Four night package includes dinner bed & breakfast, a welcome drink before dinner on the first night, tea/coffee after dinner every evening, and entertainment on two nights.
Situated on the green within the pretty village of Drymen, this former coaching inn has been lovingly restored and extended. Facilities include: Merlin restaurant; and Ptarmigan Bar & Lounge. No lift, however there are plenty of ground floor rooms available on request. Porterage is included.
SUNDAY We commence our outward journey with suitable stops on route, arriving during the afternoon with time to settle in, before joining our host for a welcome drink before dinner.
MONDAY We travel to Edinburgh, Scotland's cosmopolitan capital, for our visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia, to discover what life was like on board the Queen's floating royal residence. Today we also have time to stroll through the remarkable landscapes of Asia, America and Africa thanks to the exotic plants in the Royal Botanic Garden where there are over 70 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds.
TUESDAY A morning visit to Duntreath Castle and Gardens. This magical place has been the family home of the Edmonstone family since 1435, and our visit is hosted by Lady Edmonstone as she escorts us on a tour of the castle and stunning gardens. No trip to Scotland is complete without a visit to a local distillery, and for this tour we visit The Glengoyne Distillery, probably Scotland's most beautiful distillery with its waterfall and hidden glen.
WEDNESDAY We make our way to Stirling Castle, one of the most important castles in Scotland, in a magnificent setting on high volcanic rock. Here you can discover a world of colour, splendour and glorious craftsmanship as you explore the world of Scotland's Renaissance Kings and Queens. This afternoon we enjoy a cruise on board the “Lady of the Lake” on Loch Katrine, with afternoon cream tea served on board as you sail the queen of Scottish lochs.
THURSDAY We depart after breakfast to commence our homeward journey, making suitable stops along the way.
The days on which the included excursions operate may be subject to change