This fascinating Scottish border tour blends natural beauty with historic splendour and a touch of mystery! With rolling hills, beautiful forests and lush countryside dotted with scenic old towns and villages; southern Scotland is a delight to explore. Image Courtesy of New Lanark Trust
Detailed Overview

Price Includes

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

  • 3-course dinner menu with 3 choices per course

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Free use of leisure facilities

  • Entrance to New Lanark World Heritage

  • Entrance and guided tour of Drumlanrig Castle

  • Entrance to Rosslyn Chapel

  • Entrance to Dawyck Botanic Gardens

  • Porterage

  • Escorted throughout

Video of Drumlanrig Castle

Discover the history and the art

 



Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We arrive at our hotel to welcome tea/coffee before dinner.

Day 2

New Lanark World Heritage Site
We spend today at New Lanark, one of Scotland's six UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and discover the fascinating 200 year social history of this beautifully restored cotton mill village. Listen to the story of a mill girl from 1820 during the Annie McLeod Experience, see working textile machinery, enjoy the views from the Imaginatively designed roof garden and explore the Millworkers' House, The Village Store and Robert Owen's House and School. The Mill Shop offers a selection of delightful gifts and Scottish produce including wool which is spun on site.

Day 3

Drumlanrig Castle & Dumfries
This morning, we visit majestic Drumlanrig Castle, one of Britain's grandest castles and a treasure-trove of delights, including a Rembrandt; remember to ask your guide about the Da Vinci that was stolen! With impressive gardens and breath-taking views across the Nith Valley, the castle is one of the finest examples of 17th century Renaissance architecture in Scotland. We enjoy a guided tour here before travelling to Dumfries, where we spend time at leisure to explore and shop in this famous border's town.

Day 4

Rosslyn Chapel & Dawyck Botanic Garden
This morning we visit Rosslyn Chapel, a building that has intrigued historians, writers and artists over the years and its intricately carved stonework has inspired many theories, myths and legends. Situated on the outskirts of Edinburgh, the Chapel's fame was boosted internationally by Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code. Discover the highly decorated Lady Chapel, ponder the mystery of the exquisite carvings covering virtually every surface, count the "green men" and wonder at the stained-glass windows depicting the chapel's rich history. Chapel guides give regular, free talks throughout the day. In the afternoon we visit the stunning Dawyck Botanic Gardens renowned for its colourful seasonal displays, heritage tree collection and treasures from Nepal, Chile and China.

Day 5

We depart the hotel after breakfast and make our way home.

Other Information

 

Hotel

3* New Lanark Mill Hotel, Larnark

Nestled in the rural splendour of the Clyde Valley, this hotel sits at the heart of the New Lanark World Heritage Site surrounded by native woodland and close to the famous Falls of Clyde. A stunning conversion from the original mill, this tranquil haven is the perfect place to unwind and to explore from.

• Lift • Restaurant • Bar • Lounge • Indoor Heated Swimming Pool • Jacuzzi • Sauna • Steam Room •  Fitness Centre • Tea/coffee in room • Television • Telephone • Free Wi-Fi •  Iron and ironing board  • Writing desk and chair • Hairdryer • Complimentary toiletries •

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