Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s grandest castles due to its imposing position and impressive architecture. The scenery will take your breath away, a short one-hour drive to Stirling or 55-minute train journey from Waverley station. Stirling Castle is open daily, with the exception of Christmas & Boxing Day.
One of Europe's finest towns, St Andrews is a place of history, learning and culture, a wonderful coastal resort, and the world's home of golf. Enjoy a scenic 60-70-minute drive from the hotel, or alternatively a train journey of approximately 90 minutes will take you to Dundee with buses available to St Andrews.
Glenkinchie Distillery, Lowlands
Just a short 35-minute drive from the hotel, Glenkinchie distillery is one of the most accessible from Edinburgh. With a range of tours available, find out how the award winning Glenkinchie 12-year-old distilled and since has been named the Best Lowland Single Malt at the 2013 World Whiskies Awards.
Approximately 1.5-hour drive from The Glasshouse, Glengoyne Distillery can be found on edge of the Scottish Highlands, although distilled in the Highlands, the whisky is matured in the Lowlands. Glengoyne Distillery is also often referred to as the most ‘beautiful distillery in Scotland’.
Located on the outskirts of Stirling, formerly opened as a cotton mill in 1785, Deanston distillery is now Scotland’s only distillery to use self-sufficient electricity. Utilising the pure water from the river Teith, Deanston distillery produces an authentic, hand-crafted Highland single malt whisky.
Dewars Aberfeldy Distillery, Highlands
Enjoy a day trip to the highlands, located 1 hour and 45 minutes’ drive from the hotel, Dewars Aberfeldy offers an interactive exhibition and a range of tour options available daily. Take a tour of the Perthshire distillery, discover how the whisky is double aged for extra smoothness and how a beautifully balanced single malt whisky is produced.
Macallan Distillery, Speyside
A little further afield, the Macallan Distillery can be located approximately 3.5-hour drive from Edinburgh. From the Speyside region, The Macallan Distillery controls the entire journey of distilling from forest to cask. Using both Spanish and American oak sherry seasoned casks, each handpicked from premium bourbon producers.
Located approximately 25 minutes from the hotel, you can enjoy the feel of an old fishing village which the suburb of Cramond still retains. The small sandy beach is a popular choice with locals and tourists who walk or cycle the beach paths.
Located approximately 45 minutes’ drive from the hotel, North Berwick is a traditional seaside town with a selection of natural Scottish beaches, such as Yellowcraigs, a natural cove beach with views to the 1885 lighthouse on Fidra Island, the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson famous tale Treasure Island. You can also enjoy fresh lobster al fresco, at the highly recommended Lobster Shack.
Portobello Beach, a few miles from Edinburgh city centre, is a charming seaside suburb, with two miles of sand making it perfect for swimming and sunbathing.
A winning blend of natural beauty and golfing adventure, the three championship golf courses at Gleneagles are regarded among the very best golf courses in the world, having hosted the Ryder Cup in 2014. Located in Auchterarder, approximately a 75-minute drive from the hotel.
Old Course, St. Andrews
The oldest and most iconic golf course in the world, The Old Course is spectacularly set above St Andrews, the championship course at The Duke's gives magnificent panoramic views over the surrounding countryside to the sea, located approximately 75 minutes’ drive from the hotel. The Duke's is highly regarded as one of the finest heathland championship courses in the British Isles and a must-play course for any golfer.
The fourth oldest society in the world, the 18-hole golf course is situated only 20 minutes from the hotel and offers non-members the opportunity to partake a round of golf at one of the world’s oldest institutions.
Dalmahoy Country Club
Dalmahoy features two 18-hole courses and attracts golfers of all levels, located approximately 30-minutes’ drive from the hotel. Guests can book their tee-time online.
Home to the ‘Loch Ness Monster’, this corner of the Highlands is world-famous for its dramatic scenery, with nearby castles and solitary lighthouses dotting the landscape. Loch Ness is situated approximately 3.5-hour drive from Edinburgh, day trips are available and our concierge team will be able to assist you with your booking.
The mesmerizing loch lies in the heart of the Loch Lomond, situated approximately 1 hour 45 minutes’ drive from Edinburgh, where you'll be surrounded by charming villages, rolling countryside, hills and some truly wonderful activities.
Dive into the inventive, botanical flavours of Pickering's Gin by visiting the Summerhall Distillery, located just a short 8 minute drive from The Glasshouse. Opening as Edinburgh's first exclusive gin distillery in 2013, these award-winning gin tours invite you to experience the eccentric showcase of Pickering's Gin.
Only an 8 minute drive from The Glasshouse, Holyrood Distillery offer a new innovative style of Gin distilling. Inspired by Whisky craft and minimalism, learn how the new Height of Arrows gin develops just three ingredients into exquisite flavours.
Join the skilled distillers of Arbikie located within the Highland Estate, from handling home-grown ingredients to crafting extraordinary flavours. Creators of the world's first climate conscious gin and vodka, Arbikie distillery offers a truly immersive experience into the world of gin.