Join us for this short tour to enjoy Scotlands greatest spectacle, staged on the esplanade of majestic Edinburgh Castle. This iconic, must-see event features music, dance and precision displays with the Massed Pipes and Drums, military bands, cultural troupes, singers, and the poignant refrain of the Lone Piper.
There will be a an uphill walk from the coach to Edinburgh Castle, and the steep incline and cobbled street make this unsuitable for anyone with a walking difficulty. In addition there are steps to reach the seating areas, which are quite steeply tiered. Please do not book this tour if you are in any doubt about your ability to manage this.
Day 1 - Sunday
An early departure from Sussex in order to reach our Hotel in the Scottish borders by the end of the afternoon. Tea or coffee and shortbread will be served on arrival whilst luggage is being taken to your room. This evening enjoy a three-course dinner with a choice on each course.D
Day 2 - Monday
After a leisurely breakfast we will depart the Hotel for Edinburgh, about an hour's drive away. On arrival we will be joined by a Blue Badge Guide who will accompany us on the coach for a panoramic tour of the Scottish capital. There is an incredible amount to see, including the spectacular Castle, the Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Scottish Parliament building and Arthur's Seat. This afternoon there will be time to explore further at your own pace, find a meal, enjoy the shopping along Princes Street, relax in the gardens and visit one of the many museums and galleries. This evening make your way to the Castle and take your seat for the amazing Military Tattoo, which begins at 21.00. Please note that there is no dinner at the Hotel this evening.B, D
day 3 - Tuesday
Breakfast will be a little later today, after which we will take a gentle drive through the Borders to Kelso, following the peaceful River Tweed. Here we will visit Floors Castle. Floors, seat of the Dukes of Roxburgh and Scotland's largest inhabited castle. Built in the 1720s by William Adam, it is more of a country house than a fortress. Admire the art works, pottery, tapestries and other treasures. Take a walk in the beautiful Millennium Garden, a formal garden with a French-style parterre. Later in the afternoon we return to our hotel for dinner.B, D
Day 4 - Wednesday
After breakfast your luggage will be loaded onto the coach and we will drive home, with lasting memories of the Military Tattoo and our time in Scotland.B
THE BARONY CASTLE HOTEL
The Hotel, located in 25 acres of grounds near Peebles in the Scottish borders, has been created around a 16th century castle. Its 75 bedrooms are traditional in style and have tea/coffee tray. There is a lift to all floors, although some rooms are still accessed via a flight of stairs. There is a modern, informal restaurant, bar and elegant lounge with comfortable sofas and armchairs. Leisure facilities include an indoor pool, spa bath and sauna.
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