Glorious Picnic Spots At Historic Buildings Around Scotland

Stewart Attwood © : Lidl Book of Big Adventures at Culzean Castle, Maybole, South Ayrshire. Picture by Stewart Attwood

Lidl has teamed up with the National Trust for Scotland to share ‘picnic-perfect’ places for a spot of lunch this National Picnic Week, June 19-27, alongside some great quality Scottish produce to pack in your coolbag.

The project aims to encourage Scottish families to enjoy the great outdoors this summer. It comes as the latest Lidl Book of Big Adventures hits stores across the country, in conjunction with the National Trust for Scotland. For 90 years, the conservation charity has saved, maintained and shared many of the country’s most loved places.

Where to go…

From Crathes to Culzean, the top six locations revealed include:

Crathes Castle, Aberdeenshire

Crathes Castle, Garde, Scotland in the summer

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This handsome castle just a short drive from Aberdeen city centre makes for a stunning lunch location.

House of Dun, Montrose

Pic: National Trust for Scotland

After discovering the new exhibits at this historic house, enjoy a picnic in the grounds with views out over the River Tay.

Brodie Castle, Inverness

Pic: National Trust for Scotland

With a quirky, colourful history, this castle is also home to Scotland’s biggest bunny sculpture!

Inverewe Gardens, Highlands

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This beautiful garden overlooks Loch Ewe where, if you’re lucky, you might spot seals or otters.

Newhailes House & Gardens, Edinburgh

Pic: National Trust for Scotland

With woodland walks and views across the Forth, this is the perfect place to enjoy a bite to eat.

Culzean Country Park, Ayrshire

Madeleine, Harris and Innes get stuck into the Lidl Book of Big Adventures at Culzean Castle, South Ayrshire. Pic © Stewart Attwood Photography

This vast country park offers plenty of spots for family picnicking in woodlands, beaches and gardens.

And now for the food…

Alongside the best places to enjoy lunch, Lidl has scrumptious Scottish-sourced picnic favourites available at stores across the country during National Picnic Week:

  • Scottish Rustic Rolls (4 pack) – £0.49
  • Oaklands Scottish Strawberries – £1.75
  • Deluxe Smoked Meats – Venison, Chicken or Duck – £2.79
  • Deluxe Smoked Salmon with Lemon & Pepper – £2.99
  • Deluxe Black Pepper Crowdie, Dornoch Brie & Highland Blue Cheese – £1.79 each
Tumble of Strawberries

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With a long-standing commitment to Scotland’s food and drink industry, Lidl’s range boasts 400+ products from more than 60 Scottish suppliers all year round.

Healthy, active lifestyles

Mark Bishop, Director of Customer & Cause for the National Trust for Scotland said, “The Trust is full of picnic places to love and it was hard to choose just six! We’re looking forward to welcoming families across the country this National Picnic Week, as they love the time they spend together, exploring our beautiful sites.”

Ross Millar, Regional Director at Lidl GB commented, “At Lidl, we’re ‘Big On’ supporting families across Scotland to lead healthy and active lifestyles. Our exclusive booklet is packed with fun activities for our customers and their little ones, from rock pooling to picnicking!”

The Lidl Book of Big Adventures is available now at selected National Trust for Scotland properties and from Lidl stores across Scotland.