Gleneagles Townhouse

Your gateway to the beauty of Scotland

26 April 2022
The Gleneagles Hotel behind some trees

From medieval castles, mountains and museums to distilleries, drams and dams, Scotland is a mecca for culture vultures and sightseers.

And Gleneagles is the perfect gateway to explore all Scotland has to offer. Not only are we surrounded by dramatic scenery at Gleneagles, but also some of the best cultural spots Scotland has to offer. So, allow us to point you in the direction of a few of our favourites!

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle

One of the largest and most important castles in Scotland, Stirling Castle dominates a vast volcanic rock above the river Forth, at the meeting point between Lowlands and Highlands. A history steeped in famous battles, civil war, and the struggles between Scotland and England in the Wars of Independence.

It was also a home to Scottish royalty, a childhood home to Mary Queen of Scots and James VI and I, and in times of peace the castle was often the centre of government when Scottish royalty came to Stirling to enjoy its comforts, the superb hunting and to hold court.

Now Stirling Castle is home to the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and welcomes visitors to the castle to learn about its history and view the lovingly restored and maintained Great Hall, Chapel Royal, Royal Palace Gallery and Tapestry Studio.

25-minute drive from Gleneagles

Glenturret Gleneagles Whisky Bottle

The Glenturret Distillery

Given our unique location in the heart of Scotland, and our close proximity to a number of the world’s most iconic distilleries, Gleneagles is a whisky destination in it own right.

In 2021 we worked hand-in-hand with The Glenturret Distillery, to curate all elements of the Gleneagles X Glenturret blend, with a focus on our shared locality and bringing alive the true spirit of what we both represent – Scottish at heart, exceptional quality and unstuffy luxury.

Established in 1763, The Glenturret is regarded as Scotland’s oldest working distillery, with an enduring passion to create moments to treasure in spirit and glass. Located in the spectacular Strathearn countryside, it is a five-star visitor attraction that also offers a unique gastronomic experience.

20-minute drive from Gleneagles

Callendar House & Park

Curious to experience working life in a large household in the 1800s? A visit to Callendar House should satisfy! Here costumed interpreters create an exciting interactive experience in the restored Kitchen dating back to 1825, with samples of early 19th century food, providing added taste to stories!

Callendar House, is set within Callendar Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, containing a section of the Roman Antonine Wall. The history of the house spans from the 11th to 19th centuries all the way back to the Romans (Rome’s Northern Frontier) and the Falkirk Crucible of Revolution, up to the transformation of the local area which came during the first century of the industrial era.

50-minute drive from Gleneagles

the Edinburgh skyline


Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital city and one of the most visited cities in Britain. From 16th Century streets and the iconic Edinburgh Castle where history comes to life, to luxury high end shopping and world class restaurants. Every Summer Edinburgh’s population doubles as it becomes host to the Edinburgh Festivals – a group of independent arts, culture and comedy festivals which take over the city during August. Why not add a couple nights in our newly opened city hotel, in the heart of Edinburgh!

60-minute drive from Gleneagles

A Highland games competitor at Pitlochry Highland games

Pitlochry Highland Games

Highland Games have been part of Scotland’s culture for hundreds of years. Each event has a unique character and tradition, and bring together a real sense of community, heritage and celebration. Meet the locals and other visitors as you enjoy traditional Highland games with piping, dancing, heavy events, track and field, and grand pipe band contests.

50-minute drive from Gleneagles

Did you know our Chauffeurs can give you a personal guided tour to all the best spots? With luxury transportation and the option of adding a picnic hamper, a bottle of Champagne or even a pit stop in a pub for lunch, our drivers are ready to share their stories, wry humour and local knowledge as they show you Scotland’s hidden gems.

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