The perfect opportunity presented itself when the lovely people from Rox jewellers invited us up to the Braemar Gathering to watch the highland games and partake in some tasty lunch and afternoon tea. This prompted me to get a hotel organised for the night before to make our journey up to the games a little less tiresome.
Lady luck was on our side and the whole trip was perfect. I had booked us into the Atholl Palace Hotel in Pitlochry which is fab with really friendly staff and tasty food. They've got an amazing spa and although I didn't manage to book in for any treatments (I will be back by the way) I did manage to use the sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and swimming pool to work off the 3 course dinner. I hear this hotel even have some great deals on when the Enchanted Forest comes to Pitlochry!
Braemar's highland games were really good to watch. There were so many events going on all at once it was hard not to miss something. Everything from highland dancing, tossing the caber, running, high jumps, tug o war etc. I enjoyed every minute and it was even better when the Queen herself arrived to watch. The other half and I were sitting in the private enclosure which is right next to the royal pavilion so you can imagine we got a pretty good view and the Queen was only feet away. It was a fantastic day and I can't wait for more trips away just the other half and I.
|Hotel toiletries - Arran Aromatics.
|Champagne breakfast anyone?
|Practicing his skills... of posing that is!
|Look at them! Strutting around like they own the place.
|We were definitely spoiled at lunch time.
|The Queen arriving.
|The awesome World Peace Tartan on display, can be found in Edinburgh.