There’s something about a castle that adds a certain frisson to any romantic break. Blame it on Game of Thrones or Frozen or whatever, but turrets and sweeping staircases always make an overnight stay special.
All the more so when the castle in question is as elegant and scenic as the Cornhill Castle Hotel in Lanarkshire, the venue for today’s Big Deal, offering an overnight stay amidst inspiring rural scenery in the Clyde Valley.
The Cornhill House Hotel, the Little Castle on the Clyde, as it is known, is an impressive example of Victorian architecture, designed along the lines of a French Renaissance Chateau, incorporating some older Georgian elements of the original mansion.
The rural setting provides great views across the Clyde Valley and over to the distinctive rise of Tinto Hill. It’s an idyllic setting for a peaceful and luxurious getaway.
Available seven days a week, today’s Big Deal offers an overnight stay for two in a standard double or twin room, with full Scottish breakfast and a bottle of wine on arrival.
Recently-refurbished guest rooms are individually-styled, offering en-suite facilities with separate bath and shower, hairdryer, telephone, digital TV, fridge and welcome tray. The hotel has free WiFi.
The Cornhill Castle has two dining rooms, the airy and bright Bistro with scenic views over the river and countryside, and the more intimate Jade restaurant in the Georgian wing of the building, with a cosy and relaxed atmosphere.
Out and about
The Clyde Valley is great for hiking, with scenic trails through the hills and along the river bank. A popular walk up Tinto Hill offers great views, weather permitting. The Southern Uplands are also within easy reach of Cornhill Castle.
The charming old market town of Biggar is nearby, with local shops and pubs, a 15th-century church and a famous Victorian puppet theatre.
The Cornhill Castle Hotel enjoys plenty of positive feedback on TripAdvisor. These are recent contributions, edited for length:
‘The hotel is so welcoming and relaxing. The room was very comfortable. One of the quietest night’s sleep we’ve ever spent in a hotel – fantastic! Breakfast was more than adequate, but it was the evening meals that excelled.’
‘We had a very enjoyable stay at Cornhill House, the staff were very helpful and the food was delicious.’
Today’s Big Deal at the Cornhill Castle Hotel offers rural splendour in an elegant historic hotel with all the romance of a fairytale castle. Within easy reach of Edinburgh or Glasgow, it’s a magical choice for an overnight escape from the city.