The Luxury Nestled on 850 acres in the Scottish countryside, just 1 hour from Edinburgh and Glasgow, the Gleneagles Hotel has been a playground for Britains upper crust since 1924. The 232 rooms and 26 suites boast sumptuous linens and marble bathrooms; the standout ESPA spa, opened in 2008, offers 20 treatment rooms. The real draw, however, is the three championship golf courses; one designed by Jack Nicklaus will host the 2014 Ryder Cup.
The Catch Be prepared for chilly and sometimes rainy weather in the Highlands in November and December.
The Details 866-881-9525 (mention Shermans Travel); gleneagles.com
From the Fall 2010 issue of Smart Luxury Travel magazine by ShermansTravel.com.
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