Balmoral, Glamis Castle & Royal Deeside
Stay in the heart of Scotland at Pitlochry on a tour of history and splendour, surrounded by outstanding scenery that will stretch for miles. Spend the days exploring Scotland’s finest castles – Balmoral, Glamis Castle and Scone Palace – and discover thousands of years of history. Balmoral is famous as The Queen’s favourite holiday retreat; Glamis Castle was the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother; while Scone Palace was the impressive crowning place of Scottish kings.
Day 1 Departure: 0600-0700 hrs. Travel to Scotland making comfort stops en-route. Hotel check-in. Dinner is included for the next 4 nights.
Day 2 Visit Dunkeld, one of the best-preserved historic towns in Scotland, and Glamis Castle. It has seen over 1000 years of history within its red sandstone walls, occupied by Cromwell’s troops in 1650 and inspiration for Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’. See the romantic turrets and towers as you approach the castle along its mile-long drive, then step inside and see the splendid interior.
Day 3 Spittal of Glenshee, a popular destination situated at the heart of where four glens meet. Linn-o-dee is a snapshot of a Highland landscape with a pine forest and heather moorland. Visit Balmoral, a holiday retreat for Queen Elizabeth and the Royal family during the summer. Enjoy exhibitions in the stable area and the Castle Ballroom, the largest room. You can also explore the formal gardens, started under the supervision of Prince Albert, that contain Victorian glasshouses and a conservatory. Half a mile east of Balmoral Castle is Crathie Church, a place of historical interest where Queen Victoria came to worship.
Day 4 Loch Tummel, one of the most beautiful parts of Perthshire’s ‘Big Tree Country’. Overlooking the Loch is The Queen’s View, a famous spot of natural beauty. The photogenic scene affords breathtaking lake and mountain panoramas. Sma’ Glen, an idyllic Highland glen, has the fast-flowing River Almond running along the narrow valley floor. Holding a unique position in the history of Scotland is Scone Palace. See the art, antiques and architecture, including rare collections of French furniture and bedhangings worked on by Mary, Queen of Scots while in prison on Loch Leven.
Day 5 Depart after breakfast, making comfort stops en-route. Arrive home: mid-evening.
• Return coach travel
• 4 nights accommodation
• Traditional Scottish self-service buffet breakfast
• Served 3 course dinner (3 choices) plus after dinner tea/coffee
• Possible entertainment
• Hotel porter service
• Admission to Glamis Castle
• Admission to Balmoral
• Admission to Scone Palace
• All coach tours
Fishers Hotel, Pitlochry
Located in the town centre.
Bedrooms: En-suite with TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities and telephone.
Facilities: Bar and lounge. Night porter.
Mobility Information: Lift does not serve all floors. 3 floors. Limited ground floor bedrooms. Various steps throughout the hotel.
Supplements (subject to availability):
Single room supplement £60.00
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