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Ayrshire Coast and Gardens

Ayrshire Coast and Gardens

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Door to Door

Ayrshire Coast and Gardens

Monday 13 July 2020

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Based in the popular resort of Irvine, this tour combines exploration of the Ayrshire Coast with a spot of island hopping. Also featured are Culzean Castle, Brodick Castle and plenty of time at leisure.

We start with a short ferry crossing from Largs to Great Cumbrae, a small and picturesque island only 10 miles across.We have an afternoon at leisure around Troon, with its sandy beaches, beautiful views and bustling harbour.  We head south to Culzean Castle and Country Park, perched high above the Ayrshire cliffs. A costumed guide will share the secrets of the castle, once home to the chieftan of Clan Kennedy, an ancient Scottish family descended from Robert the Bruce.  There is a planned excursion to the Isle of Arran, beginning with an included visit to Brodick Castle. Dramatically set against the backdrop of Goatfell, the grand red sandstone, baronial-style castle has stunning views over Brodick Bay and boasts impressive gardens. There is then some free time in Brodick to enjoy.

 

Riverside Lodge Hotel, Irvine****

The Riverside Lodge Hotel, Irvine (formerly the Hallmark hotel) is a 4-star, modern, low-rise hotel on the outskirts of the town and set in its own grounds.  The restaurant offers a buffet breakfast with a served evening meal.   All bedrooms have TV, tea/coffee facilities, hairdryer, and a good number of the rooms are on the ground level.

 

Price includes

· Door to door pick up service

· Elite coach travel

· 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast

· Tea/ coffee and shortbread on arrival at hotel

· Return ferry crossing Largs/ Great Cumbrae/Largs

· Admission to Culzean Castle and Gardens

· Return ferry crossing Ardrossan Brodick/ Ardossan

· 45-minute “Face to Face with the Past” Character Tour at Culzean Castle

 

 

5 days/ 4 nights

Day 1

Your holiday starts with a pickup from home by one of the vehicles from our Door to Door service and this will bring you through to our coach. A suitable stop will be made en-route to Irvine for lunch (not included in the cost of your holiday) and we'll aim to be at the hotel by late afternoon.

Day 2

A scenic drive to the charming seaside resort of Largs for the short crossing to Great Cumbrae, a small and picturesque island only 10 miles round. Stop in Millport before the return crossing to Largs. This afternoon, we recommend time at leisure in Troon with its sandy beaches, beautiful views and bustling harbor.

Day 3

Head south this morning to Culzean Castle and Country Park, perched high above the Ayrshire cliffs. A costumed guide will share the secrets of the castle, once home to the chieftan of Clan Kennedy, an ancient Scottish family descended from Robert the Bruce. Return to Ayr for time at leisure.

Day 4

An early start today to include an excursion to the Isle of Arran, beginning with an included visit to Brodick Castle. Dramatically set against the backdrop of Goatfell, the grand red sandstone, baronial-style castle has stunning views over Brodick Bay and boasts impressive gardens. Spend time in Brodick before re-boarding the ferry back to the mainland and your hotel in Ayr.

Day 5

Leaving the hotel after breakfast we begin our journey home. We'll make a stop at Dobbie's Garden Centre at Atherstone and then we'll continue our journey, arriving at the drop-off point early evening where one of our Door to Door vehicles will be waiting to take you home.

Booking Information

Acklams Coaches reserve the right to amend the itinerary if circumstances dictate

Riverside Lodge Hotel, Irvine****

The Riverside Lodge Hotel, Irvine (formerly the Hallmark hotel) is a 4-star, modern, low-rise hotel on the outskirts of the town and set in its own grounds.  The restaurant offers a buffet breakfast with a served evening meal.   All bedrooms have TV, tea/coffee facilities, hairdryer, and a good number of the rooms are on the ground level.

 

 

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