Ayrshires Island Duet - Arran & Bute
This delightful new holiday explores the very best of the Ayrshire Coast & the stunning Islands that lay off the coastline. We'll head over to 'Scotland in Miniature' - the Isle of Arran, with a visit to Brodick Castle & Gardens and we also visit the stunning Isle of Bute to explore the Gothic Mansion of Mount Stuart.
4 Nights, Dinner, bed & breakfast
Ferry to Isle of Bute
Ferry to Isle of Arran
Entrance to Mount Stuart
Entrance to Brodick Castle & 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.
We drive along the Firth of Clyde to join our ferry to the Isle of Bute, enjoy some free time to roam around the Victorian town of Rothesay with gardens, shoreline walks and pleasant eateries. Later in the day we’ll have a lovely drive around the Island passing Ettrick Bay & Scalpsie Bay – home to 200+ seals, our final visit on Bute is the flamboyant gothic mansion – Mount Stuart, explore the labyrinth of rooms and take in the views from the expansive gardens
Staying on dry land today we explore the Ayrshire Coast, heading south our 1st stop of the day will be Troon with its long beach and promenade walks, we’ll continue on to Alloway – home of Scotland’s most famous Poet – Rabbie Burns. Our journey then continues as we follow the coast passing Culzean Castle and experience the mysterious Electric Brae – will our coach defy gravity and roll uphill?? A quick photo stop then at the famous Trump Turnberry Hotel before returning back to our hotel.
Back to the Islands today and a 45 minute crossing from Ardrossan to the Isle of Arran – our 1st stop is Brodick Castle & gardens, dating back to the 13th Century the castle is full of treasures and the impressive gardens overlook the Firth of Clyde. We enjoy free time in Brodick before enjoying a scenic tour around the Island taking in the sea views over to Kintyre and South towards Ailsa Craig.
Riverside Lodge Hotel * * * *
Relax and unwind at the stylish Riverside Lodge Hotel in Irvine. Large spacious bedrooms await and offer TV, Iron, Tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer. Enjoy delicious menus using locally sourced produce in the stunning restaurant and the bar and lounge areas are the ideal place to unwind after a day of sightseeing. No lift bedrooms on ground or 1st floor.Back to top