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.
We begin our travels North-bound,
to our overnight stay in the modern Samlesbury Hotel ****
Well 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 its 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 well arrive at our hotel for the next 3 nights,
the Holiday Inn *** East Kilbride.
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 well return back to our hotel,
with the melodies and performances fresh in your minds.
Enjoy a leisurely start this morning as we head to the coastal parish of Boness
for a nostalgic ride on the Boness 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 weve disembarked well take the short journey
to the Falkirk Wheel, a rotating boat lift.
Built in the early 2000s, 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 well 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 well 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.
Free time in Carlisle and Moffat.
Free time at leisure in Edinburgh.
Watch the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Train ride on the Boness and Kinneil Railway.
Visit to the Falkirk Wheel.
Excursions as detailed.
4 nights hotel stay on half board.
1 night bed and breakfast.
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.
|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 |
|Bodmin|| Bodmin - Bus stop by Dennison Road car park |
|Braunton/opp George Hotel|| Braunton Opposite George Hotel - EX33 2JJ |
|Bridgewater - Bus Station|| Bridgewater - Bus Station - Stand 7 |
|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 |
|Budleigh Salterton|| Budleigh Salterton - Public Hall |
|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 |
|Exmouth|| Exmouth - Opposite Savoy Cinema |
|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 |
|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 |
|Kingsteignton|| Kingsteignton - Fountain Bus Stop opposite Lidl |
|Knowstone|| Knowstone - Picnic Area |
|Launceston|| Launceston -Bus stop by the multi storey car park |
|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 |
|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 |
|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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