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Gold Castles, Houses & Gardens of Scotland

Gold Castles, Houses & Gardens of Scotland

We are delighted to introduce this NEW Scottish holiday following the ever-popular theme of Castles and Gardens, as well as visiting an area of Scotland away from the usual tourist destinations.

Holiday Highlights


• Crathes Castle and Garden, Banchory

• Fyvie Castle and Garden

• Haddo House Garden

• Castle Fraser

• Aberdeen – The ‘Granite City’

• Duthie Park Gardens, Aberdeen


We depart and make our way to
Scotland arriving late afternoon at our overnight
hotel with dinner, bed and breakfast.


We continue northwards into Scotland,
past Edinburgh and Dundee, and along the east
coast to arrive at our hotel for the next 4 nights
with dinner, bed and breakfast.

Tuesday to Thursday

• Approaching Castle Fraser the granite walls
rising up to the distinctive turrets make an
imposing sight. This was the intended
impression created when the castle was built
between 1575 and 1636. Explore the round
tower, Great Hall and Victorian kitchen.
• Visit the stunning Crathes Castle, near
Banchory, a magnificent 16th century tower
house standing on a family estate granted by
King Robert the Bruce. The Walled Garden is
really eight gardens ranging from formal to
• Fyvie Castle – the world-famous haunted
castle in the lowlands of Aberdeenshire where
ghosts, legends and folklore are all woven into
the tapestry of the castle’s 800 year history.
Five successive families have left their mark
and you can see what their lives were like.
Royal guests included Robert the Bruce and
Charles 1. Enjoy a stroll around the grounds
and lochside landscape, and the 18th century
• A Short drive to Haddo House Garden to visit
the delightful terrace garden with flower beds,
lovely borders and fountain. A magnificent
avenue of lime trees leads to adjacent Haddo
Country Park, with lakes, monuments and
• A free day to explore Aberdeen – the Duthie
Park Gardens are well worth a visit and
admission is free. Aberdeen has a great
maritime history with much to offer the visitor.


After breakfast we head for southern
Scotland and the Borders region for our
overnight hotel with dinner, bed and breakfast.


After breakfast we depart for home.

Your Hotel


The Best Western Summerhill Hotel is a short

distance from the city of Aberdeen where all

bedrooms are en suite with TV, hairdryer and

tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bath Bath
Avon Street / Riverside Coach Car Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
In Front of Johnsons Dry Cleaners
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
Tui Travel Agency
Exeter Services Exeter Services - M5 - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Frome Frome
Market Place
Gloucester Gloucester outside the British Heart Foundation
Shop, Northgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1SL
Gloucester Sainsburys Gloucester Sainsburys Layby, Barnett Way, Barnwood
GL4 3RT South East bound Bus Stop
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Ivybridge Ivybridge Leisure Centre Car Park - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Junction 27 M5 J27 M5 - Burger King/ Travelodge
Pick ups maybe fed to Gordano Services
M5 Junction 13 M5 Junction 13, Starbucks Formerly Little Chef
Melksham Melksham
Town Hall.
Michael Wood Services Michael Wood Services - Outward - Northbound side
Return - Southbound side
Midsomer Norton Midsomer Norton
Town Hall
Minehead Minehead Railway Station
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot Railway Station Lay By
Pickups may be fed to Gordano Services M5-J19
Plymouth Plymouth Railway Station SE Bound Bus Stop
Pennycomequick Hill/ Saltash Road
Shepton Mallet Shepton Mallet Station Road Car Park
Bus Stop near Monument
Somerton Somerton The Cross - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Street Street
Bayliss Centre
Stroud Stroud
Merrywalks Bus Station
Taunton Herons Taunton - Hankeridge Farm Bus Stop,
Herons Gate by Halfords Superstore.
Thornbury Thornbury
Aldi Lay-by
Torquay Torquay Coach Station
Trowbridge Trowbridge
Town Hall
Wells Wells
Princes Road Car Park
Westbury Westbury
Haynes Road bus stop
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Yeovil Yeovil Bus Station - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
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