Four Seasons Hotel
in Perthshire, Scotland where The Beatles stayed in
1964 The Fab Four, The Beatles stayed at the Four
Seasons Hotel on the banks of Loch Earn. Now Beatles
fans can follow in the footsteps of John, Paul,
George and Ringo and experience a memorable stay at
the Four Seasons hotel and chalet.
the famous four stayed only two nights we are
offering a Three Day Beatles Break. This includes
Dinner, Bed and full Scottish Breakfast, and a copy
of 'The Beatles in Scotland' by Ken McNab; a great
hardback book that is a fascinating and intimate
journey of memories, insights and influences.
uniquely Scottish 'magical mystery tour', as many
tours are so frequently in this part of the world.
account of The Beatles' stay at the Four Seasons
In 1964 the Beatles stayed at the Four Seasons Hotel
on the banks of Loch Earn. Now Beatles fans can
follow in the footsteps of John, Paul, George and
Ringo and experience a memorable stay at the Four
Seasons hotel and chalet.
following article comes from the Strathearn Herald,
Crieff, Saturday 24th October 1964.
on Monday night [19 October, 1964], with rain
dripping off floodlit trees, inverted in a plurality
of puddles, four travel weary tourists from
Liverpool arrive at the Four Seasons Hotel, St.
were staying for only two nights, but a reception
committee waited to usher them and their retinue
straight into the dining-room to partake of early
Beatles enjoyed four juicy steaks after a hard day's
night at their show in Edinburgh [19 October, 1964:
ABC Cinema, Edinburgh].
went to bed early - on Tuesday morning - and slept
long after sunrise. John and Paul, who shared a
chalet, were out and about first.
took a short walk on the shores of Loch Earn,
whetting their appetite for lunch.
found the invigorating fresh air a bit chilly, but
waited to try to entice a dog into the loch by
throwing sticks for it to retrieve. The dog was not
playing, however, and refused to do more than
While John and Paul enjoyed lunch in the hotel
dining-room, George and Ringo had breakfast in bed.
John and Paul later tried their hand at boating and
went out on Loch Earn. After some confusion at the
start, until everyone had learned how to drive their
boats, they went off and beat up the loch for
half-an-hour or so.
and George did not appear until it was almost time
to leave for the Dundee concert. They were slow to
appear in the morning, but were the last to go to
bed on their return from Dundee.
Police had to be called to disperse several car
loads of teenagers and students who had followed the
group back from Dundee on Tuesday night.
on Tuesday a party was held for the four Liverpool
tourists by the manager of the hotel and his
retired first and John followed. Ringo and George
decided to take a boat out early on Wednesday
morning and spent some time messing around on the
Wednesday morning the only Beatle to appear in
public was Paul McCartney. The other three preferred
the peaceful seclusion of their chalets to the quite
bustle of the dining-room.
handful of fans who had gathered hoping to have
autograph books signed were disappointed when the
Beatles' limousine collected the famous four from
their chalet and drove straight off to Glasgow.
Beatles like this part of the countryside and found
the peace and quiet of St. Fillans a pleasant
change. Paul wistfully wished he had a cottage there
but realised it was out of the question.
Beatles need a lot of sleep on their tours and the
quiet of St. Fillans is the place to get it.