Dumfries & Galloway 2017

Dumfries & Galloway 2017

Romantic (?) Gretna is the base for varied excursions and visits

Monday 14 August £359

Single Supplement £65

 

INSURANCE £26.50  inc IPT

 

INCLUDING

4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast.

Drumlanrig Castle, Sweetheart Abbey, Threave Gardens

Day 1 Monday

Depart in the morning travelling to Southern Scotland and arriving late
afternoon at Gretna Hall Hotel. 4 nights stay – dinner, bed & breakfast

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Day 2 Tuesday

We travel the short distance to the pretty village of New Abbey, home
to Sweetheart Abbey, the splendid remains of a 13th century Abbey founded by
Devorgilla, Lady of Galloway, in memory of her husband. Continuing on our way, we
head along the coast route with views over sandy beaches and the Solway Firth, before
arriving in the picturesque harbour town of Kirkcudbright for a lunchtime stop. Our
return takes us along the edge of the Galloway Forest Park towards New Galloway as
we return to Gretna.

B, D

Day 3 Wednesday

A morning to relax and explore Dumfries, home to the Burns Centre
located in the town’s 18th century watermill. This afternoon we head for Drumlanrig
Castle and Gardens, an impressive castle set in 90,000 acres of parkland and gardens.
Explore the castle, the formal gardens and the newly restored Victorian Glasshouse.

B, D

Day 4 Thursday

This morning we drive alongside Loch Ken to Castle Douglas, an
18th century market town. Later we continue to National Trust for Scotland’s
spectacular garden at Threave which consists of 60 acres of individual display gardens
set amongst a wooded area with amazing views of the surrounding countryside.

B, D

Day 5 Friday

After breakfast we must leave for home

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

HIGHLIGHTS

From a base at (romantic?) Gretna, a fascinating area of relatively undiscovered south-west Scotland is easily reached on excursions in the Dumfries & Galloway region. We’ll be near the ‘Smugglers’ Coast’ and lots of places associated with Robbie Burns. Enjoy visits to Sweetheart Abbey, Threave Gardens and Drumlanrig Castle during the days out.

 

GRETNA HALL HOTEL

www.gretnahallhotel.com. Nestling in ten acres of landscaped grounds and

situated midway between the Borders Region and Scotland’s southwest, the 3

star standard Gretna Hall Hotel is located in the centre of Gretna Green. All

bedrooms are en suite and have TV, telephone, hairdryer 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.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashingdon Golden Cross Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes)
Barking, North St North Street, Barking,outside St Margaret's Church
Barkingside Barkingside, Fulwell Cross, by Swimming Baths
Basildon Trafford House Trafford House (Adjacent to Basildon Rail Station)
Billericay Sun Corner Sun Corner, Laindon Road, Billericay
Brentwood Brentwood High St, by Argos
Canvey Island - Canute King Canute PH, Canvey Island
Canvey Island - Haystack Long Road, Canvey Island, Haystack
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Chandos Garage Hockley Chandos Garage Hockley
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Dagenham Wood Lane Wood Lane, Dagenham, Opp Morrisons
Eastwood - Kent Elms Kent Elms Corner, Eastwood, Rayleigh Road
Eastwood - Rochford Cnr Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Rochford Corner
Eastwood Jones Corner Eastwood, Rayleigh Road, Jones Corner
Folkestone services XX Eurotunnel- Stop 24 Junction 11 on M20
Grays Oak PH Oak PH, Socketts Heath, Grays
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Harold Wood Harold Wood, Bus Stops, Harold Wood Station
Hockley Spa Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley
Hopes Green, S Benfleet High Road, S Benfleet, by Benfleet Tvl opp Shell G
Hornchurch North Street, Hornchurch, Fire Station
Ilford Clements Road, Ilford, by East London Travelshop
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
M25 Thurrock Services M25 Thurrock Services Coach Park
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Granada Bingo, Pitsea
Rayleigh Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes
Rochford Station Bus Stop Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way
Romford St Edwards Way, Romford, Bus Stop 'H'
Shenfield Shenfield Station
South Benfleet St Marys St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet
South Benfleet Tarpots Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
Southchurch - Swintons Outside Swinton Insurance, Southchurch Road
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
Stanford le Hope Rookery Rookery Corner, Stanford le Hope (St Cleres Hall G
TBA TBA
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Upminster St Mary's Lane/Bell Corner, Upminster
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
Wakering Crouchmans Wakering High St/ Crouchmans Avenue
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff on Sea Bell PH Bell PH, Rochford Road Bus Stop
Westcliff on Sea Palace Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea
Wickford Halls Corner Halls Corner, opp Police Station, Wickford
x Benfleet Hopes see hope xxxxxHopes Green, High Road,xxxxxxxsee new p/up
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