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Scottish Lochs, Waterways & Western Highland Line

Scottish Lochs, Waterways & Western Highland Line

Join us on this holiday to Scotland, showcasing some of the most dramatic and beautiful scenery that the country has to offer. We journey on the West Highland Line and experience the beauty of the Trossachs National Park with cruises on Loch Lomond and Loch Katrine.

Join us on this holiday to Scotland, showcasing some of the most dramatic and beautiful scenery that the country has to offer. We journey on the West Highland Line, showcasing some stunning scenery and considered by many to be the most scenic rail journey in the world. During this memorable journey discover parts of Scotland you can only see from the train as we travel through areas of the country where no roads were ever built. We also experience the beauty of the Trossachs National Park with cruises on Loch Lomond and Loch Katrine plus visit some of the top attractions in the area. 

 

WINNOCK HOTEL

This charming family run hotel takes centre stage on the green in the village of Drymen. Sensitively extended and refurbished it retains its traditional bars and log fires and offers a warm and friendly atmosphere. All bedrooms feature television, radio, telephone, iron/ironing board, hairdryer and tea/ coffee making facilities. The hotel does not have a lift but some ground floor rooms are available.

 

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Five nights' accommodation with dinner and breakfast.

  • Single journey on the West Highland Line

  • Cruise on Loch Katrine

  • Cruise on Loch Lomond

  • Journey on the Bo’ness railway

  • Journey and cruise on the Falkirk Wheel

  • Excursions as described

  • Return Travel by 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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Excursion One

This morning we journey into the beautiful scenery of the Trossachs. We travel via Aberfoyle and the spectacular Dukes Pass to Loch Katrine, where we board the SS Walter Scott Steamship for a two hour cruise along the full length of the stunning loch. We then continue to Callander, a colourful town with cosy tearooms and shops, plus the Rob Roy Visitor Centre detailing the daring exploits of Scotland's most notorious outlaw. We leave Callander mid-afternoon and continue our circular tour of the Trossachs with a brief stop at Aberfoyle, before returning to the hotel.

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Excursion Two

This morning we visit the Falkirk Wheel, one of Scotland’s top attractions built to celebrate the millennium and to restore the link between two of Scotland's major canals. The Falkirk Wheel is the only rotating boat lift in the world and during our visit you will be able to not only see the lift in operation but take a trip on this unique engineering masterpiece. This afternoon we make our way to Bo’ness, for a nostalgic ride on the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway. Take you seats and relax aboard the historic carriages and enjoy the views on this scenic ten mile return train journey to Manuel along the Forth Estuary, through woodlands, past waterfalls and over the Avon Viaduct.

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Excursion Three

We take a short drive to the Loch Lomond Shores Visitor Centre, where there will be an opportunity to take a relaxing cruise on the loch and admire spectacular views of magnificent Ben Lomond, plus grand stately homes and castles. We then continue along the shores of the loch to the picturesque village of Luss, the location used for the TV soap ‘Take the High Road’, set in the fictional village of Glendarroch that ran for 23 years on Scottish Television.

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Excursion Four

Today we head to Glasgow for a journey along the world-famous West Highland Line to Oban. Considered by many to be the most scenic rail journey in the world, sit back, relax and enjoy the views as you pass majestic mountains, lush glens and tranquil lochs. Upon arrival in Oban, enjoy some free time before returning to the hotel on board our coach.

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Day Six

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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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
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
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. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llanfairfechan Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
(Parking not permitted at Pringles car park)
Llanfairpwll Park & Ride Llanfairpwll, Park & Ride
Llangefni Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Menai Bridge Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop
Northop Northop, Red Lion Pub Bus Stop
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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