Scotland's Gardens in Bloom
Staying at the 3* Best Western Kinloch Hotel, Arran
* Luxury coach travel
* 4 night’s dinner, bed & breakfast
* Return ferry crossings
* 3 excursions with included entrances
Isle of Arran
This afternoon we catch the ferry from Ardrossan to the Isle of Arran where we enjoy the next three nights.
Brodick Castle and Gardens
After breakfast we visit the Victorian estate of Brodick Castle, overlooking the Bay and Firth of Clyde. The
castle is packed full of treasures, with an impressive collection of period furniture, silverware and trophies.
The surrounding landscaped gardens are impressive, with waterfalls, wildlife ponds and woodland walks.
Afterwards, we visit Arran Aromatics and their luxury homemade fragrances.
Isle of Arran Tour
Morning free to relax. The hotel is only 50m from the sea, and there are some lovely flat walks surrounding the
hotel. This afternoon we take a tour to the south end of the island, which hold some of the best views including
“Paddys’ Milestone” - the Ailsa Craig.
Isle of Gigha and Achamore Garden
Depart Arran on the short crossing to the Mull of Kintyre. Then the short ferry to the breath taking Isle of Gigha - being 7 miles long and 1 mile wide. Firstly, we meet the head gardener of the world famous Achamore Gardens, with 50 acres of natural woodland, large walled garden, pond area with many rare and interesting plants and trees. Afterwards, we visit the vantage points on the island before having a soup and sandwich lunch at the Gigha Hotel. We continue on to Arrochar and our hotel for the next two nights.
Oban and Arduaine Gardens
This morning we head to oban via inveraray and Loch Awe. Then taking the coastal road south we stop off at Arduaine Gardens, a wonderful 20-acre coastal garden, with open views across the sea to the Isles. Later, we stop at the Crinan Canal, an amazing feat of engineering linking the Sound of Jura with Loch Fyne. Every year around 2000 boats take the 9-mile journey on what is known as “Britain’s most beautiful shortcut”.
3* Best Western Kinloch Hotel, Arran
Trip Advisor 3.5/5
Family owned and operated for 60 years, this beach front hotel on the sunset side of the Island offers comfort, value and service with a smile! The hotel has an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, squash court, snooker room and Wi-Fi throughout. Every room has a flat screen satellite television, tea/coffee making facilities and en-suite bathroom. The hotel has a lift to some floors and ground floor rooms.
Modern Coach Travel
Our comfortable coaches offer:
- Air conditioning
- Toilet / washroom
- Reclining seats
- Hot & cold drink facilities
- Friendly informative staff
|Departure Date||Title||Hotel||Days||Price (from)||Pick Up Points||
|11 Jul 2017||Scotlands Gardens in Bloom||Best Western Kinloch Hotel Arranr||
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