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View of majestic Edinburgh Castle perched upon its volcanic crag

Regal Scotland

Highlights of this new tour will include some of Scotland’s great castles, plus stunning lochs and gardens as we explore from our base at the ever popular Winnock Hotel.

Scotland’s Royal past may have been be a turbulent affair but its majesty and splendour has seen royalty from all over the world visit its shores and glens. The country's rich history, breath-taking scenery and warm hospitality are truly fit for kings & queens. Highlights of this new tour will include some of Scotland’s great castles, plus stunning lochs and gardens as we explore from our base at the ever popular Winnock Hotel.

 

WINNOCK HOTEL

The Winnock Hotel is a former 18th century inn that oozes historic character and commands a picturesque position on the village green in Drymen. The Winnock Hotel offers guests a homely and relaxing retreat away from the stresses and troubles of daily life. Once you inside the historic facade and find a warm and friendly welcome awaits you at the Winnock. All of the well-appointed bedrooms feature satellite television, telephone and tea & coffee making facilities. The Winnock also features a restaurant and bar area. Please note there is no lift at the hotel but ground floor rooms are available.

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Four nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast

  • Admission to Royal Yacht Britannia

  • Admission to Botanic Gardens

  • Admission to Stirling Castle

  • Admission to Duntreath Castle

  • Tour and tasting at Glengoyne distillery

  • Loch cruise with afternoon tea

  • Excursions as detailed above

  • Return travel by luxury coach

Day One

We travel north through the Scottish Borders and on to Drymen for check in to the Winnock Hotel and a welcome from your hosts.

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Day Two

We spend a day in the magnificent city of Edinburgh with its many attractions. Dominating the skyline is the majestic Edinburgh Castle, an ancient fortress perched atop a volcanic crag from where there are spectacular panoramic views of the city and beyond. Visits are included to the famous Royal Yacht Britannia to discover what life was like on board the Queen's floating royal residence, plus the Botanic Gardens where visitors can walk through different climatic zones and discover exotic plants from all over the world. This evening at the hotel there will be a weaponry display with storytelling.

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Day Three

We visit the delightful 16th century Duntreath Castle at Blanefield. Admission is included and you’ll be met by Lady Edmonstone and Sir Archie who will show you around their wonderful home. Afterwards coffee & home baking is provided followed by free time to explore the castle and grounds. In the afternoon we visit the Glengoyne Distillery for a tour and tasting before heading back to the hotel. In the evening there will be a Scottish Show with bagpipes, haggis and Highland dancing.

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Day Four

We make our way to Stirling and one of the most important castles in Scotland in a magnificent setting on a high volcanic rock. Here you can discover a world of colour, splendour and glorious craftsmanship as you explore the world of Scotland's Renaissance Kings and Queens. In the afternoon we have a cruise on Loch Katrine on board the ‘Lady of the Lake’ with afternoon cream tea served on board as you sail the Queen of the Scottish Lochs.

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Day Five

We say farewell to Drymen and the Winnock hotel this morning and commence our return journey home to North Wales.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

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

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

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Abergele Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Bontnewydd Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Chester Chester, Holiday Inn South Hotel Bus Stop
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop
Criccieth, Medical Centre Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop
Ewloe Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel
Gaerwen Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
Holyhead Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance
Llandegai Llandegai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
Llandudno Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park Bus Stop
Llandudno Jct. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
Llangefni Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
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
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station
Valley Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel
Wrexham, Northbound Wrexham, Taxi Stand King Street
(Taxi Feeder Service)

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