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Pitlochry's Green Park Hotel named best in Scotland

Green Park Hotel Image copyright Davy Nelson
Image caption The Green Park Hotel overlooks Loch Faskally in Pitlochry

A historic Perthshire hotel has been named the best in Scotland by Good Hotel Guide inspectors.

The Green Park Hotel was named best in the country as part of the Cesar awards, named for famed luxury hotel founder Cesar Ritz.

Built in 1889, the Green Park is a four-star, family-run 51-room hotel overlooking Loch Faskally in Pitlochry.

Another Perthshire getaway, the Moor of Rannoch Hotel, was named Newcomer of the Year at the awards.

More than 130 Scottish hotels were among 400 across the UK inspected as part of the competition, known as the "Oscars of the hotel world".

The Green Park has been run by two generations of the McMenemie family since 1996.

Alastair McMenemie said the accolade was "entirely unexpected".

Other winners in the competition included Fowey Hall in Cornwall, the inspiration for Toad Hall in The Wind in the Willows.

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