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The Victorian Steam Break in Scotland

The Victorian Steam Break in Scotland

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Join us on this late summer break where you start to see the colour changes of the season amongst the heather on the moors and Scottish landscape. Enjoy a loch cruise, a spectacular steam railway journey with afternoon tea, a visit to Inveraray Castle which was filmed for the Downton Abbey Christmas special, and together with an Afternoon Tea Dance in the hotel, this makes a lovely way to spend a holiday in the Highlands.

 

Day 1

Travel to our hotel in Scotland with time to freshen up before our drinks reception and evening meal.

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Day 2

After breakfast travel into the Trossachs National Park. We travel via Aberfoyle to the beautiful Loch Katrine where we enjoy a 2-hour cruise. This cruise shows us what this stunning site has to offer. Afterwards we visit Callander, set dramatically beneath high, wooded crags, the colourful town is crammed with tearooms and souvenir shops.

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Day 3

This morning we visit medieval Stirling taking in the Old Town and bustling city centre. The heritage mile which links the two boasts the finest concentration of historic buildings in Scotland. Afterwards we visit the Falkirk Wheel, time to purchase lunch here before our afternoon train ride on the Bo’Ness and Kinneil steam railway. Friendly staff welcome us aboard a historic carriage, the scenery is varied but beautiful all year round. Enjoy an afternoon tea served on board.

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Day 4

This morning we head along the shores of Loch Lomond to Inveraray Castle, a must-see visitor attraction on the west Coast, time at leisure to explore the Castle. The gardens are worth a visit, covering 16 acres. Opportunity to purchase lunch before returning to our hotel for an Afternoon Tea Dance.

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Day 5

Bid farewell to Scotland and return to home area, making suitable comfort stops along the way.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

WINNOCK HOTEL, DRYMEN ***

A very warm welcome awaits you at The Winnock, an award-winning hotel located on the village green in pretty Drymen. The hotel has been hosting groups for 30 years and is very successful in delivering quality cuisine, service and entertainment. There is a large, bright restaurant and a relaxing, informal bar. Please Note: There is no lift, but ground floor rooms are available (subject to availability).

 

AT A GLANCE

• 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

• Welcome drinks reception

• Tea/coffee after dinner

• 2 nights live entertainment

• 2-hour cruise on Loch Katrine

• Visit to the Falkirk Wheel

• Journey on the Bo’Ness & Kinneil steam railway with afternoon tea

• Visit to Inveraray castle

• Afternoon Tea Dance in hotel

• Coach excursions as described

• Fully escorted throughout

 

TRAVEL OPTIONS

Upgrade your room (subject to availability). Supplements apply, call 01268 777 777, option 1

 

GROUP BOOKINGS

If you book 20 places all together on a day excursion, short break or holiday ONE GOES FREE

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Barking Station Parade, IG11 8TU
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Barkingside Fullwell Cross, Bus Stop A - IG6 2EA
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Basildon Cherrydown East Bus Stop, Basildon
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Brentwood Brentwood, Outside The Dairyman
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Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop, London Road
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Chelmsford Victoria Road Victoria Road CM1 1JR
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Collier Row White Hart Lane - Bus Stop out Tythe Court RM7 8LZ
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Corringham Town Centre Gordon Road, Bus Stop opposite Colbourne Close
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Cranham Front Lane/Moor Lane Junction Bus Stop RM14 1XJ
Outside Restaurant Opp. Car Park
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Dagenham Church Elm Lane, Bus Stop L - RM10 9QS
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Depot Depot, Princess Road, Rayleigh
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Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
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Harold Wood Bus Stop A, Gubbins Lane, RM3 0DR
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Hockley Spa Hockley Spa, Bus Stop outside the Library
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Holiday Inn, Brentwood Holiday Inn Brentwood
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Hornchurch. Hornchurch Town Centre, outside Sutton Arms
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Hutton Hutton, Bus Stop just past the Chequers Pub
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Ilford Ilford, Bus Stop outside 6 Clements Road, IG1 1BA
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Kavanaghs Rd Kavanaghs Road/London Road, Brentwood
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Palace Theatre Palace Theatre Bus Stop
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Pitsea Outside Gala Bingo Hall, Pitsea
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Queensway Queensway Bus Stop (Behind the Odeon Cinema)
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Rayleigh Stn Rayleigh Railway Station
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Romford St Edwards Way - Bus Stop H - RM1 3DQ
Out: Romford Shopping Hall
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Sadlers Farm Bus Stop on A13, just before Sadlers Farm
roundabout, nr Romsey Road
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Shenfield Stn Shenfield Station, outside Barclays Bank
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Shepherd & Dog Crays Hill Shepherd & Dog, Crays Hill
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Shotgate Shotgate Post Office
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South Green Grange Parade Bus Stop, South Green, Billericay
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Stanford Rookery Corner Rookery Corner Stanford
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Sun Corner Sun Corner London Road - Billericay
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Thames Drive Thames Drive Bus Stop
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The Elms Bus Stop outside Elms Public House, Leigh on Sea
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The Oak Grays The Oak Public House, Lodge Lane, Grays
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Thorpe Bay Stn Thorpe Bay Station, Acacia Drive (opp Station)
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Thurrock Services, Thurrock Services Coach Park, RM16 3BG
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Upminster Bus Stop M, St Mary's Lane- Upminster
Outside St.Laurence Church RM14 2QJ
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Vic Hse Cnr, Rayleigh Rd Vic House Corner, (Rayleigh Road)
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Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh
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White Horse White Horse,Southchurch Road, Southend
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Whittinghams Grg Whittinghams Garage, opp Rochford Railway Station
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Wickford Halls Corner, opposite Police Station, Wickford
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Woodford Green Snakes Lane East, Bus Stop R - IG8 7HU
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