The Highlands are bonny but so are the Borders in bloom.
As summer begins to blossom, the Borders come into their own and, whisper it, they are often rather less busy than some of the Highland hot spots.
Escape the city and enjoy a breath of fresh air in the Borders with today’s Big Deal on a one or two night stay for two at the Barony Castle Hotel.
Located near Peebles, just seventeen miles south of Edinburgh and within easy reach of Glasgow, the hotel is very convenient for a relaxing break.
With this offer valid to the end of September, it could be used for a relaxing summer getaway or, as the leaves start to turn, a romantic autumn break.
Nothing beats a castle for that frisson of romance and this hotel provides a great base from which to explore one of Scotland’s most colourful regions.
Peaceful Peebles getaway
This Big Deal comes in three options, all including a full Scottish breakfast, 25% spa discount and full access to leisure facilities.
Options one and two are for an overnight stay, with a £28 per person spend on an a la carte meal in Thomson’s @ The Castle restaurant included in option two.
Option three is for a two night stay, with the dinner spend on the first night only.
There will be a £20 supplement for Friday bookings.
Beautiful Barony Castle
Barony Castle Hotel was originally a 16th century tower house built by the Murrays of Blackbarony.
Located in the Borders, just seventeen miles south of Edinburgh and within easy reach of Glasgow, the hotel is very convenient for a relaxing break.
Sitting pretty in 25 acres of lush gardens, the hotel’s sweeping white exterior might still looks like a fairytale castle, but rest assured it has all of the modern comforts you would expect from a 21st century hotel.
Airy and comfortable rooms
Each of Barony Castle’s airy, modern ensuite rooms is decorated in soothing pastel shades with cheerful splashes of Scottish tartan.
You will be staying in a Classic Room, which includes free WiFi, satellite TV, a hairdryer and a hot drinks tray. Toiletries will also be provided.
Barony Castle’s Head Chef William Thomson has a track record of winning AA Rosettes for the restaurants he oversees, so you can expect something special from the dining.
With the Big Deal options two and three, you can enjoy a £28 per person spend on an a la carte evening meal at the stylish, award-winning Thomson’s @ The Castle restaurant on the first night of your stay.
Menus can change seasonally, but expect to find dishes such as the noisette of Borders lamb, venison & pork; the seared escalope of Scottish salmon, and the grilled halloumi served with Provencal vegetables.
After dinner you can relax with a drink in the Murray Lounge, which has three 58” flat screen TVs, plus use of a PlayStation 4 and Xbox.
For lunches, snacks and casual meals, you can head to the hotel’s cosy Blue Dug Bar.
Leisure facilities and spa
Guests can enjoy full use of the hotel’s leisure facilities, including the thermal spa, with a 25% discount on spa treatments included in this deal.
The leisure club features a swimming pool, heated loungers, experience showers, swan necks, a sauna and a spa bath, making it the perfect place to melt away the stress of everyday life.
Then take your pick from a range of treatments, including body polishes, facials and massages, which might include use of top quality Priadara skin care products.
Explore the Borders
The fabulous Glentress woodland trails are a short drive away from the hotel and are great for hiking and mountain biking.
Dawyck Botanic Garden, Kailzie Gardens and the John Buchan Story Museum are other highlights of the area.
Escape to a fairytale castle
Available until the end of September, today’s Big Deal from Barony Castle Hotel has everything needed for a romantic stay, including stylish rooms, award-winning dining and indulgent leisure facilities.
With a 25% spa discount included, you may soon find yourself running out of excuses not to escape to the Borders this spring.
This deal would also make a lovely surprise gift for your other half.