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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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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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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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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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Protecting the Red Squirrel

Published: 25/02/2021 / Author: Knockderry House

Red squirrels are one of Scotland’s most loved animals, and they are our only native squirrel species. Once widespread throughout the country they have been under threat. However, there are still many places you might find red squirrels including here amoungst the woodlands of Argyll.

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Mother's Day Gifts

Published: 21/02/2021 / Author: Knockderry House

Mother’s Day is a chance to celebrate. 

We have put our heads together to think up some special ways to make her feel extra-special, no matter where you are.  From personalised gift vouchers to, a special lunch, these are gifts that will definitely bring Mums everywhere some cheer this Mother’s Day.

If you book to celebrate with our special Mother's day menu we'll pour Mum a complimentary glass of prosecco – only the finest on her special day.

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William Leiper - a Scottish architect

Published: 20/02/2021 / Author: Beth

William Leiper is a name famously associated with the architecture of Helensburgh and surrounding areas and was known both as a domestic architect and a commercial architect. Some of his city work includes the Partick Burgh Halls, Glasgow Gas Light Building, the interior of Stirling Library, the Banqueting Hall of Glasgow City Chambers, Dowanhill Church and the Sun Life Building in Glasgow.


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