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Gold-Orkney Islands & the Castle of Mey

Gold-Orkney Islands & the 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

Depart and make our way north to
Scotland and our overnight hotel with
dinner, bed & breakfast.

Sunday

Spectacular scenery accompanies us on
our journey to Scotland’s far north and the
Castletown Hotel for the next three nights stay
with dinner, bed and breakfast.

Monday

A holiday highlight today as we take
the ferry from Scrabster to Stromness on Orkney
where we meet our local guide for a tour of
Orkney. We visit the World Heritage Sites of
Skara Brae, the Stones of Stenness and the ring
of Brodgar, Skaill House and Scapa Flow. Lunch
is at leisure in kirkwall with an opportunity to
visit St Magnus’ cathedral. We catch the late
afternoon ferry to Scrabster.

Tuesday

Today we head to the Castle and gardens of Mey. It
was once the adored home of the late Queen
Mother who saved it from ruin in 1952. With its
glorious views across the Pentland Firth towards
Orkney, the castle is kept as it was when the
Queen Mother was in residence. No visit to this
region would be complete without a visit to John
O’Groats

Wednesday

Leaving Castletown, we retrace our steps
south past Inverness, Aviemore and across the
Cairngorm mountains and into Perthshire and
the fair city of Perth for two nights stay 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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