Unleash your inner Highlander at Kryal Castle’s Highland Spectacular

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Unleash your inner Highlander at Kryal Castle’s Highland Spectacular

Written by Staff Writer

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Scotland at Kryal Castle's Highland Spectacular this August.

For two days only, on August 19 and 20, the iconic medieval castle in Ballarat is transforming into a highland paradise, complete with pipe bands, highland dancing, clan tents, and of course, mouthwatering Scottish food and drink.

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If you’ve ever dreamed of experiencing a true highland gathering, this is your chance. Witness thrilling performances from legendary Scottish warriors, fearless armoured knights, and their mighty steeds.

Prepare to be awed by athletes showcasing incredible feats of power and the majestic grace of highland horses and cows. And for those eager to explore their own Scottish roots, head over to a clan tent and unveil the secrets of your ancestry.


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The foodies are also in for a treat. Kryal Castle is hosting a four-course Scottish whisky feast in collaboration with Kinglake Distillery. This delicious culinary adventure will be accompanied by performances from a highland dancing and Scottish Ballad duo, Auld Alliance.

Expect to be savouring the heartiness of Scottish broth, indulging in roast meat platters and delightful vegetable medleys. And of course, no Scottish feast is complete without savouring a tasting platter of haggis, tatties, and neeps—timeless delicacies that encapsulate the true essence of Scottish cuisine. All topped off with a decedent clootie dumpling and an assortment of fine cheeses. Your taste buds will be doing a happy dance!

If this culinary extravaganza has your mouth watering, make sure to secure your spot. The feasts will run on Friday and Saturday night, and booking is essential. You can easily reserve your spot online at www.kryalcastle.com.au.

The fun doesn’t stop there! Bring the whole family along for an unforgettable weekend at Kryal Castle. There will be a range of family-friendly activities across the castle grounds to keep everyone entertained. And guess what? Kryal Castle is just an hour’s drive from Melbourne and Geelong, making it the perfect destination for a quick getaway.

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