Scotland - a land where constant love is forever commemorated, from Greyfriars Bobby in the East to Sweetheat Abbey in the West.
Arrive in Edinburgh Airport where you will be met by your driver who will transfer you to your first hotel, where there will be a little treat will be waiting for you..
To Edinburgh, the Athens of the north. Your first night - relax in a 13th century fortress claoked by wooded parkland on the picturesque banks of the river Esk. A rambling romantic place with a secret bar, a tranquil library, vaulted rooms, crackling log fires and a 21st century spa.
Overnight Dalhousie Castle.
Days 2 and 3
Today you will explore the city with your driver guide - the Roslyn Chapel of Davinci Code fame, Queen Elizabeth's Royal Yacht, the palace where Mary Queen of Scots fell in love with Darnley, the sparkling shops of the Royal Mile, the spledour and colourful tradition of the castle, and the quaint markets.
Overnight Dalhousie Castle.
Days 4 and 5
Your Driver guide will take you through the lovely lowlands - stately homes, beautiful gardens, melodramatic ruins, rolling hills and tranquil rivers, leaf rustling woodland walks to Gretna Green, the most famous site for lovers in Scotland, where the Blacksmith sealed the knot for eloping couples on his anvil! Take a journey of inspiration through Scotland's poetic heartland where you'll find stories and scenery that inspire romantic verse. Huge skies, coastlines, quiet roads, and friendly fishing villages on the sea lochs. A charming old home in Scotland's most Southerly area, beside the sea, will welcome you, with four poster beds and memorable Atlantic sunsets.
Overnight Glen App Castle – where treat number two awaits you…
Days 6 and 7
Your Driver guide will be waiting for you in the lobby, to take you touring.
Past some of the World's most famous golf courses.
For the final two nights head north towards Ayr, Turnberry and Glasgow. On the way up there explore the Galloway Forest Park.
The largest town on the Firth of Clyde coast of Scotland is Ayr. It is an attractive town with a long history and for many centuries was the largest port anywhere on Scotland's west coast, only being overtaken by Glasgow in the 1600s. Today it retains an active harbour and is also home to one of Scotland's major racecourses
Alloway is closely associated with the poet Robert Burns. Here you find the Burns National Heritage Park, including Burns Cottage, and the Old Kirk, that provided such a striking setting for his poem "Tam o' Shanter".
Nearby is Turnberry's famous golf courses and less well-known castle before going through the village of Maidens. On an unassuming hillside overlooking the sea, you find Electric Brae, where cars appear to roll uphill: an optical illusion, but a convincing one. A minor road nearby takes you even closer to the coast, though the pretty harbour village of Dunure and past the ruin of Dunure Castle. Maybole is the ancient capital of Carrick and, as Miniboll it has a recorded history going back to the 1100s. Two miles east of Maybole is Kirkmichael, another extremely pretty village. Further from the Clyde coast, the landscape becomes more post-industrial, although settlements like Cumnock and Dalmellington still have their attractions.
Carry on to stay on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, just North of Glasgow.
Overnight at Cameron House where you will find a complimentary bottle of champagne will be ready for you to open to celebrate your last nights..
Day 8 Depart Glasgow Airport
Transfer to Glasgow Airport
End of arrangements with Adams & Butler.
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