Staying at the Cairndale Hotel
5 DAYS | 22nd October 2018
Our Autumn tints tour this year takes us across the border into an inspiring corner of Scotland Dumfries and Galloway, with its wealth of wildlife and history all waiting to be discovered. We enter an enchanting land of tartan, jigs and tasty ‘wee drams’; with the beauty and variety of the colours at this time of year in the Lowlands is truly irresistible.
Our short break is based in the delightful town of Dumfries at the Cairndale Hotel and Leisure Club situated right in the very heart of Dumfries. The hotel offers the relaxing Forum Café Bar, Sawney Beans Restaurant, the formal dining Reivers Restaurant and leisure facilities that include a heated swimming pool, a sauna, steam room and gym. All bedrooms have been stylishly decorated to retain the charm and character of this Scottish hotel. The hotel also has a lift.
We depart Macclesfield calling for coffee enroute to the historic market town of Appleby in Westmorland where we stop for lunch and a stroll, we then continue on to Dumfries and our hotel.
Today we venture to Threave House and Gardens, with its hundreds of acres of beautiful landscaped gardens to experience the riot of autumn colours. You will have time to stroll around the gardens and have coffee before we take the short journey into Castle Douglas for lunch. We return to the hotel via the Red Kite feeding station.
This morning we visit Drumlanrig Castle and Estate one of Scotland’s finest examples of 17th century Renaissance architecture. There are a wealth of treasures hidden inside, including the world-renowned Buccleuch Collection with celebrated artists such as Thomas Gainsborough, Alan Ramsay, Sir Joshua Reynolds and Rembrandt. We return to the hotel around lunch time and have the afternoon at leisure in Dumfries.
Our venture today takes us to Clatteringshaws visitors centre situated deep on the heart of the Galloway Forest Park. There will be time for morning coffee and then we continue onto the lively little fishing port of Kirkcudbright for a stroll and lunch. We return to the hotel calling at Sweetheart Abbey for a photo opportunity and a cream tea in the café.
We say a sad farewell to Dumfries and Galloway calling at Talkin Tarn for morning coffee and then continue south to the town of Kendal where we stop for lunch. We make a comfort stop en-route home and aim to arrive in the Macclesfield area early evening.
£445.00 per person sharing twin/double
£60.00 single room supplement
£26.50 insurance per person, inc. IPT