Scotland's South West Coast and Belfast

The South West Coastal 300 offers a true breath of fresh air, taking in miles of beautiful coastline along country roads and hidden gems. We will explore the south west coast of Dumfries and Galloway and South Ayrshire. With sandy beaches, rugged clifftops, rolling hills and a multitude of charming towns and villages along the way. this is the perfect holiday for lovers of Scotland! For those who want more of the Celtic nations, we also include a day trip to Northern Ireland's capital, Belfast.

5 days from £529pp

Single Room Supplement from £49pp

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Your Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel and Scottish breakfast and 3 evening meals (5-day breaks from North)
  • 5 nights hotel with Scottish breakfast and 4 evening meals and 2 overnights stays in northern England with breakfast and evening meals (8-day break from South)
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

Itinerary

Please choose your preferred 5 or 8 day itinerary

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service then on to your hotel for a four-night stay.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

Enjoy an excursion along the Ayrshire Coast to admire the stunning scenery to reach the town of Ayr. This popular seaside resort, complete with charming sea front, fantastic esplanade and long sandy beaches it is a lovely place for a stroll, and there are great shopping and dining opportunities to be found. It also has a fascinating history and connections to Robert the Bruce and Robert Burns was born in Alloway on the outskirts of town.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Ayr
  • Ayrshire Coast

After an early start, we board the ferry to Northern Ireland for our day trip to the capital city of Belfast. At your own pace, discover this compact and welcoming city which has much to see, such as the fantastic Ulster Museum, magnificent City Hall and the impressive Queen's University. Why not discover the art galleries of the Cathedral Quarter, the bustle of St George’s Market, or visit one of the many museums? We then board the ferry back to Scotland for our late return to the hotel.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Included Highlights

  • Belfast

If staying in Portpatrick, today we explore by a scenic drive through some of the quaint villages of Galloway to Stranraer, the largest town in south west Scotland. The town has a beautiful centre, dominated by the Castle of St John - why not enjoy a leisurely stroll along the redeveloped West Pier - on a clear day you'll get spectacular views of Ailsa Craig and the Isle of Arran in the distance.

If staying in Stranraer, we will visit the pretty seaside town of Portpatrick where you can enjoy a walk in the harbour and visit the cafes and shops in this popular resort.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Portpatrick
  • Galloway Villages and Stranraer

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then our comfortable hotel in the north of England for a one-night stay.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

We continue our journey north, crossing into Scotland and to Portpatrick for a five-night stay.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Enjoy an excursion along the Ayrshire Coast to admire the stunning scenery to reach the town of Ayr. This popular seaside resort, complete with charming sea front, fantastic esplanade and long sandy beaches it is a lovely place for a stroll, and there are great shopping and dining opportunities to be found. It also has a fascinating history and connections to Robert the Bruce and Robert Burns was born in Alloway on the outskirts of town.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Ayr
  • Ayrshire Coast

After an early start, we board the ferry to Northern Ireland for our day trip to the capital city of Belfast. At your own pace, discover this compact and welcoming city which has much to see, such as the fantastic Ulster Museum, magnificent City Hall and the impressive Queen's University. Why not discover the art galleries of the Cathedral Quarter, the bustle of St George’s Market, or visit one of the many museums? We then board the ferry back to Scotland for our late return to the hotel.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Included Highlights

  • Belfast

Enjoy time in Portpatrick at leisure. Relax at the hotel, stroll into town, or take a walk along the Southern Upland Way to enjoy some of the fantastic coastal scenery this area is known for.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today we explore by a scenic drive through some of the quaint villages of Galloway to Stranraer, the largest town in south west Scotland. The town has a beautiful centre, dominated by the Castle of St John. Why not enjoy a leisurely stroll along the redeveloped West Pier – on a clear day you'll get spectacular views of Ailsa Craig and the Isle of Arran in the distance!

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Galloway Villages and Stranraer

We leave Scotland behind and cross back into England 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 Portpatrick Hotel or the 3-star North West Castle Hotel in Stranraer.

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

North West Castle

North West Castle

The North West Castle hotel is located on the South West of Scotland, ‘The Castle’ itself, was formerly the home of Sir John Ross, who was once a famous Arctic explorer, and was instrumental in the discovery of the ice bound trading route which is now known around the world as the ‘North West Passage. The hotel offers 73 comfortable bedrooms all with en- suite, tea making facilities and TV. The Alpine Bar and lounge boasts views along the entire length of Loch Ryan and is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy pre or post dinner drinks before enjoying a meal in the Alpine restaurant. The hotel also offers leisure facilities including swimming pool, spa bath, gym and its very own indoor curling rink which hosts a multitude of world renowned Curling events throughout the year.

Location: Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, DG9 8EH

Hotel Facilities

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General
  • 3 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Lift
Room
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
Hotel
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available
Portpatrick Hotel

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.

Location: Heugh Road, Portpatrick, DG9 8TQ

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
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower or Bath
  • Free Wifi
Accessibility
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
Service
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Iron at Reception
  • Dogs Allowed on Request
Food & Drink
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Vegan Menu
Hotel
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

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