Crieff Hydro Hotel


Activity packed resort holidays in rural Perthshire.

  • roomUnits 215
  • person Sleeps 1 - 6
  • bed Bedrooms 1 - 2
  • petPets Yes
  • mobilityMobility Yes
  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Older Kids
  • Teens

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Sprawling across a 900 acre estate the 4 star Crieff Hydro is set within the picturesque Strathearn Valley, an hours drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Crieff is pretty much in its own league as a ‘Hotel Resort’ - its a monster of fun and activity with extremely high standards. The Hotel extends an amazingly warm and genuinely friendly Scottish welcome - you'll even find time to shoot off to the spa or relax over a glass of wine while the kids are in the Play Den.

About this place

Best bits

  • Fab location in the middle of a beautiful 900-acre estate, yet only an hour from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee.
  • Amazing range of activities including horse riding, high ropes, DECLÉOR spa, a cinema and two swimming pools.
  • Kids will love the revamped playpark – now with a brand new fort, slide and flying fox. Hours of fun!

Top tips

  • Take waterproofs and wellies because come rain or shine the Perthshire countryside is worth making the most of.
  • Pack light, with essentials provided, plus some extras like Arran Aromatics toiletries and Edinburgh House shortbread.
  • Dreaming of an evening kid-free? No problem – just book one of Crieff Hydro’s qualified babysitters.

Plan your stay

What are the facilities like? Where can you eat? What can you do?

Swimming pool
Indoor play room
Outdoor play equipment
Farm animals
Kids club / creche
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Crieff Hydro is all geared up for wheelchairs. The main hotel is easy to manoeuvre around with three lifts, spacious restaurants, wide corridors and even an pool lift if you fancy a dip.

Location & local area

About the owners


Crieff Hydro is very much a family business. In fact I am the great-great-great-grandnephew of the founder Dr Meikle. Not only do our family live on the estate, my wife, Fiona, and son, Richard, are working in the business too.

Owner recommendations

  • A five minute drive from Crieff village is Drummond Castle Gardens – some of the finest gardens in Europe.

  • Crieff is right at the heart of Scotland making it easy to get out and explore both countryside and cities.

  • Auchingarrich wildlife park is a lovely day out, with over 50 different species of animals, plus indoor and outdoor play areas, pony rides, fly fishing plus gift shop and cafe.

  • Visit Scotland’s oldest distillery, The Famous Grouse distillery.

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