Hogmanay Celebration Doubleetree Hilton Dundee

Hogmanay Celebration Doubleetree Hilton Dundee

Celebrate a traditional Scottish Hogmanay in Dundee


Celebrate a traditional Scottish Hogmanay in Dundee


Dundee is a coastal city on the Firth of Tay estuary in eastern Scotland. Its regenerated waterfront has 2 nautical museums: RRS Discovery, Captain Scott’s Antarctic expedition ship, and 19th-century warship, HM Frigate Unicorn. North of the water, Verdant Works is a museum celebrating the city’s jute-manufacturing heritage. The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum displays art and archaeological finds. The V&A Dundee is the first design museum in Scotland and the first Victoria and Albert museum outside London.



Hogmanay is the Scots word for the last day of the year and is synonymous with the celebration of the New Year in the Scottish manner. Its official date is 31 December. However this is normally only the start of a celebration which lasts through the night until the morning of Ne'erday (1 January) or, in some cases, 2 January which is a Scottish Bank Holiday.

The roots of Hogmany perhaps reach back to the pagan celebration of the winter solstice among the Norse, as well as incorporating customs from the Gaelic New Year's celebration of Samhain.

There are many customs, both national and local, associated with Hogmany. During the day of Hogmany the household would be busy cleaning so that the New Year could be welcomed into a tidy and neat house. It is considered ill luck to welcome in the New Year in a dirty uncleaned house. Fireplaces would be swept out and polished and some people would read the ashes of the very last fire of the year, to see what the New Year would hold. The act of cleaning the entire house was called the Redding, i.e. getting ready for the New Year.

The first stroke of the chimes at New Year is known as The Bells. People would sing Auld Lang Syne together whilst linking arms. A traditional Scottish New Year toast is:

'Lang may yer Lum reek!'

Which means long may your chimney smoke and originated when people had coal fires and if the chimney was smoking it meant that you could afford coal and keep warm.

Monday 30th Dec

A morning departure for the journey north to Dundee, comfort stops will be made en route and we are due to arrive at our hotel, the Doubletree by Hilton, mid afternoon, tea/coffee and cookies are served whilst your cases are taken to the rooms. Dinner tonight is followed by live musical entertainment.


Tuesday 31st Dec

After your Scottish breakfast we have a morning mystery tour, returning to the hotel for a light 2 course buffet lunch. In the afternoon you can enjoy the hotel facilities or join us on a visit to the new Victoria & Albert Museum on tthe historic Waterfront in Dundee. The evening starts with a drinks reception followed by a gala Hogmanay dinner accompanied by live musical entertainment and dancing into the 'wee sma’ hours'. Fireworks and Stovies served at midnight.

B, L, D

Wednesday 1st Jan

Have a lie in today and contemplate those New Year resolutions. Breakfast and a light lunch are served in the hotel followed by an afternoon mystery tour. Tonights dinner is again accompanied by live musical entertainment.

B, L, D

Thursday 2nd Jan

Today after breakfast we leave our hosts at the Dundee Doubletree by Hilton for our return journey to Cumbria.


B=Breakfast Included, L=lunch Included, D=Dinner Included

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dundee.

The historical and traditional Scottish mansion house, built in 1870, is set in the heart of this tastefully extended hotel, with six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens including the listed Maze and walled garden. The hotel enjoys a quiet suburban location only a short drive from Dundee City Centre.

The spacious guest rooms feature modern amenities including flat screen TV, safe, tea, coffee and biscuits, iron and ironing board, en-suite bathroom with premium bath essentials.

The conservatory style Maze Restaurant overlooking the italian Garden serves a delicious and varied menu using local produce and the comfortable Lounge Bar has a relaxed and informal atmosphere in which to sit and enjoy a pre or after dinner drink.

The hotel has a fitness center with pool, sauna and steam room available to all guests and complimentary WiFi is available throughout the hotel.


Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Appleby The Sands Appleby
Aspatria Car Park beside Spar Aspatria
Brough Monument Bus Shelter Brough
Carlisle Entrance to Sands Centre Car Park Carlisle
Cockermouth Monument Main Street Cockermouth
Dearham Commercial Corner Dearham
Distington Outside Prospect Works Distington
Egremont Conservative Club Egremont
Flimby Railway Station Flimby
Harrington Galloping Horse bus stop Harrington
High Hesket Palmerstons Furniture Store
Keswick Bell Close Car Park Keswick
Kirkby Stephen Market Square Kirkby Stephen
Maryport Outside Coop Maryport
Penrith Sandgate Bus Station Penrith
Thursby Bus Stop Thursby
Waverton Bus Stop Waverton
Whitehaven Old Bus Station Whitehaven
Wigton Old Bus Station Wigton
Workington Lay By opposite Grahams Travel Jane St. Workington
From Price Call Back Telephone Favourites

Keyword Search

Availability Search


Summer Brochure 2019
Autumn Spring 2019 2020
Summer Brochure 2020