Royal Balmoral, Glamis & Pitlochry 6 Days - Angus
Lying at the foot of the Grampians, Blairgowrie ("Plain of Gowrie" in Scottish Gaelic) has been occupied continuously since the Neolithic period: numerous flint and bronze artefacts have been found in the immediate area. The town's centrepiece is the Wellmeadow, a grassy triangle on which regular markets and shows are held. Blairgowrie Golf Club, founded in 1889, has two 18 hole courses and a 9 hole course. Highland Games are held annually on Bogles Field and are noted for the mass tug o'war between the entire populations of Blairgowrie and Rattray.
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 - Full Day - Balmoral & Crathie Kirk
Balmoral Castle has been the Scottish home of the Royal Family since it was purchased for Queen Victoria by Prince Albert in 1852./nCrathie Kirk is a small church best known for being the regular place of worship of the Royal Family when they are holidaying at Balmoral Castle./n
Day 3 - Pitlochry
Queen Victoria is said to have been one of the earliest holidaymakers to have discovered the beauty of Pitlochry./nThis picturesque riverside town has many independent shops and cafés for relaxing./nThe Atholl Palace Hotel Museum gives a glimpse into what it was like some 140 years ago when Pitlochry's largest Scottish Baronial Architectural Style Hotel was built (Entrance fees apply)./n
Day 4 - Day at Leisure
Today is left free to allow for relaxing in the hotel or exploring the local area. /nDon't hesitate to enquire with the hotel reception regarding local attractions and travel options.
Day 5 - Full Day - Arbroath & Glamis
Picturesque Arbroath has an attractive historic harbour which remains in action today as well as long sandy beaches and stunning sandstone cliffs./nThe town's most famous product is the Arbroath Smokie, line-caught haddock smoke-cured over smouldering oak chips./nArbroath Abbey is the resting place of William the Lion who founded the Tironensian monastery in 1178 (Entrance fees apply)./nGlamis (pronounced Glahms) is home to a range of 18th century cottages which make it an outstanding conservation area./nGlamis Castle was the childhood home of the late Queen Mother and the legendary setting for Shakespeare's play, 'Macbeth'./nIt is believed that King Malcolm II of Scotland was murdered on the site of Glamis Castle in 1034. Nearby is a an old carved stone believed to mark his burial site./n
Day 6 - Return Travel
Situated on the charming Wellmeadow green in the town centre. Meals are served in The Baytree bar and restaurant. The Angus hotel has a variety of rooms to accommodate, also flat screen TV, leisure facilities, en-suite bathroom and free WiFi are provided. To top off there is a spacious and relaxing indoor pool.