Little did Andrew Marjoribanks think when he entered a competition on the Breadalbane website that he and his wife would be enjoying a luxury break in the Aberfeldy area this autumn. But he beat over 500 entrants to the prize of a weekend in one of Scotland’s most beguiling regions.
The Marjoribanks, from Greenock, stayed in one of the luxury ensuite guest bedrooms at Errichel House, on a family-run hill farm on the slopes above Aberfeldy, Perthshire. Errichel has spectacular views, log fires, beautiful surroundings and comfortable furnishings. In the Thyme at Errichel Restaurant, they savoured the best of Scottish and British produce while looking out over Aberfeldy and across Strath Tay to the mountains.
Their prize included a tour of the Scottish Crannog Centre on Loch Tay with an Iron Age cooking experience and, just along the road in the pretty village of Acharn, a chocolate workshop at Charlotte Flower Chocolates. The weekend was enhanced by lunch for two in a stunning location at Highland Safaris award winning café and a tour of Dewar’s World of Whisky at Aberfeldy Distillery.
To aid exploration and save driving, the winners received tickets for the Ring of Breadalbane Explorer, the bus that circuits the area (May to October), stopping off at the towns, villages and tourist attractions, including the two distilleries!
The 'Beguiling Breadalbane' competition was run this spring to highlight our area as an appealing place for couples to unwind and indulge themselves. It was organised by Breadalbane Tourism Co-operative, which brings together businesses in this historic territory spanning Highland Perthshire and Stirling.