This holiday takes in the glorious gardens, great houses and cultured cities of the ‘Scottish Midlands’ with plenty of Scottish hospitality and exciting things to see.
The award winning stylish 4 star Westerwood Hotel is located 12 miles from Glasgow in the spectacular Scottish countryside. The hotel boasts a swimming pool, the en-suite rooms are comfortable and stylish, and a welcoming restaurant make the resort the perfect place to unwind, a really superb hotel. There is a lift that serves all floors
Sunday From your front door to the waiting Club Class coach, travelling north by motorway before entering Scotland at Gretna Green. Continuing on, we arrive at our hotel near Glasgow late afternoon with time to settle in before dinner.
Monday Today we travel to Falkirk where we visit Callendar House & Park, a fantastic mansion with a restored 1825 kitchen, used for demonstrations, and a wide variety of permanent displays. Afterwards we head to the Helix Park, home of the Kelpies, the largest equine sculptures in the world, standing at 100ft tall and weighing more than 300 tonnes each. After a good stay we make our way to the city of Stirling where we have the afternoon at leisure to perhaps admire the castle or wander around the shops.
Tuesday This morning we head to Glasgow Botanic Gardens, located in the heart of the city’s West End and home to a variety of plant collections, woodland copses and riverside walks as well as the famous Kibble Palace which houses the national collection of fern trees. The rest of the day is yours to explore Glasgow. With striking architecture, contemporary art spaces and museums, many of which are free, as well a fantastic shopping destination offering lots to see and do.
Wednesday This morning we head to Hopetoun House, Scotland’s finest stately home to discover a place of beauty, tranquillity and architectural magnificence dating from the 17th century where we enjoy a cream tea. Later we head to the city of Edinburgh where the rest of the day is yours. There is much to see from the delightful gardens in Princess Street, The Royal Mile and the Royal Yacht Britannia.
Thursday Our final Scottish breakfast before bidding farewell to our hosts at the Westerwood. We travel south to Gretna then cross into England and by motorway to return to our home area late afternoon after a memorable Scottish break.
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