Why would you choose a New Year break in Scotland? Well, no other nation in the world celebrates the New Year with quite as much revelry and passion as Scotland does, and it's hardly surprising that the enormous celebration that engulfs the country is legendary the world over.
Balmoral Castle has been the Scottish home of the Royal Family since it was purchased for Queen Victoria by Prince Albert in 1852, having been first leased in 1848.
THE HILTON CRAIGENDARROCH LODGES
Set amid the lush rolling farmland of Royal Deeside, this celebrated resort occupies a spectacular private country estate. Centuries of cultural tradition are brought to life in the property's Nordic architecture and gourmet cuisine, while the signature charm of the Scottish people enlivens every local experience. Plentiful on-site amenities are complemented by nearby golf, fishing, horseback riding and skiing—all contributing to the spirit of a quintessential Scottish holiday. For hundreds of years, Royal Deeside has been one of Scotland's best-kept secrets, featuring lush countryside that for generations has served as a favorite retreat of the Royal Family.
Located just an hour's drive away from the Aberdeen Airport, the Hilton Craigendarroch Lodge is merely eight miles from the magnificent Balmoral Castle. Its convenient proximity to recreation facilities in the surrounding towns make it a great holiday destination. Skiing at The Lecht is 25 miles away and several intriguing activities such as quad biking and horse riding are within 10 miles of this luxurious hotel.
Near is the River Dee winding past Braemar Castle and the Balmoral Castle is home to some amazing salmon fishing experiences.
The resort facilities include a modern fitness suite, a 55-foot indoor heated swimming pool, whirlpool spa, gym facilities, squash courts, snooker room, tennis court, games room, aerobic studio, spa, hairdressers and newly refurbished Keiller lounge bar and Keiller brasserie where you can relax in the lounge and enjoy top quality food at reasonable prices.
You will find the resort offers stunning views of Cairngorm National Park, Royal Deeside and the picturesque village of Ballater.
2-bedroom, 2-bathroom lodge (6 guests) with a private terrace facing the pond. The lodges have all been designed at Craigendarroch for pure enjoyment.
The open-plan lounges are stylish and relaxing, with sofas to sink into, high quality television, video, and a state-of-the-art sound system. The downstairs bedroom has a comfortable queen bed, the main floor bedroom has two single beds, and there is a murphy bed in the living room.
The lounge area is spacious with huge patio windows and it opens to a balcony with a six-seating patio set.
In the kitchen you'll find all the home from home appliances, including electric stovetop, a small oven and a microwave. a fridge/freezer, dishwasher
There is a washer/dryer combination machine in the unit.
The fixtures and fitting are all to a very high standard.
Electricity payable as per usage during stay.
THE HILTON CRAIGENDARROCH LODGES
BALLATER, ROYAL DEESIDE, SCOTLAND
BRAEMAR RD, BALLATER AB35 5XA, SCOTLAND
Check In: 4 p.m.
Check Out: 10 a.m.
Phone: +44 (0) 13397 55558
Braemar Rd, Ballater AB35 5XA, UK