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Castles of Scottish Lowlands: Edinburgh, Stirling & Guided Thirlestane 2020

6 DAYS

From wonderfully preserved medieval strongholds to romantic clifftop ruins, Scotland is bursting with spellbinding castles. Steeped in legend and architectural grandeur, uncover the unique stories behind these marvellous monuments on this enchanting break.

Includes

Travel insurance

Door-to-Door service

5 nights half board

Excursions to Moffat, Kelso & Stirling

Admission into Edinburgh Castle & Stirling Castle

Guided tour around Thirlestane Castle

Free time in Peebles

DURING YOUR STAY

Day 1 – We enjoy a leisurely journey to the bustling town of Moffat, where we will have free time before continuing to our hotel this afternoon.

Day 2 – After breakfast we take you to Edinburgh, where we have included admission into the mighty Edinburgh Castle! One of the most exciting historic sites in Western Europe, the castle is home to the Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, the famous 15th century gun Mons Meg, the One O’Clock Gun and the National War Museum of Scotland.

Day 3 – A day at leisure in Peebles to do as much or as little as you like. Nestled within an area of outstanding natural beauty, Peebles is a picturesque market town cherished by locals and visitors alike. You may wish to take the opportunity to enjoy the hotel’s fabulous spa and leisure facilities.

Day 4 – This morning we visit Thirlestane Castle for a guided tour. Located in an idyllic part of the Scottish Borders, Thirlestane Castle is a magnificent 16th century castle. Discover the castle’s fascinating history with our experienced and entertaining guide as we explore the splendour of the State Drawing Room, the room where Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed. This afternoon we visit the market town of Kelso, full of architectural and historical interest. The graceful five-arched bridge over the River Tweed was built by John Rennie in 1803 and was the model for London’s Waterloo Bridge.

Day 5 – Today we travel to Stirling, where we have included admission into the stunning Stirling Castle – one of Scotland’s most historically important sites and home to Mary Queen of Scots. The castle’s history can be traced back to 1107 and it may even have been the site of King Arthur’s round table! Afterwards you can enjoy a short walk around The Queen Anne Gardens, which lie on the south side of the castle, overlooked by the Queen’s Lodgings and the Prince’s Tower.

Day 6 – We retrace our footsteps home.

Departure DateTitleHotelDays(from) 
18 Oct 2020Castles of Scottish Lowlands: Edinburgh Stirling & ThirlestoPeebles Hydro Hotel 6 days £559.00 Book Now


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