Home to sights unlike anywhere else in Britain, ‘Scotland in Miniature’ might just be the best way to sum up the country’s seventh largest island – the Isle of Arran. On this taster of the Scottish Highlands, we’ve included a cruise and a scenic drive around Loch Lomond, return ferries over to the Isle of Arran, admission to Brodick Castle and free time in Prestwick. With tea and cakes served at the hotel we ensure that there are no strangers on this break, just friends you haven’t met yet.
DURING YOUR STAY
Day 1 – We travel to our hotel.
Day 2 – Experience the magic of Loch Lomond’s magnificent scenery today, from the comfort of a Capercaillie boat cruise. This leisurely circular cruise, allows you to discover the island jewels and explore the historic Lomond landscape whilst enjoying a live commentary bringing together the history of about the St Kessog’s Christianity and the marauding Vikings.
Day 3 – Enjoy a free day today with complimentary tea and cakes served at the hotel for us this afternoon. The coastal town of Prestwick, is Scotland’s oldest baronial burgh, dating back over 1000 years – the Scottish King, Robert the Bruce, is said to have drunk water from here, and Bruce’s Well can still be seen today.
Day 4 – Today we have included return ferries across to the Isle of Arran, the island boasts lots of culinary delights offering creamy cheeses and traditional oatcakes. On the island, we have included admission into Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park – a perfect combination of heritage, nature and relaxation.
Day 5 – After an enjoyable stay we return home.
Parkstone Hotel ***, Prestwick
Spectacularly located on Prestwick Seafront with stunning views towards Arran, the Parkstone is synonymous with 1930’s charm, attention to detail and a very warm welcome.
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Isle of Arran return ferries
Tea & cake on one afternoon in hotel
Admission to Brodick Castle
Scenic drive around Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond Cruise
Free time in Prestwick
SKILLS REF: LBAO
DEPARTURE DATE DAYS FROM S/SUPP
Monday 14 May 5 £419 NIL