Our choice of examples now takes us to the East Coast, to the cliffs of Fife looking down to the North Sea. On this dramatic vantage point you’ll find Fairmont St Andrews, an elegant manor hotel. Fairmont is a world-class golf resort with unmatched coastal views, and championship courses laid across 520 acres in the sea air.
Retire to the renowned health and fitness spa to spend time in the tranquil pool, or enjoy any number of treatments, massages and skincare luxuries with ingredients from the Hebridean islands. There are many deals and day-spa packages available depending on the season, so you can combine everything you need to relax and restore.
Fairmont’s fitness facilities are also deserving of a mention, with all the space and quality equipment you could need. An experienced team of fitness professionals will guide you through the array of studio classes and personal training sessions available. If you have goals in mind, you can arrange your stay at Fairmont knowing that you will make great strides towards them. All in the comfort of modern luxury and the beautiful open views of the bay.
Returning briefly to castle stays, Glenapp Castle can be found on the South West Coast. Glenapp is a sandstone beauty looking out towards the Islands and the Irish Sea. The hotel has its own spa facilities too, but we’ll focus on some of the more unique activities to be enjoyed here.
The Hebridean Sea Safari is a comprehensive boating and glamping experience. Using the hotel’s own fleet of boats, you can be brought to the remote edges of the island seascape and spend nights in unique locations.
Inaccessible to most, these secluded spots are set up ahead of your arrival to be the height of comfort in the wilderness. With a private chef on board the boats and on site at camp, luxurious beds, bathrooms and shelter. All on the fringes of quiet island bays.
Guides will take you through the incredible wildlife and history of the areas you explore, on your very own sea adventure, or ‘Mara cuairt-Dànachd’ in Scots Gaelic. Excursions to historic sites and distilleries and more will tailor the experience to your tastes. This extraordinary opportunity offered by Glenapp Castle will allow you to immerse yourself in Scottish culture in a way nothing else could.
As if this wasn’t enough, Glenapp has a range of other exciting activities to enjoy on site. Too many to name them all here, but everything from falconry and outdoor sports, to private cooking classes. You can gain access to the best fishing spots, and the kitchen staff will gladly cook your catch for you to dine on it that evening.