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Enjoy christmas at Duff House

7 December 2012

Duff House is offering a special Christmas menu in the run up to the big day.

Starting from Thursday 13th December, visitors can choose from a festive offering including individual pots of winter vegetable chilli or ham hock with cranberry dumplings to smoked turkey toasted on artisan bread.

The house will continue to offer its popular afternoon teas, with seasonal inspired cakes including warm mince pies with clotted cream and Christmas chocolate truffle pudding.

Visitors can also get into the Christmas spirit with a Non Alcoholic Xmas Punch combining Heather Honey, Cranberry, Orange and Christmas spices.  

Rachel Kennedy, Manager at Duff House said;

“This is the first time we have created a Christmas menu and its very much  designed to give visitors the chance to celebrate in style.

“The House is a lovely place to get away from all the hectic Christmas preparations and enjoy a catch up over afternoon tea, or celebrate the Christmas festivities with friends, family or colleagues.

“The menu has been designed to give visitors the flexibility to have one course or two or three depending on the time that they have available – and the occasion – and we very much hope they enjoy our Christmas classics with a contemporary twist!  

Duff House’s winter opening hours are 11am-4pm, Thursday- Sunday. There is free admission to the newly refurbished tearoom and shop. For parties of 10 or more in the tearoom we would recommend making a reservation on 01261 813004.

Notes for editors

  • Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government charged with ensuring that our historic environment provides a strong foundation for a successful future for Scotland. The agency is fully accountable to Scottish Ministers and through them to the Scottish Parliament.

  • The Year of Creative Scotland began on January 1, 2012 and will spotlight and celebrate Scotland’s cultural and creative strengths on a world stage. Through a dynamic and exciting year-long programme of activity celebrating our world-class events, festivals, culture and heritage, the year puts Scotland’s culture and creativity in the international spotlight with a focus on cultural tourism and developing the events industry and creative sector in Scotland. More information about the programme can be found at:

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For further information

Iona Matheson
Communications and Media Officer
Communications and Media
0131 668 8703 or 07827 956 858