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Dating back to the 13th century, Maryculter House, in Aberdeenshire, is a magical place to spend Christmas; steeped in history, with gourmet feasts and a warm Scottish welcome it’s the perfect place to see in Christmas and Hogmanay.

Maryculter’s Christmas Staycation

Arrive on Christmas Eve in time for a festive Afternoon Tea, with warming seasonal cocktails followed by a 3-course dinner in Poachers brasserie. After dinner, guests will have the option to be transported to watch the Midnight service, with warm whisky toddies and mulled wine served on return.

On Christmas Day, indulge in an array of Christmas feasts. Start off with a full Scottish breakfast, to be enjoyed at your leisure followed by a traditional Christmas lunch with a glass Nyetimber on arrival. In the evening, a light supper will be served then guests can relax or play some traditional board games in front of the crackling fires in the Great Hall.

All the excitement of Christmas isn’t over yet, as Boxing Day is packed with more festive treats. Begin the day once again with a full Scottish breakfast, followed by a curated gin tasting experience with the Gin Bothy. There is an opportunity to get competitive by taking part in the Boxing Day quiz hosted by local broadcaster and radio legend, DJ Jeff Diack, or wrap up for a walk around the hotel’s stunning grounds and along the riverbank, before enjoying a sumptuous two-course steak supper.

Before you leave on the 27th, tuck into a full Scottish breakfast, or if you have not quite soaked up all that the Maryculter has to offer, you can linger a little longer from just £75 per room, per night. Prices start at £350 pp for the full experience. *

Hogmanay staycation at Maryculter House Hotel (one- and two-night stays)

On New Year’s Eve guests will enjoy a pre-dinner Nyetimber drinks reception and will be welcomed by traditional Scottish bagpipes, with delicious canapes followed by a five-course dinner. Dance the night away to Glitz, a professional local band, and bubbles to toast 2022 in style with your nearest and dearest.

The two-night stay will see you arriving on the 30th of December, to give you plenty of time to prep for the party. You will be welcomed on arrival to a Nyetimber Sparkling Afternoon Tea, followed by a three-course meal in Poachers.

The celebrations start after breakfast with mini-Highland Games on the hotel’s lawn, followed by a hearty lunch. We will send some mini-Moet’s and nibbles to your room for you to relax and enjoy whilst getting ready for a big night seeing out 2021.

Hogmanay packages start at £199* per person for the one-night stay and £399** per person for a two-night stay.

For more information on all the festive packages visit: https://maryculterhouse.com/festive/

To make a reservation or find out more call +44 (0) 1224732124 or email info@maryculterhouse.com

*A £50 non/refundable non/non-transferable deposit per person is required, with full payment for the staycation to be paid 14 days prior to your stay.

Dietary requirements can be catered to, please let us know at the time of booking.

**A £20.00 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit is required per person, with full payment to be paid 14 days prior to your stay.

https://maryculterhouse.com/     |     @maryculter.house


About Maryculter House Hotel

The hotel is positioned on the banks of the River Dee, which is perfect for those interested in fishing, and is ideally positioned for visitors from near or far, boasting excellent transport links. It is accessible by road, rail, or air, and is only a 15-minute drive from Aberdeen airport.

It boasts 40 luxury bedrooms, filled with original period detail and contemporary Scottish interiors. The customer experience at Maryculter is second to none, as there is a full concierge service, same-day laundry and dry-cleaning service, as well as the option if a chauffeur service and luxurious Molton Brown toiletries.

The restaurant situated inside the hotel, Poachers Brasserie, and offers breath-taking views of the River Dee and the hotel grounds. The menu focuses on season and traditional Scottish produce and is updated frequently to indulge customers in a special dining experience. The hotel offers unique staycations and packages, including an exclusive Clan Gordon Whisky Tour, or the opportunity to travel back in time with the historical Stories in Stone experience.