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Strathpeffer & the North-West Highlands 2022

Strathpeffer & the North-West Highlands 2022

Outstanding Highland scenery in north-west Scotland

We were prevented by the pandemic from operating this tour in 2020 and 2021, so 3rd time lucky? It is based in the delightful former spa town of Strathpeffer and surrounded by beautiful Highland scenery. Famous sights on the way include Loch Lomond, Ben Nevis and Loch Ness, then during the stay excursions involve visiting Loch Maree, Gruinard Bay, the Falls of Shin, Corrieshalloch Gorge and Dunrobin Castle. On the first and last nights of the tour overnight accommodation will be in Northern England.

 

Saturday 18 June  7 days  £699

Single supplement £120

 

INSURANCE  £37.50  inc IPT

 

INCLUDES

6 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Excursion programme

Admission to Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

Day 1 Saturday

Travel to the Cumbria Grand
Hotel at Grange-over-Sands for overnight stay -
dinner, bed and breakfast.

D

Day 2 Sunday

We continue into Scotland and
the Highlands. Enjoy mountains, lochs and glens
from Loch Lomond to Rannoch Moor, Glencoe
and the Great Glen, arriving late afternoon at
Ben Wyvis Hotel. 4 nights stay – dinner, bed and
breakfast.

B, D

Days 3 - 5 Mon - Wed

One day is
free for you to explore the delights of
Strathpeffer. Way back in Victorian times this
town was one of Europe’s most important spas,
so much so that it had a direct train service from
London. Sadly the trains are gone, but the
renovated station buildings house a visitor
centre, Museum of Childhood and craft
workshops. Then during your stay in Strathpeffer
the following 2 excursions are included:
GAIRLOCH AND LOCH MAREE. A tour through
some of the best Highland scenery. We head
west along Strath Bran to Kinlochewe where we
follow the shores of beautiful Loch Maree to
Gairloch, on the west coast. From here we head
via Poolewe to Aultbea, Gruinard Bay and Little
Loch Broom. We stop at the magnificent awe
inspiring Corrieshalloch Gorge. The views from
the suspension bridge across the gorge are
stunning and not to be missed. From here we
make our way back past Loch Glascarnoch to
Garve and Strathpeffer.
DUNROBIN CASTLE AND THE FALLS OF SHIN.
We head north along the shore of the Cromarty
Firth to Bonar Bridge and the Falls of Shin Visitor
Centre, where we take a break. From here we
make our way to stunning Dunrobin Castle and
Gardens. In the castle move through centuries of
habitation by Dukes and Earls of Sutherland and
enjoy the period treasures in the many
magnificent rooms. Dramatically set between
castle and sea, Dunrobin’s great walled gardens
are a delight. To finish the day we rejoin the
coach for the ride back to the hotel.

B, D

Day 6 Thursday

Leaving Strathpeffer and the
Highlands we make our way south through the
Borders and into North Yorkshire for our
overnight stay at the Cairn Hotel, Harrogate –
dinner, bed and breakfast.

B, D

Day 7 Friday

Time for some sightseeing
before we continue on our way home.

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

BEN WYVIS HOTEL http://www.strathmorehotels.com/ The main tour hotel is the recently refurbished Ben Wyvis Hotel in Strathpeffer. It is an imposing hotel built in 1877 and stands in its own extensive landscaped grounds in the centre of the Victorian spa town. The hotel provides spacious lounges with open fires.

 

Free Wi-Fi, En suite facilities, TV in room, Tea & coffee making facilities, Telephone in room, Hair dryer, Restaurant, Bar, Lift, Gardens 

 

The overnight hotels on this tour are Cumbria Grand (first night) and Cairn, Harrogate (last night), both in the same Strathmore Hotels group

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Ashingdon Golden Cross Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes)
Barking, North St North Street, Barking,outside St Margaret's Church
Barkingside Barkingside, Fulwell Cross, by Swimming Baths
Basildon Southernhay, long layby opposite Bus Station
Billericay Sun Corner Sun Corner, Laindon Road, Billericay
Brentwood Brentwood High St, by Dairyman (Argos)
Canvey Island - Canute King Canute PH, Canvey Island
Canvey Island - Haystack Long Road, Canvey Island, Haystack
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Chandos Garage Hockley Chandos Garage Hockley
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Dagenham Wood Lane Wood Lane, Dagenham, Opp Morrisons
Eastwood - Kent Elms Kent Elms Corner, Eastwood, Rayleigh Road
Eastwood - Rochford Cnr Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Rochford Corner
Eastwood Jones Corner Eastwood, Rayleigh Road, Jones Corner
Bus Stop by Brookside Tavern
Folkestone services XX Eurotunnel- Stop 24 Junction 11 on M20
Grays Oak PH Oak PH, Socketts Heath, Grays
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Harold Wood Harold Wood, Bus Stops, Harold Wood Station
Hockley Spa Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley
Hopes Green, S Benfleet High Road, S Benfleet, by Benfleet Tvl opp Shell G
Hornchurch North Street, Hornchurch, Fire Station
Ilford Clements Road, Ilford, by Travelodge IG1 !BA
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
M25 Thurrock Services M25 Thurrock Services Coach Park
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Old Gala Bingo, Pitsea SS13 3AH
Rayleigh Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes
Rochford Station Bus Stop Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way
Romford St Edwards Way, Romford, Bus Stop 'H'
Shenfield Shenfield Station
Shoeburyness - Kathryn Ct The Cambridge.(Kathryn Ct.), Shoeburyness
South Benfleet Clare Rd Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
South Benfleet St Marys St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet
Southchurch Tyrrel Drive Southchurch Road - Tyrrel Drive (Swintons)
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
Stanford le Hope Rookery Rookery Corner, Stanford le Hope (St Cleres Hall G
TBA TBA
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Upminster Station Approach, Upminster
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
Wakering Crouchmans Wakering High St/ Crouchmans Avenue
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff on Sea Bell PH Bell PH, Rochford Road Bus Stop
Westcliff on Sea Palace Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea
Wickford Halls Corner Halls Corner, opp Police Station, Wickford
x Benfleet Hopes see hope xxxxxHopes Green, High Road,xxxxxxxsee new p/up
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