A Christmas to rememberDALHOUSIE CASTLE

Imagine waking up in Scotland’s oldest inhabited castle on Christmas morning

Brimming with over 700 years of history and four-star elegance, Dalhousie Castle is the kind of place that could have been plucked from the pages of a fairy- tale story. Standing within its own parkland estate a mere 8 miles from the bright lights of Edinburgh it’s a truly enchanting setting to spend the festive season.

A fortress fit for a king or queen with a relaxed home from home atmosphere, complete with soaring Christmas trees, a warren of staircases and the possibility of a glimpse of snow from the many arrow slits. Add to this our 35 beautifully appointed bedrooms (some with four poster beds, naturally) and award-winning fine dining from our AA rosette Dungeon Restaurant and you have all the ingredients for a magical Christmas.

Beyond the castle walls there’s plenty to keep you busy. Take a stroll in the magnificent grounds, fly a bird of prey in the castle falconry or try your hand at archery. If braving the elements seems a bit too much, you might like to escape to our delightful spa or hunker down with a good book in front of the fire in the library.And with its great halls that were made for entertaining it’s the perfect venue to get together with friends and family during the festive season.

We look forward to welcoming you to Dalhousie this winter.

Festive Afternoon Tea

Make it a decadent December and enjoy a seasonal twist on our signature afternoon tea. A selection of sandwiches, homemade scones, savoury tarts and sweet pastries served with your choice of freshly brewed tea or coffee.

The perfect place to escape the stresses of the Christmas season. Pair with a glass of bubbly for a really indulgent treat!

Served from Friday 1st December to Saturday 23rd December 2017

FESTIVE AFTERNOON TEA
£18.50 per person

CHAMPAGNE FESTIVE AFTERNOON TEA
£26.00 per person

Festive Lunches

SERVED FROM FRIDAY 1st DECEMBER TO SATURDAY 23rd DECEMBER 2017

This festive season make time to catch up with friends over lunch in our Orangery Restaurant overlooking the River Esk. With a seasonal menu featuring the very best local produce and an extensive wine list our festive lunches are sure to get you into the Christmas spirit.

2 COURSES
£22 per person

3 COURSES
£26 per person

Reservations, please telephone: 01875 825717, or email events@dalhousiecastle.co.uk

Festive Party Nights

FRIDAY 8 TH DECEMBER 2017 | SATURDAY 9 TH DECEMBER 2017 | THURSDAY 14 TH DECEMBER 2017 | FRIDAY 15 TH DECEMBER 2017 | THURSDAY 21 ST DECEMBER 2017

‘Tis the season to be jolly and we do love a good party at Dalhousie Castle. Celebrate the festive season with friends and colleagues in our regal surroundings where you’ll be treated to a glittering night of feasting and dancing. Arrival drinks at 7pm, to sit down at 7.30pm for a festive three course meal with coffee followed by a disco. Carriages at midnight.

Why not make a night of it and take advantage of our special bed and breakfast rate from £120 per room? Includes full Scottish breakfast, use of the castle spa, based on two people sharing and subject to availability. We have a single occupancy rate of £110 for all our party nights.

Guests will be seated on round tables of 10 and are encouraged to pre-order wine and/or buckets of beer for the table by 1st November. All payments received are non-refundable. Dalhousie Castle reserves the right to cancel or amend any fixtures due to lack of numbers or unforeseen circumstances. We will offer guests an alternative date or refund. A non-refundable/ transferable deposit of £10 per person is required at the time of booking, with full payment due four week’s prior to the event.

£35.00 per person

Menu

Roast tomato soup

Smoked salmon pate, horseradish cream, toasted sourdough
Pork belly terrine with apple chutney

Traditional roast turkey, roast potatoes & root vegetables
Roast Scottish salmon, chive mash and lemon butter
Spicy vegetable stir fry with coconut rice

Warm Christmas pudding, brandy sauce
Chocolate mousse, orange cream and shortbread
Lemon cheesecake with mandarin compote

Christmas Day Lunch

This year gather the whole family for a sumptuous, stress-free five course Christmas lunch at Dalhousie Castle.

Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival before sitting down to a fabulous traditional Christmas Day banquet finished with coffee. Round off the afternoon with a bracing walk around the estate or relax in front of the fire in the library.

AVAILABLE TO NON-RESIDENTS
£85 per person

Reservations, please telephone: 01875 825717, or email events@dalhousiecastle.co.uk

Menu

Roast plum tomato & balsamic vinegar soup with basil oil

Inverawe smoked salmon with a crab salad and lime salsa
Home smoked duck with foie gras cromesquis, pear & pickled walnut
Warm asparagus with a red onion tart, salt baked beetroot and pine kernels

Slow cooked goose with orange sauce, roast potatoes, Brussels sprouts, chantenay carrots and roast parsnips
Fillet of beef with truffle jus, fondant potato, celeriac, spinach and salsify
Grilled turbot with a tomato and herb crust served with a saffron risotto, courgette, black olive & langoustine cream
Butternut squash gnocchi served with spinach, cheddar & a hazelnut glaze

Strawberry mousse with a Champagne foam

Traditional Christmas pudding with a rum sauce
Iced mandarin parfait served with meringue and a passion fruit, pineapple and mint salad
Praline chocolate log with chocolate soil, white chocolate snow and berries

Two Night Christmas Break

CHRISTMAS EVE SUNDAY 24TH DECEMBER

Arrive from 2pm and sit down to a buffet afternoon tea whilst taking in the views over the castle estate from the vaulted arch windows in our grand reception rooms.

Spend an hour in our chapel enjoying the Castle Falconry’s Owls, Myths and Legends experience before getting ready for amagnificent three coursegourmet dinner in theOrangery Restaurant – andperhaps a nightcap in the library bar to follow!

CHRISTMAS DAY MONDAY 25 TH DECEMBER

Start the morning with a fabulous Scottish breakfast in the Orangery before enjoying a leisurely morning in the castle or exploring the grounds.

A traditional Christmas lunch will be served with all the trimmings at 1pm and at 3pm The Queen’s Speech will be aired in one of our reception rooms, with hot drinks and homemade Christmas cake. And in time-honoured tradition, we’ll be runningour ‘Guess the weight of the Christmas cake’ competition before the cutting of the cake duringthe afternoon.

For those who still have room, there will be a festive evening buffet served from 7.30pm in the magnificent Ramsay Suite.

TWO NIGHT CHRISTMAS BREAK 24TH-26TH DECEMBER

Stay a little longer and book for either Saturday 23rd or Tuesday 26th December for only an additional £100 per room, per night. Subject to availability. Room upgrades and supplements apply.

From £375 per person
Based on two people sharing.

BOXING DAY TUESDAY 26TH DECEMBER

After a hearty farewell breakfast, why not spend the morning in the Aqueous Spa or head to Edinburgh city centre for some sightseeing or sale shopping. If you’re staying for a third night you may like to join us for our Boxing Day lunch.

Boxing Day Menu

Soup of the day

Chicken liver parfait, red onion marmalade and sourdough toast

Tiger prawn cocktail with a mango salad

Honey glazed ham served with new potatoes, roast root vegetables and savoy cabbage

Pan fried cod, with sauté potatoes with chorizo and salsa verde

Herb risotto with wild mushroom and soft poached hen’s egg

Trifle

Chocolate brownie, walnut and vanilla

ice cream

Selection of cheeses

2 COURSES
£25 per person

3 COURSES
£30 per person
Includes a drink on arrival.

New Year’s Day Lunch

2 COURSES – £25 per person
3 COURSES – £30 per person

Includes a drink on arrival

 

Menu

Soup of the day

Ham hough terrine, parsley & caper dressing

Smoked mackerel pate, horseradish cream and melba toast

Homemade steak pie with roast potatoes and root vegetables

Grilled salmon with a béarnaise sauce, winter greens, mini baked potatoes

Butternut squash gnocchi served with wilted spinach and a cheddar cheese glaze

Baked apple cheesecake with a rum and raisin sauce

Dark chocolate mousse with an orange madeleine

Selection of cheeses

Gift vouchers

A Dalhousie Castle gift voucher can’t fail to impress even the pickiest of recipients this Christmas. With a range of choices from short breaks to afternoon tea treats you’ll find the perfect gift for your nearest and dearest. Buy your voucher securely online http://dalhousiecastle.co.uk/gift-vouchers/ and have it sent immediately by email or in an attractive wallet by first class post.

Dalhousie Castle Hampers are the ideal gift, each tailored to your specifications they contain a host of traditional Scottish fayre

Aqueous Spa December Offer

ONE HOUR BESPOKE DARPHIN TREATMENT AND FESTIVE AFTERNOON TEA FOR

£50 per person

Available throughout December subject to availability. (Must be pre-booked)

CHRISTMAS & HOGMANAY CELEBRATIONS

Reservations, please telephone: 01875 825717, or email events@dalhousiecastle.co.uk