Christmas is the perfect time to visit Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland – just an hour’s drive from Edinburgh. A haven of luxury British heritage set in 850 acres of beautiful countryside, the world-famous, 5 star hotel has been transformed into a magical winter wonderland. From Christmas Day festivities to a traditional Boxing Day Ceilidh (not to mention a custom-built ice rink!), it will provide a joyful mix of relaxation and festive indulgence, with roaring log fires surrounded by beautifully decorated Christmas trees.
Christmas Cracker Break
From 24th – 26th December, guests booking this three night package will receive a complimentary night on either 23rd or 27th December. Gleneagles has planned an array of exciting activities, including an exquisite Christmas Day banquet, the hotel’s private ice rink, lively Christmas carols, food and drink tastings, festive fireworks and a traditional Boxing Day Ceilidh to crown this year’s events. For wine lovers, a behind-the-scenes tour of the Gleneagles wine cellar is an opportunity not to be missed. Led by an expert sommelier, guests will be guided through the hotel’s extensive collection, sampling delicious vintages on the way.
• Prices start from £3,495 per room, based on 2 sharing a Sovereign Room
Hogmanay (New Year) is the highlight of many people’s calendar and at Gleneagles, the event is an unashamedly grand affair with a sumptuous black tie dinner, live music, pipes and drums. The special Hogmanay Heroics package runs from 30th December to 1st January, where guests will be eased gently into 2015 with a lazy breakfast before three exciting days of activities and a spectacular fireworks display to celebrate the arrival of the New Year in style.
• Prices start from £4,255 per room for a 3 night stay based on 2 sharing a Sovereign Room
For those who fancy a quiet retreat between Christmas and New Year (27th – 28th December), there is plenty to see and do at Gleneagles. Foodies will delight in the festive tasting sessions, and the multi award-winning Spa by ESPA is the perfect place to pamper yourself before the whirlwind of New Year. Alternatively, explore the array of exhilarating outdoor activities including off-road driving, clay pigeon shooting, horse-riding and falconry, or take the opportunity to play on three of the finest 18-hole championship golf courses in Scotland.
• Special rate of £580 per room per night based on 2 sharing a Sovereign Room
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A complimentary airport transfer will be available to guests on any of the festive programmes arriving and departing from Edinburgh or Glasgow Airports. Transfers must be pre-booked with Gleneagles’ Sales Team.