“Grand granite dame by the banks of the salmon rich River Dee in the Queen’s favourite Scottish retreat, Royal Deeside. Hardwoods and period furniture set a classic tone that is spiced up with an award-winning restaurant and a bar with a dedicated gin list.”
Step into our distinguished Victorian country house hotel and award winning restaurant on Royal Deeside, where peace and good taste reign supreme. David and Sophie Littlewood and their family and attentive team welcome you to their luxurious four-star retreat.
A well-deserved reputation for “relaxed fine dining” has made the Tor Na Coille THE place to unwind … deliciously.
With its elevated position, Tor Na Coille’s aristocratic, traditional granite façade has watched over the Aberdeenshire town of Banchory since 1873. Originally designed to entice the royal couple Victoria and Albert to stop en route via horse and carriage to Balmoral Castle (sadly we don’t know if they ever actually stopped here!). Tor Na Coille played host to the family of Russian Tsar Nicholas II in the Edwardian era. The hotel was the scene for cinematic sleepovers in the 1960s when Charlie Chaplin and his family were frequent visitors.
Today, the Tor Na Coille tempts travellers from near and far with its elegant interiors and 25 sumptuous bedrooms. From refined afternoon tea in the lounge, drams in the bar, celebrations in the Scolty room, coffee in summer on the lawn or fishing breaks on the world-famous River Dee, Tor Na Coille is a tastefully tranquil retreat on the Royal Route.