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Enjoying Afternoon Tea with friends and family is a tea-related tradition, originally introduced in Britain in the early 19th century by Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford.  She conceived the idea of having tea around 4 o'clock in the afternoon to ward off the hunger pangs between lunch and dinner, the custom caught on and Afternoon Tea was born.

At Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, our dedication to serving home-made variations using the finest, fresh ingredients ensures that our Afternoon Tea is something special. Served traditionally on tiered cake stands with savoury finger-sized sandwiches, followed by scones with jam and cream, a selection of cakes and more... enjoy Afternoon Tea at its best.   

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    Macdonald Hotels in Scotland

    Macdonald Hotels in Aberdeen

    • Hotel near Aberdeen

      Macdonald Norwood Hall Hotel4 Stars

      Macdonald Norwood Hall Hotel is one of the finest 4-star hotels in Aberdeen. Built in 1881 on the site of the 15th Century Pitfodels Castle, our hotel offers the best of breathtaking scenery and fine facilities. With direct access to the historic city of Aberdeen, our hotel is a popular choice for leisure breaks, business and weddings.

      • 19th Century Estate
      • Seven acres of private gardens at your disposal
      • 73 luxurious bedrooms
      • Golf courses nearby
      57.119233, -2.15301650000004
    • Hotel near Aberdeen

      Macdonald Pittodrie House4 Stars

      Macdonald Pittodrie House is one of the finest 4-star hotels in Aberdeenshire. Set within its own ancient estate, our hotel offers the best of breathtaking scenery and fine facilities. With direct access to 2,400 acres of our beautiful Pittodrie Estate, our hotel is a popular choice for family holidays, business and weddings.

      • Historic country house charm
      • 2,400 acres of Scotland at your disposal
      • Fantastic restaurant onsite
      • 27 luxurious bedrooms
      57.3054279573128, -2.50335636665648

    Macdonald Hotels in Aberfoyle

    • Hotel in Aberfoyle

      Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa4 Stars

      Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel and Spa is a luxuryt four-star hotel with one of the finest views in the country. Located in the Trossachs, the hotel is the perfect escape from city life. Popular also for exclusive use weddings, events and conferences; we boast superb hotel and private lodge accommodation, stylish meeting and function rooms, breathtaking gardens and a luxurious spa with swimming pool.

      • Traditional Highland charm
      • Majestic views of Loch Ard
      • Onsite activity centre and seasonal kids club
      • 55 luxurious bedrooms
      56.1884137, -4.4899997

    Macdonald Hotels in Aviemore

    • MacDonald Avimore Hotel

      Macdonald Aviemore Resort4 Stars

      In the very heart of the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands, lies the majestic Macdonald Aviemore Resort. Take a trip to the North of Scotland, and stay amidst ancient Caledonian pine forests at one of three distinctive hotels or one of our cosy, luxury woodland lodges in the glorious Scottish Highlands.

      • 3 Hotels and 18 Woodland Lodges
      • Aspects, Giovanni’s Italian Ristorante and Spey Burger restaurants
      • Aviemore Activity Centre including leisure pool, soft play and activity rooms perfect for families
      • World-class Conference Centre
      57.18838, -3.83312999999998

    Macdonald Hotels in Edinburgh

    • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel4 Stars

      Set in Edinburgh’s historic and beautiful old town, our Edinburgh hotel is an ideal base for exploring Scotland's Capital; featuring 156 en-suite bedrooms, a luxurious spa and our award-winning restaurant.

      • Dramatic city centre location
      • Majestic views of the Crags and Arthur's Seat
      • Self contained conference floor
      • 157 en-suite bedrooms
      55.9504783, -3.17790390000005
    • Hotel in Edinburgh West

      Macdonald Houstoun House4 Stars

      Set in beautiful woodlands, Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel is a country retreat just west of Edinburgh. Our hotel rooms are luxurious, the restaurant has two AA Rossettes, and there’s also a Health Club and Spa, as well as facilities for business or weddings.

      • Tranquil woodland setting
      • Historic 16th century building
      • 73 luxurious bedrooms
      • Award-winning restaurant
      55.9257163, -3.51764619999994

    Macdonald Hotels in Glasgow

    • Hotels in Glasgow South

      Macdonald Crutherland House4 Stars

      Macdonald Crutherland House offers you the highest quality leisure, business and wedding experiences in a tranquil countryside setting. Elegant rooms with woodland views set within easy reach of the Clyde Valley and Glasgow city.

      • 2 AA Rosette restaurant
      • Peaceful countryside location
      • SatNav postcode: G75 0QJ
      • Close to famous Burrell Collection
      55.7487597, -4.14631229999998

    Macdonald Hotels in Inverness

    • Hotel in Inverness

      Macdonald Drumossie Hotel4 Stars

      In close reach of the finest links golf courses, this welcoming Highland destination is ten minutes from Inverness centre. Perfectly positioned for the rich heritage of Culloden and Loch Ness, choose Macdonald Drumossie Hotel for a relaxing weekend break or romantic wedding in true Scottish style. Boasting conferencing facilities, spectacular views and award-winning cuisine, book in to the comfort of one of our stylish, soothing rooms.

      • Beautiful art deco charm
      • Ten minutes from Inverness centre
      • 2 AA Rosette restaurant onsite
      • 9 acres of landscaped parkland
      57.4575049, -4.15980239999999

    Macdonald Hotels in North Berwick

    • Hotels in North Berwick

      Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa4 Stars

      Our Marine Hotel & Spa in North Berwick is renowned for its beautiful coastal location and glorious 19th century Victorian architecture.

      • Stunning coastal views
      • Award-winning thermal spa
      • Close to West Links Golf Course
      • 83 individually styled bedrooms
      56.0594045, -2.73724189999996

    Macdonald Hotels in Peebles

    • Onlooking the dramatically inspired Golf Course

      Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa4 Stars

      Located on the banks of the River Tweed amidst the peaceful Scottish Borders countryside – Macdonald Cardrona Hotel is a beautiful, picturesque escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

      • Modern hotel in timeless surroundings
      • Magnificent views of the Border Hills
      • 99 luxurious bedrooms
      • 18 hole championship golf course
      55.6411005367305, -3.12169264130853

    Macdonald Hotels in Perthshire

    • Hotel in Kinloch Rannoch

      Macdonald Loch Rannoch Hotel

      At Macdonald Loch Rannoch Hotel our majestic views are truly incredible. Perched above Loch Rannoch, this Highland get-away is supremely comfortable, romantic and steeped in tradition. Relax in luxurious accommodation, delight in simple, delicious food and revive yourself with a range of outdoor and wilderness activities.

      • Tranquil, authentic Highland retreat
      • Stunning views to Schiehallion and Loch Rannoch
      • Multiple indoor and outdoor activities
      • Pets welcomed
      56.702176, -4.20177760000001

    Macdonald Hotels in St. Andrews

    • Hotel in St Andrews

      Macdonald Rusacks Hotel4 Stars

      St Andrews is a must-visit destination: from harbouring Royal romance, to the Stanza Poetry Festival and boutiques. Did we mention golf? Stylishly remodelled, The Macdonald Rusacks Hotel offers luxurious accommodation occupied by some of the great names in the game. Our award-winning Rocca Restaurant serves up fine food and drink against a backdrop of the world's oldest golf course.

      • Stylishly remodelled and steeped in tradition
      • Scottish seaside setting
      • Great location for history, culture and family activites
      • Overlooks world’s most famous golf course
      56.34267, -2.8041882

    Macdonald Hotels in Falkirk, near Stirling

    • Hotels near Stirling

      Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa4 Stars

      Nestled within extensive and serene estate grounds, Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa provides an idyllic location at the heart of Central Scotland. Following a multi-million pound investment, this hotel really is the perfect place for weekend breaks. A visit to our magnificent, state-of-the-art Vital Health and Wellbeing Club & Spa is a must. Business executives are welcome to make full use of our facilities, where we can comfortably host a conference for up to 750 delegates in the tastefully styled Inchyra Suite, one of the largest conference venues in Scotland. Romantic weddings are hosted in our elegant Inchyra Suite and the hotel's beautiful grounds. Book now to enjoy excellent food and drink and luxurious accommodation.

      • Impressive, traditional Scottish manor
      • Set in 44 natural acres, Central Scotland
      • Award-winning Scottish Steakhouse
      • Magical wedding venue
      55.9981647, -3.70827159999999

    Macdonald Hotels in North England

    Macdonald Hotels in Chester

    • Accommodation near Chester

      Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa4 Stars

      This beautiful country house hotel, with its stunning gardens and woodland, is a haven of tranquillity close to historic Chester. It boasts a pool and health club, and offers fine dining in stunning surroundings.

      • Traditional country house
      • Convenient countryside location
      • Explore historic Chester
      • Tranquil gardens and woodland
      53.2624588, -2.98519729999998
    • Accommodation in Chester

      Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel4 Stars

      There is no more historic hotel in Chester than the four-star Macdonald New Blossoms. Its period charm blends effortlessly with modern luxury. Savour freshly-prepared dishes in our restaurant or hold your meeting or wedding in one of our well-equipped function rooms.

      • Classic boutique hotel
      • Historical Architecture
      • Prime city centre location
      • Excellent transport links
      53.1907627, -2.88779369999997
    • Hotel near Chester

      Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa4 Stars

      The luxurious and elegant Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa is one of the finest hotels In Cheshire. The stunning country setting offers great views. You can enjoy a round on one of our 3 golf courses, visit the spa for a massage or enjoy a swim in the pool. With our award winning restaurant serving great fresh food, Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa is the perfect venue for your wedding or conference.

      • 85 stylish & luxurious bedrooms
      • Stunning countryside setting
      • 3 challenging golf courses
      • 18m pool and state of the art gym
      53.1614535, -2.65708089999998

    Macdonald Hotel in Manchester

    • Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa, Exterior

      Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa4 Stars

      Our landmark Manchester hotel provides you with strikingly stylish accommodation in the city centre of the Manchester. You're right in the centre of the action with Manchester’s top attractions on our very doorstep. Our excellent meeting facilities, spa treatment rooms and award-winning restaurant, means this hotel is the perfect location for your trip to Manchester.

      • In the very heart of Manchester
      • Scottish Steakhouse restaurant onsite
      • 338 luxurious bedrooms
      • Spa and Technogym
      53.4746913033753, -2.22998382460628

    Macdonald Hotels in Northumberland

    • Hotel in Northumberland

      Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club4 Stars

      The impressive Macdonald Linden Hall Golf and Country Club nestles in 450 acres of private grounds: the perfect country house hotel in Northumberland. With luxurious accommodation, function rooms, golf course, health club and spa facilities, it’s ideal for business or pleasure.

      • Beautiful 18th century manor
      • Set in extensive private grounds
      • Complimentary Wifi
      • 18-hole golf course
      55.2635424, -1.75992550000001

    Macdonald Hotels in Preston

    • Entrance Sign to Tickled Trout

      Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel4 Stars

      Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel has recently under gone a £0.5 million refurbishment, which included the addition of our new Scottish Steakhouse and Riverside Bar and Lounge which both offer a selection of meals prepared with the finest, freshest ingredients. Macdonald Tickled Tout Hotel also benefits from its location, close to Preston town centre and the M6, with a lovely riverside setting. Retaining many traditional features, Macdonald Tickled Trout is a popular meetings venue, with well-equipped conference suites and extensive onsite parking. There is also a riverside terrace, where guests can enjoy delicious food and drink and elegant en suite accommodation.

      • Recently refurbished
      • Riverside setting
      • 2 minutes from M6
      • Traditional comfort
      53.76516, -2.63992559999997

    Macdonald Hotels in Shropshire

    • Hotel in Shropshire

      Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel, Golf & Spa4 Stars

      Located in peaceful garden grounds, yet conveniently close to motorway networks, the Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel, Golf & Spa has a relaxed country club ambience. For golfers, there are 2 challenging courses or; if you prefer, enjoy a swim in the pool before a massage in our Vital Health and & Wellbeing Club. Dine in the elegant Borders Restaurant or enjoy a relaxing drink in the bar, before retiring to your luxurious en suite bedroom.

      • Stylish country club ambience
      • Peaceful countryside setting
      • 2 golf courses with stunning views
      • Vital Health and Wellbeing club
      52.9792881, -2.6893824

    Macdonald Hotels in Warrington

    • Hotels in Warrington

      The Lymm Hotel

      Located in the very heart of the Cheshire countryside, our welcoming Lymm Hotel offers guests a peaceful, comfortable retreat only 20 minutes from Manchester airport. Our elegant and friendly hotel offers traditional accommodation and delicious food and drink within easy driving distance of Manchester, Liverpool, Warrington and Chester.

      • Close to the M6 and M56 motorways
      • Picturesque village location
      • Access to Trans-Pennine walking trails & Bridgewater Canal
      • 62 individually-styled bedrooms
      53.3838042, -2.48392330000001

    Macdonald Hotels in Wigan

    • Hotel near Wigan

      Macdonald Kilhey Court4 Stars

      Set in extensive grounds and enjoying stunning views, the 4 star Macdonald Kilhey Court is a romantic Victorian-style country house, complete with open log fire. Conveniently close to Liverpool and Manchester, it enjoys an idyllic rural setting and has a welcoming ambience. The Laureate Restaurant serves award winning food and drink and our Vital Health & Wellbeing Club and tranquil spa is a great place to relax. Our convenient location and purpose built conference facilities are ideal for your next meeting or event.

      • Easy to access from the M6 and M61 motorways
      • 10 minutes from Wigan North Western train station with connections to London
      • Complimentary Wifi
      • Self-contained events centre for up to 300 delegates
      53.5925486, -2.63486590000002

    Macdonald Hotels in The Lake District

    Macdonald Hotels in Grasmere

    • Hotel in Grasmere

      Macdonald Swan Hotel3 Stars

      Built in 1650, the Macdonald Swan Hotel is perfectly placed for exploring the Lake District National Park. Afterwards, relax with a delicious meal or enjoy the atmosphere of the Walkers’ Bar, before retiring to a traditionally-furnished, comfortable room.

      • Cosy and inviting, with blazing log fires in winter
      • Set in the heart of the Lake District National Park
      • Relaxing rural location ideal for Lake District Activities
      • Close to M6 motorway
      54.4654634, -3.02011670000002

    Macdonald Hotels in Windermere

    • Hotels in Windermere

      Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa4 Stars

      Our Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa is one of the finest 4-star hotels the Lake District. Set on the shores of Lake Windermere - England’s largest lake - our hotel offers the best of breathtaking scenery and fine facilities. From unrivalled views over our mature lawns, to private jetties and moorings on the lake - our hotel proves a popular choice for family holidays, business and weddings.

      • Traditional country house charm
      • Majestic views of Lake Windermere
      • Extensive private gardens
      • 106 luxurious bedrooms
      54.3641175, -2.9222125

    Macdonald Hotels in Ullswater

    • Hotel in Ullswater

      Macdonald Leeming House4 Stars

      Macdonald Leeming House is one of the finest 4-star hotels in Cumbria. Set in 22 acres of beautiful grand gardens in the Lake District, our 200 year old country house hotel offers the best of our breathtaking scenery and fine facilities.

      • Traditional country house charm
      • Majestic views of the Lake District
      • Relaxing rural location ideal for Lake District activities
      • Helipad amenities
      54.5877266, -2.8656072

    Macdonald Hotels in The Midlands & Wales

    Macdonald Hotels in Birmingham

    • Bedroom at the Burlington hotel in Birmingham

      Macdonald Burlington Hotel4 Stars

      Macdonald Burlington Hotel offers guests an oasis of luxury and tradition in a vibrant, trend-setting city. Fed by an underwater spring, the historic Burlington is a short walk from world-class shopping, heritage and entertainment. Superb bedrooms and delicious food and drink combine for a perfect city break or business trip. A popular Birmingham conference venue, the Burlington makes a glamorous setting for your city wedding.

      • Beautiful, period architecture
      • Individually-styled bedrooms
      • Exquisite food and drink
      • Stratford upon Avon nearby
      52.4788405, -1.898819

    Macdonald Hotels in Coventry

    • Macdonald Ansty Hall4 Stars

      Macdonald Ansty Hall is one of the finest 4-star hotels in Warwickshire. Set in the heart of Shakespeare Country, our hotel offers the best of breathtaking scenery and fine facilities. Close to Cadbury’s World, Warwick Castle and the beautiful town of Stratford-upon-Avon, our hotel is a popular choice for family holidays, business and weddings.

      • Historic country house charm
      • 8 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens
      • 62 luxurious bedrooms
      • Golf courses nearby
      52.4471358, -1.41378199999997

    Macdonald Hotels in Stratford-upon-Avon

    • Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel4 Stars

      Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel is one of the finest 4-star hotels in Stratford-upon-Avon. Set in the very heart of Shakespeare Country, our hotel located just a five minute walk from the centre of the famous town of Stratford-upon-avon and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Only 27 miles from Birmingham International Airport, with easy access to the motorway network, The Alveston Manor Hotel, is a popular choice for leisure breaks, romantic weekends, business meetings, family holidays, business, weddings and special occasions.

      • Traditional Tudor house charm
      • Landscaped private gardens
      • 113 well-appointed bedrooms
      • Vital Health and Wellbeing Club
      52.190423133448, -1.69796714313043
    • Accommodation in Stratford-Upon-Avon

      Macdonald Swan's Nest Hotel4 Stars

      Macdonald Swan’s Nest Hotel is one of the finest 4-star hotels in Stratford-upon-Avon. Set on the banks of Avon in the majestic Shakespeare-town, our hotel offers the best of breathtaking 17th century architecture and fine facilities. With direct access to historic theatres and Shakespeare Houses, our hotel is a popular choice for family holidays, business and weddings.

      • Luxuriously decorated with original features
      • Set in the very heart of Shakespeare Country
      • Theatres and Shakespeare Houses within walking distance
      • 68 luxurious bedrooms
      52.1905197, -1.69976750000001

    Macdonald Hotels in Cambridgeshire

    • Hotel in Cambridgeshire

      The Haycock Hotel3 Stars

      The Haycock Hotel is one of the finest 3-star hotels in Wansford. Set in idyllic surroundings on the River Nene, our hotel offers the best of breathtaking scenery and fine facilities. With direct access to the motorway and only 80 miles from London, our hotel is a popular choice for family holidays, business and weddings.

      • 16th Century coaching inn
      • Majestic views
      • 48 luxurious bedrooms
      • Golf courses nearby
      52.5788355, -0.413535499999966

    Hotels in London & South England

    Macdonald Hotels in Ascot

    • Hotels near Windsor

      Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa4 Stars

      Minutes from Royal Windsor, in the beautiful Thames Valley, Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa in Berkshire has the elegance of a stately home and all the indulgence of a luxury spa.

      • Contemporary design
      • Stately home, rural location
      • Minutes from Royal Windsor
      • Secluded gardens and gated entry
      51.3953904, -0.660967400000004

    Macdonald Hotels in Bath

    • Hotel in Bath

      Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel5 Stars

      Our Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel offers guests an ambience of timeless excellence in the very nucleus of historic Bath. Consider Macdonald Bath Hotel & Spa – for any and every occasion.

      • Beautiful landscaped gardens
      • Just a short stroll from historic Bath
      • Just 1 mile from Bath train station
      • Private Butler service in the Imperial Suite
      51.3863131, -2.34617809999997

    Macdonald Hotels in Camberley

    • Hotel in Camberley

      Macdonald Frimley Hall Hotel & Spa4 Stars

      Set in private gardens, this ivy-clad country hotel is an idyllic romantic hideaway. Macdonald Frimley Hall Hotel & Spa is close to major transport links and business visitors will appreciate the meeting facilities, including two period boardrooms. Rich in original features with simply beautiful bedrooms, this venue is truly magical for weddings. Book into the Spa for heavenly relaxation.

      • Romantic country house hotel
      • Secluded private gardens
      • Close to Windsor, Ascot Racecourse, LEGOLAND and Farnborough Airport
      • 2 AA Rosette restaurant
      51.339176, -0.725085300000046

    Macdonald Hotels in Marlow

    • Hotel in Marlow

      Macdonald Compleat Angler4 Stars

      The award winning Macdonald Compleat Angler Hotel is a romantic riverside retreat. Within easy reach of Heathrow airport, but quietly nestled on the banks of the Thames, the hotel is great place to host your next meeting or event, and perfect for weddings– we even have our own private launches and boats for hire. There are two award winning restaurants, both offering delicious food and drink, and afterwards you can relax in our luxurious four star en suite accommodation.

      • Tranquil riverside setting
      • Boating options available
      • Fishing, walking, historic venues
      • A picture perfect wedding venue
      51.5670334, -0.772251299999994

    Macdonald Hotels in Oxford

    • Macdonald Randolph Hotel5 Stars

      Our Macdonald Randolph Hotel is the leading 5-star hotel in Oxford, offering luxurious accommodation, delicious food and a sensuous spa haven in the heart of Oxford.

      • Elegantly decorated
      • In the heart of the city of Oxford
      • Renowned Morse Bar
      • Excellent for shopping & sight-seeing
      51.7550114, -1.25969799999996

    Macdonald Hotels in Southampton

    • Hotel near Southampton

      Macdonald Botley Park Hotel & Spa4 Stars

      Macdonald Botley Park Hotel & Spa is one of the finest ­­­­4-star hotels in Southampton. Set in the heart of Hampshire, our hotel offers the best of locations and fine facilities. With direct access to Southampton airport and the M3, our hotel is a popular choice for family holidays, business and weddings.

      • Free Wifi Powered by The Cloud
      • Set in the heart of Hampshire
      • 130 luxurious bedrooms
      • Saunas, indoor pool & gym facilities
      50.9313822, -1.28115550000007

    Macdonald Hotels in The New Forest

    • Hotels in The New Forest

      Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel & Resort4 Stars

      Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel & Resort is located on the stunning Solent Coast, at the edge of the New Forest and lies within 23 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. Our hotel in the New Forest offers the perfect setting for any occasion with spacious en-suite accommodation, excellent facilities and stunning gardens.

      • Set in 23 acres of beautiful private grounds
      • Indoor & seasonal outdoor pool
      • Elegant bedrooms
      • Golf courses nearby
      50.7584318, -1.52455429999998

    Macdonald Hotels in Windsor

    • Hotels near Windsor

      Macdonald Windsor Hotel4 Stars

      Just two minutes walk from Windsor Castle, you’ll find 120 luxury bedrooms in our contemporary townhouse in the heart of historic Windsor. This is the perfect base to experience this historic borough’s attractions. For business meetings and conferences, it’s both well-appointed and close to Heathrow, motorways and train links.

      • Contemporary townhouse
      • In heart of historic Windsor
      • Shopping on your doorstep
      • Unrivalled views of the changing of the guards
      51.482301, -0.607845699999984

    Macdonald Hotels in Woodstock

    • Hotel in Woodstock

      Macdonald Bear Hotel4 Stars

      Macdonald Bear Hotel is one of the finest 4-star hotels in Oxfordshire. Set in Woodstock, in what was once a 13th century coaching inn, our hotel offers the best of breathtaking scenery and fine facilities. With direct access to the historic city of Oxford, our hotel is a popular choice for family holidays, business and weddings.

      • Historic country house charm
      • Majestic 13th century coaching inn
      • Picturesque village location
      • 54 individually-styled bedrooms
      51.8473631, -1.35662439999999