Our base for this tour is the Barony Castle Hotel, a real Scottish castle situated near Peebles in the Scottish Borders. Behind the impressive stone facade lies a lovely modern hotel set in 25 acres of mature garden and woodland. We enjoy a visit to Floors Castle, a day in Edinburgh with included guided tour and a trip to Dawyck Botanic Garden.
The 3 star Barony Castle Hotel is located 17 miles south of Edinburgh on the edge of the Scottish Borders. There is a restaurant and bar area. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, tea making facilities, hairdryer, iron & ironing board and Wi-Fi. There is a health and fitness suite with indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna and gym. There is a lift to some bedrooms.
We journey to Houghton Hall Garden Centre, Carlisle. We continue via Hadrian's Wall to Otterburn Mill (lunch stop) then to Peebles for 3 nights half board accommodation at the Barony Castle Hotel.
This morning we visit Floors Castle, with its collection of fine art, porcelain, tapestries and grand rooms. After a stroll around the beautiful gardens, enjoy a coffee in the Courtyard Cafe. We will have free time in the market town of Kelso before returning to our hotel.
Today we travel to Edinburgh and will be joined by a local guide, bringing all the colour and history of Scotland's capital to life. Later you will have free time to explore the shops, attractions and scenery this great city has on offer.
We depart and travel to Dawyck Botanic Garden, one of the world's finest arboreta. Enjoy the seasonal displays of exotic and native plants that provide a breath-taking backdrop of colour at this time of year. The Garden also offers an award-winning visitor centre. Continuing South we arrive into our local area late afternoon.
3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast, Luxury coach travel, Services of experienced tour driver, Services of local guide in Edinburgh (Tuesday am).
Excursions – entry to Floors Castle, guided tour of Edinburgh and entry to Dawyck Botanic Garden.
DEPOSIT: £30.00 per person
Single supplement: £75.00