Runaway to Scotland:Heritage & Lochs

Runaway to Scotland:Heritage & Lochs

Scotland is spectacular. Surrounded by rugged scenery and beautifully stilllochs.Enjoy a visit to Gretna Green, well known for its runaway weddings and experience the beautiful Clyde Valley, rich with culture and great Scottish sceneries. Delve into the history of Sir Walter Scott, browsing through his ancestral home at Abbotsford House before we, ‘Look back, and smile on perils past’, to continue our adventure towards the Queen of Scottish Lochs...

Day by Day Highlights

 

Day 1  Travel towards the rustic town of Ironbridge to enjoy a visit to the open-air museum of Blists Hill Victorian Town, talk to living “Victorians”, and experience the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the Victorian Age as we venture into authentic shops and cottages. Watch tradespeople in action as they show us detailed and atmospheric workshops before enjoying exhibits full of curious goods dating back over 100 years ago. There’s canal side and woodland walks to enjoy

 before embarking to our overnight hotel close by.

 

 

 

Day 2  Leisurely awaken before continuing our journey towards Scotland. Our first port of call is Gretna Green, famous for its runaway weddings. The town was historically the first coaches would visit as they entered into Scotland via the old coach route. Travel to the royal burgh of Peebles, rich with an array of walks,

 Scottish sceneries and fine architecture. It’s here where we spend the next four nights at our hotel, The Barony Castle Hotel ***

 

 

Day 3  Journey along Clyde Valley, rich in both culture and impressive scenery before arriving at the UNESCO New Lanark World Heritage Site. It is here where we experience life as it was in the 1800’s in this Cotton Mill Village. Founded in 1786, David Dale built cotton mills and housing for mill workers across the village which still stand today.

 

 

Day 4  Enjoy breakfast before heading to the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh for free time. Famous for its Medieval Old Towns and Castle which houses Scotland’s crown jewels, all available to browse at your leisure before boarding a train at The New Borders Railway, opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 2015, to enjoy traditional Scottish

scenery. An afternoon of history awaits as we venture to Abbotsford House, the ancestral home of novelist, playwright, poet and historian: Sir Walter Scott.

 

 

Day 5  Lochs are on the agenda as we travel to the Queen of Scottish Lochs, Loch Lomond. Experience wall to wall scenery as we travel through the Trossachs, before enjoying free time at the shores of Loch Lomond. Spanning over 39km long, gaze across still-waters and blissful reflections. We’ll enjoy an hour long cruise with commentary over Loch Lomond, gaining a rich insight of the beauty of lochs found across Scotland.

 

 

Day 6  Leave Scotland and begin travels homeward bound

 back to the South West and surrounding areas.

 

 

What’s included in this Diamond Tour…

 

• Entrance to Blists Hill Victorian Town.

• Visit to the UNESCO New Lanark World Heritage Site.

• Train journey on The New Borders Railway from Edinburgh to Tweedbank.

• Entrance to Abbotsford House.

• Cruise across Loch Lomond with commentary.

• Excursions as detailed.

• 5 nights hotel stay on half board, see our full brochure for more details.

• Door-to-door travel, see our full brochure for more details.

 

Barony Castle Hotel

Peebles ***

 

 

Live like a laird staying in a wonderful castle setting. Sat in 25 acres of idyllic grounds and woodland with views over beautiful countryside, the Barony Castle Hotel features all the amenities you would expect and features an indoor pool, spa and fitness centre to relax in. The hotel has a lift.

 

 

 

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