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Edinburgh & The Borders Heritage

Edinburgh & The Borders Heritage

Edinburgh is steeped in history, from its world famous castle perched atop a volcanic rock to tis palace, HM The Queen's official residence in Scotland, and from the Georgian House to the National Museum of Scotland and every brick and cobbled alley in between - the city is a historical jewel.

EDINBURGH & The Borders Heritage                        

 

29 May – 1 June 2018

Tuesday – Friday

4 Days

From £349

 

Edinburgh is steeped in history, from its world famous castle perched atop a volcanic rock to its palace, Her Majesty the Queen's official residence in Scotland, and from the Georgian House to the National Museum of Scotland and every brick and cobbled alley in between - the city is a historical jewel.

 

Your Edinburgh & The Borders Heritage Break includes:

 

· Luxury coach travel

· Home pick up

· 3 nights’ accommodation, dinner & breakfast

· Admission to Abbotsford House & Gardens

· Admission to the Royal Yacht Britannia

· Admission to Kailzie Gardens

· Admission to Melrose Abbey.

 

Day One

We depart from your home and join your coach for the journey north with refreshment stops enroute, arrive at your hotel late afternoon, time to relax before dinner.

 

Day Two

After a full Scottish breakfast we depart for a full day visit to the capital city of Edinburgh. Our first stop is an included visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia, home to her Majesty the Queen and Royal Family for over 40 years. Follow in the footsteps of Royalty to discover the heart and soul of this most special of Royal residences. We continue into the centre of the city for free time, there is so much to see from the magnificent Castle which dominates the city, The Royal Mile, Holyrood House, the Scottish Whiskey experience and shopping on Princes Street.

 

Day Three

Today we visit Melrose where the heart of Robert the Bruce is buried in Abbey Gardens; we take time to visit nearby Abbotsford, Sir Walter Scott's home. The visitor centre takes you from his birth in Edinburgh to his childhood in the borders and then his farm as a writer; explore the house and gardens which were fundamentally designed by Scott himself. On our way back to our hotel we stop at Kailzie Gardens in Peebles with its pretty walled garden and greenhouses.

 

Day Four

This morning we must bid farewell to bonny Scotland and begin our journey home with refreshment stops enroute.

 

MERCURE PEEBLES BARONY CASTLE HOTEL,

Originally built for the Murrays of Blackbarony, this imposing 16th century tower house has evolved into the modern, welcoming hotel of today. Set in 25 acres of stunning grounds which include the Yew Tree Walk and Lime Avenue, the hotel has an indoor pool and fitness centre and all rooms include tea/coffee making facilities, TV, hairdryer and iron/ironing board.

Day One

From your home pick-up join your coach for the journey north with refreshment stops enroute, arrive at your hotel late afternoon, time to relax before dinner.

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Day Two

After a full Scottish breakfast we depart for a full day visit to the capital city of Edinburgh. Our first stop is an included visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia, home to her Majesty The Queen and Royal Family for over 40 years. Follow in the footsteps of Royalty to discover the heart and soul of this most special of Royal residences. We continue into the centre of the city for free time, there is so much to see from the magnificent Castle which dominates the city, The Royal Mile, Holyrood House, the Scottish Whiskey experience and shopping on Princes Street.

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Day Three

Today we visit Melrose where the heart of Robert the Bruce is buried in Abbey Gardens, we take time to visit nearby Abbotsford, Sir Walter Scott's home. The visitor centre takes you from his birth in Edinburgh to his childhood in the borders and then his farm as a writer, explore the house and gardens which were fundamentally designed by Scott himself. On our way back to our hotel we stop at Kailzie Gardens in Peebles with its pretty walled garden and greenhouses.

B, D

Day Four

This morning we must bid farewell to bonny Scotland and begin our journey home with refreshment stops enroute.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Mercure Peebles Barony Castle Hotel, 4 star

Originally built for the Murrays of Blackbarony, and steeped in history, this imposing 16th century tower house has evolved into the modern, welcoming hotel of today.  Set in 25 acres of stunning grounds which include the Yew Tree Walk and Lime Avenue.  The hotel has an indoor heated pool and fitness centre and all rooms include tea/coffee making facilities, TV, hairdryer and iron/ironing board.

 

 

 

 

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
Abergele Water Street Abergele, Water Street
Opposite Bowling Green
Bangor, Tesco Bus Stop Bangor, Tesco Bus Stop
Chester Holiday Inn South Chester, Holiday Inn South
Layby Outside
Chester Services Chester, Services on M56
Colwyn Bay Station Colwyn Bay, Railway Station
Ewloe St Davids Park Ewloe, MainRoad Outside St Davids Park Hotel
Holywell, Bus Station Holywell, Bus Station
Llandudno Jct Station Llandudno Junction Station Car Park
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