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Edinburgh Tattoo & The Scottish Borders

Day 1

After we have boarded the coach we will begin our journey through Northumberland stopping at Heighley Gate Garden Centre on route, before arriving at Floors Castle. Set in the Scottish Boarders, Floors Castle is Scotland’s largest inhabited Castle. The seat of the Duke of Roxburgh, Floors was built in the 1720’s by William Adam, and despite it’s name is more of a country house than a fortress. We will spend the afternoon here, take time to view the wonderful exceptional art works of Pottery, Tapestries and other treasures many of which were collected by the Duke’s grandmother. Or why not take a walk in the beautiful Millennium Garden, a formal garden with a French-style parterre that features the intertwining initials of the present Duke & Duchess of Roxburgh. Late afternoon we will make our short journey to our hotel for the trip, Mecure Barony Castle just on the outskirts of Eddleston. Set within 25 acres of grounds, as well as excellent leisure facilities, the hotel features the Great Polish Map of Scotland, the world’s largest terrain relief model. We will have our evening meal tonight at 7.30pm.

 

Day 2

After a leisurely breakfast we will depart the hotel for Edinburgh, arriving late morning. Enjoy the day in Edinburgh at your leisure, shop until you drop on the famous Princess Street, or why not soak in some Scottish culture by visiting one of the many museum’s Edinburgh has to offer. Relax with a spot of tea before making your way to the Castle for The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Set in the impressive back drop of the Castle, the show is one of Edinburgh’s most iconic events, and celebrates the skills and talents of military bands and display teams from the British Armed Forces, Commonwealth and forces from around the world. After you have been thrilled by the show we will return back to our hotel.

 

Day 3

Once we have eaten breakfast we will depart our hotel and make our way to Holy Island. Spend time sampling the famous Lindisfarne Mead or visiting the castle which dates back to 1550, and has recently undergone major restoration.  For the best views, climb the cliffs known as the Heugh, and up the steep steps of the Look Out Tower which gives a fantastic 360-degree view of the landscape. If you are weary from your exploration there are many quaint café’s and pubs along the narrow winding streets on the Island to take the weight off your feet.

 

 

Friday 16th - Sunday 18th August

£345 per person - Single Supplement £50

 

Price includes:

Luxury Coach Travel

2 nights bed & breakfast at Mecure Barony Castle

Entrance into Floors Castle

Ticket to the Military Tattoo

We reserve the right to alter this itinerary including timings if we feel necessary.

All of our tours been organised by Barnard Castle Coaches to help raise funds for Cancer Research UK – Teesdale Committee.

At Barnard Castle Coaches we operate a Travellers Protection Scheme to ensure any monies paid for a holiday are safe until after the holiday is successfully completed. Any viable complaints must be made during or immediately after the holiday to Barnard Castle Coaches.

 

Fanfare 2 ©The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Diamond Pipes ©The Royal Edinburgh Military Tat