Experience one of Scotland’s greatest events!
We love summertime in Scotland. There’s always so much to see and do. And if you’re coming to Brunston Castle during August, here’s two events you definitely won’t want to miss!
Take part in a Highland Games
On August 5th, jump on the ferry to the Isle of Arran and join in the fun of a traditional Highland Games at Brodick, where games have been held almost every year since 1886. Highland Dancing gets under way at 11am and there’ll be four magnificent Pipe Bands performing throughout the day. See competitors battle it out to be named Arran’s Strongman as well as the ‘Heavy Events’ including the stone putt, hammer throw and, of course, the famous caber toss. There’s athletics, children’s races and even an ‘all-comers’ pillow fight too! Plus lots of stalls, side shows and a fancy dress competition. It really is a fabulous family day out and your children are welcome to enter free into the races and fancy dress.
Where? Ormidale Park, Brodick, Arran
When? August 5th
Entrance: Adults £3, Children under 14 free. Events from £1 and £2 for multiple entries. (No entry fee for under 11yr olds for races or fancy dress).
Enjoy “The greatest show on earth”
Just a two hour train ride from Brunston Castle, and running from August 4th-26th, the 2017 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo attracts performers and audiences from all over the world.
International military regiments and even African tribes have performed at the Tattoo in previous years. And for 2017, the Tattoo embraces a colourful theme, ‘Splash of Tartan’, with a stunning array of musicians and other performers led by bands from the Royal Navy. On the second Saturday of the Tattoo you can also see a spectacular fireworks display over the castle ramparts.
Tickets sell out quickly so be make sure you book yours in advance. Find out more here and see the full programme.
Where? Edinburgh Castle Esplanade
When? August 4th – 26th (Except Sundays)
Entrance: See ticket details here or call 131 225 1188 (Monday to Friday 10.00am to 4.30pm).
We have a range of special offers available if you are attending either of these events, by booking accommodation directly with the Luxury Lodge Estates team, enjoy some fantastic book direct benefits, learn more here.
We look forward to welcoming you soon.