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Often referred to as ‘Scotland in Miniature’, the Isle of Arran captures aspects of the beauty of Scotland as a whole, from towering granite peaks to peaceful sandy bays overlooked by palm trees growing in the warm climate of the Gulf Stream.
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Travel from home to Carlisle via the interchange, staying at The Hallmark Hotel.
Travel from Carlisle to Irvine where we will check into the Hallmark Hotel for our stay.
Day Three to Six
Over the next four days we will go on two included excursions, first, the Isle of Arran where we travel to Lochranza to visit the Isle of Arran Distillers for a tour and tasting. Then we visit Brodick where we explore beautiful gardens, on the only island country park in Britain. We’ll also take a scenic drive along the Ayrshire Coast visiting Culzean Castle one of Scotland's most popular attractions. The other two days are free for you to enjoy at your leisure. Irvine is a town with a huge amount of heritage having been an important port throughout Scotland’s history, spend time exploring Seagate castle, which once housed Mary, Queen of Scots.
We return to Carlisle from Irvine, again staying at The Hallmark Hotel.
Return home from Carlisle.
Hallmark Hotel Carlisle
This elegant Victorian hotel is located in the heart of Carlisle City Centre. Rooms in this 4-star hotel feature 32-inch flat screen TVs. Meals are served in the Brasserie and there is also a relaxing Tapas bar to enjoy.
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Full Day: Ayrshire Coast and Culzean
Following the Ayrshire coast, the impressive Culzean Castle and Country Park is our next port of call. Here you can marvel at one of Scotland's best loved castles, homes to a magnificent collection of paintings and furniture.
Full Day: Isle of Arran and Lochranza Distillery
Excursion travelling first to Ardrossan from where we take the ferry to the Isle of Arran. Here we make our way to Lochranza to visti the Isle of Arran Distillers for a tour and tasting. On then to Brodick where we visit the beautiful gardens, unique as the only island country park in Britain.