Edinburgh & Scottish Borders
5 days away from £455pp
Our fantastic tour of the historic city of Edinburgh and the beautiful Scottish Borders features excursions to Thirlestane Castle, Melrose and New Lanard World Heritage Site.
- Four nights dinner, bed and breakfast
- Admission to Thirlestane Castle
- Melrose Abbey visit
- New Lanark World Heritage Site
- Visit to Cragside
- Free use of the hotels pools and sauna
- Excursions as detailed
We travel to our hotel with a visit and free time in Alnwick on the way. We are welcomed at the hotel with tea and coffee on arrival.D
This morning we enjoye a guided tour of majestic Thirlestane Castle; oine of the oldest and finest castles in Scotland, with a beautiful fairytale exterior, where you can discover many fascinating details and treasures within. In the afternoon we visit Melrose and its fabulous abbey.
Today we visit New Lanark World Heritage Site where you can dive into the history of the village, including Robert Owen’s House, the Millworkers Housing, the school and the site of Mantilla Row.B, D
We enjoy free time today in Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland. Explore its many attractions, such as magnificent Edinburgh Castle perched atop an extinct volcano, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, a favourite residence of the monarchy, the Scotch Whisky Experience on the Royal Mile close to the castle or the Royal Yacht Britannia moored in Leith Docks.B, D
On our journey home, we visit the excellent Cragside House & Gardens, former home of the famous inventor, Lord Armstrong. In 1878, Cragside was the first house in the world to be lit by hydro-electricity and it is crammed full of ingenious gadgets - most of them still working - as well as an eclectic collection of British art, furniture, ceramics and natural history. Outside the house, one of the largest rock gardens in Europe leads down to the Iron Bridge, which in turn leads to the lovely formal gardens. Please note, the terrain at Cragside House is uneven with steep footpaths, many of which are unsuitable for wheelchair users.B
B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included
Barony Castle, Peebles ***+
This 16th century castle hotel has the real wow factor as you arrive. Located in the Peebles countryside just a short drive from the town, the historic building contains a modern and contemporary interior. All bedrooms are traditional in style, there is a modern, informal restaurant, comfortable bar and elegant lounge where there are plenty of comfortable sofas and armchairs. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, spa bath, sauna and mini-gym. There is a lift to all floors, however some single rooms are accessed via a flight of steps.
Deposits for holidays are as follows:
Value £70-£100pp - £25pp deposit
Value £100-£500pp - £50pp deposit
Value over £500pp - £75pp deposit
The full balance of holidays is due at least 6 weeks before the trip. Bookings made within 6 weeks must be paid in full at the time of booking.
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