Mountains and Mistletoe
(Nov & Dec 2019)

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Enjoy all the festivities of “Christmas Come early” including Christmas Carols, a roaring log fire, mulled wine, mince pies and not forgetting a visit from Santa Claus bearing gifts for all.

Duke Of Gordon Hotel

Cairngorm National Park

The Duke Of Gordon Hotel, owned by Cairngorm Travel, is one of the Premier privately owned hotels situated in the Heart of the Scottish Highlands in the village of Kingussie. The hotel looks out across the Spey Valley and the Cairngorm National Park to Ruthven Barracks, the site of an earlier stone castle, constructed in the 1300’s by the ancestors of the 1st Duke of Gordon.

With origins in the eighteenth century the hotel was originally built as a stop-over for passengers travelling by stagecoach along the old A9 to Inverness and the North of Scotland. The facilities and atmosphere now experienced in the hotel, combined with the hospitality of our staff make the Duke Of Gordon the ideal place to stay when visiting the Highlands.

The Duke Of Gordon’s truly traditional Scottish atmosphere proved to be an ideal filming location for the popular TV series MONARCH OF THE GLEN with a number of our guests appearing as extras.

As a result of extensive modernisation, the Duke of Gordon is one of the very few Highland hotels that can offer all the facilities and  some comforts of a modern hotel combined with the traditional  character and heritage of an old Scottish coaching inn. The hotel has 60 en-suite bedrooms, direct dial telephone, colour TV and  tea/coffee making facilities.

The experience of dining in the elegance and splendour of our impressive Balmoral Restaurant with its heavily corniced ceilings and Peddie murals depicting Scottish Highland history and local scenes of great natural beauty is one not easily forgotten. Our menus are carefully selected and prepared to provide the best traditional Scottish fayre. These, combined with our very personal service, make dining at the ‘Duke’ truly a Jewel in the Highland Crown.

On several evenings guests are piped into dinner by a piper in full Highland dress. Entertainment takes place most eveningsin the Ruthven Ballroom in the form of Ceilidhs, folk nights and dancing.

The Duke of Gordon and the Spey Valley have enchanted Royalty through the ages dating back to the visit of Queen Victoria and her devoted Consort on 8th October 1861. Come and see why Her Majesty was so inspired that she made specific reference to her visit to the ‘Duke’ in her personal diaries.

Your stay at the Duke Of Gordon Hotel includes:
A five course candlelit dinner every evening
Full Scottish buffet breakfast
Tea and Coffee facilities
Free WiFi
Hotel porterage
Entertainment most evenings

Your Itinerary

Journey North to Inverness for a cruise on the picturesque Loch Ness, the home of “Nessie”. (Please note it is illegal to feed Nessie). You rejoin the coach and then proceed into Inverness town centre where you will have a couple of hours to visit the Museum, stroll along the River Ness or visit the many and varied shops.

Visit 'Am Fasgadh' in Newtonmore. An experienced guide will take you behind the scenes to see a collection of over 12,000 historical objects and tell you about the history of the museum and the Highlands. (Tour cost £20pp which includes a guided tour, entrance fee, tea or coffee and cake at the Highland Folk Museum and a soup and sandwich lunch at the Duke). Have an afternoon at the Duke and enjoy mulled wine and mince pies with a singalong of Christmas Carols around the tree.

Travel South to Pitlochry; take the opportunity for some Christmas shopping or explore this typical Highland town.

Entrance fees and fares are not included unless stated.

Your tour includes:

»» Duke Of Gordon Hotel
»» Executive luxury return coach travel
»» Breakfast is included
»» Dinner is included
»» Optional Tour is not included

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