Castles & Gardens of Scotland

Departs: Sunday 05 June 2022 - 5 Days

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Tour Code: SC2208
Price: £629.00 Per Person
Single Room Supplement: £92.00 per person
Insurance: £28.15


Another new tour takes us to the South west corner of Scotland, an area of outstanding natural beauty and a rich history. This corner of Scotland is missed by most visitors on their rush north to the Highlands, a huge loss for them. We include some of the many gardens and castles and impressive coastal drives.

Your Accommodation:

North West Castle Hotel - 3 Star

Overlooking Loch Ryan and Stranraer Harbour the 3 star North West Castle Hotel is an imposing family owned and run hotel for more than fifty years, ‘The Castle’ itself, was formerly the home of Sir John Ross, who was once a famous Arctic explorer. The hotel hosts 72 en-suite bedrooms bar, restaurant and leisure facilities including swimming pool, sauna, spa bath, gym and its very own indoor curling rink.

Your Itinerary:

Day 1

From your front door to the waiting Club Class coach for the journey north through Yorkshire making a stop at historic Barnard Castle This afternoon we cross the Pennines then over the Scottish border to reach our hotel, late afternoon, where we have time to settle in before dinner.

Day 2

This morning a scenic drive to the heart of the glorious Galloway Forest Park to visit the Loch Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre. More wonderful scenery as we head to Threave Garden & House, a garden for all seasons, landscaped beauty and a haven for wildlife. Next we spend time in the historic harbour town of Kirkcudbright overlooked by its ruined castle.

Day 3

Our day takes us along the eastern shore of Loch Ryan and make a stop at the amazing ‘Electric Brae’ before spending time in the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum; a celebration of the early life and the enduring legacy of Scotland’s national poet. This afternoon we visit Culzean Castle & Country Park.

Day 4

A morning visit to Portpatrick, a pretty town of pastel-coloured houses with its own harbour and breath-taking views towards Ireland. Later, we visit the Magnificent Castle Kennedy Gardens which are among the most famous in Scotland. The gardens host 75 acres of spectacularly designed loch-side landscape, a romantic garden paradise with quite literally something for everyone to enjoy. After returning to Stranraer, you could wander the town before dinner later this evening.

Day 5

Homeward bound via Shap Fell and the beautiful Lake District. We make a stop at the K Village Heritage Centre then travel by way of the Yorkshire Dales and Ribblesdale to historic Skipton where we make a stop with time for lunch before returning to our home area late afternoon.

Day 14

Insurance Premiums are renewed from 1st January 2022. If you are making a booking after this date the rate will be revised from that shown in our brochure.

Fenn Holidays Ltd, Whittlesey Road, March, Cambridgeshire PE15 0AG