Arran, Gigha & Scottish Gardens

Arran, Gigha & Scottish Gardens

This holiday visits two Inner Hebridean islands, the most southern - Arran referred to as 'Scotland in Miniature' and the island of Gigha, the smallest of the isles at only seven miles wide and one mile long. We will also discover some of the region’s finest gardens in addition to Brodick Castle.

The West Coast of Scotland boasts a remarkable diversity of landscapes that will take your breath away. This holiday visits two Inner Hebridean Islands, the most southern – Arran referred to as “Scotland in Miniature” and the Island of Gigha, the smallest of the isles at only seven miles wide and one mile long! We will also discover some of the region’s finest gardens in addition to Brodick Castle.

 

KINLOCH HOTEL (3 STAR)

Situated on the seafront in Blackwaterfoot. Amenities include restaurant and bar, indoor swimming pool, sauna, snooker room and WiFi. Bedrooms feature TV, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities. Lift available.

 

ARROCHAR HOTEL (3 STAR)

A former coaching inn based on the shores of Loch Long. Facilities include a lounge bar, restaurant and WiFi. Bedrooms feature TV, hairdryer, ironing facilities plus tea & coffee making facilities. Lift available.

 

ITINERARY

Day One: We travel north towards Glasgow and on to Ardrossan where we board a ferry bound for the Isle of Arran, then continue to the Kinloch Hotel where we stay for the next three nights.

 

Day Two: Today commences with a visit to Brodick Castle & Gardens. The castle houses a wonderful collection of artefacts with some pieces dating back to the 17th century. The surrounding landscaped gardens are equally impressive, with waterfalls, wildlife ponds and woodland walks offering stunning views. Some free time then follows to explore Brodick.

 

Day Three: Today we embark on a tour of the southern end of the island and discover its incredible landscape. Enjoy the stunning scenery and views of Ailsa Craig Island with its immense colony of puffins and with Arran being a wildlife hotspot there is a good chance of spotting seals, red deer and golden eagles.

 

Day Four: We drive to the northern tip of Arran for an early ferry from Lochranza to Claonaig then on to the Isle of Gigha. We head to Achamore Gardens where we meet the head gardener and explore the acres of natural woodland, large walled garden and pond area with many rare plants. Afterwards, we visit the vantage points on the island before having lunch at the Gigha Hotel. We then take a ferry to the mainland and travel to the Arrochar Hotel near Loch Lomond.

 

Day Five: We visit the town of Oban, known as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’ and surrounded by miles of dramatic coast and beautiful countryside. Some time here for a look around then we continue to Arduaine Gardens, a wonderful coastal garden filled with colourful exotic plants. Later, we marvel at the wonders of the Crinan Canal, an amazing feat of engineering linking the Sound of Jura with Loch Fyne.

 

Day Six: We commence our homeward journey.

 

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Five nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast and one lunch

  • Admission to all featured gardens and Brodick Castle.

  • Return ferry crossings

  • Excursions as described above

  • Return travel by luxury air conditioned coach

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Abergele Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Bangor, Nelson Pub Bangor, Bus Stop Opposite Nelson Pub
Bangor, Pontio Centre Bangor, Pontio Centre Bus Stop
Bethel Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop
Bontnewydd Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Campbell Road Caernarfon, Bus Stop Bottom of Campbell Road
Caernarfon, Leisure Cent. Caernarfon, Bus Stop opposite Leisure Centre
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Y Glyn Caernarfon, Y Glyn Bethel Road
Chester Chester, Holiday Inn South Hotel Bus Stop
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop
Criccieth, Medical Centre Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop
Deganwy Deganwy, Railway Station Bus Stop
Ewloe Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel
Gaerwen Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
Halkyn Halkyn, Outside Billy Jeans
(Springfield Hotel Return Drop Off Point)
Holyhead Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance
Llanberis, Maes Padarn Llanberis, Bus Stop Opposite Maes Padarn
Llanberis, Spar Llanberis, Outside Spar Shop
Llandegai Llandegai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
Llandudno Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park Bus Stop
Llandudno Jct. New Road Llandudno Junction, New Road Bus Stop
Llanfairfechan Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
Llangefni Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Menai Bridge Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop
Northop Northop, Red Lion Pub Bus Stop
Old Colwyn Old Colwyn, Church Walks Bus Stop
Opposite The Plough Inn
Penmaenmawr Penmaenmawr, Llys Clwyd Bus Stop (Opposite Spar)
Penrhyn Bay Penrhyn Bay, Post Office
Penygroes Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel)
Porthmadog Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop
Pwllheli Pwllheli, Bus Station
Rhos on Sea, Cayley Arms Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Cayley Arms
Rhos on Sea, Hickorys Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Hickorys Restaurant
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station
Valley Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel
Wrexham, Northbound Wrexham, Taxi Stand King Street
(Taxi Feeder Service)
Y Felinheli, St. Marys Y Felinheli, St Mary's Church Bus Stop
Y Felinheli, Victoria Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop

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