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Summer at the Hotel: Top Things to Do

Summer at the Hotel: Top Things to Do

Summer has finally arrived! With the sun shining, there's so much to enjoy at the DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro. Here’s some of our favourites:

Sit on the Lawn

hotel grounds

Sit on the hotel lawns and chill out in the sun while you savour the beautiful landscaped gardens and Perthshire countryside. Why not sip our refreshing Watermelon Gin Cocktail (recipe below) while you’re at it?


It's Tea Time!

afternoon tea

Indulge in our prosecco afternoon tea featuring a chilled glass of prosecco, tea, finger sandwiches and a selection of cakes and scones. Decadent!


Relax & Revive

massage treatment

Get those feet ready for summer sandals with a pedicure in our LivingWell Health Club salon, a massage in the spa or refresh in the sauna followed by a facial.


Soak It Up


Unwind and soothe your muscles after a day of sightseeing or shopping in our sauna. Cool off on a warm, sunny day with a dip in our tranquil indoor pool.


Dine on Summer Dishes

kailyard dish

Our signature restaurant, The Kailyard by Nick Nairn, offers fresh, fine dining alongside healthy breakfasts and modern vegetarian dishes. Sample light summer dishes, including smoked Scottish salmon, peppered goat’s cheese salad, pan-friend sea trout, scrabster halibut and much more. Finish off your meal with crème fraiche mousse, honeycomb parfait or Nick’s berry trifle.

Be sure to pre-book.


Take an After-dinner Walk

dunblane driveway

There's nothing more romantic or relaxing than taking an early evening stroll along our picturesque driveway and through our gardens. Enjoy the fresh countryside air and get some gentle exercise after dinner with a stroll down our 10 acre lawns. Why not kick off your shoes and feel the grass beneath your feet?


Dress Up

girls in room

A day of shopping in nearby Stirling is the perfect time to grab a few bargains or something fancy to invigorate your wardrobe. Get dressed up and enjoy a tipple or two with a group of friends or your significant other in our bars or award-winning restaurant.


Take a Sip


In the evening, head to our modern bars and lounges for a fruity cocktail, light bites or a classic drink as the sun sets over the Scottish countryside.


Cosy Up


Savour the comfort of your room or suite by snuggling up with a late-night movie. Order some room service if you get a little peckish! 


A Great Start to the Day


In the morning, try our healthier breakfast options to start your day off right: we’ve got smoothies, yogurts, pastries, fruit and cereal. Or stay in your room and order breakfast in bed; there's nothing quite like a lazy lie in!


In Other News…It’s Gin Day!

June 11th is Gin Day, which means you’re allowed to celebrate by consuming some tasty gin cocktails. Try making our very own Watermelon Edinburgh Gin Cocktail – it's the perfect summer drink.

watermelon cocktail


12 chunks of crushed Watermelon

3 squeezes of fresh lime juice

50ml of Edinburgh Gin

20ml of St Germain Elderflower liqueur

10ml of sugar syrup

5ml of strawberry syrup

Crushed ice


Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker, shake and then blend. Add your slushy cocktail to a cocktail glass, garnish with ice, cubes of watermelon and mint.