Perthshire and Royal Scotland

Discover Perthshire, much loved by Queen Victoria and many Royals. We'll visit Queen's View for some majestic scenery, Blair Castle, Scone Palace and Glamis Castle, along with delightful Dundee and Perth.

5 days from £439pp

Single Room Supplement from £49pp

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Your Tour Includes

  • 5 nights hotel with Scottish breakfast and 5 evening meals and 2 overnight stays in northern England with breakfast and evening meals (8-day break)
  • 4 nights hotel with Scottish breakfast and 4 evening meals (5-day break)
  • Porterage at the hotel
  • Local joining points

Itinerary

Please choose your preferred 5 or 8 day itinerary

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then on to your hotel for four nights.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

Enjoy a trip to Blair Castle, set at the heart of Highland Perthshire and the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Unique amongst Scottish castles, the stories to be discovered here include visits by Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie. Brimming with Scottish cultural history, period furnishings and beautiful paintings, highlights include the Victorian Ballroom, decorated with 175 pairs of antlers, the Entrance Hall, decorated with weapons from the Battle of Culloden, and the grand State Dining Room.

We will also make a stop at Queen's View to soak up the beautiful panorama of the surrounding scenery. The view is named after Queen Victoria who once admired this spectacular outlook.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Queen's View
  • Blair Castle

Scone Palace is the original home of the legendary Stone of Destiny, which was used to crown the ancient Kings of Scotland. It contains a superb collection of French furniture, delicate china and valuable treasures. With over 1000 years of history, it is now home to the Earls of Mansfield and, inside the palace, you can admire the needlework skills of Mary Queen of Scots and see the State Rooms where Queen Victoria was entertained on her way to the Highlands.

The palace also offers stunning formal gardens including a working kitchen garden and maze. You will have time to explore both the fascinating history of the palace and the beauty of the gardens.

In the afternoon, we continue to Perth on the River Tay. Perth was one of the ancient capitals of Scotland between the 9th and 15th centuries. It was where Scotland's monarchs were once crowned. Explore the busy high street with its mix of shops or sit and watch the world go by at a riverside cafe. There is also Perth museum which showcases artifacts from Scottish history including the Stone of Destiny which has been returned to Scotland after 700 years.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Perth
  • Scone Palace

This morning we visit Glamis Castle, the family home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne. Also the home of Queen Elizabeth II's grandparents, she spent many happy childhood holidays here. It is also the legendary setting for Shakespeare's Macbeth!

In the afternoon, we visit Dundee. The 4th largest city in Scotland, it is located on the Tay estuary. Famous for ship building, the waterfront area has been transformed and is now home to the V&A Dundee dedicated to design museum, which is worth a visit in your free time. If maritime history is your thing, you can head to Discovery Point to view RRS Discovery, the famous Antarctic research vessel, or HMS Unicorn, built in 1824 and the 3rd oldest ship still afloat in the world.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Dundee
  • Glamis Castle

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to a comfortable hotel in northern England for a one-night stay.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

We continue our journey north to Scotland for your 5-night stay.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Enjoy a trip to Blair Castle, set at the heart of Highland Perthshire and the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Unique amongst Scottish castles, the stories to be discovered here include visits by Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie. Brimming with Scottish cultural history, period furnishings and beautiful paintings, highlights include the Victorian Ballroom, decorated with 175 pairs of antlers, the Entrance Hall, decorated with weapons from the Battle of Culloden, and the grand State Dining Room.

We will also make a stop at Queen's View to soak up the beautiful panorama of the surrounding scenery. The view is named after Queen Victoria who once admired this spectacular outlook.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Queen's View
  • Blair Castle

Scone Palace is the original home of the legendary Stone of Destiny, which was used to crown the ancient Kings of Scotland. It contains a superb collection of French furniture, delicate china and valuable treasures. With over 1000 years of history, it is now home to the Earls of Mansfield and, inside the palace, you can admire the needlework skills of Mary Queen of Scots and see the State Rooms where Queen Victoria was entertained on her way to the Highlands.

The palace also offers stunning formal gardens including a working kitchen garden and maze. You will have time to explore both the fascinating history of the palace and the beauty of the gardens.

In the afternoon, we continue to Perth on the River Tay. Perth was one of the ancient capitals of Scotland between the 9th and 15th centuries. It was where Scotland's monarchs were once crowned. Explore the busy high street with its mix of shops or sit and watch the world go by at a riverside cafe. There is also Perth museum which showcases artifacts from Scottish history including the Stone of Destiny which has been returned to Scotland after 700 years.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Perth
  • Scone Palace

Relax in the hotel or explore at your own pace.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning we visit Glamis Castle, the family home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne. Also the home of Queen Elizabeth II's grandparents, she spent many happy childhood holidays here. It is also the legendary setting for Shakespeare's Macbeth!

In the afternoon, we visit Dundee. The 4th largest city in Scotland, it is located on the Tay estuary. Famous for ship building, the waterfront area has been transformed and is now home to the V&A Dundee dedicated to design museum, which is worth a visit in your free time. If maritime history is your thing, you can head to Discovery Point to view RRS Discovery, the famous Antarctic research vessel, or HMS Unicorn, built in 1824 and the 3rd oldest ship still afloat in the world.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Dundee
  • Glamis Castle

We retrace our steps, crossing back into England, and to a comfortable hotel for an overnight stay.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Accommodation

If travelling from the North of England, you will stay for four nights at the 3-star Pitlochry Hydro Hotel in Pitlochry.

If travelling from the South of England, you will stay for five nights at 3-star Angus Hotel in Blairgowrie and have comfortable overnight stays on the outbound and return journeys in Northern England.


Pitlochry Hydro Hotel

Pitlochry Hydro Hotel

Built in the style of a traditional Scottish hunting lodge, the Pitlochry Hydro Hotel enjoys a fine location in the beautiful Perthshire Highlands, and is splendidly set on the River Tummel just a short walk from the town of Pitlochry. The hotel boasts an impressive line-up of excellent facilities including two elegant lounges, a terrace and a fantastic restaurant to enjoy delicious breakfast and evening meals. The hotel also has its own leisure club, featuring a gym, an indoor pool, sauna and Jacuzzi – the perfect way to wind down after a day of exploring the picturesque countryside and charming cities. A short walk away from the hotel will lead you to the town of Pitlochry, an idyllic retreat with an authentic Scottish atmosphere.

Location: Knockard Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5JH

Hotel Facilities

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General
  • 3 Star
  • Bar
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Lift
  • Sauna or Steam Room
Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
  • Iron or Trouser Press
Accessibility
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
  • Vegan Menu
Service
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Gym
  • Dogs Allowed on Request
Transport
  • Bus Stop Nearby
Hotel
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available
The Angus Hotel & Spa

The Angus Hotel & Spa

Situated in the heart of Blairgowrie, the Angus Hotel offers guests a warm, friendly Scottish welcome, and it is a great base to explore the Perthshire landscape from. The hotel has excellent facilities, including a bar and restaurant which both offer all day dining, lounge, and garden patio with plenty of outdoor space and seating, perfect for relaxing in with a well-deserved drink. The highlight of the hotel is the leisure club, complete with a spa, swimming pool, steam room, sauna and refreshment station. With an abundance of local attractions and outdoor activities on your doorstep, you’re guaranteed a fantastic break.

Location: Wellmeadow Blairgowrie, Perthshire,

Hotel Facilities

Need further information? Fill in our enquiry form and we'll get back to you as soon as we can

General
  • 3 Star
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Lift
  • Sauna or Steam Room
Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower or Bath
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
Hotel
  • Swimming Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

Single Room Supplements

Single Room Supplement from £49.00

Reviews

3.4 Out of 5 ( 8 Reviews )

Reviews

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Great
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Average
25%
Poor
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Bad
25%

Quality

2.8 / 5

Value for Money

2.8 / 5

MRS ELIZABETH ALVEY, 1 year ago

We had a lovely holiday good accommodation and food very relaxing and a good value break.

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Anne Shrewsbury, 1 year ago

A fantastic holiday. Well organised, relaxing travel with a great driver. Lovely room in the hotel, friendly and helpful staff and great food. Would definitely recommend this trip.

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Christine, 1 year ago

More sightseeing on the free day excursion not going to a city again. Third day not well worked out, no time for lunch. The two visit could be done during morning or during afternoon.

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Linda Whittle, 1 year ago

This is one of the best Shearings we have been to. Hotel was lovely, clean and comfortable. Food very good with a good choice of menus. Entertainment was a substitute artist, Robbie Carron, seen before he’s very good. Would recommend this hotel.

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Keith Bryan, 1 year ago

Exactly what I expected.

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