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Renowned for its glorious gardens, grand architecture, friendly locals and just a stone’s throw away from the mainland, the Isle of Bute is a must for all travellers.
Staying at the main port town of Rothesay famed for its Victorian grandeur and discovering the hidden villages and spectacular scenery this holiday has it all! We will visit Mount Stuart House, built for the 3rd Marquess of Bute, in the late 1870s. We will also visit Inverary Castle the home of the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell and the iconic, must-see visitor attraction on the West Coast of Scotland.
Set in an outstanding position above its own terraced gardens, the Glenburn Hotel enjoys a superb panorama across the waters of Rothesay Bay to the Cowal Peninsula. The towns shops, harbour and medieval castle ruins are just a pleasant walk away along the palm-fringed promenade. Hotel entertainment is provided each evening. All bedrooms are en suite and have television, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The lift serves most floors.
Luxury Coach Travel
Morning Coffee on the first morning
Four night Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at the Glenburn Hotel.
Admission to Mount Stuart House
Admission to Inverary Castle
Return ferry Wemyss Bay - Isle of Bute
Return ferry Rhubodach - Colintrave
Hotel Entertainment each night.
Departs Skene St, Aberdeen 08.25am
REturns Skene St, Aberdeen 17.00pm
Departing from you local area we make our way to the Firth of Clyde and Wemyss Bay. Here we join the Calmac ferry for the crossing to the Isle of Bute and Rothesay, arriving late afternoon at Glenburn Hotel. 4 nights stay - dinner, bed & breakfast. Hotel entertainment each evening.
Today is free for you to explore your new surroundings. Make your way into the town - a pleasant walk along the promenade, enjoy lunch and relax and watch the world go by, or have a lazy day in the hotel and admire the views to Loch Striven and beyond.
A spectacular sightseeing tour today. We make our way to the north of the island to Rhubodach. Here we join the ferry for the 10 minutes crossing to Colintrave, continuing northwards to Loch Fyne. We follow the coast road around the tip of the loch, turning south to the lovely little white-washed town of Inveraray. There is time for a look around and obtain a drink and bite to eat before our afternoon visit to magnificent, unique and fascinating Inveraray Castle, the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll (Featured in Downton Abbey as Duneagle Castle). Later we retrace our steps to Colintrave and the ferry to Bute.
This morning we have a sightseeing drive around Bute, ending with a visit to the superb Mount Stuart House. Set in 300 acres of landscape and woodlands, the house is known as Britain's most spectacular Victorian Gothic House. It is an architectural fantasy of the 3rd Marquis of Bute. Set 5 miles south from Rothesay this is an ideal way to end the tour, the house and grounds offer the visitor much to see. From here we return to the hotel.
Leaving the hotel we cross by ferry to Wemyss Bay and make our way home.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Aberdeen|| Aberdeen, Skene St, Behind Central Library |
|Arbroath|| Arbroath - Meadowbank Inn |
|Arbroath MC|| Arbroath - Gravesend/Abbeygate Center |
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|Banchory 1|| Banchory - Burnett Arms Hotel |
|Banchory 2|| Lay-by at Silverbank |
|Banff|| Banff, St. Mary's car park |
|Bankhead|| Bankhead, Westerton Road end |
|Bieldside|| Bieldside - Opposite Bieldside Inn |
|Brechin|| Brechin - Bus Stop by Mackie Motors |
|Bridge of Dee|| Bridge of Dee - Stonehaven Road Bus Stop |
|Buckie|| Buckie, Cluny Square |
|Bucksburn 1|| Bucksburn, Bus Stop, Top of Bankhead Ave. |
|Bucksburn 2|| Bucksburn, Hopetoun Court / Sclattie Park |
|Bucksburn 3|| Bucksburn,Junction of Sclattie Pk \ Kepplehills Rd |
|Bucksburn 4|| Bucksburn, Bus Stop, Chalmers Bakery |
|Cortes|| Cortes Junction, bus stop |
|Cullen|| Cullen, The Square |
|Cults|| Cults - Cults Hotel - Bus Stop |
|Drumoak|| Drumoak - Bus Stop, Main Road - Keithmuir |
|Dundee MC|| Dundee - Outside Seagate Bus Station |
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|Dyce1|| Dyce, Opposite Greentrees |
|Dyce2|| Dyce, Junction of Glenhome Ave. / Victoria St. |
|Elgin|| Elgin Old Post Office High St |
|Ellon|| Ellon, opposite New Inn (bus stop) |
|Fife - Keith|| Fife - Keith The Square |
|Fochabers|| Fochabers The Square |
|Forfar|| Forfar - Bus Stop at Tesco/opposite Reid Hall |
|Fraserburgh|| Fraserburgh, Bus Station, Hanover Street |
|Fyvie|| Fyvie, Bus Stop outside Post Office |
|Hatton|| Hatton, Bus Stop, Main Road |
|Huntly|| Huntly The Square |
|Inverurie|| Inverurie Town Hall |
|Keith|| Keith The Square |
|Laurencekik|| Laurencekirk - Bus Stop Mearns Academy |
|Lhanbryde|| Lhanbryde Opposite Mace Shop |
|Longside|| Longside, car park |
|Macduff|| Macduff, opposite Bank of Scotland, Harbour |
|Milltimber|| Milltimber - Contlaw Brae/Main Road |
|Milltimber 2|| North Deeside Rd/Binghill Road |
|Mintlaw|| Mintlaw, Roundabout |
|Montrose|| Montrose - Bus Stop beside Boots |
|Mosstodloch|| Mosstodloch Petrol Filling Station |
|Muchalls|| Muchalls - Road End |
|Newmachar1|| Newmachar Hotel |
|Newmachar2|| Newmachar, Bus Stop opposite Chemist |
|Newmachar3|| Newmachar, Bus Stop opposite Corseduick Road |
|Newmachar4|| Newmachar, Whytes Coaches Depot |
|Newtonhill|| Newtonhill - Park & Choose |
|Old Rayne|| Old Rayne Road End Old Rayne |
|Oldmeldrum|| Oldmeldrum, Bus Shelter, Urquhart Road (Square) |
|Oyne Fork|| Oyne Fork Lay-by at AA Box |
|Perth MC|| Perth - Broxden Roundabout Park & Ride |
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|Peterculter 1|| Peterculter - Bus Stop - Spar Store |
|Peterculter 2|| Peterculter - Bus Stop - Ploughman Inn |
|Peterhead|| Peterhead, Library, St. Peter Street |
|Pitcaple|| Pitcaple Garage |
|Pitmedden|| Pitmedden, Village Centre, Oldmeldrum Road |
|Portlethen|| Portlethen - Bus Stop opposite Asda Muirend Road |
|Portsoy|| Portsoy, opposite Station Hotel |
|Scatterburn|| Scatterburn, Bus Stop, old weighbridge |
|Speyside Stoves|| Speyside Stoves Bus Stop Opposite |
|Stirling Village|| Stirling Village, Opposite Rocksley Inn |
|Stonehaven|| Stonehaven - Bus Stop - Indoor Bowling Club |
|Stoneywood|| Stoneywood, Bus Shelter |
|Tarves|| Tarves, the Square |
|Turriff|| Turriff, Old Post Office, High Street |
|Udny|| Udny Station road end, Fraser Memorials |
|Whiterashes|| Whiterashes, the Hall |
|Woodside 1|| Woodside, Opposite Oriental Palace |
|Woodside 2|| Woodside, Bus Stop, Tesco Express |
|Woodside 3|| Woodside, Opposite Northern Hotel |
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