Spring is here so wave ‘Goodbye’ to the sofa and say ‘Hello’ to Mother Nature.
Scotland is beginning to bloom and today’s Big Deal from the magnificent Shieldhill Castle Hotel by Biggar offers a very comfortable base from which to enjoy it all.
Dating back to 1199, Shieldhill Castle is set in the beautiful upper Clyde Valley and is conveniently located less than an hour’s drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow.
The hotel has won many an award.
Not least, it was named Regional winner of Scottish Wedding Venue of the Year 2016 and Romantic Hotel of the Year at the Scottish Hotel Awards 2015.
Seven days a week
Available seven days a week, the offer is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay in a classic double, twin or stables room with a full Scottish breakfast each morning.
Individually styled rooms
The hotel has 30 individually styled rooms.
Whether you are staying in a classic double in the castle itself, or in one of the rooms in the beautifully converted stable block, the rooms are all ensuite.
Rooms in the castle are named after Scottish battles. Those in the stables are named after whiskies.
Dinner is served in the Chancellors’ Restaurant.
With intricate cornicing and huge windows looking over the castle grounds, it is a gorgeous setting for a spectacular meal.
The chefs like to use the best locally sourced fresh ingredients including carefully selected fish, meat, game and vegetables.
The menus change regularly. However, typical starters might be the ham hough terrine with plum chutney and toasted focaccia or the traditional Scottish smoked salmon with horseradish cream, capers and dressed leaves.
Popular main courses include the oven-roast lemon thyme chicken supreme set on a lemon thyme risotto and the wild mushroom tagliatelle with confit garlic cream.
Dessert might be the sticky toffee pudding with a butterscotch sauce and vanilla ice cream or perhaps the dark and white chocolate mousse with spiced oranges.
Many visitors to Shieldhill Castle Hotel have left glowing reviews on TripAdvisor. These are excerpts from recent reviews:
‘We were absolutely delighted with it from start to finish. Courtyard room because of our dog which was fabulous, clean, massive comfortable bed… dinner was excellent, as was breakfast. Would definitely recommend and return.’
‘Hotel was very attractive in appearance and the staff were most welcoming and helpful… The food was excellent and the rooms were really comfortable. The bar in the hotel was also very good and provided a good range of beers and whiskies.’
‘My friend and I visited Shieldhill Castle for an overnight treat. The room was beautiful… The food was lovely and the staff were very nice and efficient. Will definitely return in the future.’
A gourmet getaway to Shieldhill Castle Hotel is a fantastic way to recharge the batteries.
This Big Deal would also be perfect for a romantic break and it would make a very welcome gift.