The Historic Hopetoun Arms

The Hopetoun Arms hotel is a grade two listed building and is the highest residential hotel in Scotland, sitting 1297ft above sea level.

Nestled in the heart of the Lowther Hills it is in a quiet, rural location - a perfect stop off point if traveling north or south, or simply for a peaceful break. The Hopetoun itself is steeped in history with mentions from Dorothy Wordsworth in her book "The grand tour of Scotland" Published in 1804.

The village of Leadhills has a heritage trail which will have you visit spectacles such as John Taylors Grave, who died in 1770 at the remarkable age of 137, and The curfew Bell which was rung to inform the miners of their shift changes.

The village also has the oldest subscription library in the UK, and the highest golf course in Scotland - both open to visitors all year round. Although we are in a rural setting we are only forty five minutes from Glasgow and just over one hour to Edinburgh and Carlisle.


Bar, BBQ/Picnic area, On-site entertainment, Free WiFi internet, Lounge, Restaurant, Bike lock-up, WiFi internet, Housekeeping - daily, Pet bowls.


On-site parking, Free parking

Children's Facilities


Business Facilities

Photocopying, Printing.


Continental breakfast, Cooked breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free breakfast, Vegetarian options, Vegan options, Gluten-free options, Vegetarian breakfast, Vegan breakfast.

Activities and Experiences

Animal watching, Bird watching, Cycling, Fishing, Fly fishing, Golf, Karaoke, Art galleries & museums, Walking.


We have a side entrance to the lounge area, which is suitable for wheelchair users. We have a ground floor room which has some wheel chair facilities. Has a walk in shower room and grab rails.