Isles of Arran and Bute & The Ayrshire Coast

Isles of Arran and Bute & The Ayrshire Coast

 

Visit the picturesque Isle of Arran, popularly known as 'Scotland in Miniature', along with the fascinating Isle of Bute with its Victorian Gothic Mansion and the wonderful Ayrshire Coast.

Day 1

Head North into Scotland and travel to Irvine for a 5 night stay.

Day 2

It is easy to see why the Isle of Arran is often referred to as ‘Scotland in Miniature’, with its constantly changing landscape of highland glens and rugged mountains alongside sweeping sandy bays and picturesque coastal villages. Enjoy a scenic excursion around the island and a trip to Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park.

Day 3

Enjoy the beautiful Ayrshire coastline, visit Alloway and the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Burns Monument, Statue House & Gardens, the Auld Kirk and the Brig o' Doon bridge. The afternoon we spend time in the resort of Troon.

Day 4

Enjoy another relaxing ferry crossing, but this time from Wemyss Bay to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute, a beautiful and peaceful island haven. We head to Mount Stuart, Britain’s most spectacular Victorian Gothic Mansion with its stunning and mysterious interiors and garden and grounds, before returning to the Victorian resort of Rothesay for the return ferry crossing.

Day 5

Today we head for a full day in Glasgow with a trip to the Riverside Transport Museum. Explore Glasgow’s Victorian and art nouveau architecture. Today it's a national cultural hub, home to institutions including the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland, as well as acclaimed museums and a thriving music scene.

Day 6

Sadly, it’s time to head for home.

Dates & Pricing

Sunday 26th Sept to Friday 1st October 2021

Cost per person: £460
Single Room Supplement: £100

Riverside Lodge Hotel, Irvine 3*

A modern hotel on the outskirts of Irvine in Ayrshire, which offers a contemporary feel. It has 128 bedrooms of which a good number are located on the ground floor, a lounge and bar with a lovely modern feel and offers tea/coffee and shortbread on arrival and two nights of entertainment during your stay.