Festive feast fit for a king
09 Dec 2014
If an army marches on its stomach, there’s no better place to visit this December than the National Trust for Scotland’s Battle of Bannockburn experience, where a flavoursome festive menu is on offer.
Serving up a twist on traditional festive favourites, the tasty treats are generous in flavour and portion size too – perfect for warriors refuelling after a victorious session in the Battle Game or having conquered the crowds on a Christmas shopping trip.
Of course, there’s turkey, home-baked mincemeat pies and how about sampling some Black Forest hot chocolate?
Since opening in March 2014, the café has become very popular with visitors and locals alike, serving up a range of dishes that are full of flavour, fresh ingredients and imagination.
Catering Manager Linda Robertson said:
“Aside from the mind-blowing experience to bring the Battle of Bannockburn to life, this fantastic new centre is packed with brilliant facilities for visitors and locals alike. The food in the café has been going down really well and the festive menu is fantastic.”
The centre’s facilities were highlighted as a major plus when the Battle of Bannockburn won ‘Best Visitor Attraction’ at the Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions Awards, last month.
There is also a great gift shop, packed with exclusive products – Bannockburn tartan and bespoke whiskies are always popular and there are a wide range of stocking fillers, like the unique Bannockburn rubber duckie.
The revamped centre is now open daily (except 25, 26 Dec and 1, 2 Jan), so is perfect for a visit with family and friends over Christmas and New Year.
Clair Walker, Visitor Services Manager continued:
“This is the first year that we’ll be open all year round, so we’re hoping to welcome loads of families and friends over the festive period looking for an enjoyable and memorable learning experience for people of all ages – much better than the usual boring old board games.”
The Battle of Bannockburn experience is the first heritage centre in the world using Hollywood-calibre motion capture to immerse visitors in a realistic and historically accurate 3D medieval battle. Visitors ‘prepare for battle’, as Robert the Bruce, King Edward II and their armies ready for their fateful meeting on a huge 270 degree screen, before getting the chance to lead troops into battle in the innovative Battle Game. Book online now at www.battleofbannockburn.com.