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Discover the magical scenery of Scotland
The wild and remote landscapes of Scotland have been inspiring
travellers for centuries and its panoramic views are almost as
legendary as the country's famous single malts.
On this exclusive four-day break, readers will fly to Edinburgh and enjoy a guided tour of Scotland's elegant capital including its iconic castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, once frequented by Mary, Queen of Scots and now Her Majesty The Queen's official residence in Scotland.
You'll be based in The Trossachs, Rob Roy MacGregor's stomping ground near Loch Lomond, for three nights on a half-board basis, with time to explore the largest freshwater lake in Britain. Your trip also includes a chance to admire Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, cross the barren expanse of Rannoch Moor and drive through Glencoe, a hauntingly beautiful valley sculpted by the last ice age.
You'll see the scenic West Highland coastline on a spectacular drive from Fort William to Oban, and stop in the pretty village of Inveraray on the shores of Loch Fyne, the ancestral seat of the Dukes of Argyll. Visits to historic Stirling Castle and Scone Palace are also included in the trip, as is the opportunity to meet some fabulous Highland cows during a trip to the Trossachs Woollen Mill.
The magical highlands
Castles, shopping and the capital
- Return flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh with regional flights available at a supplement.
- Three nights' dinner, bed and breakfast at the Winnock Hotel in Drymen with overnight accommodation before or after the tour available at a supplement
- Visits to Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Stirling Castle and Scone Palace
- Stops to shop at the Trossachs Woollen Mill and House of Bruar
- Comfortable coaching throughout the trip
- Services of a Brightwater Holidays tour manager
- Financially-protected trip
Day1Arrive in EdinburghEdinburgh, United Kingdom
Arrive in Edinburgh and check in to the Winnock hotel and visit the imposing Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Day2Loch Lomond, Glencoe and Fort William, Oban and InveraryLoch Lomond, United Kingdom
Today will be a sightseeing day to remember as you take in magical Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, mighty Glencoe, Fort William, Oban and Inveraray
Day3Aberfoyle and the TrossachsAberfoyle, United Kingdom
you will experience the best of the beautiful Trossachs today with visits to Aberfoyle, Trossachs Woollen Mill and the mighty Stirling Castle.
Day4Scone Palace and House of BruarStone, United Kingdom
Today you will Georgian Scone Palace, the crowning place of the Kind of Scots near Perth and House of Bruar, the classic Scottish department store, before your flight home
Cosy former coaching inn by Loch Lomond
Dating back to the late 1700's, The Winnock has offered lodging to weary travellers passing through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs areas, for centuries. Formerly a coaching inn, The Winnock hotel has been lovingly restored and tastefully extended to its present day form. Offering 73 bedrooms, cosy lounges; many with open log fires, a characterful restaurant, function room and public lounge bar, the hotel has many things in common with its historic counterpart with one striking similarity - friendly, welcoming service. Guests take time to savour the fine food, wines, ales & whiskies on offer at the Merlin Restaurant and Ptarmigan bar, or in the light and airy Conservatory or snuggled up by a log fire.