Goatfell
Goatfell

Autumn Tints of Arran

4 days From £435

21 October 2019

As you board the ferry at Ardrossan, you see the distinctive silhouette of Goat Fell rising dramatically from the clear waters of the Firth of Clyde giving a foretaste of your destination whose unique magic never disappoints. Often described as "Scotland in Miniature", Arran has a blend of Highland and Island scenery with granite peaks and deep glens to the north of the island, contrasting with its rolling and lush farmlands to the south.

Only 56 miles around its coastline, the small villages are compared to ‘jewels on a necklace’ strung out like pearls around the island. From Blackwaterfoot we will visit Whiting Bay, Lamlash, Brodick - the capital of Arran, the pretty village of Corrie under the shadow of Goat Fell and Sannox before passing the '12 Apostles' at Lochranza. Brodick Castle leaves a lasting impression, as the tall stately building beckons with the glow of warm sandstone. The setting is staggering and its garden is a mass of year-round colour, especially at this time of year when trees don their autumn cloaks and the foliage blazes with reds, golds and ambers.

What's included?

  •  Accommodation
  •  Services of a professional tour manager
  •  Comfortable coach travel throughout
  •  Meals - as per the itinerary
  •  Ferry crossings
Book Now £475 Deposit: £100

Tour highlights:

  • Sailing across the Firth of Clyde and watching the mountains of Arran draw ever nearer
  • Highly scenic circular tour of the island
  • Brodick Castle, with its incomparable setting and autumn colours in the garden
  • The comfortable Kinloch Hotel, located on the ‘sunset side’ of the island

Tour details

Dates 21 October 2019 - 24 October 2019
Duration 4 days
Cost £475 Deposit: £100 Single supplement: $TBC
Balance due by 29 July 2019
Activity Level Easy-Going
Tour code BWATA19A

Departure Points

Location Depart Return
Aberdeen 0700 1815
Montrose 0745 1730
Arbroath 0805 1510
Dundee 0830 1645
Perth 0900 1615
Kinross 1000 1515
Dunfermline 1015 1500
Edinburgh 1100 1445
Glasgow 1215 1330

Please note all timings are approximate and may be changed. They will be confirmed when the joining instructions are sent out, approximately ten days prior to departure.

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21 October 2019: Itinerary

We depart from our designated pick up points and head for Ardrossan in time to catch the afternoon ferry to Brodick. On arrival on Arran our coach will transfer us to our hotel in Blackwaterfoot.

Meals include: Dinner

Hotel: Best Western Kinloch Hotel, Blackwaterfoot

Today following breakfast we have a circular tour of the island of Arran. Only 56 miles around its coastline, the small villages are compared to 'jewels on a necklace' strung out like pearls around the island.

From Blackwaterfoot we will visit Whiting Bay, Lamlash, Brodick - the capital of Arran; Corrie and Sannox under the shadow of Goat Fell and other mountains, and then down the west coast to Catacol and Pirnmill with its '12 Apostles'.

We return to our hotel in time for dinner.

Meals include: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Best Western Kinloch Hotel, Blackwaterfoot

This morning we have included a visit to the Gardens of Brodick Castle. Brodick Castle occupies a splendid position, well protected from westerly winds and looking east across the Firth of Clyde. The present garden dates from 1932 when the Duchess of Montrose started an ambitious woodland garden with a collection of rhododendrons. From the castle, paths wind downhill towards the seashore, and in a shady place there is a fernery and a delightful Bavarian summer house embellished with rustic work and lovely inlaid panels of pinecones. A walled garden, dating from 1710, has been restored and mixed borders on three sides retain the gardener's interest throughout the year. Note: the castle itself closed at the end of 2016 for essential maintenance but is expected to open for Easter 2019. If open then a visit to the castle will be included.

The afternoon will be free in Brodick. We will return to our hotel for dinner.

Meals include: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Best Western Kinloch Hotel, Blackwaterfoot

Sadly today we must head for home. This morning, following breakfast, we will travel to the ferry port in time for the crossing to Ardrossan, where we expect to arrive early afternoon. Thereafter we will return to our original pick up points to arrive late afternoon/early evening - your driver will be able to confirm a more precise return time en route home.

Meals include: Breakfast

21 October 2019: Additional Info

21 October 2019: Accommodation

Family owned and operated for 60 years, this beach front hotel on the sunset side of the Island offers comfort, value and service with a smile! 37 en-suite bedrooms, 7 self-catering suites, indoor heated swimming pool, children's pool, sauna, squash court, snooker room and WiFi throughout.

21 October 2019: Enquiries

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