Royal Deeside & Whisky Trail 7 Days - Angus Hotel
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.
TOUR OPERATES SATURDAY TO FRIDAY
Full Day Excursion to Arbroath and Glamis
Glamis Castle is the family seat of the Earls of Strathmore and setting for Shakespeare�s �Macbeth� (entrance included in the tour cost). In the afternoon we visit Arbroath renowned for its delicious smoked haddock known as �smokies� and also for its smoked salmon.
Full Day Excursion to Balmoral Castle
We travel west to Balmoral Castle and Crathie Church (entrance to Balmoral included in the tour cost when the castle is open which is April to July only).
Full Day Excursion to Dewar�s Aberfeldy Distillery and Pitlochry
We visit the award-winning Dewar's World of Whisky at Aberfeldy Distillery, where we take a guided tour of the mash and distillation rooms, dramatic stave-tunnel and hand-blown glass installations (distillery visit included in tour cost). We then follow the shores of Loch Tummel and stop briefly at the dramatic Queen�s View before spending time in the picturesque riverside town of Pitlochry, with its many independent shops and caf�s.
Note: This tour operates via Burtonwood Interchange, therefore clients travelling from towns north of Preston may wish to join direct at Forton Services.
This excellent family owned hotel overlooks the square in the centre of Blairgowrie. The restaurant serves a traditional Scottish breakfast and 3 course dinner (with choice) and there is a large bar area, lounge, patio area and leisure club with indoor pool. All 81 bedrooms are comfortably furnished, most with shower over the bath. All have television with Freeview channels, direct dial telephone, radio and tea/coffee making facilities. Free WiFi throughout the hotel. Lift serves all floors (some graded steps between levels) and some rooms have level access from lift for disabled guests. Tel:01250 872455