Rooms & Suites: 232
Set on 850 acres of rolling Scottish countryside, this luxurious estate offers a fantastic range of activities, most famously golf on its legendary courses.
Gleneagles is a Luxury Resort Hotel and a member of The Leading Hotels of the World with 203 Rooms & 13 Suites. The hotel is a 1924, French-château-style building with 232 rooms and suites furnished in a classical style. The refurbishment of the top-floor suites, completed in 2007, has introduced a more contemporary feel to the rooms, with new fabrics and colors. Among the four restaurants is the two-Michelin-star Andrew Fairlie@Gleneagles, which specializes in modern French cuisine with a Scottish accent. The hotel has three 18-hole championship golf courses and the nine-hole 'Wee Course'. There's also a new ESPA destination spa, a beauty salon, schools for shooting, gundog and falconry, equestrianism and off-road driving, plus two pools, pétanque, tennis courts and a maze.
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Swimming pools, Gymnasium, 5 tennis courts, Horse riding, salmon and trout fishing, Shooting School, Falconry School, croquet and bowls, squash court. Off-Road Driving School: The challenge of handling a four wheel drive vehicle over rugged terrain awaits you, if you dare to venture into the picturesque countryside surrounding The Gleneagles Hotel and try your hand at off-road driving. The Monarch's, King's and Queen's golf courses. Golf Academy. Gleneagles' unique and unparalleled golfing opportunities include three championship courses, a nine hole course, practice facilities and all the usual back-up services from professional tuition to The Golf Shop, all in the natural and spectacular setting of the Perthshire countryside. Opened in April 2008, The Spa at Gleneagles by ESPA, spans 20,500 square feet. The spa features 20 treatment rooms, most with their own bathrooms. The design draws from Gleneagles Hotel's Art Deco style and uses Coco Chanel's clean-lined aesthetic as a key influence. One of the most stunning features of the spa is the dark brown, nearly black, vitality pool, lit by fiber optics and set against a glass wall that looks into the light and airy Courtyard. In addition to ESPA's signature menu, The Spa at Gleneagles by ESPA is offering a bespoke spa treatment, the Golfer's Tonic Massage, targeting swing tension held in the back and neck as well as golf-weary legs and feet. The £8 million renovation of the spa is part of the wider £18 million development program at Gleneagles in preparation for hosting the Ryder Cup in 2014.
There are castles and historic sites to visit, tours of the countryside to enjoy, the whisky trail to follow (visits to the distilleries), local Highland Games and sheep dog trials to see and the cultural and shopping centers of Glasgow and Edinburgh are only an hour away. The hills beckon the more energetic walker, with the promise of spectacular views over wild moors, glinting lochs and rivers. A more gentle stroll through the sheltered glens will reveal a contrasting lushness. Seasonal Scottish food is simply the best using the highest quality ingredients that are unrivalled. From luscious raspberries or loganberries to rich cream from summer pastures, from plump summer salmon to grouse from the moors and succulent West Coast seafood, this is the stuff from which our chefs make gastronomic dreams. Few who have enjoyed a summer break at Gleneagles will forget the scent of heather and pines, the soft warmth and the long, lingering summer evenings.
Edinburgh International Airport (EDI)
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