2021 - Heritage Scotland
A wonderful mix of heritage and nature, this great Scottish breakaway takes you back in time to explore some of the Central Belt’s finest sites. Based at the popular Winnock Hotel in the centre of the hillside village of Drymen, near the shores of beautiful Loch Lomond, this tour takes you on a nostalgic steamship cruise on Loch Katrine and includes a day to the Isle of Bute including a visit to Mount Stuart House & Gardens.
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 - Head northwards with suitable stops for lunch and refreshments. Arrive at your hotel in Drymen early evening, ready for your first evening meal together. DBB
DAYS 2 - 4 At leisure in Winnock Hotel, Drymen with three included excursions. Two evenings’ live entertainment in the hotel. Dinner is served in the Capercaille Room on tables for 8 people. DBB
Loch Katrine Steam Cruise on SS Sir Walter Scott
Enjoy a relaxing story-telling cruise on lovely Loch Katrine as you watch the natural wonder of the beautiful countryside gently slip by from aboard the steamship SS Sir Walter Scott. Named after Scotland’s much-loved poet and author, this famous steamship captivates visitors with its intriguing 100-year history. A soup and sandwich lunch awaits on your return to shore at a waterside restaurant overlooking the loch in all its glory.
Beautiful Bute & Mount Stuart
Drive to Wemyss Bay for the for the ferry to Beautiful Bute, one of the most accessible Scottish islands and a peaceful island haven just stone’s throw from the mainland. For such a compact island (just 15 miles long by 4 miles wide), Bute offers extraordinary variety - from rolling hills of the island's heart to the sandy beaches, from glorious gardens to grand Victorian architecture. Victoriana meets art deco in the main town of Rothesay, with its palm trees, promenade and Esplanade Gardens on the front. Enjoy an included visit to Mount Stuart, one of Scotland’s finest stately homes. This amazing neo-Gothic 19th century mansion, family seat of the Stuart Earls of Bute was one of the most technologically advanced houses of its age with underfloor heating and telephone.
Stirling Castle is one of Scotland's most historically important sites and was once a favoured residence of the Stewart kings and queens who held grand celebrations at the castle. It sits atop Castle Hill and access is sloping and cobbled as is the main route inside the castle from the gate to the Inner Close. At the heart of the castle was the stunning Royal Palace of James V. Today the palace has been returned to its Renaissance splendour and is at the centre of the visitor experience with its stunning apartments and costumed characters. Uncover the secrets of 16th century life as you explore the Great Hall, Chapel Royal, Great Kitchens, Tapestry Studio and more.
Day 5 - After breakfast, return homewards, arriving back at your local joining points early to mid-evening.Back to top
WINNOCK HOTEL, DRYMEN
Situated on the pretty village green in the conservation village of Drymen, the family-run 3* Winnock Hotel is situated just 4 miles from Loch Lomond. It offers excellent customer service, cosy log fires and hearty Scottish cuisine. There is a traditional bar area with an extensive range of speciality malt whiskies. All 74 en-suite bedrooms come with TV, hairdryer and drinks facilities. There is no lift but ground floor rooms are available.