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Dundee, Royal Deeside & Balmoral Castle

Dundee, Royal Deeside & Balmoral Castle

If you’re looking for a break that combines spectacular scenery, famous castles with Royal connections and a visit to a dynamic city, then this is the tour for you. Dundee is compact city that is not only Scotland’s sunniest city, is it also a UNESCO City of Design and home to the V&A Dundee, the world's only V&A museum outside of London. We explore ‘Royal Deeside’ in the magnificent Cairngorms with a visit to Balmoral Castle, the Scottish holiday home of the Royal Family. You will also spend some time St. Andrews, home to one of the most famous golf courses in the world and where Prince William and Kate Middleton met whist studying at the university.




Set in its own grounds on the outskirts of Dundee, this historical and traditional Scottish mansion house, built in 1870 has been tastefully extended to an excellent hotel. All bedrooms feature television, radio, telephone, Wi-Fi, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, safe, and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel also features a restaurant overlooking the gardens, bar area with lounge plus a leisure club with indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and fitness centre.




  • Accommodation with dinner and breakfast

  • Admission to Balmoral Castle

  • Guided tour of 'Royal Deeside'

  • Excursions as described in the tour itinerary

  • Return coach travel from your local pick up point


Day One

We travel north through the Scottish Borders and on to the city of Dundee where we commence our four night stay at the Landmark Hotel Dundee


Day Two

We spend the day in Dundee where you will have plenty of time to explore this compact city. We would definitely recommend that you wonder down to the revitalised waterfront and visit Discovery Point, the award-winning attraction which tells the story of RRS Discovery and Captain Scott's amazing Antarctic expedition. After your visit you should also pop next door and explore the exciting V&A Dundee.

B, D

Day Three

Today we are joined by a local guide as we travel through the magnificent scenery of Royal Deeside for a visit to Balmoral Castle, The Queen's Royal Residence and described by Queen Victoria as 'my dear paradise in the Highlands'. During the day we will also enjoy free time in the riverside Deeside town of Ballater.

B, D

Day Four

We visit the town of St Andrews where Prince William and Kate Middleton met whist studying at the university. Described as one of Europe's finest towns St Andrews has its place in history, a lovely coastal resort that is home to the world's most famous golf course. We continue along the coast though the pretty fishing villages of Crail and Anstruther before returning to the hotel late afternoon.

B, D

Day Five

This morning we check out of the Landmark Hotel and commence our journey to North Wales


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.

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
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
Llandudno Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park Bus Stop
Llandudno Jct. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llandygai Llandygai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
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
Penygroes Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel)
Porthmadog Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop
Pwllheli Pwllheli, Bus Station
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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