HOTELS IN AYR, SOUTH AYRSHIRE, SCOTLAND
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|Ayr is a town and port situated
on the Firth of Clyde, in south-west Scotland. With a population of around
46,000, Ayr is the largest settlement in Ayrshire, of which it is the county
town, and has held royal burgh status since 1205. Ayr is the administrative
centre of the South Ayrshire council area, which is the unitary local authority.
To the north of Ayr is the adjoining town of Prestwick, famous for its
golf and its aviation industry as home of Glasgow Prestwick International
Airport. Other neighbouring settlements include Alloway, known for its
associations with the poet Robert Burns.In 2002, Ayr was one of four Scottish
towns competing for city status to mark Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee,
losing out to Stirling.
Hotel by Swallow, Ayr
The oldest hotel in Ayr,
the Swallow Station Hotel is housed in an imposing, four-storey Victorian
building, sited adjacent to the train station and 500 metres from the beach.
Guests can relax over drinks in the Gallery lounge bar, enjoy morning cappuccinos
in the coffee shop, or browse for souvenirs in the gift shop. Open daily
for dinner, the Kyle Restaurant offers a blend of traditional Scottish
and European dishes with a modern twist, alongside an extensive wine list.
Ayr beach is located 500 metres from the hotel, while the former home of
celebrated poet Robert Burns is one mile away. Culzean Castle, which offers
a military museum and miles of woodland walks, is 15 miles from the hotel.
Prestwick International Airport is five miles away, with an approximate
driving time of 20 minutes.
Ivy Rooms, Ayr
The Ivy Rooms is located
in Ayr, Scotland, 200 metres from the town centre and one mile away from
Burns Cottage. The hotel is situated two miles from Belleisle Golf Course
and three miles from the Electric Brae. The Ivy Rooms offers complimentary
newspapers, and staff at the front desk can assist with queries. Free parking
is available nearby, and the hotel offers a dry cleaning service.
The onsite function suite and private dining area offer tailored a la carte
dining for up to 120 people. A complimentary Scottish breakfast is provided
daily. The guestrooms are spread over two floors and feature direct-dial
phones, satellite television, and desks; further amenities include hair
dryers, trouser presses, and complimentary newspapers.
HOTELS IN CUMBERNAULD, NORTH LANARKSHIRE, SCOTLAND
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|Cumbernauld is a new town
in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. It was created in 1956 as a population
overspill for Glasgow City. It is the eighth most populous settlement in
Scotland and the largest in North Lanarkshire. The name comes from the
Scots Gaelic comar nan allt, meaning the meeting of the waters as, geographically,
from its high point in the Scottish central belt burns (streams) flow west
to the River Clyde and east to the River Forth.
Hotel and Golf Resort, Cumbernauld
The Westerwood is situated
in 400 acres, nestling at the foot of the Campsie Hills, conveniently located
midway between Glasgow and Edinburgh. A warm welcome awaits you at this
hotel, situated in the heart of Scotland. The Westerwood Hotel is ideal
for business travellers due to its fabulous location between Glasgow and
Edinburgh. The hotel is close to a major motorway and only a short distance
from 3 international airports. The Westerwood offers a range of benefits:
free and secure parking, quick and easy check-in, superbly appointed working
areas in the bedrooms, 24-hour room service and free use of the health
and leisure club. The hotel's own 18-hole golf course was designed by Seve
Ballasteros and Dave Thomas.
HOTELS IN DUNDEE, SCOTLAND
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|Dundee is the fourth-largest
city in Scotland and, fully named as Dundee City, one of Scotland's 32
local government council areas. It lies on the north bank of the Firth
of Tay, which feeds into the North Sea.
Dundee and the surrounding area has
been continuously occupied since the Mesolithic. The port developed initially
on the back of the wool trade exporting wool from the Angus hinterland.
Once it was cheaper to produce linen, which had supplanted the wool trade
and was itself under pressure from cotton abroad, the weavers turned their
skills to weaving imported jute. The weaving industry caused the city to
grow rapidly with many migrant workers though the town contained very few
stone buildings prior to 1860. In this period, Dundee also gained a reputation
for its marmalade industry and its journalism, giving Dundee its epithet
as the city of "jam, jute and journalism".
|In 2006, the population
of Dundee City was estimated to be 141,930. Dundee's recorded population
reached a peak of 182,204 at the time of the 1971 census, but has since
declined due to outward migration.
Today, Dundee is promoted as the
City of Discovery, in honour of Dundee's history of scientific activities
and of the RRS Discovery, Robert Falcon Scott's Antarctic exploration vessel,
which was built in Dundee and is now berthed in the city harbour. Biomedical
and technological industries have arrived since the 1980s, and the city
now accounts for 10% of the United Kingdom's digital-entertainment industry.
Dundee has two universities—the University of Abertay Dundee and the University
City Quay Hotel and Spa Dundee
The Apex City Quay Hotel
and Spa is a four-star, deluxe hotel that sits at the center of a new quayside
development and offers fantastic river, bridge and quay views as well as
easy access to shopping and dining. Come and experience the waterfront
lifestyle. The 152 bedrooms are chic, with cool, calming interiors. The
Alchemy Restaurant serves Scottish and French-influenced cuisine and offers
view of the waterfront. The Metro Restaurant is a treat, offering leisurely
dining with an emphasis on both flavor and the art of presentation. The
Metro Brasserie serves a menu of classic and contemporary dishes in a relaxed
environment. At the Yu Spa and Wellness Gym, you can relax and rejuvenate
in the healing waters of the pool, hot tubs, sauna and sanarium.
The Hilton Dundee is a modern
hotel set on the banks of the River Tay, adjacent to Captain Scott's Discovery
and within 500 metres of the city centre. Health-conscious guests can work
out in the fully equipped gymnasium, and then unwind in the sauna and steam
room. Other facilities include an indoor swimming pool and a dance studio
where guests can join classes ranging from step aerobics to body combat
and yoga. Overlooking the River Tay and the Tay Road Bridge, the open-plan
Riverfront Restaurant offers international and traditional menus alongside
hot and cold buffets, prepared using local produce. Caffe Cino is a continental
coffee shop serving flavoured coffees, light snacks and a selection of
fresh pastries, and opens onto a terrace during summer. The hotel is within
500 metres of the city-centre shops, and the Tay Road Bridge, the Verdant
Works, an industrial museum housed in a converted factory, and the Sensation
science museum can all be found within half a mile.
Surrounded by country gardens
in Dundee, Scotland, the The Landmark Dundee is a Victorian Manor House
within five kilometres of Mills Observatory. Buffet-style breakfasts are
served each morning for a surcharge. The conservatory's airy Garden Restaurant
serves a brasserie-style menu for breakfast and dinner, overlooking the
Italian gardens. The cocktail lounge leads to the garden, nature trail
and playground, and serves lunch and light snacks. Guests mingle at the
afternoon tea on the sun terrace. The on-site health center includes a
10-station fitness room, an indoor heated pool, spa tub, sauna and solarium.
Admission is free to the Mills Observatory, a classically-styled building
with a papier-mâché dome, where a Victorian refracting telescope
is used to show the public the night sky. A small planetarium is also housed
here at the United Kingdom's only full-time public observatory.
HOTELS IN DUNFERMLINE, FIFE, SCOTLAND
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|Dunfermline is a large town
in Fife, Scotland. It is located on high ground 5 miles (8.0 km) from the
northern shore of the Firth of Forth on the route of major road and rail
crossings across the firth to Edinburgh and the south. Dunfermline has
a population of 45,462, making this the second-largest settlement in Fife.
Dunfermline was a capital of Scotland,
being an ancient seat of the kingdom's Royal Court and an important ecclesiastical
centre. Its former abbey, now a parish church, is the burial place for
many in the country's line of monarchs including Robert I and Saint Margaret.
Ruins of the former abbey infrastructure today include the remains of the
Royal Palace of Dunfermline, birthplace of Charles I, and are an important
tourist attraction. The poet Robert Henryson, one of Scotland's major literary
figures, was also associated with the abbey.
|In modern times, the
most famous son of Dunfermline was the wealthy industrialist, businessman,
and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. He was the central figure in promoting
its early 20th century urban renewal and his financial legacy is still
of major importance. Traditional industries in Dunfermline's catchment
area have principally involved textiles, engineering, defence and electronics.
In more recent times this has begun to diversify into the service sectors,
House Hotel Dunfermline
The Pitbauchlie House Hotel
is located in Dunfermline, Scotland, 16 miles away from Edinburgh's zoo
and city centre. It is four miles from Deep Sea World and one mile from
Andrew Carnegie Museum. The hotel's front desk is open 24 hours a day and
the public areas are air conditioned. The multilingual staff are able to
offer currency exchange facilities and computer rental services. Pitbauchlie
House Hotel offers Scottish and French dishes in Restaurant 47, and provides
a complimentary breakfast every day. Bar 47 offers malt whiskies and other
drinks in an avant-garde setting. Harvey s bistro is housed in the conservatory
and food can be pre-ordered, ready to eat on arrival. There is also 24-hour
room service. Complimentary wireless Internet is available throughout
the hotel and there are conference rooms with audio-visual equipment in
the modern business centre.
HOTELS IN ELGIN, MORAY, SCOTLAND
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|Elgin is a cathedral city
and Royal Burgh in Moray, Scotland and is the administrative and commercial
centre for Moray.
The city originated to the south
of the River Lossie on the higher ground above the flood plain. Elgin is
first documented in the Cartulary of Moray in 1190. It was created a Royal
Burgh in the 12th century by King David I of Scotland and by that time
had a castle on top of the present day Lady Hill to the west of the city.
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Acres Hotel Elgin
The Eight Acres Hotel is
located in Elgin, Scotland, half a mile from a distillery, and two miles
from the Cathedral. The River Spey and beach are five miles from the hotel.
This hotel features a health club, massage-treatment room, lobby with complimentary
newspapers, restaurant, and bar. Wireless Internet access is offered throughout
the hotel, and drivers will find complimentary parking on site. A complimentary
full Scottish breakfast is served daily to guests of the Eight Acres Hotel.
Bar food is offered at the Papillon Cafe Bar, and a selection of Speyside
malts is available. The Garden restaurant features views of the hotel gardens,
and offers a Table D'Hote menu of Scottish cuisine. The Hotel Leisure Club
features an indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna, massage-treatment room, and
spa bath. Live jazz is on offer at the Cafe Bar on Thursday evenings. Fishing,
bird watching, ice skating, and a children's playground can be found in
the vicinity. There is a golf course one mile away, and a beach five miles
from the hotel.
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