Since opening its doors in June 1924, Gleneagles has been one of Scotland’s most iconic hotels and sporting estates. Set beneath the Ochil Hills, in the heart of Perthshire, it has been the must-go destination for travellers for nearly a century. Beginning its life in the glamorous age of travel when guests arrived in great style at Gleneagles’ very own train station, the 850-acre estate epitomises the natural beauty for which Scotland is famed. With its Glorious Playground of country pursuits and activities, the hotel is reclaiming its position on the social calendar.
Shooting Experiences at Gleneagles
Our expert instructors can give you a lesson or two in advance and guide you in the etiquette of driven shooting. Every aspect of your day in the hills or woods is cared for by Gleneagles. You will be picked up from the front door of the Hotel and be driven by one of our experienced ex-gamekeepers and resident shooting instructors to the estate. If you have little or no previous shooting experience, you will probably have taken a lesson or two from our instructors prior to the day of the stalk or shoot, and experienced shots will enjoy the guides’ wealth of local knowledge. Seasons and availblity Pheasant Oct 1st – Feb 1st Partridge Sept 1st – Feb 1st Duck Sept 1st – Jan 31st Red Grouse Aug 12th – Dec 10th Roe Deer Bucks 1st Apr – Oct 20th Does Oct 21st – March 31st Red Deer Stags 1st Jul- Oct 20th Hinds Oct 21st – Feb 15th They also offer Rainbow trout fishing all year and Salmon fishing on the Tay from the 15th Jan – 15th Oct.
The rooms at Gleneagles are as glorious as the landscape that frames them, with a luxury 5-star hotel feel. All individually inspired by the mountains and meadows, rivers and lochs of the Perthshire countryside. Rooms & Suites: 233 luxury bedrooms, including 27 suites. www.gleneagles.com
Gleneagles offers the perfect retreat for those looking for authentic relaxation, fun, and adventure. It has an unrivaled range of pursuits including over 50 outdoor activities, led by a passionate team of experts who are truly the leaders in their field. Guests can try their hand at falconry with Harris Hawks; horse riding in the state-of-the-art equestrian centre; indoor and outdoor tennis; off-roading; cycling; gundog training; extensive clay pigeon, game shooting, and archery; ferret racing; fly fishing; and an award-winning spa. www.gleneagles.com/pursuits/