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Since opening, Gleneagles has hosted the most esteemed guests from around the world, from celebrated golfers, to award winning actors and singers and even Her Majesty the Queen herself. Gleneagles has its own train station and once housed the only Harvey Nicks outside of London, it even had its very own Gleneagles postal stamp. Accolades flow throughout the estate with the hotel itself having been awarded 5 AA Red Stars, the highest accolade available. The dining on offer is also award winning, with 10 restaurants and bars, the highlights being the 2 Michelin Star Restaurant Andrew Fairlie and the 2 AA Rosette Strathearn Restaurant. The spa at Gleneagles follows suit with the awards as it was the winner of the Good Spa Guides Best Spa in Scotland 2018. With various country pursuits and activities available ‘The Glorious Playground’ offers a world of unforgettable experiences and is the perfect retreat for relaxation, fun and adventure.
“Scotland's Glorious Playground“
World class on both the inside and the outside. Championship golf courses, Michelin-starred dining, country pursuits and lavish spa, Gleneagles is certain to become your Glorious Playground.
Gleneagles truly is a golfer’s playground. With three world class championship golf courses, it is regarded among the best in the world and held both the 2014 Ryder Cup and 2019 Solheim Cup, the only European golf venue to have hosted both.
Golf has been at the heart of Gleneagles for over a century but continues to hold its place at the top of the leader board time and time again. The three championship golf courses celebrate the history and evolution of golf.
The only restaurant in Scotland to hold 2 Michelin Stars is the coveted Restaurant Andrew Fairlie. Honouring the memory of Andrew is head chef Stephen McLaughlin, who’s menus put the spotlight on Scotland’s larder with much of the fruit and vegetable’s coming from Andrew Fairlie’s Secret Garden, a Victorian walled garden in the Perthshire countryside.
One of the restaurants signature dishes is the home smoked lobster which is a locally sourced lobster with an intense smoky flavour coming from its hours of infusion over whisky barrel chips, definitely one not to be missed.
With magnificent views of the estate and Ochil Hills is The Strathearn, Gleneagles 2 AA Rosette restaurant. Delivering a touch of the bygone era with traditional walnut gueridon trolleys, silver cloches and butler trays the setting here reflects the essence of Gleneagles glamour. The Franco-Scottish nouvelle cuisine puts golden age enchantment back on the menu and the service here is stylish and elegant.
Love the great outdoors? Then breathe in the fresh highlands air whilst taking part in traditional country pursuits or, try something with a little more vigour and allow Gleneagles playground planners to excite you with an extensive list of activities available.
Whether a novice or an expert Gleneagles is more than a golf course and the experiences are endless with options such as the shooting, fishing and equestrian schools, gundogs and falconry, 4 x 4 off-road driving or the more traditional walking, cycling, tennis and lawn games.
Originally described as a ‘Riviera in the Highlands’, Gleneagles has been making history since it first opened its doors in 1924 when Henry Hall and his band performed at the opening Gala Ball which was broadcast across the land on BBC Radio.
Since opening it has hosted a multitude of golfing events. starting in 1921 when it hosted the first international match between American and British professional golfers regarded as the precursor to The Ryder Cup which was eventually held here in 2014. More recently it held The Solheim Cup in 2019.
Gleneagles has played host to the crème de la crème of guests for over a century. In 1994 Sony took over the hotel to showcase new UK bands one of which being Oasis who almost blew the Ballroom roof off. However most notably in 2005 the global heads of governments attended the G8 summit here alongside Her Majesty the Queen who held a state dinner.
With additions over the years such as the sumptuous spa and superior events wing, this prestigious resort remains the destination of choice in Scotland.