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Gleneagles – a glorious playground

Back in 1924 when Gleneagles first opened, it was described as the ‘Riviera of the Highlands’ and that iconic status and the undeniable feeling of grandeur & exclusivity remains to the this day. One of the many reasons why we love this hotel is that it caters brilliantly for every kind of guest, so read on to discover more…

The 850-acre Gleneagles estate offers an unrivalled array of attractions that includes a five-star luxury hotel, three championship golf courses and an award-winning spa. This glorious playground of country pursuits lies within an hour’s drive of Edinburgh and Glasgow airports and even has a direct train service from London arriving in just five hours and right to the hotel’s very own station – imagine that!

Gleneagles is one of the world’s most renowned hotels. Yet each and every one of its 232 luxury bedrooms, including 27 suites, offers the individuality of an intimate hotel. Choose from traditional or modern interiors, many with fine, open views over the grounds. Whether you’re staying with little ones or you’re planning a romantic break for two, there’s a room or suite to suit your every need.

Gleneagles boasts a fabulous motto, “Whatever an adult can do, a child can do too!” This means that your little ones can get involved with a full range of leisure activities including horse riding, fishing, mountain biking, falconry, tennis, off road driving and golf. Best of all though, there are lots of unforgettable experiences, such as gundog training or riding a Segway, that the while family can enjoy together. Gleneagles really is a glorious playground for visitors of all ages. 

Gleneagles offers some of the best fine dining experiences in Scotland, with a wide range of restaurants to choose from. For an unforgettable dining experience, request a table at Andrew Fairlie – the only two Michelin starred restaurant in Scotland. The Strathearn offers classic silver service with a touch of Gleneagles glamour, and the Birnam Brasserie serves French-American dishes using the finest local Scottish produce.

For drinks, the American Bar, inspired by the roaring 20s, is an elegant bar with exceptional service and cocktails. Sample some of Scotland’s best whiskies and single malts at the Century Bar, or relax at Gleneagles’ newest bar, Auchterarder 70.

Not everyone wants to spend their time on the end of a golf club, fishing rod, gun, riding rein or falconer’s glove. For some, a holiday is a chance to have a break from the everyday routine, to relax, to rejuvenate. You can swim in one of the two pools, exercise in the gym, enjoy a sauna or indulge yourself with a treatment in The Spa. Or how about a decadent afternoon tea or some retail therapy – I’ve got me eye on one of the handcrafted leather handbags! We hope you feel inspired to want to stay at this legendary highland retreat, we’ll gladly help you plan your stay, so do get in touch – 020 8891 0166.

Best wishes, the Thames Travel team x

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