GOLD Orkney Islands and the Castle of Mey

GOLD Orkney Islands and the Castle of Mey

Standing stones and henges are scattered across the Orkney Islands - remnants of an ancient people. The Queen Mother adored the Castle of Mey which she restored from a ruin. A dramatic journey through the Cairngorms will bring us to the fair city of Perth.

Standing stones and henges are

 scattered across the Orkney Islands

remnants of an ancient people.

The Queen Mother adored the Castle of Mey

which she restored from a ruin. 

A dramatic journey through the Cairngorms

will bring us to the fair city of Perth.

 

6 nights stay with dinner,

bed & breakfast

 

Home Link included

Sunday

Departing from your home area in the
morning and travelling to Scotland, arriving late
afternoon at Best Western Hilcroft Hotel for an
overnight stay with dinner, bed and breakfast.

Monday

Spectacular scenery accompanies us on
our journey to Scotland’s far north and Thurso’s
royal Hotel for the next three nights stay with
dinner, bed and breakfast

Tuesday

A holiday highlight today as we take
the ferry from Scrabster to Stromness on Orkney
where we meet our local guide for a tour of
Orkney. We visit the World Heritage Sites of
Skara Brae, the Stones of Stenness and the ring
of Brodgar, Skaill House and Scapa Flow. Lunch
is at leisure in kirkwall with an opportunity to
visit St Magnus’ cathedral. We catch the late
afternoon ferry to Scrabster.

Wednesday

After a morning at leisure in Thurso
we head to the Castle and gardens of Mey. It
was once the adored home of the late Queen
Mother who saved it from ruin in 1952. With its
glorious views across the Pentland Firth towards
Orkney, the castle is kept as it was when the
Queen Mother was in residence. No visit to this
region would be complete without a visit to John
O’Groats

Thursday

Leaving Thurso, we
retrace our steps south past
Inverness, Aviemore and across the
Cairngorm mountains and into
Perthshire and the fair city of Perth
for 2 nights stay at the Hilcroft Hotel
with dinner, bed and breakfast.

Friday

A free day for you to enjoy delightful Perth
on the banks of the river Tay.

Saturday

After breakfast we leave and head
south for home.

Your Hotel

 

Royal Hotel, Thurso

 

The 3 star Royal Hotel in Thurso is a former

coaching inn and retains much of that charm.

Its position in the town centre puts it within

walking distance of the quayside and shops.

All bedrooms are en suite and have TV,

telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making

facilities. The hotel has a lift.

 

Best Western Hilcroft Hotel

 

The 3 star Best Western Hilcroft Hotel Perth is

in an ideal town centre location and is a nice

contrast for the second part of the tour. The

hotel has an indoor swimming pool, gym,

sauna and Jacuzzi. All bedrooms are en suite

with TV, telephone and tea/coffee making

facilities. The hotel has a lift.

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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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