On the outskirts of the historic city of Aberdeen, at the top of the sweeping drive, you will find an elegant whitewashed mansion with a lobby filled with fresh flowers and inviting sofas. Nestled in the heart of Scotland’s Castle and Whisky Country, Marcliffe resounds with an atmosphere of welcome and tradition. Antiques are placed throughout many of the beautifully appointed rooms, named for castles and historic places of the region. Walk into Aberdeen’s historic district, or along the soft-sand beach, or arrange a day of hunting or sporting. Later, sample some of the best of Grampian produce, Angus beef, and fresh local game and fish before sinking into a comfy sofa beside the roaring fire, to sip your choice from over 100 malt whiskeys. The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa was opened in 1993 by Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev, is the ideal base for exploring Scotland’s riches. The Marcliffe at Pitfodels is a member of the prestigious group of international hotels, Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Situated in eleven acres of wooded grounds, The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa offers world class salmon fishing, championship golf and itineraries full of historic castles and splendid landscapes.