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Royal Deeside & Whisky Trail

Resort - Blairgowrie

Overview

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.

Prices from

£359 per person

Supplements may apply

Tour code: 502

Tour: Royal Deeside & Whisky Trail

Resort: Blairgowrie

Days: 7

Date Travelling: 09 May 2020

Travelling by: Coach

Hotel: Angus Hotel

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Outward Travel

Day 2 - Arbroath & Glamis

  • Picturesque Arbroath has an attractive historic harbour which remains in action today as well as long sandy beaches and stunning sandstone cliffs.
  • The town's most famous product is the Arbroath Smokie, line-caught haddock smoke-cured over smouldering oak chips.
  • Arbroath Abbey is the resting place of William the Lion who founded the Tironensian monastery in 1178 (Entrance fees apply).
  • Glamis (pronounced Glahms) is home to a range of 18th century cottages which make it an outstanding conservation area.
  • Glamis Castle was the childhood home of the late Queen Mother and the legendary setting for Shakespeare's play, 'Macbeth'.
  • It 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.

Day 3 - Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery & Pitlochry

  • Just three miles from the birth place of founder John Dewar, the Aberfeldy Distillery (Built in 1898) is the only distillery built by the Dewar family.
  • Today we have an expertly guided tour of the mash and still rooms (Entrance included).
  • We also view hand-blown glass exhibits and the dramatic stave tunnel.
  • Queen Victoria is said to have been one of the earliest holidaymakers to have discovered the beauty of Pitlochry.
  • This picturesque riverside town has many independent shops and cafés for relaxing.
  • The Atholl Palace Hotel Museum gives a gives glimpse into what it was like some 140 years ago when Pitlochry's largest Scottish Baronial Architectural Style Hotel was built (Entrance fees apply).

Day 4 - Day at Leisure

  • Today is left free to allow for relaxing in the hotel or exploring the local area.
  • Don't hesitate to enquire with the hotel reception regarding local attractions and travel options.

Day 5 - Day at Leisure

  • Today is left free to allow for relaxing in the hotel or exploring the local area.
  • Don't hesitate to enquire with the hotel reception regarding local attractions and travel options.

Day 6 - 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.
  • Crathie 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.

Day 7 - Return Travel

Clients are permitted to remain on the coach only when the driver is present. Excursion days may be altered to suit circumstances which arise or to take advantage of forecast changes in the weather, local events or drivers’ hours regulations. If it is important you visit somewhere on a specific day, please check in advance with your driver. The itinerary is designed to be a guide to the places encompassed by the tour, and the mention of certain towns or attractions does not necessarily imply that a stop will be made at the town or point of interest, unless specifically indicated in the itinerary or holiday brochure. All details contained in this itinerary were correct at the time of writing however changes may have occurred since printing. Every effort is made to rectify any errors as and when they come to our attention.

Angus Hotel

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.

Contact Details


Tel No: 01250 872455

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