Four night package includes four nights dinner, bed & breakfast with choice of menu; tea/coffee after dinner; one glass of wine with dinner; free bar between 1930 hours – 2230 hours every night (selected brands); packed lunch or soup/sandwiches on three days; and a full programme of entertainment
Situated on the green within the pretty village of Drymen on the east side of Loch Lomond. This former coaching Inn offers a friendly and welcoming service. Facilities include: Charming Merlin restaurant; Ptarmigan Bar & Lounge serving fine ales and whiskies. There is no lift, however there are plenty of ground floor rooms available on request
We journey north, with suitable stops en route, and arrive in Drymen during the afternoon with time to settle in before dinner.
After breakfast we set off to Duntreath Castle, the ancestral home of the Edmonstone family. The famous garden stands in 20 acres of lawns, with herbaceous borders, ornamental lakes, waterfall and bog gardens set against the stunning backdrop of the Campsie Hills. The south facing terrace looks down the valley to Ben Lomond, of which an even better view can be had from the tower battlements. Lady Edmonstone will greet you and give you a guided tour of her castle, followed by morning coffee and home baking in the drawing room. She will then take everyone on a guided tour of the garden and grounds, visiting the blankets of snowdrops. We return to the hotel for a soup and sandwich lunch. The afternoon is yours to explore Drymen or relax by the fire prior to dinner, followed by an evening of music and singing.
In the morning we travel to Killin to see the Falls of Dochart that flow through this pretty village. Back then to the Brenachoile Restaurant, overlooking Lock Katrine, for a lunch of soup and sandwiches. Our return journey takes us over the Dukes Pass and through Aberfoyle to return to the hotel for dinner and a fun filled quiz.
Today we take the breath-taking route over the “Rest and be Thankful” to the Royal Burgh of Inveraray, for time at leisure. A packed lunch will be provided today. Dinner this evening will be followed by a Scottish Show with bagpipes, haggis and Highland dancing.
We bid farewell to Scotland and commence our homeward journey.