There is nothing quite like the exuberant Hogmanay celebrations each New Year in Scotland.
Tens of thousands take to streets in the major cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow to bring in the New Year with a very Scottish flavour. A fun evening of celebrations and wonderful food reaches the New Years Eve climax with the accompaniment of a lone piper, the bells at midnight and the traditional singing of Auld Lang Syne (based on the words of famous Scot Robbie Burns).
Each area of Scotland has their own traditions and customs for Hogmanay, although perhaps the best known and most widely continued is that of First Footing. This is where you hope that the first person crossing your threshold after midnight is a tall dark stranger bearing gifts which will bring you good luck in the year ahead.
You will find Hogmanay celebrations taking place in towns all across Scotland but some of the popular bigger events can be found in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness and Stirling.
We think it is a great time to visit Scotland, to fully immerse yourself in the culture, tradition and celebrations, so why not enjoy a cottage or apartment break in Scotland. We have put some suggestions together for you including close to some of these bigger Hogmanay New Year events. Cottages for Hogmanay and New Year
Find Cottage Holidays has a special discount code that will get you an EXTRA 5% OFF Norfolk Country Cottages short break or holidays in 2012.
If you are planning a half term get-away with the your family to Norfolk or are simply looking for an Autumn or winter escape in this lovely corner of East Anglia, a self catering cottage, apartment or lodge is the perfect base. From cosy country cottages to self catering close to the coast and great beaches we have a great selection of accommodation across Norfolk.
We are delighted to offer a special discount code in association with Norfolk Country Cottages, a specialist high quality cottage accommodation provider in Norfolk, on all their range of 400+ cottages, until the end of 2012.
TO USE THE CODE: Simply check out their range of Norfolk Cottages on the Find Cottage Holidays website and click on the Check Availability or Book Online button that will take you to the discount code pages (if you don’t use the link you will not get the code option box). Then when you go to the check out remember to use the code ‘Norfolk12’ in the discount code box and your 5% discount will be applied. The offer valid until 31st December 2012 and can not be used in conjunction with other offers.
Find Cottage Holidays now has over 1,000 cottages, apartments and holiday flats in the wonderful county of Norfolk.
Choose from a short break or holiday on the Norfolk Coast, near the thriving regional City of Norwich, in one of the countless picturesque villages and towns or in the countryside among the famous Norfolk Broads. Holiday favourites also include Cromer, Sheringham, Fakenham, Burnham Market, Holt and lots more.
We are delighted to announce that we have added Norfolk Country Cottages to our Norfolk listings, which adds 400 high quality holiday homes to our existing cottages and apartments. So there is plenty to choose from at great locations across the Norfolk. Take a look at our selectioon of new Norfolk Country Cottages or why not see all of our Norfolk Cottages, Norfolk apartments and Norfolk Lodges.
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