Our Scottish ‘Legends of the Lochs’ tour offers the opportunity to witness the beauty of the Trossachs region by boat, enjoy a distillery tour and tasting, take a trip on the Falkirk Wheel and gain an understanding of the wool making industry and its cultural importance and heritage. All this and a great hotel offering a tremendous entertainment programme.
Formerly a coaching inn, The Winnock hotel has been lovingly restored and tastefully extended to its present day form. The 3 star hotel is located in the centre of the attractive village of Drymen and proved popular with our clients for many years, not least because of its warm welcome and attention to detail. All bedrooms are en-suite and spread across just two floors with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Although the hotel does not have a lift, ground floor rooms are available on request.
Sunday Our door to door service takes you to the waiting Club Class coach journey north from our home area via Scotch Corner, Gretna Green and Glasgow to reach our hotel late afternoon. A welcome drink with the hotel management precedes dinner this evening which is followed by entertainment.
Monday A full Scottish breakfast before we enjoy wonderful Highland scenery on our drive along the Forth Valley to Aberfoyle where we include a visit to the interesting Scottish Wool Centre to learn about the important industry that has contributed so much to Scotland’s heritage and culture. Then on into the heart of the glorious Trossachs to Loch Katrina for a soup and sandwich lunch before boarding the steam ship Sir Walter Scott for a 2 hour cruise on the beautiful loch. Our return is by way of the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park and Aberfoyle. Dinner is followed by an evening of entertainment.
Tuesday Another interesting day lies ahead as we drive beside Campsie Fell and the Kilsyth Hills to Falkirk where we include a breathtaking ride on the amazing Falkirk Wheel, the world’s first and only rotating boat lift. En route we make a visit to Glengoyne Distillery for an insight into the making of the Golden Liquid and, of course, a tasting.
Wednesday More fabulous Scottish lochs as we drive along the shores Loch Lomond, Queen of the Lochs’ then over the famous ‘Rest & be Thankful Pass to the great sea loch Fyne, we drive around the head of the water to spend time in historic Inverary, home of the Clan Campbell, there magnificent castle is well worth a visit. We return to the hotel for our final night’s dinner.
Thursday A full Scottish breakfast sets us up for our return journey. We travel to Glasgow and through Strathclyde stopping at Gretna Green, before crossing the border. Now south to return to our home area and waiting taxis early evening.
Fenn Holidays Ltd, Whittlesey Road, March, Cambridgeshire PE15 0AG