Castles & Gardens Tour

Scotland can boast many castles and beautiful gardens.  This popular tour takes in some of our most outstanding gardens and fabulous castles.

Travel all over Scotland from the Highlands and Islands down to our capital city Edinburgh and further south.

Perfect Time To Go

April - October

Number Of Nights

9

Prices From

£1250 *
* Based on 4 people with rental car

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For further information and bookings please contact us:

Email: enquiries@best-of-scotland.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1592 752990
Fax: +44 (0)1592 331680
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Day 1

Arrive in Scotland. Afternoon visit to Royal Botanic Gardens and/or Greenbank Gardens. Overnight Glasgow

Day 2

Take the ferry to Dunoon to visit Younger Botanic Gardens, followed by Inveraray Castle, home to the Duke of Argyll, head of Clan Campbell, and the magnificent woodland Crarae Gardens. Overnight Tarbert area

Day 3

A visit to Achamore Gardens on the island of Gigha. Overnight Tarbert area

Day 4

Visit Arduaine Gardens before stopping at Dunstaffnage Castle. Overnight Oban area

Day 5

Transfer north, visiting Drummond Castle Gardens and Blair Castle en route. Overnight Inverness area

Day 6

Day trip to Inverewe Gardens, Victorian gardener Osgood Mackenzie’s creation, where, thanks to the benign influence of the Gulf Stream, exotic sub-tropical plants flourish, despite the northerly latitude. Return via Corrieshalloch Gorge, a 200 ft deep box canyon, with views to the Falls of Measach. Overnight Inverness area

Day 7

Transfer to Aberdeen, via scenic Speyside. A visit to Glenfiddich Distillery, Dufftown then on to 16th century Crathes Castle, with its remarkable painted ceilings and fabulous gardens, situated near Banchory on Royal Deeside. Overnight Aberdeen

Day 8

A morning visit to the Duthie Winter Gardens before heading south via the unique walled garden at Edzell Castle. Overnight Edinburgh area

Day 9

A morning visit to the renowned Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh, with afternoon free to explore this historic beautiful and picturesque city, with optional visit to the Castle, perched atop volcanic rock, overlooking Princes Street and the gardens. Overnight Edinburgh area

Day 10

Depart for home

This package includes the following:

  • 9 nights, accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Sightseeing pass (individuals) or entrance fees to places of interest (groups)
  • Hire of self-drive automatic car or minibus and driver (individuals) OR coach and driver (groups)
  • Ferry fare from Gourock to Dunoon; Tayinloan-Gigha return
  • VAT at 20%

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