Experience a Mythical Family Affair at The Balmoral
June 26, 2012 – In celebration of the much anticipated release of Disney Pixar’s new fairy tale ‘BRAVE’, Rocco Forte’s The Balmoral has created a special family experience – A Mythical Family Affair - celebrating the heritage and inspiration behind the latest animation and giving young guests the opportunity to experience the land that inspired the film by emulating the lead character’s desire to explore the kingdom.
Set in 10th century Scotland, a rugged and mythical time, the film features Merida, a skilled archer and daughter of royalty whose decisions bring chaos to the country. Located on the world-famous Princes Street and moments away from the main historical attractions in Edinburgh, The Balmoral offers the perfect location from which to discover Scotland’s past, its epic battles and mythical legends, which provided the film’s creators with plenty of inspiration.
With fast-track access to nearby Edinburgh Castle, families can take a step back in time and immerse themselves in the medieval ‘BRAVE’ age. Discover the many highlights behind this instantly recognisable fortress including the glittering crown jewels ‘The Honours of the Kingdom’ and the ancient coronation seat of Kings ‘The Stone of Destiny’.
Edinburgh Castle dominates over the city’s Old Town where guests can discover a collection of medieval streets, wynds and courts leading off of the Royal Mile. Those brave enough can visit The Real Mary King’s Close and explore the city’s hidden underground streets which have remained frozen in time since the 17th century.
Once firmly acquainted with the Old Town, the nearby National Museum of Scotland offers a treasure trove of ancient artefacts and precious objects linked to Scotland’s history. Many of the images on display inspired the creators of ‘BRAVE’ including the Lewis Chessmen - a collection of 12th century chess pieces which are considered one of the most famous archaeological finds in Scottish history and are brought to life in the animated adventure.
Conclude the day of discovery by returning to The Balmoral to relax in the comfort of an executive room where the children can curl-up in their mini robes and slippers, perfect for enjoying the child-friendly in-room dining menu.
The Balmoral’s dedicated concierge team will also be on hand to arrange bespoke itineraries and tours of the Highlands, for guests who wish to discover more of the great land that inspired ‘BRAVE’.
Families can take advantage of the Mythical Family Affair and enjoy overnight accommodation in two interconnecting rooms with full Scottish Breakfast. Included in the package are fast-track tickets to Edinburgh Castle, a ‘BRAVE’ gift on arrival and room amenity for the children.
Prices start from £480 for two adults and two children. For further information or to book the Brave Family Affair, call +44 131 556 2414 or email email@example.com
Notes to Editors
Part of Rocco Forte Hotels since 1997, The Balmoral is a luxury hotel in the true sense of the word. The 188-bedroom hotel with its majestic clock tower is located at 1 Princes Street in the centre of Edinburgh. The Balmoral boasts Scotland’s only Bollinger Bar; Michelin-starred “number one” restaurant, presided over by Executive Chef, Jeff Bland; a luxurious spa and ten function rooms accommodating up to 450 people, nearly all of which enjoy fantastic views of Edinburgh Castle.
Rocco Forte Hotels
Rocco Forte Hotels is a family of 13 individual hotels and resorts. Each property has a unique style, reflecting its nationality and location, but all share Rocco Forte Hotels’ trademark attention to detail, high quality and immaculate service.
Established by Sir Rocco Forte in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels comprises: Hotel de Russie, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; The Lowry Hotel, Manchester; Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg; Hotel Amigo, Brussels; Brown’s Hotel, London; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Augustine Hotel, Prague; Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Sicily; Rocco Forte Hotel Abu Dhabi. Future openings: Jeddah 2013; Marrakech 2014; Cairo 2014; Luxor 2014.
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