McMillan Hotels in Dumfries & Galloway, the Scottish Borders and Ayrshire are ideal venues for short breaks and leisure holidays in Scotland for couples, families and friends. Our short breaks include activity breaks, romantic breaks, golf breaks, pamper breaks, stargazing breaks and garden breaks to name but a few.
Our collection of country house hotels are all unique in style and very individual in character. Make your holiday or break even more enjoyable by staying at a McMillan Hotel.
There is so much to do whilst you enjoy a short break in Dumfries and Galloway you will never be bored, with something for everyone who stays for a few days or even a longer holiday. You can choose from cycling, 32 golf courses, 5 salmon fishing rivers, watersports, castles, stately homes, beautiful gardens, museums, book and art festivals, and miles and miles of walks through nature reserves, forests, rugged coastline and sandy beaches. This area is steeped in culture, as you would expect from the home of Robert Burns.
Not to be outdone, the Scottish Borders is just as exciting an area to visit for a holiday or short break. The town of Peebles is just 20 miles south of Edinburgh, but feels a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city. There are numerous walks through the beautiful Tweed Valley, mountain biking at the famous Glentress Forest, fishing for salmon on the Tweed, championship golf courses, stately homes such as Traquair House, the beautiful botanic gardens at Dawyck , jazz, art and music festivals and the Peebles Beltane Festival, as well as great restaurants, bars and shopping. And Edinburgh is only half an hour away for sightseeing and heritage.
Ayrshire has it all beautiful scenery both inland and coastal. There are lots of outdoor activities including walking, fishing, golfing, cycling, stargazing. If you are a keen golfer you will love to play on some of the finest golf courses in Scotland including Turnberry, Royal Troon and Prestwick. It is also an area steeped in history and you can visit ancient castles and fascinating museums especially those dedicated to Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns. There are lovely market towns throughout the region and the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh are within easy distance for a day trip.