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Gold Orkney Islands & Castle of Mey

Gold Orkney Islands & Castle of Mey

An exciting tour taking in Scotlands Far North and the fascinating and historic Orkney Islands which combines to make this a memorable holiday.

Holiday Highlights

 

• Guided Tour of Orkney

• Ferry crossing from Scrabster

• John O’Groats

• Castle of Mey

• Perth

Saturday

We depart and make our way north to
Scotland and our overnight hotel with dinner,
bed and breakfast.

Sunday

Today we travel through spectacular
scenery as we head for Scotland’s Far North and
the Castletown Hotel for the next 3 nights with
dinner, bed & breakfast.

Monday

The highlight of the holiday as we take
the ferry from Scrabster to Stromness, Orkney,
where we meet our local guide for a tour visiting
the World Heritage Sites of Skara Brae, Stones of
Stenness and Ring of Brodgar, Skaill House and
Scapa Flow, followed by free time at leisure in
Kirkwall with the opportunity to view St Magnus
cathedral. We return on the late afternoon ferry
to Scrabster.

Tuesday

Today we head to the Castle and
Gardens of Mey, once the much adored home of
the late Queen Mother, who saved it from ruin in
1952. With glorious views across the Pentland
Firth towards Orkney, the castle is kept as it was
when the Queen Mother was in residence. We
complete the day by visiting the world famous
landmark John O’ Groats.

Wednesday

Leaving Castletown we retrace our
steps south past Inverness, Aviemore, the
Cairngorm Mountains and into Perthshire and
the ‘Fair City’ of Perth for the next 2 nights at
the Mercure Hotel with dinner, bed and
breakfast.

Thursday

A free day for you to enjoy delightful Perth
on the banks of the river Tay.

Friday

After breakfast we leave and head
south for home.

Your Hotels

 

• For the first part of our holiday in Scotland

we stay at the family run Castletown Hotel

which stands in the village of the same name

a short drive from Thurso and the ferry.

Recently upgraded by Visit Scotland the hotel

nestles in the curve of picturesque Dunnet

Bay. All bedrooms are en suite with TV and

tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel does

not have a lift.

 

• Situated in the city centre of Perth, the

Mercure Hotel is an ideal location and

contrast for the second part of the holiday,

giving you the opportunity to explore the

‘Fair City’. All bedrooms are en suite with TV,

telephone 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.

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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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