- 40 Minutes from Edinburgh
16 miles west of the famous Scottish capital, lies the gorgeous Macdonald Houston House Hotel. Set in 22 acres of breathtaking woodland, this upscale hotel is housed within a 16th century tower – and was once famously visited by Mary Queen of Scots. Uphall train station is a only a from the hotel, meaning transfers will be hassle free.
After a busy day shopping and sipping glamorous cocktails in Edinburgh, you and the girls can head back to your plush hotel to relax, recoup and take full advantage of the indulgent facilities on offer. The Vital Health and Wellbeing Club boasts an expansive Technogym, an 18 metre indoor swimming pool, peaceful treatment rooms and a luxurious sauna. There’s also a clay surface tennis court concealed delicately within the hotel’s walled gardens – should you and the girls fancy a relaxing spot amidst tennis on your hen weekend celebrations.
All classy, sophisticated rooms have en-suite bathrooms, complimentary WiFi, flat screen TVs and tea/coffee making facilities. Upgraded rooms have designer toiletries, exclusive sitting areas and views over the picturesque gardens.
The elegant on site restaurant serves up award-winning cuisine, offering traditional Scottish fare with a modern twist. Michelin-awarded, passionate chef Jeremy Wares leads the team of chefs within the restaurant, who has cooked for the likes of Joanna Lumley, Liam Neeson, Michael Caine and the late Princess Diana. There’s also a vaulted cellar bar where you can start your celebratory night as you mean to go on.