The Isles of Glencoe Hotel

Since Master ATWWAH’s arrival we have had a UK holiday every year.  There is something that takes you back to your own childhood about going on holiday in the UK.  We’ve been to Devon, Cornwall and the Isle of Wight, all glorious places to take babies and toddlers with great accommodation choices, loads to do and enough to make you nostalgic for childhood trips to the beach.

This year Mr ATWWAH has put the case forward for heading further north, north of the border in fact, and having a week in Scotland staying in a couple of different places and seeing as much as we can.  There has even been talk of catching the sleeper train from London, which sounds romantic, although I imagine that will be very different with Master and Mini ATWWAH in tow.

When I received a timely email from Parent Friendly Stays about their next parent panel competition featuring a gorgeous hotel in Scotland it feels like it may just be fated.  I’ve only ever been to Edinburgh and Glasgow, both for work purposes, so am more or less a Scottish novice.  I know that we definitely want to combine countryside and city on our week away and obviously checking out a loch or two.  And, the Isles of Glencoe Hotel can tick off two of those three requirements for the week.

The hotel is situated next to Loch Leven and all their rooms have a view of either the Loch or the Morvern mountains.  Can you get anymore Scottish than staying next to a Loch????

pap of glencoe

What a view – the Pap of Glencoe

The rooms are perfect for families and some can even sleep up to three children, which is a bit of a rarity without needing to get interconnecting rooms.  And, an added bonus is there need not be any shushed adult conversations during the evening or hiding in the bathroom while the little ones sleep as the rooms have a dividing wall which means the kids are sleeping in the same room but out of sight and with a bit more privacy.

And surely a guaranteed good nights sleep for the kids will come after spending the day with non-stop activities including the hotel’s indoor swimming pool or going to the neighbouring Action Glen Activity Centre for some water based fun including kayaking and canoeing or on dry land, archery and mountain biking.   I’m not sure how many activities will be suitable for an almost 4 year old and an under 1 but I know they would take great delight watching their mum and dad try their hand at some of them.

If that wasn’t enough there are also some great local attractions to see.  Master ATWWAH loves a steam train and one of the most famous steam train journeys in the world, the Hogwarts Express, is close by running from Fort William to Mallaig.  Mr ATWWAH will love the Glenfinnan viaduct too, I’m sure.


The Hogwarts Express

There are also two castles close by, Urquhart Castle and the Castle Stalker, a privately owned castle no less.  We love a wander around a castle.

Whatever the outcome of this parentpanel competition Scotland definitely seems to be feeling more like a possibility after looking into all that the Isles of Glencoe Hotel offers.  I’ve never had a Scottish breakfast either.

This post was an entry for the #parentpanel competition on Parent Friendly Stays to win a 2 night stay at the Isles of Glencoe Hotel


  1. Oh, this sounds like such a great place. Love the fact that they have also realised you may need to fit more kids in a family room! Good luck with the competition.

  2. Gorgeous – the scenery is just amazing and they really seem to have thought of what parents might want. I haven’t been back to Edinburgh with my daughter but loved Glasgow which is so much more child-friendly than I’d expected.

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