A new tour and a new hotel for this short break to the east coast of Scotland, based in the charming coastal town of Montrose. We explore the Angus region and feature visits to Stonehaven, magnificent Crathes Castle & Gardens and Glamis Castle, Dundee and step back in time with a visit to Captain Scott's ship RRS Discovery.
The 3 star Park Hotel stands near the centre of Montrose, a pleasant coastal town in the county of Angus. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, tea making facilities and Wi-Fi. There is an elegant restaurant and bar area. The hotel does not have a lift, ground floor rooms are available on request.
We journey north and take a break in the city of Stirling, known as the 'Gateway to the Highlands'. We continue east towards the Angus Coast and the town of Montrose, for 4 nights half board accommodation at the Park Hotel.
Following the Angus coast north we travel towards Stonehaven, taking the opportunity to view and photograph Dunnottar Castle. We continue via Banchory and include entry to Crathes Castle & Gardens. Admire painted ceilings and antiques, watch for the reputed ghost, and enjoy the trails and walled garden.
Heading south along the coast we call in Arbroath, home of the famous 'Smokie' (a type of smoked haddock). You can see them being made in the Spinks shop in the town. In the afternoon we visit Glamis Castle, home of the Earls of Strathmore and a favourite of the late Queens Mother. We return to the Montrose where back at the hotel we include a Cream Tea.
Dundee is our destination today where we begin with a visit to Discovery Point and board Captain Scott's ship RRS Discovery where you will follow in the footsteps of him and his crew, see how they lived, what they ate, witness their hardships and triumphs on their heroic exploration of Antarctica. There will be some free time when you could visit the new V & A Museum, before we make our way back to Montrose.
We travel home via the quaint harbour town of Queensferry, arriving into our local area late afternoon.
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast plus cream tea, Luxury coach travel, Services of experienced tour driver.
EXCURSIONS - entry to Crathes Castle & Gardens, Glamis Castle and RRS Discovery.
DEPOSIT: £30.00 per person
Single supplement: None