£565.00 per person
Join us on a 5 day trip to Scotland, based at the wonderful Winnock Hotel, near Loch Lomond, you’ll enjoy some of Scotland’s finest scenery and attractions including a Loch Katrine Cruise, the Aberfoyle Woollen Centre, Edinburgh & The Kelpies
Day 1: Following our journey north we will make our way to our hotel in Scotland for our 4 night stay. The Winnock Hotel, Loch Lomond is a charming old family-run hotel takes centre stage on the green in the conservation village of Drymen. We will enjoy hearty breakfast and dinners in the hotel throughout the stay. Please Note: The hotel has no lift and limited ground floor rooms, some of which are accessed externally.
Day 2: This morning we make the short journey to Balmaha for a cruise across Loch Lomond to Luss. We continue our journey over the Rest and be Thankful Pass to Inverurie. The name comes from the words etched on a stone near the junction of the A83 and the B828, by soldiers who built the original military road in 1753. The road was so long and steep that it was traditional for weary travellers to rest at the top and be thankful for having reached the highest point. From here we make the short drive to Inveraray, a classic example of an 18th century planned town, built by the 3rd Duke of Argyll, chief of the powerful Clan Campbell. With its distinctive white-washed buildings, the town is a magnificent piece of Scottish Georgian architecture. Whilst here you may wish to visit the Jail, Castle or the woollen mill (entry not included).
Day 3: Our first stop this morning is the Aberfoyle Woollen Centre where we enjoy the Sheepdog show. We continue our day with a drive over the Trossachs national park to Loch Katrine for a relaxing two-hour cruise, while enjoying an afternoon tea.
Day 4: This morning we head for Edinburgh. On arrival, we meet our guide for a coach tour of Scotland’s capital city. After the tour, there will be free for you to explore at leisure. Later in the afternoon, we depart for the Kelpies, the world’s largest equine sculptures and a true masterpiece of engineering, designed by Andy Scott. Their name reflects the mythological transforming beasts with the strength of 100 horses, echoing the transformational change of the region’s landscape and the strength of its communities. The story of the Kelpies is brought to life on our walking tour, which allows us to see a Kelpie from the inside for an exclusive look at their ingenuity.
Day 5: After a hearty breakfast we return to the Blackmore Vale area.
Depart Stalbridge: 08:00 – Return Stalbridge: 20:00 approx
All itineraries are approximate and subject to change