The Edinburgh Military Tattoo & Scotland

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo & Scotland

Scotland is the perfect retreat for many due to its culture-rich towns and cities paired with rugged Scottish scenery. Discover what makes the Edinburgh Military Tattoo an international favourite, with people from across the world tuning in to witness the spectacular theatrics outside the magnificent Edinburgh Castle. We’ll also have ample time to experience the Falkirk Wheel and the Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway.

 

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo & Scotland

 

Day 1

We begin our travels North-bound,

to our overnight stay in the modern Samlesbury Hotel ****

 

Day 2 

We’ll continue travel, before stopping in the city of Carlisle, perched pleasantly in Cumbria

 or some lunch and time at leisure.

Carlisle is most known for it’s grand 12th century fortress and prison,

the Carlisle Castle, however the city also features a wide-array of cultural delights

including a medieval cathedral and art gallery, all at your fingertips!

In the evening we’ll arrive at our  hotel for the next 3 nights,

the Holiday Inn *** East Kilbride.

 

Carlisle Castle

 

Day 3 

Today features free time in Edinburgh with the opportunity

to dine at local eateries if desired

before visiting the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo:

 The thrilling and moving experience,

against the worlds famous backdrop of Edinburgh Castle,

will incorporate the unforgettable music of the massed pipes and drums,

the massed military bands, as well as imaginative graphics

 before the show is finally brought to an emotional and poignant close as the Lone Piper,

high on the castle ramparts, plays a haunting lament.

Once the show comes to a close we’ll return back to our hotel,

with the melodies and performances fresh in your minds.

 

 

 

 

Day 4 

Enjoy a leisurely start this morning as we head to the coastal parish of Bo’ness

for a nostalgic ride on the Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway,

 which feature both diesel and steam locomotives, all for your leisure.

Watch as beautiful Scottish landscapes fly by outside your window.

 Once we’ve disembarked we’ll take the short journey

to the Falkirk Wheel, a rotating boat lift.

Built in the early 2000’s, this impressive piece of architecture

helps the flow of boat traffic

 by connecting  Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal.

As day turns to night we’ll return to our hotel for a refreshing evening meal,

 perfect to round off a day full of interesting excursions.

 

 

Day 5  Awaken this morning to begin our travels to our overnight hotel,

 the Samlesbury  Hotel ****

On our travels we’ll make a stop at Moffat, a quaint burgh in the south of Scotland.

 This vibrant tourist town is a breath of fresh air

 and makes a perfect stopping location to enjoy some lunch.

Whilst here you are free to do as you please,

perhaps the refurbished Moffat museum,

full to the brim with information of the town is on  the agenda?

Maybe a wander around the town is more fitting or venturing to local shopfronts.

The decision is yours to make.

 

Day 6  Awaken to say goodbye to our overnight hotel

 before travelling south-bound to the West Country and surrounding areas,

 with memories of the tour still aplenty.

 

 

 

What’s included in this Sapphire Tour…

 

 

• Free time in Carlisle and Moffat.

• Free time at leisure in Edinburgh.

• Watch the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

• Train ride on the Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway.

• Visit to the Falkirk Wheel.

• Excursions as detailed.

• 4 nights hotel stay on half board.

• 1 night bed and breakfast.

• Coach travel.

 

 

Holiday Inn

East Kilbridge ***

 

The Holiday Inn features many amenities to help you relax and unwind

on your trip to Scotland including an indoor pool, spa, fitness centre

and a casual lounge which hosts a well-stocked bar.

Single travellers will enjoy a double or twin room

for sole occupancy whilst staying at this hotel.

The hotel has a lift.

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashburton Ashburton - Eastern Road (B3352)
just past Glendinnings Office TQ13 7AP
Barnstaple Coach Depot Barnstaple-Coney Avenue EX328QJ.
Barnstaple Railway Barnstaple Railway Station - EX31 2AU
Bickington Garage Bickington - Opposite Garage EX31 2JG
Bideford/Kingsley Statue Bideford Kingsley Statue
Bishopsteignton Bishopsteignton - Bus stop outside Metro Motors
TQ14 9RL
Bodmin Bodmin - Bus stop by Dennison Road car park
PL31 2LL
Braunton/opp George Hotel Braunton Opposite George Hotel - EX33 2JJ
Bridgewater - Bus Station Bridgewater - Bus Station - Stand 7
TA6 5PZ.
Bridgewater Services Bridgewater Services Coach Park - TA6 6TS
Bristol - Anchor Road Bristol - Anchor Road bus stop opposite @ Bristol
Buckfastleigh Buckfastleigh - Dart Garage Bus Shelter
on Dart Bridge Road, TQ11 0DZ
Bude Bude - TSB Bank
EX23 8JJ
Budleigh Salterton Budleigh Salterton - Public Hall
EX9 6RJ
Cheltenham/ Golden Valley Cheltenham - Golden Valley Roundabout
outside KFC (Northbound tours only), GL51 6TA
Clyst St George Clyst St George - Bus stop by St George & Dragon
Hotel, EX3 0QJ
Cullompton Services Cullompton Services M5 Jct 28 EX15 1NS
Dawlish Dawlish - Piermont Place, EX7 9PH
East Budleigh East Budleigh, The Rolle Arms, EX9 7DL
Eastgate Shopping Centre Eastgate Shopping Centre, Bus stop(M32 Jct 2)
Exeter - Belgrave Road Exeter - Belgrave Road, Loading Bays at the back
of Vue Cinema, EX1 2AA
Exeter Services Exeter Services M5 coach park EX2 7HF
Exminster Exminster - Victory Hall
EX6 8DF
Exmouth Exmouth - Opposite Savoy Cinema
EX8 1HP
Folly Gate Folly Gate EX20 3AH
Fraddon Services Fraddon Services - TR9 6NA
Fremington/New Inn Fremington New Inn EX31 2NT
Gordano Services M5 Gordano Services Coach bay - BS20 7XG
Hatherleigh Co-Op Hatherleigh Co -Op EX20 3HY
Holsworthy Holsworthy Bus Stop opposite Church - EX22 6HA
Ilfracombe Ilfracombe War memorial
EX34 8HB
Ivybridge Ivybridge,Bus stop on road outside Town Hall PL21
J27/M5 Services by Petrol Station
Kenton Kenton - Outside Roadean Restaurant A379
Kilkhampton Kilkhampton - Outside the Church
Kingskerswell /NewtonRd Kingskerswell - Bus stop just before Hospital
on Newton Road, opposite Bridge Retail Park
Kingskerswell Hare&Hounds Kingskerswell, just past Hare & Hounds Pub
on corner of Manor Gardens
Kingskerswell/ The Sloop Kingskerswell - Bus stop by The Sloop
Kingskerswell/Devon Motor Kingskerswell - opposite Devon Motor Homes
TQ12 5AT
Kingsteignton Kingsteignton - Fountain Bus Stop opposite Lidl
Knowstone Knowstone - Picnic Area
Launceston Launceston -Bus stop by the multi storey car park
on Westgate
Liskeard Liskeard - The Parade
Lympstone Lympstone - The Saddlers, Exmouth Road
Meeth Meeth - The Bull and Dragon Public House EX20 3EP
Merton Merton Square, EX20
Merton Square Merton Square
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot,Railway Station TQ12 2BT
Newton Poppleford Newton Poppleford, St Luke's Church, EX10 0EG
North Tawton North Tawton Square
Okehampton Okehampton, West Bridge Bus Stop, EX20 1JZ
Paignton Paignton,Garfield Rd, by the Multi storey car park
Plymouth Plymouth, Outside Bretonside Coach Park PL4 0BG
Plymouth - Derrys Cross Plymouth - Derrys Cross bus bays
outside Rumpus Cosy Cafe, PL1 2TE
Plympton Plympton - Ridgeway Bus Stop near Co-op Store
Plymstock Broadway Plymstock Broadway - Opposite Lidl Store
by Broadway Car Park PL9 7AU
Preston Preston - Bus Shelter in between Conservative Club
and Baptist Church A3022
Redruth Redruth - Railway station, Redruth, TR15 2AB
Sedgemoor Services M5 N Sedgemoor services M5 Coach Park, Northbound
Sedgemoor Services M5 S Sedgemoor services M5 Coach Park, Southbound,
Self Drive Self Drive
Sidford Sidford - Green Close Bus Stop
Sidmouth, The Triangle Sidmouth, The Triangle, EX10 8PF
Sourton Cross Okehampton, Sourton Cross EX20 4LY
South Brent South Brent - Bus stop outside The London Inn Mews
on the B3372
South Molton/Square South Molton Square - EX36 3AB
St Austell St Austell - Railway Station, PL25 4LA
Starcross Starcross - Opposite Railway Station
Stibb Cross Stibb Cross Bus stop adjacent to the Old Union Inn
Taunton - Tower Street Taunton - Tower Street Bus Station
Taunton Deane Services N Taunton Deane Serv M5 Coach Pk Northbound TA3 7PF
Taunton Deane Services S Taunton Deane Serv Coach Park Southbound TA3 7PF
Taunton Murco Garage Taunton, Murco Garage J25/M5
Tavistock Tavistock, Opposite/Outside the Bedford Hotel
Depending on which way the coach is coming from
Teignmouth Teignmouth - Eastcliff Coach Park
Tiverton Coach Station Tiverton Coach Station
Tiverton Shell J27/M5 Tiverton Shell Garage J27/M5
Torquay Torquay - Opposite the library on Lymington Road,
Torrington Torrington - back of Globe
Totnes Totnes - Bus layby opposite the Seven Stars Hotel
TQ9 5DD
Truro Truro - Fairmantle Street coach park, TR1 2EQ
Wellington - Chelston Wellington - Chelston Business Park
outside Wellington Motors
Wellington - Conservative Wellington - Conservative Club, TA21 8QT
Whiddon Down Sevice area Whiddon Down Service Area Exeter Road EX20 2QT
Winkleigh Winkleigh Garage,Exeter Road, Winkleigh, EX19 8JJ
on A3124
Worle Worle - Bus Stop by Roundabout behind
Parish Pump Pub
Yelland/Pottery Lane End Yelland - Bus stop at Pottery Lane, EX31
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