Historic Houses Of Scotland 6 Days - Selborne Htl
Dunoon is splendidly situated on the western shores of the Firth of Clyde, where Loch Long and Holy Loch join the sea. It boasts some lovely gardens, two bays, and a flat promenade - perfect for that most traditional of seaside occupations, strolling along the prom! There is a modern indoor swimming pool with solarium and sauna, bowling greens, squash and tennis courts and both 9 and 18 hole golf courses. There are two cinemas and, in the season, entertainment at the Queens Hall. Within just a few miles is some of Scotland's most spectacular mountain scenery in the Argyll Forest Park. The journeys along Loch Eck and to Colintraive are amongst the most memorable anywhere in Scotland.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - Ardgowan
Facing Dunoon over the Clyde is the ancient estate of Ardgowan./nThe 12th Baronet Sir Ludovic Shaw-Stewart has worked tirelessly to restore and develop the house and estate./nWe are treated to a guided visit of the house (included in tour cost)./n
Day 3 - Inveraray Castle
The neo-Gothic Inverary Castle has a history dating back to the 1400s (Entrance included)./nVisitors can see the Armoury Hall, The fine State Dining Room and Tapestry Drawing Room as well as the Clan Room./nThe castle’s beautifully maintained garden and expansive estate offers some fantastic beautiful walks./n
Day 4 - Mount Stuart
Today’s journey takes us to Colintraive and then via a short ferry crossing to the Isle of Bute (included in cost)./nThis neo-Gothic mansion (entry included) boasts a fascinating history, impressive architecture, grand décor and 300 acres of remarkable gardens. /nOne of the most technologically advanced houses of its age, it's believed this was the first in Scotland to be purpose built with electric lights, central heating and a telephone system./n
Day 5 - Return Travel
Day 6 - Return Travel
To Be Advised
Superbly situated looking south across the Clyde with pleasant lawns reaching down to the promenade and water’s edge. The Selborne Hotel is a favourite amongst tourists searching for coach holidays to Dunoon. All the public rooms and many of the bedrooms offer uninterrupted views of the river which is a constant source of interest. Ground floor areas include a TV lounge, bar lounge with dance floor, quiet lounge and games room. The Selborne Hotel has 98 bedrooms with central heating and private bath or shower and WC. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and TV with radio channels. Entertainment is provided most evenings in the bar lounge. The lift serves almost all rooms.