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Orkney and the Castle of Mey

Orkney and the Castle of Mey

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Orkney and the Castle of Mey

Wednesday 8 July 2020

Single room (limited availability) £Nil

 

Discover the hidden gems of this magical and mystical region, with awe-inspiring visits to Orkney and the Castle of Mey.  We arrive in Thurso, Britain’s most northerly mainland town.  The highlight of the tour, a voyage of discovery through time itself, is on a coach guided tour of the magical Orkney Islands. Here, you will have the chance to see many of Orkneys attractions.  We explore Thurso, home to Caithness Horizons, a fascinating museum that tells the story of this region’s past and present, before continuing to the Castle and Gardens of Mey.  With glorious views across the Pentland Firth towards Orkney, the castle is kept as it was when the Queen Mother was in residence. No visit to this region would be complete without a visit to the famous landmark, John O’Groats.

 

Salutation Hotel, Perth***

This 3-star hotel in Perth is reputed to be the oldest hotel in Scotland. All the bedrooms have hairdryer, tea/coffee facilities and TV.

 

Castletown Hotel, Thurso***

Nestled in the curve of Dunnet Bay, within the picturesque fishing village of Castletown, our family-run hotel is perfect for exploring Caithness, offering quality, free Wi-Fi.  All the bedrooms have hairdryer, tea/coffee facilities and TV.

 

Price includes

· Door to door pick up service

· Elite coach travel

· 2 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast Salutation Hotel

· 3 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast at the Castletown Hotel

· Return ferry to Orkney

· Guided tour of Orkney

· Entrance to Castle and Gardens of Mey

· A visit to John O’Groats

 

6 days/ 5 nights

Day 1

Head North into Scotland to your overnight hotel.

Day 2

Marvel at spectacular Highland scenery before arriving in Thurso, Britain's most northerly mainland town, for a 3 night stay.

Day 3

Enjoy the highlight of the tour, a voyage of discovery through time itself on a coach guided tour of the magical Orkney Islands. Here, you will have the chance to see the World Heritage sites of Skara Brae, the Standing Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar, plus Scapa Flow, the Churchill Barriers, the Italian Chapel and the Island's capital, Kirkwall, with its magnificent Cathedral.

Day 4

Explore Thurso, home to Caithness Horizons, a fascinating museum that tells the story of this region's past and present, before continuing to the Castle and Gardens of Mey, once the much-adored home of the Queen Mother, who saved it from ruin in 1952. With glorious views across the Pentland Firth towards Orkney, the castle is kept as it was when the Queen Mother was in residence. No visit to this region would be complete without a visit to the famous landmark, John O'Groats.

Day 5

Relax and enjoy the stunning Highland scenery en route to your overnight hotel.

Day 6

Time for home This morning, we must make our way home

Booking Information

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

Salutation Hotel, Perth***

This 3-star hotel in Perth is reputed to be the oldest hotel in Scotland. All the bedrooms have hairdryer, tea/coffee facilities and TV.

 

 

Castletown Hotel, Thurso***

Nestled in the curve of Dunnet Bay, within the picturesque fishing village of Castletown, our family-run hotel is perfect for exploring Caithness, offering quality, free Wi-Fi. All the bedrooms have hairdryer, tea/coffee facilities and TV.

 

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