IN the year of Homecoming Scotland 2014, businesses in the Kenmore area are pulling out all the stops to make the return of their WinterWeek+ Festival, a short term break initiative, the best ever, with a multitude of events, activities and accommodation offers aimed at the mid-winter tourist.
Starting on Saturday 15th February and running until Sunday 23rd February, WinterWeek+ offers visitors to the Kenmore area a selection of different events and activities suitable for both couples and families including ghost walks, chocolate making workshops, a Farmers’ Market, bell-ringing concert and Alpine safaris.
A new addition to the WinterWeek+ schedule this year is the recently re-opened Birks Cinema in Aberfeldy whose £1.3 million redevelopment has transformed the heart of nearby Aberfeldy and created a hub for film lovers visiting the area. The state-of-the-art cinema will be hosting a chocolate festival as well as showing a range of recent films throughout the duration of WinterWeek+.
Fiona Sloan, acting general manager of The Birks Cinema, explained: “We’re delighted to be taking part in our first WinterWeek+ in what is already such a big year for Scotland. We know the WinterWeek+ celebrations are always extremely popular and this area is the perfect location for a mid-term or short breaks.”
Another prominent attraction at the heart of WinterWeek+ is the Scottish Crannog Centre who will be leading the festivities by opening its doors to the public with a range of Iron Age themed events as well as a Guided Walk to the nearby Iron Age Hillfort.
Director, Barrie Andrian, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting the WinterWeek+ Festival again for the fourth year and we look forward to offering a warm welcome to visitors who normally find us closed at this time of year. The Festival is a great opportunity to showcase Kenmore and the wider area as a beautiful and active destination.”
Other activities during WinterWeek+ include red squirrel encounters, local dining events and accommodation offers.
For further information about WinterWeek+, visit www.winterweek.co.uk
WinterWeek+ 2014 Highlights:
THINGS TO DO DURING WINTER WEEK+:
Experience the Iron Ages at the Scottish Crannog Centre: Learn about Iron Age Scotland with a visit to an authentic Iron Age Crannog. Opening hours 10am-5pm. Tel: 01887 830583
Canadian Kayaking: Feeling adventurous? Take a splash into the rivers near Kenmore and learn some paddle skills, play some fun games and finish the session off in style with a seal launch. Booking is essential. Call: 07943 612649
WHERE TO STAY DURING WINTER WEEK:
Loch Tay Lodges
These cosy lodges situated in the heart of the Scottish Highlands offer the ideal getaway for hill walkers and sightseeing. A comforting log fire awaits to help you relax and unwind after a day exploring this beautiful and historical location.
WinterWeek+ Offers: Several Accomodation Deals Available for WinterWeek+ visitors, please visit www.winterweek.co.uk for more information.
WHERE TO EAT DURING WINTER WEEK:
The Courtyard at Mains of Taymouth
A magnificent, award winning Bar, Restaurant and Delicatessen with open fires and leather couches: a great sanctuary to warm up, enjoy the ambience and superb dining. Live entertainment throughout WinterWeek+ .
Special WinterWeek+ Offer: Ten per cent off food in The Courtyard Restaurant.
More information on other accommodation and dining offers and things to do is available at www.winterweek.co.uk
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