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Crerar Hotels - Homecoming 2014
 
  • Homecoming 2014 - Crerar Hotels
  • Homecoming 2014 - Crerar Hotels

Crerar Hotels - Homecoming 2014

Celebrate Scotland's Year of Homecoming 2014 with Crerar Hotels

For information on Homecoming events across Scotland look at our special What's On Homecoming Guide here...


This year, Scotland welcomes the world and you’re invited to the party! A year packed with brilliant moments, Homecoming Scotland 2014, will serve up a fantastic mix of events and festivals that celebrates the very best of Scotland: Scotland will also play host to the 20th Commonwealth Games and the 40th Ryder Cup in this exciting year! Throughout the year and across the country, you’ll be very welcome so join us and be part of Homecoming Scotland 2014! For more information visit www.homecomingscotland.com 

Crerar Hotels are proud to be partnering Homecoming 2014 with a huge variety of events and short break packages.

Short Break Packages

Explore the best of Scotland with a short break at a Crerar Hotel. Located in some of the most picturesque areas in Scotland our hotels are ideal for discovering the endless possibilities and making you fall in love with our homeland. 


CULLODEN BREAK AT GOLF VIEW HOTEL & SPA, NAIRN
July to September
3 nights £229 per person
October
3 nights £199 per person
Includes:
Entry to Culloden battlefield and the innovative and interactive visitor centre.
Breakfast each morning and dinner each evening.
 

WALKING BREAK AT SCOTLAND' S HOTEL & SPA, PITLOCHRY

August to September
Sunday to Thursday
2 nights £109 per person, 3 nights £145 per person
Friday and Saturday arrival
2 nights £149 per person, 3 nights £209 per person
Includes:
Packed lunch each day and walking maps of Killiecrankie and local area
Dinner each evening and breakfast each morning 


WHISKY BREAK AT SCOTLAND'S HOTEL & SPA, PITLOCHRY

August to September 
Sunday to Thursday
2 nights £109 per person, 3 nights £139 per person
Friday and Saturday arrival
2 nights £139 per person
October
Sunday to Thursday
2 nights £89 per person, 3 nights £119 per person
Friday and Saturday arrival
2 nights £119 per person
Includes:
Entry to both Edradour and Blair Atholl Distilleries.
Dinner each evening and breakfast each morning 


HOMECOMING HIGHLAND GAMES BREAK AT THE DEESIDE INN, ROYAL DEESIDE (BALLATER)
August 12th

4 nights £231 per person 
Includes:
Breakfast each morning, dinner on two evenings and entrance to the Ballater Games. 


WALKING BREAK AT THE DEESIDE INN, ROYAL DEESIDE (BALLATER)
August 22nd to 26th 
3 nights from £154 per person 
Includes:
Breakfast each morning, steak supper on one evening, Highland cream tea on one afternoon, maps and walking suggestions and guided "Myths and Legends" walk in the hills around the Balmoral Estate on the 24th. Please note this is a six mile medium level walk.
 

FASCINATING FUNGI BREAK AT THE DEESIDE INN, ROYAL DEESIDE (BALLATER)
September 12th to 16th 
Three nights from £154 per person 
Includes:
Breakfast each morning, steak supper on one evening, Highland afternoon tea on one day and guided fungi walk through the pine forests at the Mar Lodge Estate on the 14th. Please note Mar Lodge is 20 miles from Ballater, own transport required. 


HOMECOMING CASTLES AND GARDENS BREAK AT THE DEESIDE INN, ROYAL DEESIDE (BALLATER)
September 19th to 23rd

3 nights from £204 per person 
Includes:
Breakfast each morning, steak supper on one evening, Highland cream tea on one day and entrance to Drum Castle and the "Colours of Autumn Walk" on the 21st. Please note Drum Castle is 30 miles from Ballater, own transport required. 


More homecoming short breaks will continue to be added so please keep an eye on this page.

Homecoming Beer

Try the specially brewed Homecoming 2014 Beer at Crerar Hotels this year. The beer will also be featured at Homecoming Scotland 2014 events and is described by its creator Ken Duncan – from Inveralmond Brewery, as “an exuberant ale which displays berry sweetness on the palate and aromatic hoppiness, crafted to encapsulate the energy and presence of our incredible nation in 2014.”

You can find the exclusive Homecoming 2014 Beer at the following Crerar Hotels: Ben Wyvis Hotel, The Deeside Inn, Golf View Hotel & Spa, Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa, Oban Bay Hotel & Spa, Scotland’s Hotel & Spa and Thainstone House Hotel

Try the Scottish brewed Crerar ‘Heart & Soul’ Beer on your short break too.




Scottish Local Events

Scotland will be hosting some of the biggest events this year including the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup, but you can soak up the Scottish atmosphere at local events close to our Crerar Hotels. From highland games to whisky nights there are fantastic events happening across Scotland which are suitable for all the family! 

Strathpeffer (Ben Wyvis Hotel)
Strathpeffer Highland Gathering - 9th August 
Celebration of the Centuries, Inverness - 9th and 10th August 
Highland Homecoming, Inverness - September and October 
The Inverness Highland Meeting - 12th to 14th September 

Nairn (Golf View Hotel & Spa)
Celebration of the Centuries, Inverness - 9th and 10th August 
Nairn Highland Games, Nairn - 17th August
Nairn Book and Arts Festival - 2nd to 7th Septemebr 
The Inverness Highland Meeting, Inverness - 12th to 14th September 
Highland Homecoming, Inverness - September and October 

Elgin (Eight Acres Hotel & Leisure Club)
Scottish Homecoming Family Fun Day, Eight Acres Hotel -  24th August 
City of Elgin Food and Drink Festival - 20th September 

Inverurie (Thainstone House Hotel)
Aberdeen International Youth Festival - 25th July to 2nd August
Aberdeen Film Festival - 27th September to 12th October 

Grantown-on-Spey (The Craiglynne Hotel)
Grantown Show - 14th August 
Grantown-on-Spey Highland Games - 24th August 
Tomintoul and Glenlivet Walking/Cycling Festival, Tomintoul - 28th August to 1st September
Kilts up Ben Macdui, Aviemore - 6th September 
The Inverness Highland Meeting, Inverness - 12th to 14th September
The Camanachd Cup Final, Inverness - 13th September 2014
Highland Homecoming, Inverness - September and October

Royal Deeside, Ballater (The Deeside Inn)
Ballater Victoria Week, Ballater - 11th to 17th August
Ballater Highland Games, Ballater - 14th August


Pitlochry (Scotland's Hotel & Spa)
The Family at War Tour, Blair Castle - until 31st October
Blair Athol Horse Trails, Blair Athol - 21st to 24th August
Ryder Cup, Gleneagles - 26th to 28th September
Pitlochry Highland Games - 13th September
Enchanted Forrest, Faskally woods - 4th to 27th October
Perthshire Amber the Dougie Maclean Festival - 24th October to 2nd November 

Oban (Oban Bay Hotel & Spa)
Argyllshire Gathering (Oban), Mossfield Park - 28th August
World Stone Skimming Championship - 28th September 

Isle of Mull (Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa)
Isle of Mull Highland Games - 24th July 

Inveraray (Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa)
Best of the West Festival, Inveraray Castle - 13th & 14th September

Recommended Scottish Attractions

Explore Scotland's history and experience traditional Scotland with local attractions nearby to Crerar Hotels.

Strathpeffer (Ben Wyvis Hotel)
Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre
Cawdor Castle

Nairn (Golf View Hotel & Spa)
Cawdor Castle
Loch Ness Experience
Brodie Castle
Urquhart Castle
Battle of Culloden
Castle Stuart Golf Links

Elgin (Eight Acres Hotel & Leisure Club)
Elgin Museum
The Moray Motor Museum
Johnsons of Elgin Mill
Glen Moray Distillery
Elgin Cathedral & Spynie Palace

Inverurie (Thainstone House Hotel)
Royal Aberdeen Golf Course
Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Urquhart Castle
Huntly Castle
Tolquhon castle

Grantown-on-Spey (The Craiglynne Hotel)
CairnGorm Mountain Railway and Camera Obscura
Cairngorm Sled-dog Centre 
Strathspey Railway
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre 
Craggan Outdoors

Royal Deeside, Ballater (The Deeside Inn)
Royal Lochnagar Distillery
Balmoral Castle
The Old Royal Station
Braemar Castle – Braemar Gathering 

Pitlochry (Scotland's Hotel & Spa)
Killiecrankie
Edradour & Blair Athol Distilleries 
Blair Athol Castle
House of Bruar
The Enchanted Forest 
Pitlochry Dam and Fish Ladder

Glencoe (The Glencoe Inn)
Glencoe Visitor Centre
Glenco Skiing Resort

Oban (Oban Bay Hotel & Spa)
Dunollie Castle (Dùn Ollaigh) 
McCaigs Tower 
War & Peace Museum
Coastal Connection.
Ocean Explorer Centre 

Isle of Mull (Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa)
Iona Abbey
Staffa Tours
Mull Wildlife Tours
Duart Castle
Tobormory Distillery

Inveraray (Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa)
Crarae Gardens
Inveraray Jail
Inveraray Castle
Loch Fyne Oyster Bar
Cruachan Power Station

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