Holiday Bases

Crieff Hydro

The Crieff Hydro has been open since 1868. Today it is a hotel with over 60 onsite activities, making it a big draw for families and couples seeking fun and adventure. The complex has seven restaurants, cafes and bars, 215 bedrooms in the hotel and 55 self-catering lodges. The Crieff Hydro is part of a family of 8 fabulous hotels across Perthshire, The Borders and West Highlands including the Kingshouse Hotel at the head of the Glencoe Valley.

There are numerous walks and off-road cycling trails in the Crieff area and the hotel is a perfect base for summer and winter mountaineering in the Highlands. For cyclists, what could be better for the soul than 900 acres of freedom? Stick to the paths, or choose your own route. Bicycle and helmet hire are available.

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Great Langdale

Explore the beautiful Great Langdale valley with six classic walks from the historic Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. Each walk has a trail description, interactive Ordnance Survey map and a GPS data file that can be downloaded. The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel is a classic walking and climbing hotel, and all the main Langdale Valley peaks can be accessed from the hotel without the need of a car to reach the start of the walk.

  • Pike of Stickle and Pavey Ark
  • Crinkle Crags and Bowfell
  • Lingmoor Fell and Blea Tarn
  • Langdale to Scafell Pike
  • Langdale Pikes and Jack's Rake
  • Bowfell and Esk Pike
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Peebles Hydro

The Peebles Hydro hotel has been at the heart of the Peebles community since 1878. Today it is a spa hotel with several restaurants and bars and numerous onsite activities, making it a big draw for those seeking fun and adventure. The hotel is part of a family of 8 fabulous hotels across Perthshire, The Borders and West Highlands.

There are numerous walks in the hills that surround Peebles and along the banks of the River Tweed for walkers of all abilities. Cyclists can enjoy off-road cycling in Glentress Forest where there are over 50 miles of purpose built mountain biking trails. Road cyclists can find excellent routes on the quiet country roads and paved cycle paths. Bicycle and helmet hire are available from the hotel.

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