enjoy the Highland Games with three-course lunch with premium quality Scottish food and drink, cash bar and stunning views. This is the perfect way to get stuck in to the rich Scottish culture and enjoy all it has to offer. To find out more about the Perth Highland Games click here. 

Spend a Glorious Weekend in the Munro Suite at Dunalastair Hotel Suites

The Munro Suite

Package includes:

  • 2 nights in Munro Suite
  • Daily cooked breakfast
  • Bottle of Champagne
  • 7 Course tasting menu experience
  • Private Highland tour

Stay in the luxury Dunalastair Hotel Suites and enjoy the best views imaginable – relax and soak up the idyllic scenery of the Highlands from the comfort of our flagship Munro suite. Located on the top floor with your very own living and dining area, you’ll find stunning views looking towards Glencoe from the comfort of your very own castle turret. Relax with complimentary champagne and enjoy fine dining with your own bespoke private dining menu in one of the best luxury hotels in the Scottish Highlands.

To enjoy our luxury hotel in Scotland, book your stay at the Dunalastair Hotel Suites Loch Rannoch online. Alternatively, call reservations today on +44 (0)1882 580444

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