In the past, popular activities at Highland games included competitive gloaming roaming, synchronised porridge making and haggis-busting – Scotland’s answer to America’s bull riding.
Regrettably, all of these great customs have been lost over the years but the Highland tradition of hospitality remains as strong as ever.
Sample true Highland hospitality with today’s Big Deal on a two night mini-break at The Highlander Hotel in Newtonmore.
Set in the Spey valley, the Highlander is well known for its traditional Scottish food and warm welcome.
This Big Deal is for two people to spend a relaxing two night stay in the Highlander Hotel, Newtonmore, with a full Scottish breakfast each morning.
A three course dinner for two on the first night is included in the deal and guests will also find a bottle of house wine in their room to welcome them on arrival.
Centrally located near Aviemore, the Highlander Hotel is a great base for a wide range of outdoor activities from mountain biking to hill climbing and fishing. It is also a brilliant base from which to go skiing.
Golf fans will be pleased to learn that there are three golf courses within a fifteen mile radius of the hotel.
There are also a lot of fun events taking place in the local area with hard fought shinty matches a regular occurrence. Alternatively, you could curl up with a book in the lounge and enjoy something from the hotel’s fine selection of malt whiskies.
The Highlander has plenty of fans on TripAdvisor. This is what a recent guest had to say of their experience at the hotel:
‘Welcoming, clean and great value. Just got back from 3 nights at the Highlander and only have good things to say about it. Great staff..thanks James, Eric and Neil..who provided great service. Food was lovely..and just what we needed after a day on the slopes. Room was warm and comfortable..had everything we needed.’