Your great night's sleep starts here, in one of our comfortable rooms.

Good, honest, pub grub awaits you at The Hopetoun Arms Hotel.


Staying at the Hopetoun Arms


Constructed around the 1760's it was a the lodge house for the Hopetoun family in the middle of their grouse moors.  It is now the heart of the community in Leadhills and the hotel is the highest residential hotel in Britain.

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Set amidst the stunning landscape of the Lowther Hills in the Southern Uplands of Scotland, close to the Southern Upland Way, between the excellent fishing area's of the rivers Nith and Clyde. The area is renowned for enchanting royalty, musicians, poets and and even actresses who have visited our village over the centuries.  In fact, it is sometimes referred to as God's treasure house in Scotland and it is said that the crown jewels of Scotland were created from gold and other precious metals mined here.

Today, it offers the visitor everything from a simple retreat to a base for exciting activity breaks that everyone can enjoy. Here you can appreciate the scenery or get involved in the gold-panning that still takes place in the rivers and burns in and around the Southern Upland Way.   Whether you are into hill-walking, mountain biking or museums, you will find everything you need here to make your visit to Leadhills special.

Our family run private hotel and village inn offers eleven letting bedrooms, clean comfortable accommodation, good hospitality and excellent home cooked food, including a selection of mouth watering vegetarian dishes.

We hold a full hotel licence, so after your day out walking, cycling, golfing or just taking in the beauty of the surrounding area, you can relax in comfort and enjoy a ‘wee dram’ in our fireside lounge or, if you prefer, you can catch up with the friendly village locals in our cosy village bar. Whether your stay with us is on business or pleasure, you can be sure that after your stay with us is over, you’ll feel relaxed, invigorated and eager to return.

The Hopetoun Arms Hotel is within one hours drive from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Carlisle, and just 15-20 minutes from the historic towns of Sanquhar and Biggar. For walkers, it is a mere 1 mile from the Southern Upland Way where transport can be arranged if necessary.

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