Trigony House Hotel THE Scottish Hotel

When it comes to hotels in Scotland, Trigony House Hotel is THE Scottish Hotel a boutique hotel with a unique character. With a reputation for top quality food, accommodation and customer service the hotel has a reputation that sees guests returning time and time again. The hotel now has a garden spa with luxury treatments, using natural and premium products.

Over the years the hotel, tucked away in the rolling Dumfriesshire countryside, has created a unique and bespoke hotel experience including their pet friendly policy.

Hotels in Scotland – Scottish Hospitality

Scottish hoteliers have a reputation for delivering high-class hospitality and have given many visitors from across the globe a reason to return. In terms of country size they punch well above their weight when offering 5 star food and accommodation.

The diaspora from the Caledonian heartland has seen many descendants returning to seek the place from where their ancestors came. Before arriving the tourist’s impression of Scotland could be a very simplistic one. A country fll of tartan wearing, shortbread eating, Scotty dog owning and bagpipe playing red heads with a penchant for a “wee dram”.

However the reality is far from this, and whilst a “wee dram” can feature whatever watering hole you settle for the rest is very much the lingering remnants of a fading cliché. The Scotland of the 21st century leads the way in many industries including the tourist and hospitality one.

Scottish Hotels can be found from Gretna Green to John ‘o Groats and beyond into the islands of the Hebrides, Shetland and Orkneys, a warm welcome awaits wherever you end up.

Many hotels populate the cities but when you get out amongst the highlands and mountain wildernesses such as the Cairngorms and Northwest Highlands, you can still find high quality hotels and guest houses nestled in Glens and on the shores of the lochs.

Trigony Recommends – Glasgow and Edinburgh

The two biggest cities in Scotland are within striking distance of Trigony. Edinburgh is a shade over an hour and a half from Trigony House Hotel and Glasgow is a smidge over an hour away making them worth considering for a day trip. There are lots of great places to see and things to do, especially during the Edinburgh Festival with the “Fringe” offering a lot of diverse diversions and entertainment.

An outline of both cities is below to give you a flavour of their history and introduce the two iconic “world” cities to you.

Edinburgh

Edinburgh, the capital, is known for its iconic hilltop castle, the international festival and the now larger Festival “Fringe” draws many visitors every year to this wonderful city in the South of Scotland. Ol’ Reekie, so named after the smell of the fermentation from the brewing process, can still be caught on the breeze from those who still brew in the city, although it is very much reduced from what it once was. Modern brewing being a more energy efficient and “green” process than it once was.

Taking a stroll up Princes Street, you walk past the Royal Scottish Academy and Scott Monument, onto the city centre Waverley Station and then you can be in Holyrood Park, outside the Scottish Parliament building and looking up at Arthur’s Seat all within an hour. The city is very pedestrian friendly with lots to see and do, especially during August during the “Fringe”. The Military Tattoo is also an event of note and if you go to Edinburgh you cannot miss the castle, whether you visit it or not. This iconic building sits atop a volcanic plug and dominates the skyline wherever you are in the city.

Glasgow

Is famed for many things over the years, it is now the largest city in Scotland and was the cultural City of Europe in 1990 and hosted the Commonwealth Games in 2014. Industrialisation in Glasgow and the rise of the shipyards on the River Clyde gave the city an international reputation. With rich and noted architecture from Victorian and art nouveau period led by the famed architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh who is still a big influence on the city today. The rich and vibrant heart of the city is a rich Scottish cultural hub, including the Scottish Opera, National Theatre of Scotland, Scottish Ballet and as well as acclaimed museums and a thriving music scene.

Trigony Recommends – 5 Golf Courses under an hour from our front door

Scotland is famous for golf, the game first played at the Old Course at St Andrews in the 1400s and continues to be one of the finest courses in the world, we are very close to several really good courses, here is a short list of those you can reach whilst perhaps your partner enjoys some time in our Spa.

Some of our guests may like to take in the Scottish countryside whilst swinging a few golf clubs, whether you’re familiar with the back 9 at St. Andrews or more at home on the local public course here are some lovely golf courses within a short drive of Trigony.

We list the course, and give you the driving time so you can pick one to suit your needs. Why not book your partner into the Trigony Garden Spa and then enjoy a swift 9 or 18 holes on a local course?

Thornhill Golf Club, Dumfries & Galloway
The course is a mix of heathland and parkland holes.
25 mins From Trigony

Dumfries & County, Dumfries & Galloway
Dumfries & County Golf Club layout has 2 loops of nine. The 9th and 18th holes finish at the clubhouse.
30 mins From Trigony

Dumfries & Galloway, Dumfries & Galloway
This is a testing parkland course with one over the par of 70 for 18 holes.
30 mins From Trigony

Lochmaben, Dumfries & Galloway
The 9-hole course which was expanded to an 18-hole layout in 1995.
45 mins From Trigony

Southerness, Dumfries & Galloway
Southerness Golf Club is set on the edge of a remote headland on the peaceful Solway coast.
55 Mins From Trigony

5 Courses under two hours from our front door
Powfoot, Dumfries & Galloway
Majority of the layout weaves its way beside the Solway Firth and across undulating links.
1 Hour From Trigony

Cally Palace, Dumfries & Galloway
Extends to 6,062 yards from the back tees, with tree-lined fairways and undulating landscape.
1 Hour From Trigony

Portpatrick Dunskey, Dumfries & Galloway
Rolling moorland and seaside heathland in nature, with links-like feel.
1 Hour 30 mins From Trigony

Wigtownshire County, Dumfries & Galloway
Links course ocated on the shores of Luce Bay.
1 Hour 40 mins From Trigony

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway
Situated on an escarpment beside Loch Ryan.
2 Hours From Trigony

Trigony Recommends – What To Visit In Scotland

When you stay at Trigony we can provide extensive help and guidance on what to do whilst you relax, but for some of our guests who like to roam a little further then here’s a list of Scotland’s most-visited tourist attractions that may be of interest. If you wish to make a journey to one of the main attractions listed below let us know and we’ll get the up to date details for you.

1. National Museum of Scotland
National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, Scotland, began in 2006 when the new Museum of Scotland merged with the Royal Museum and several collections relating to Scottish antiquities, culture and history. An amazing day out in Edinburgh for those who want to explore the rich and diverse Scottish History. It’s the single most popular attraction in the UK outside of London and contains exhibits from science, design to fashion and the natural world.

//www.nms.ac.uk/national-museum-of-scotland/
Address: Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF
2 hours from Trigony House Hotel

2. Edinburgh castle
Edinburgh Castle has to be visited if you are going to Edinburgh, It dominates the city skyline wherever you are and it is Scotland’s most-visited paid-for attraction. Located at the top of the Royal Mile, in Edinburgh’s Old Town it offers an amazing experience and views of the city below.

www.edinburghcastle.gov.uk
Address: Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG
2 hours from Trigony House Hotel

3. Loch lomond shores
Loch Lomond Shores offers a range of indoor, outdoor and water sport activities alongside a fantastic shopping, eating and events. It is a great day out and perfect for an active family looking for a variety of events in one place. Built on the edge of Loch Lomond in Balloch, it also contains the Loch Lomond SEA LIFE Aquarium and stunning views across Loch Lommond as well as quality shops and places to eat.

//www.lochlomondshores.com
Address: Loch Lomond Shores, Ben Lomond Way, Balloch. G83 8QL
2 hours from Trigony House Hotel

4. Riverside Museum and tall ship
Riverside museum is home to a collection of amazing cars, bicycles, ship models, trams and locomotives as well as an amazing tall ship docked alongside the museum. You are drawn into the interactive displays and a wonderful and hugely popular Glasgow street scene bringing the history and past to life in front of your eyes, this tells the story of Scotland’s past and present.

//www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/riverside/pages/default.aspx
Riverside Museum, 100 Pointhouse Road, Glasgow G3 8RS, United Kingdom
1 hour 30 minutes from Trigony House Hotel

5. Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop
This historic building in dumfries & galloway is an ancient building that made Gretna Green famous and has stood in Gretna Green since 1712. Grenta is known as the “wedding capital of the UK” and Trigony makes for a perfect wedding Honeymoon destination if you chose to tie the knot in Gretna!

//www.gretnagreen.com/famous-blacksmiths-shop-p1421
Address: Headless Cross, Gretna Green, 5EA, United Kingdom, Gretna Green DG16 5EA, United Kingdom
1 hour from Trigony House Hotel

6. The Falkirk Wheel
The World’s ONLY rotating boat lift, The Falkirk Wheel, Scotland, connects two famous canals the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. Named after the town of Falkirk, which is very close by the wheel opened in 2002, and completed a viable navigation of the two canals which had been unconnected since the 1930s. You can even take a boat trip on it and experience first-hand soaring through the air as the mechanism winds through a full rotation.

https://www.scottishcanals.co.uk/falkirk-wheel/
Address: The Falkirk Wheel, Lime Road, Tamfourhill, Falkirk FK1 4RS, United Kingdom
1 hour 45 minutes from Trigony House Hotel

7. Stirling castle
Stirling Castle, well named as it is located in Stirling, Scotland! It is without doubt one of the most important castles in Scotland and ranks alongside Edinburgh as one of the “Must visit” buildings in Scotland. The main buildings of the castle date from the 15th and 16th centuries. Stirling Castle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and is a “must see” if going to Stirling.

//www.stirlingcastle.gov.uk/visit
Address: Stirling Castle, Castle Esplanade, Stirling FK8 1EJ, United Kingdom
1 hour 45 minutes from Trigony House Hotel

8. National Wallace Monument
You can combine the visit to Stirling Castle with a trip to the National Wallace Monument, which commemorates Sir William Wallace, the 13th-century Scottish hero that Mel Gibson famously portrayed in Braveheart the movie. It has amazing view out over the Ochil Hills and the Forth Valley that will take your breath away.

//www.nationalwallacemonument.com
Address: Abbey Craig, Hillfoots Rd, Stirling FK9 5LF
1 hour 45 minutes from Trigony House Hotel

9. Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Glasgow botanic gardens and the Kibble Palace are located in the West End of Glasgow and run by the City Council who have recently restored the Kibble Palace. This building is a magnificent Curvilinear Glasshouse designed by John Kibble in the Victorian era, which houses the Scottish National collection of tree ferns

//www.glasgowbotanicgardens.com/
Address: Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0UE, United Kingdom
1 hour 30 minutes from Trigony House Hotel

10. The People’s Palace Museum
The People’s Palace, is set in historic Glasgow Green, and holds an amazing collection of socially important historical artefacts, including: photographs, prints and films. These social significant items offer a window into how Glaswegians lived, worked and played from the 18th to the 20th Century. This is definitely a “twofer” as you can also visit the Winter Gardens which is just opposite and this garden is filled with exotic palms and plants.

//www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/pages/home.aspx
Glasgow Green, Glasgow, G40 1AT
1 hour 35 minutes from Trigony House Hotel

Trigony Recommends – Scottish Parks and Nature Reserves

Whilst staying in Scotland you may wish to visit one of the many parks or nature reserves designated and promoted as a National Nature Reserve in Scotland. There are 47 and there is a comprehensive list of the very best wildlife and nature reserves for you to explore on the website for Scotland’s National Nature Reserves here: //www.nnr-scotland.org.uk/find-a-reserve/azlist/

The National Nature Reserve title is given to places that are the very best wildlife locations in Scotland. Reserves are singled out for preservation if they have habitats and species that are nationally or internationally important. The habitats and species are preserved and all the breeding grounds, food sources and other environmental elements are managed carefully.

National Nature Reserves visitor facilities ensure that you can enjoy the reserves without harming or disturbing the wildlife that lives there. These special places, showcasing the very best of Scotland’s nature, cover less than 1.5% of Scotland.

The nearest one to Trogony is Caerlaverock, which is just under an hour away but well worth the trip. These mudflats and saltmarsh habitats, known locally as “merse” provide a winter feast for barnacle geese, bar tailed godwit and knot as well as offering the natterjack toad a home, with its noisy croak seeking attention of a mate.

//www.nnr-scotland.org.uk/caerlaverock/

Trigony an Overview

Trigony House Hotel and Garden Spa is really more than just a hidey hole away from the rat race (we are that too!) but we offer a jumping off point for plenty of activities close by and a little further off for the more adventurous. Trigony is the ideal combination of out-the-way, secluded Hotel for you to recharge and relax but we can also offer you the perfect base for discovering Scotland’s rich heritage, sporting activities and magnificent buildings. Scotland’s more than got it covered when you are looking for an ideal holiday destination.

Trigony offers the luxury retreat you’re looking for; a traditional family-run establishment which will definitely tickle your fancy whatever you’re after, there’s a wide choice of hotels in Scotland to suit both your budget and your itinerary but Trigony House Hotel will be the luxury break that you remember.

Book your Scottish break today and call us on 01848 331211