4 days

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Summary

The spectacular seascapes and wild lands of Caithness and Sutherland, right at the very top of Britain, are home to a surprising number of stunning gardens - from formal gardens that surround grand castles with heaving and colourful herbaceous borders, to small and homely gardens tucked away in neat little villages.

Travelling amongst the jagged headlands and shining white sands on the Northern coast, our visits include two gardens both protected from the wind by high walls - Bighouse Lodge by Melvich and The House of Tongue in a spectacular setting on the Kyle of Tongue. We could not go to Caithness without including a visit to The Castle of Mey, the former summer retreat of the late Queen Mother, and we also tour the fine gardens that surround Dunbeath Castle. Further visits include the private gardens of The Auld Post Office and The Lookout, the semi-formal garden that surrounds a beautiful 17th century house at Old Allangrange and Inverness Botanic Garden which provides a sub-tropical oasis in the heart of the Highlands.

Tour highlights:

  • The late Queen Mother’s favourite rose gardens at the Castle of Mey
  • Two private gardens
  • Spectacular views on the North Coast 500 route
  • Scots Baronial style at Dunbeath Castle
  • Exotic plants and trees in the Highland capital

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£565

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  • Pay a low deposit of £50, was £100.

Single supplement: £150

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Headlands on the Moray Firth

Departure Points

Location Depart Return
Glasgow
Millennium Hotel, George Sq
08.00 21.45
Edinburgh
Marriott Hotel, Glasgow Rd
09.15 20.30
Dunfermline
Halbeath P&R
09.45 20.00
Kinross
Moto Services, M90
10.00 19.45
Perth
Broxden P&R
10.30 19.30
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Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Availability
5 July 2021 BCAS210705 5 July 2021 (Monday) 8 July 2021 (Thursday) £565
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12 July 2021 BCAS210712 12 July 2021 (Monday) 15 July 2021 (Thursday) £565
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