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To celebrate the life of the great Scottish poet, Robert Burns, Cringletie House has prepared a special offer that is certain to attract the interest of both poetry and food lovers.

On 25th of January 2015, Cringletie House will be hosting The World Famous Cringletie “Tasty Sunday” with a True Scottish Celebration of the Bard.

So, whether you have a true passion for Robert Burns poetry and want to celebrate his work in style, or you're simply a food enthusiast, you mustn't let this opportunity pass you by.


A Modern Tasty of Robert Burns:


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I was asked to blog on this title, so here goes… Oh, it is December again, 'White Christmas' by Andy Williams has been played twice already. Have you ever experienced a White Christmas? Yes, but only once in the UK. Yes, Slade is being played as well, and has been since the beginning of December, when we still had 3 weeks to go! How many times in an average day can anyone listen to the same tired carols bleating over the PA systems in shopping centres and stores? Even contemporary holiday gems like The Pogues' 'Fairy Tale of New York' become stale after 2,389 plays. Let’s cancel Christmas music. 


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If you're looking for a traditional Scottish wedding in a property which offers a range of competitively priced packages and bespoke services then read on...


Carberry Tower, located just a few miles from Edinburgh centre, offers wedding couples the opportunity to have their special day in the impressive surrounds of the luxury property. Ideal for larger weddings, the venue has its own permanent marquee seating up to 180 guests or can offer wedding celebrations in the building itself for up to 80. With 30 bedrooms there's also the opportunity for your guests to revel in an overnight stay and to then join you for breakfast the next day. The accommodation itself has a wide appeal with a range if rooms on offer including luxurious four-poster beds and generously sized bedrooms.


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Can you believe ...Christmas is now just days away - we are on the final countdown!

If you are looking to get away for a Christmas break, it is not too late - we have a selection of castles offering a last minute break for you and your family!

Our top five castle selection is:

Bovey Castle

A three-night package, starting on 24 December 2014, is offered on a full board basis, with activities and entertainment.

Rates start from £770 per room per night, based on two adults sharing a Classic Room for a three night stay.


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Would you like to enjoy Christmas in a castle of your very own this year? We have a newly restored Pele(Peel) Tower, just released for bookings in time for a very special self-catering Christmas break.

Lochhouse Tower was originally built in 1536, although there are suggestions that the tower was built on an earlier site. When constructed, Lochhouse was surrounded by a loch from which it takes its name. Built as a Border Pele Tower (strong house) it is unusual in having rounded angles and a step in, where the thickness of the walls lessens at the second floor level.


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Would you like to spend Christmas in a Scottish Highland castle, set in a 6500 acre Perthshire estate, wrapped in a blanket of snow? Yes...

Dalmunzie Castle has a three night break available, arriving 24 December, however, if this is a little too long a break for you, the castle will consider a shorter 1 or 2 night stay to fit with your travel plans. Perhaps you are visiting your parents over Christmas and fancy an indulgent break on route - Dalmunzie can help....


The 3 night Christmas package, arriving 24 December 2014, features a traditional Christmas dinner and all other meals, along with activities, including a falconry display.


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What better way to start married life together than to select a castle stay as your honeymoon destination? If you're looking for something special and just that little bit different to celebrate your honeymoon, then we have some fantastic ideas for you. 

Here are our 'Top 5' to whet your appetite!

Carberry Tower, Scotland

Romantic 4-poster rooms, large expansive grounds to stroll through hand-in-hand, situated on the doorstep of Edinburgh. 



Barcaldine Castle, Scotland

An intimate property, offering a personalised stay and all bedrooms have stunning views either over the loch or the countryside. 


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Originally a 14th century castle standing four square against the winds, Lumley Castle offers a haven of peace and tranquility from the stresses and strains of the outside world. The castle describes itself as 'no ordinary hotel' and has every justification for doing so.


This £2,500 promotional package includes:

Room Hire – Northumbria Suite & Lounge;

Ceremony Room Hire – Scarbrough Suite;

Bucks Fizz Reception Drink;

Three Course Wedding Breakfast for 40 guests;

Bottle of Champagne presented to the Bride and Groom;

Hot and Cold Finger Buffet for 40 guests;

Floral Display for the Top Table;

Place Cards and Table Plan;

Menus for the Tables;

Cake Stand and Knife;

White Linen and White Chair Covers;

Personalised Order of Service;

Use of the Castle’s CD Player;

Complimentary Castle Feature Bedroom for Bride and Groom.


This offer applies to Sunday to Friday dates throughout January, February & March 2015, and is subject to availability. 





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Cringletie House is a splendid Victorian baronial mansion, located just south of Edinburgh, and stands proud as the only AA Top 200 Hotel in the Scottish Border region. The hotel has 13 individually designed rooms, each one with its own unique character and furnished to a high standard with views over the grounds and local countryside.



This fantastic rate includes:

* Accommodation for up to 30 guests in 13 bedrooms and the 2-bedroom spa cottage, which sleeps four adults;

* Full Scottish breakfast the morning after;

* Master of Ceremonies;

* Wedding Co-ordinator;


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On Saturday 14 February 2015, enjoy a Romantic Dinner in the Black Knight Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast, at Lumley Castle in the North East of England.

Enjoy a sublime romantic five course dinner in the Black Knight Restaurant with tea & coffee, serenaded by the classical guitarist Matthew Coates*, overnight accommodation**, a chilled bottle of house Champagne, a luxury box of chocolates, plus full English breakfast prior to departure.

* Matthew plays a wide range of music from classical guitar standard repertoire and 20th century Spanish guitar.

** Overnight accommodation is based on two people sharing a standard Double Courtyard Bedroom, from £145 per person.


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