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Culzean Castle and Castle Kennedy Gardens

5 days - from only £359pp


Culzean Castle and Castle Kennedy Gardens

Travelling almost as far as you can go in southern Scotland, Portpatrick has a picturesque harbour, framed by dramatic cliffs and pastel-coloured houses. From here we visit the magnificent Culzean Castle and the delightful Castle Kennedy Gardens.


  • 4 nights hotel with Scottish breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

5 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to the Portpatrick Hotel, Portpatrick for four nights.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Castle Kennedy Gardens and Stranraer

    Excursion starting with a visit to Stranraer. Once a busy ferry port, enjoy a stroll along the waterfront where on a clear day you'll enjoy spectacular views of Ailsa Craig and the Isle of Arran. The town centre is dominated by the castle of St John, with many pavement cafes lining the streets.

    We continue to Castle Kennedy Gardens which flank the shattered, ivy-clad remains of a medieval fortress, and are world-famous for their spectacular collection of rhododendrons and magnolias.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Castle Kennedy Gardens

    Castle Kennedy Gardens

    Included Highlights

    • Castle Kennedy Gardens
  • Day 3: Day at leisure or Galloway Forest Park

    Relax with a day at leisure in Portpatrick. Take a stroll into the quiet town, or perhaps take a cliff-top walk along the Southern Upland Way to enjoy views of the spectacular coastline.

    Alternatively, join our optional excursion to Galloway Forest Park, where we take a scenic drive to admire the views of the rolling glens and hills and lochs and mountains.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Galloway Forest Park

    Galloway Forest Park

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2023 2024
    • Galloway Forest Park
    £10.00 £11.00

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 4: Ayrshire Coast and Culzean Castle

    Travel along the beautiful Ayrshire Coast to visit magnificent Culzean Castle.

    This impressive hill-top estate is opulent to the extreme, with spectacular gardens, splendid parkland and a sandy coastline which is dotted with caves. The castle itself is full to the turrets with treasures that tell the stories of the people who have lived there.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Culzean Castle

    Culzean Castle

    Included Highlights

    • Culzean Castle
  • Day 5:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast


You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Portpatrick Hotel in Portpatrick.

  • The Portpatrick Hotel

    Enjoy seaside charm on Scotland’s west coast when staying at the Portpatrick Hotel. Perched on a spectacular clifftop above the picturesque town of Portpatrick, the hotel offers unspoilt views in all directions and overlooks the harbour. Charmingly set in nine acres of its own grounds, guests can enjoy local cuisine in the hotel’s modern restaurant, and there’s a cosy lounge to relax in with a well-earned drink during the day or evening. With a warm, Scottish welcome, the friendly staff will ensure that your stay is as relaxing and memorable as possible.

    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price.

See our full list of our joining points.