Where do seals go to see movies? The dive-in!
If only we were in North America… that gag might almost pass as funny.
Never mind. Today’s Big Deal on a getaway break to the Ballachulish Hotel includes two passes to the Sea Life Sanctuary at Oban and the resident seals, otters and seahorses are so cute they would put a smile on Scrooge’s face.
Vouchers for this offer are valid until the end of February 2013 so they would make great Christmas gifts.
Alternatively, buy one for yourself and enjoy a winter getaway in Glencoe.
Mini-break in Highland hotel
Today’s Big Deal is for two people to indulge in a relaxing one night dinner, bed and breakfast stay at the atmospheric Ballachulish Hotel in Argyll. As part of the deal, a pair of tickets to visit the Seal Sanctuary are included in the offer.
With a stunning location on the shores of both Loch Linnhe and Loch Leven, the Ballachulish Hotel is the ideal spot for a romantic break; a walking holiday or just a chance to relax, take a few deep breaths and chill.
The hotel is equipped with mod cons such as WiFi but the comfortable bedrooms reflect the building’s Highland heritage in their traditional decor.
Use of leisure centre
Roaring log fires and the baronial architecture of the Ballachulish make it a welcoming spot to linger over a book and a dram. The more energetic might choose to use the pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and exercise room in the nearby Leisure Centre at sister hotel The Isles of Glencoe.
Guests at the Ballachulish are also welcome to one complimentary round of golf at the nine hole Dragon’s Tooth Golf Course next door to the hotel.
The Bulas Bar and Bistro at the Ballachulish Hotel have a stylish contemporary atmosphere and the kitchen prepares daily changing menus which make the most of seasonal, local produce.
As well as a full cooked, Scottish breakfast, today’s Big Deal means that both guests can tuck into a delicious two course dinner from the Bistro’s set menu.
Sea Life Sanctuary
Nestling amidst the pine trees on the shores of picturesque Loch Creran, the Sea Life Sanctuary combines a spectacular aquarium with a busy rescue and rehabilitation facility for both common and grey seal pups.
Seals, sea horses, rays, sharks, turtles and otters are among the animals on display. Kids will also love the forest adventure play area; the nature trail and the touch pool.