Glencoe House

News, awards and what's on

Lazy days and endless afternoons might signal the gentler pace of summer months, but the news cycle never slows. 

This month, we’ve seen three Luxury Scotland properties gain recognition via the coveted Travellers’ Choice Awards, a refreshing new addition to Edinburgh’s literary must-do list and an outpouring of summer events from Dunnet Bay Distillery. 

Fortunately, we’ve got our fingers firmly clamped on the pulse of Scottish hospitality – so read on for all the latest despatches to get up to speed… 

Spoiled for choice

We’re delighted to share that three Luxury Scotland members have been recognised in the annual Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards: Fingal, Glencoe House and Cringletie.

The worthy winners are determined by the quality and volume of reviews shared by guests to Tripadvisor over a 12-month period.

Luxury floating hotel Fingal was recognised as one of the best small and boutique hotels in the world by Tripadvisor reviewers and named among the ‘Best of the Best’, taking first and second place in the UK and European lists, respectively. 

Franck Bruyère, Director of Hospitality at Fingal said: ‘We’re committed to offering a world-class visitor experience to all our UK and international guests, so it’s a great honour to have been recognised as one of the world’s best hotels and the UK’s Best of the Best in the Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards 2024.’

The majestic Glencoe House has also been recognised by the Travellers’ Choice Awards, achieving 13th place on the Tripadvisor 'Best of the Best' list in the UK. 

And Cringletie came in at number 15 on the list of the UK-wide 'Small and Boutique' category - which is no small feat. 

A huge congratulations to our high achievers!

Book while you can

Readers, rejoice! The Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa have just launched a new literary afternoon tea – a perfect fit for the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature. 

Inspired by tales of Edinburgh and its authors, each dainty morsel will take you on a journey through various chapters of literary history – accompanied by lashings of hot tea, of course. 

This wonderful afternoon experience is available from Wednesday to Saturday, from 1-4pm. To reserve your place, just visit this link.

The spirit of summer

Dunnet Bay Distillers in Caithness are now offering summer tours and cocktail workshops on Wednesday evenings – so you can try your hand at shaking up a gin, rum or vodka-based concoction before taking your refreshing new skills home to wow family and friends.

The distillery is situated on the iconic North Coast 500 route around the north of Scotland, just three miles from the most northerly point on mainland Britain. Handy, if you’re exploring the area.

And if you are touring this summer, you can choose something that matches your speed. Pop in for one of their Express Tours in the morning for a speedy run-through, or opt for a Premium Tour in the afternoon for something more in-depth.

For full details and to pre-book, visit their website or call 01847 851287.