It is great to be able to recommend a fabulous new hotel, in a stunning village location, which offers a touch of luxury in the Scottish Highlands.
The Dunalastair has 32 super-comfortable suites – a lovely touch and so appreciated when travelling to have more space - a mini-kitchen and seating area/table & chairs. The restaurant ‘Edina’s Kitchen’ within the hotel – serves delicious food – a bistro-type menu during the day, with a more expanded menu in the evening - the Hotel was recently accredited with Visit Scotland’s Taste of Scotland. And, the staff are extremely attentive and charming. A really lovely place to choose to make your base from which you can explore this area of outstanding beauty. Places worth a visit nearby are: Pitlochry (location of Blair Atholl Distillery), Aberfeldy (site of Dewars Distillery), Glen Lyon, Queen’s View, and Killin & Kenmore – on Loch Tay, and you may also choose to make the drive to the Cairgorms Mountains – the vernicular railway will take you to the highest restaurant in Scotland!
Close to Schiehallion – the ‘fairy mountain’ – and with gorgeous drives around Loch Rannoch, we visit the area regularly and are happy to report back that, if doing some touring of Scotland after your stay in Edinburgh, the drive to the Dunalastair Hotel will only take around and 2 hours and is memorably scenic and jaw-droppingly beautiful, no matter which route you decide to take. However, if like ourselves, you ‘pause’ to look at deer, buzzards, mountain-tops, heather, lochs, interesting castles… well, the journey in itself is part of the pleasure. This trip we stopped at The Hermitage to walk along the riverside – it is a beautiful and undemanding walk, with fabulous waterfalls which are best viewed from Ossian’s Way. For guests visiting in autumn, the colours are utterly stunning. This visit we drove across Rannoch Moor – stopping when the road does at Rannoch Station – where you can have tea and cakes in the station tearoom. Do prebook an evening meal at The Moor of Rannoch Hotel during your stay.