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Honeymoon in Scotland

Honeymoon in Scotland: The Ultimate Guide to Romantic Getaways

Published: 23/06/2023 / Author: KNOCKDERRY HOUSE

Scotland is well-known for its awe-inspiring landscapes, stunning lochs, and quaint towns, making it a hidden paradise for newlyweds seeking an idyllic honeymoon destination.  

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How to Plan the Perfect Romantic Weekend Break in Scotland

Published: 20/06/2023 / Author: KNOCKDERRY HOUSE

A weekend break in Scotland provides the chance to indulge in tranquil moments with your significant other, creating unforgettable memories in a country that is as beautiful as it is welcoming. 

But with so many incredible locations to choose from, where exactly should be top of your list when searching for a romantic weekend break in Scotland?  

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Holding Hands

Romantic Things to Do in Argyll and Bute

Published: 08/02/2023 / Author: Knockderry

Travel writers have regularly quoted Argyll and Bute as one of the most romantic places to visit in Scotland and it is easy to see why,  with beaches to stoll on, seafood to dine on and secret places to visit, it has all that is needed for a romantic date away.  

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New Year

A Traditional Hogmanay

Published: 16/11/2022 / Author: Knockderry House

First footing” (or the “first foot” in the house after midnight) is still common across Scotland. It symbolises good luck for the household, as the first foot should be a dark-haired male, and he should bring with him symbolic pieces of coal, shortbread, salt, black bun and a wee dram of whisky. What is the reason for this and where did this tradition originate? 

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Guest Information

Published: 09/07/2022 / Author: Knockderry House

We hope that your stay at Knockderry House will be a pleasant one and that you will enjoy an undisturbed night’s sleep in one of our comfortable beds.  The following information has been compiled for all our guests, to answer any immediate questions you may have while you stay with us.

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Wild Swimming

Published: 11/05/2022 / Author: Knockderry House

Have you dreamt of swimming in a Scottish loch, surrounded by fabulous hills and a beautiful natural landscape?  We have put together some information for those of you who would like to learn more about wild swimming from Knockderry House in Loch Long.


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Winter Inspiration

Published: 21/10/2021 / Author: Beth

There are many reasons to consider the winter months for break in Scotland.  Some would even argue that it is the best time of year to come. 

Apart from the fact that it is very often cheaper, the roads and the more popular destinations are less crowded and the scenery is spectacular with snow-capped peaks and dramatic sunsets. 

We've summarised the best of the season in our short blog.

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Scottish Gin

Scottish Gin

Published: 12/03/2021 / Author: Knockderry House

Gin has a long and colourful history that spans hundreds of years, possibly as far back as the 1500s.  Known as ‘Mother’s Ruin’ in the 1700s and as a ‘livener’ in the 1800s, gin has fallen in and out of favour but is currently seeing a revival.

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Happy Easter

Easter Celebrations

Published: 11/03/2021 / Author: Knockderry House

Easter is synonymous with the Easter Egg Hunt and the sight of children across the country rushing around gardens searching for chocolate eggs. For many Easter wouldnt be the same without the annual egg hunt. But why do we have treasure hunts at Easter? 

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Aerial view of the hotel


Published: 05/03/2021 / Author: Knockderry House

In order for you to get answer to your question as quick as possible we have gathered the most frequently asked questions here.

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