Gold Great Houses, Castles & Gardens

Gold Great Houses, Castles & Gardens

Superb Gold tour taking in Dumfries, Carlisle, Drumlanrig Castle and Threave Gardens.


We depart and make our way to
Gretna arriving at our hotel late afternoon for
the next 4 nights stay with dinner, bed and


This morning we cross into Scotland
and head into the undiscovered Southwest –
Dumfries and Galloway. We take the Solway
Heritage Route to Dumfries where Scotland’s
national poet Robbie Burns spent the last years
of his life. This afternoon we visit nearby
Threave Gardens where this beautiful garden is
in the care of the National Trust for Scotland
and offers colourful and seasonal displays, with
restaurant and shop. Later we head back via
Dalbeattie to Dumfries and Annan.


We have a short ride into the
historic border city of Carlisle where we spend
the morning. The city has lots to offer with its
cathedral, castle, museums and an excellent
pedestrianised centre for some retail therapy if
required. This afternoon we head south
towards Penrith and stately Hutton-in-theForest, a beautiful, ancient and historic
Cumbrian House in the same family ownership
for over 400 years. Here you will find a rich
variety of architecture, furnishings, a delightful
garden and the Cloister Tea Room.


Our final outing takes us north to
Moffat for a short break. We then continue to
Beattock Summit and head through the
Lowther Hills and the Dalveen Pass to Thornhill
and stunning Drumlanrig Castle and Country
Estate. At the heart of the estate is beautiful
Drumlanrig Castle, home to the Duke of
Buccleuch and his ancestors for over 400 years.


We depart and begin our homeward

Your Hotel


The Gilsland Hall Hotel

Set in 140 acres of woodland with fantastic

views across the Irthing Gorge, where the

River Irthing separates the counties of

Cumbria and Northumberland. All bedrooms

are en suite and have television with tea/

coffee making facilities. There is a fantastic

programme of evening entertainment on

offer and a Tea Dance is held each evening

before dinner and later followed by music

and cabaret. The hotel has a lift to most


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Bath Bath
Avon Street / Riverside Coach Car Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
In Front of Johnsons Dry Cleaners
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
First Choice Travel Agency
Exeter Services Exeter Services - M5 - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Frome Frome
Market Place
Gloucester Gloucester
Bus Station
Gloucester Sainsburys Gloucester Sainsburys Layby, Barnett Way, Barnwood
GL4 3RT South East bound Bus Stop
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Ivybridge Ivybridge Leisure Centre Car Park - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Junction 27 M5 J27 M5 - Burger King/ Travelodge
Pick ups maybe fed to Gordano Services
M5 Junction 13 M5 Junction 13, Starbucks Formerly Little Chef
Melksham Melksham
Town Hall.
Michael Wood Services Michael Wood Services - Outward - Northbound side
Return - Southbound side
Midsomer Norton Midsomer Norton
Town Hall
Minehead Minehead Railway Station
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot Railway Station Lay By
Pickups may be fed to Gordano Services M5-J19
Plymouth Plymouth Railway Station SE Bound Bus Stop
Pennycomequick Hill/ Saltash Road
Shepton Mallet Shepton Mallet Station Road Car Park
Bus Stop near Monument
Somerton Somerton The Cross - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Street Street
Bayliss Centre
Stroud Stroud
Merrywalks Bus Station
Taunton Herons Taunton - Hankeridge Farm Bus Stop,
Herons Gate by Halfords Superstore.
Thornbury Thornbury
Aldi Lay-by
Torquay Torquay Coach Station
Trowbridge Trowbridge
Town Hall
Wells Wells
Princes Road Car Park
Westbury Westbury
Haynes Road bus stop
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Yeovil Yeovil Bus Station - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
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