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      Hogmanay in the Borders
Hogmanay in the Borders See in 2018 with this traditional festive holiday based in Bonnie Scotland

Scotland has always known how to see in the New Year... so why not celebrate the arrival of 2018 with a fun-filled Hogmanay break? Enjoy the live band, a piper and a dram of whisky.

Please note that this holiday and itinerary have changed from 'Hogmanay in Gretna' published on page 124 of our 2017 brochure.

  • 3* Mercure Barony Castle Hotel for 3 nights
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Welcome tea / coffee on arrival
  • Cream tea on 31st Dec
  • Prosecco reception on New Year's Eve
  • Celebration dinner on New Year's Eve with live entertainment
  • Piper, dram of whisky and Edinburgh fireworks on screen
  • New Year's Day in-house entertainment options
  • Porterage
  • One included excursion


The Mercure Barony Castle Hotel
Located south of Edinburgh on the edge of the Scottish Borders near Peebles. This imposing white turreted 16th century castle offers 75 bedrooms, each with differing views of the surrounding estate, gardens and glen. All rooms are equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryer and WiFi. There is a lift but some rooms have a few steps up. Facilities at the hotel include a small swimming pool, sauna and gym as well as a restaurant, bar and lounge. There are acres of grounds to explore and the hotel is also home to the unique 'Great Map of Scotland', a large physical relief map of Scotland, sculpted in concrete and measuring some 40m by 50m.

Please note: Entertainment as so far in advance is subject to change.


Day 1 - From your chosen joining point your feeder vehicle will take you to the designated interchange point where your holiday begins. Relax on your holiday coach and enjoy the scenery and with ample refreshment stops on the way to Eddleston near Peebles. 3 nights here with breakfast & dinner. Enjoy a tea or coffee on arrival.

Day 2 - Afternoon cream tea will be served in the hotel on Dec. 31st. Reconvene for a Prosecco reception before your 4 course gourmet New Years Eve Gala dinner. The live band will entertain with a mix of traditional Ceilidh music and popular cover songs. Enjoy a dram of whisky and the haunting strains of the bagpipe as well as a screening of the New Year fireworks in Edinburgh. Dress code this evening - formal.

Day 3 - A relaxed day starts with a late bucks fizz breakfast. Entertainment options today include a traditional quiz, a musician in the lounge, board games and a movie.

Included excursion
Mystery scenic drive on New Year's Day to enjoy some highlights of the region. This evening's dinner will be a carvery.

Day 4 - After your hearty Scottish breakfast, say farewell to Bonnie Scotland and with many happy memories return to interchange and onward to your home towns.

Departure DateTour RefHotelBrochure PriceWeb PriceDaysSingle SupptAvailable 
Sat 30-Dec-2017EYS1230A 1Mercure Peebles Barony Castle Hotel£469.00  £459  4£60.00 8
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