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4 Ways to Welcome 2016 in with Style!

Are you looking to see in the New Year with a castle experience? If so, we have a selection of 4 experiences for your consideration...

Carlowrie Castle, Edinburgh.

Offering exclusive use accommodation for up to 18 guests, for a minimum 2 night stay, Carlowrie offers the ideal opportunity to celebrate the New Year with friends and family, giving you chance to take the memories made home to share for many years to come.

Exclusive use - 2 nights £19,000, inclusive of VAT, includes:

Accommodation for up to 18 guests, sharing the 9 castle bedrooms;

All meals from afternoon tea on arrival on 31 December through to breakfast before departure on 2 January 2016;

Complimentary castle bar throughout your stay;

Receptions on both evenings and wines with all dinners.

Bovey Castle, Dartmoor

Ideal for families with small children, Bovey Castle offers a fun-packed package.

Rates start from £780 per room per night, based on two adults sharing a Classic Room for a two night stay. Children between the ages of 5 - 14 years will be charged a supplement of £360 per child, if sharing a room with 2 adults.

30 December:

• Lunch;

• Bovey 'Rangers' activities and playroom available in the afternoon;

• Afternoon tea in The Cathedral Room;

• Whisky and cocktail tasting; 

• Three course dinner in The Edwardian Grill.

New Year’s Eve:

• Breakfast;

• Egg collecting; 

• Falconry display; 

• Scavenger hunt; 

• Golf tournament 

• Guided walk 

• Bovey 'Rangers' activities and playroom available throughout the day; 

• Lunch; 

• Cider and sloe gin making in the Long Barn; 

• Afternoon tea in The Cathedral Room; 

• Ferret racing and nearest-the-pin golf competition on the South Terrace, with hot chocolate and mulled wine;

• Wine and Champagne tasting;

• Welcome drinks with piper; 

• Five-course gala dinner in The Edwardian Grill; 

• Dancing to a live band;

• Fireworks.

New Year’s Day: 

• Breakfast. 

Clontarf Castle, Dublin

Two miles from the heart of the city and just five miles from Dublin Airport, Clontarf is ideally suited for those wishing to experience the traditional 'Irish' welcome to 2016.

Night includes:

- Champagne reception in the opulent lobby;

- Five course gala dinner in The Great Hall;

- Dance the night away to the fabulous Bentley Boys;

- Ring in the New Year with a glass of Champagne & piper at midnight.

Price: €199 per person, sharing a deluxe double or twin room, for bed and breakfast accommodation, plus gala ball.

Lumley Castle, Chester-le-street, Northumberland 

New Year at Lumley Castle can be described only as magical. There is a choice of dining options to add to the castle experience: 


Arrival: 7:00pm

Called to Borde: 8:30pm

Bar Until: 1:30am

Disco Until: 2:00am

Celebrate in the style of 16th century kings and queens in the majestic Baronial Hall, with a five course banquet feast, stage show, three goblets of wine, three goblets of mead, disco and a dram of whisky at midnight.

£180 per person, to include the banquet, plus overnight accommodation in a Courtyard Room. 


Arrival: 7:00pm

Dinner: 8:00pm

Bar Until: 1:30am

Disco Until: 2:00am

Welcome in 2016 with an extravagant evening in the splendour of The Garter and Waterford Suite. Enjoy a Champagne reception & canapés on arrival, served in The Scarborough Room.

£210 per person, to include the ball, plus overnight accommodation in a Courtyard Room.