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Orkney & The Castle of Mey 2020

6 DAYS

Discover panoramic Scottish views, captivating landscapes, bountiful wildlife and over 5000 years of history on our adventure to Orkney and the Castle of Mey! Our spell-binding break will include a guided tour of the Orkney Isles, and visits to Skara Brae, Standing Stones of Stenness and Ring of Brodgar.

INCLUDES

Return coach travel

5 nights half board

Entrance to Dunrobin Castle and The Castle of Mey

Visits to Inverness & John o’ Groats

Full day excursion to the Orkney Islands with a local guide covering the World Heritage Sites of Scara Brae, Stones of Stenness & Ring of Brodgar, Skaill House and Scapa Flow

DURING YOUR STAY

Day 1 – We head north through the stunning British landscape and rolling countryside to our overnight hotel in Perth.

Day 2 – After a leisurely morning, we take you to Dunrobin Castle, situated on the east coast of the Northern Highlands, overlooking the Moray Firth. It is the most northerly of Scotland’s great houses and has seen the architectural influences of Sir Charles Barry, who designed the Houses of Parliament. Later today we continue our journey to our hotel in Castletown for a 3-night stay.

Day 3 – Today, enjoy a voyage of discovery on a coach guided tour of the magical Orkney Islands. Cameras at the ready, because here, you will have the opportunity to see the World Heritage sites of Skara Brae, Standing Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar, plus Scapa Flow.

Day 4 – Today we visit Castle Mey & Gardens, one the much-adored homes of the Queen Mother, who saved it from ruin in 1952. With glorious views across the Pentland Firth towards Orkney, the castle is kept as it was when the Queen Mother was in residence. On our way back to the hotel, we enjoy a brief stop at John o’ Groats, a Highland village known for its  dramatic, unspoilt scenery and fascinating wildlife. 

Day 5 – After breakfast we make our way to Inverness – the largest town and cultural capital of the Scottish Highlands – here, we enjoy free time before travelling to our overnight hotel in Perth for a 1-night dinner, bed and breakfast stay.

Day 6 – We return home to the East Midlands.

Departure DateTitleHotelDays(from) 
13 Jun 2020Orkney & the Castle of MeyCastletown Hotel 6 days £699.00 Book Now


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