The list, which was curated by The Telegraph, featured establishments visited by expert reviewers for a minimum of one night.
“Even just one night at one of Britain’s best hotels can rejuvenate a family; escape from everyday life offers a treat for everyone,” the article said.
“With young children, on-site childcare and toddler-focused activities can be a stimulating distraction while parents slip off to a relaxation zone.”
See the family hotels in Scotland named among the best to visit in the UK
The Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire
Review: “An icon updated in a deft recreation of jazz-age glamour, with an added measure of fun for parents and children.
“With quietly classy bedrooms, masses of country pursuits, plus Scotland’s best spa and two Michelin-starred food, there’s a little bit of (expensive) heaven for everyone.
“Special menus and baby-sitting are available. The Gleneagles Townhouse in Edinburgh is a brilliant add-on to a country trip, too.”
Glenapp Castle, South Ayrshire
Review: “A fine example of 19th-century Scottish Baronial grandeur, set in extensive gardens and woodlands. It’s more of a country house than a fortress, and offers fine dining and sporting pursuits.
“A new favourite is the Hebridean sea safari, an up-close tour of the island with luxury glamping experience included. There are connecting rooms for families, plus a babysitting service. Early evening dinners are available for under-fives.”
Inverlochy Castle Hotel, Highlands
Review: “Lying at the foot of Ben Nevis, girdled by a ring of highland peaks (particularly lovely when coiffed with snow), this is a place of quiet beauty, with no indication that the bustling tourist town of Fort William is only a mile or two up the road.
“Everything is possible, with activities including skiing, boating on the loch, off-road driving, stalking and fishing.”
Isle of Eriska Hotel, Oban
Review: “This is where James Bond would stay in Scotland: a 19th-century mansion in Scottish baronial style on a private island accessible by a bridge, set amid glorious West Highland scenery.
“It’s got an award-winning spa and myriad activities spread across 350 acres of grounds.
“Children are welcome in all rooms except spa suites and hilltop reserves. The main restaurant, now excitingly headed up by Michel Roux Jnr, is happy to accept children who are comfortable in a formal setting (if not, they can provide sitting for £30 an hour).”