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1 March 2016

Treat her like a queen this Mother's Day

All mothers are offered the royal treatment at Stirling Castle this Mother's Day.

Stirling Castle has been home to many Queen Mums throughout the centuries, but this weekend the castle is offering all mothers the royal treatment.

There will be a range of activities going on for Mother’s Day on 6th March, including a rare opportunity to take high tea in the Great Hall. The pop-up café will give Mum the chance to enjoy a luxurious cream tea in the same opulent surroundings as many queens have done before her.

Jewellery designer Laura Murray will also be on hand to lead a crown-making workshop, costumed characters will bring the castle’s history to life, and the castle’s boutique shops are having a special spring sale with up to 80% off on luxury items.

Eleanor Muir, Visitor Experience Manager at Stirling Castle said: “Here at the castle we think mums deserve to be fussed over, and there’s no better way to do it than by bringing her to one of Scotland’s grandest historic buildings for a day of pampering.

“This Sunday we’ve got crafts, cream teas and retail therapy to make sure all the mums who visit the castle feel like queens for the day.”

The pop-up cafe is located in the Great Hall and is open from 12pm - 4pm on Sun 6th March.

The café will offer a cream tea of sandwiches, mini scone with jam and clotted cream, a selection of cakes and a choice of either tea or coffee for £7.50 per person.

For younger children, there is an offer of Bumble brew cordial and a sweet treat for £2 per child.

Tickets to the castle can be bought online in advance, or on the day from the ticket office (£14.50 for adults, £11.60 concession and £8.70 per child).

Visit www.stirlingcastle.gov.uk for more information.

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