The Edinburgh Tattoo / Royal Yacht & The Kelpies

Staying at The Doubletree by Hilton Westerwood Golf and Spa Resort

3 DAYS | 12th August 2022
The Edinburgh Military Tattoo held every August is the world’s most famous military spectacle, an unforgettable blend of music, colour, pomp and pageantry. Steep rocks form the dramatic backdrop to the Tattoo’s castle setting and when subtle lighting picks out the lone piper playing a lament from the ramparts, few in the audience fail to be moved by the atmosphere. This event has all the ingredients for a truly memorable evening and is one not to be missed.

Our base for the weekend is The Doubletree by Hilton Westerwood Golf and Spa Resort, situated at the foot of the Campsie Hills, midway between Glasgow and Edinburgh. The hotel offers a relaxing lounge, dining room serving local Scottish produce, bar, and a state-of-the art leisure club. All bedrooms offer modern bathrooms, TV, WiFi and courtesy trays.

We depart Macclesfield in the morning calling for coffee en-route to the intriguing city of Carlisle where we stop for lunch. There will be time to visit the Castle or Cathedral, take a stroll around the shops or to simply enjoy a relaxing lunch. We then continue to our hotel to arrive in time for a swim before dinner.

Today we head to Edinburgh where we meet our guide for a tour of this famous city. Choose then to either visit the former Royal Yacht Britannia returning to the city centre on the coach late afternoon or alight the coach after the tour and spend the remainder of the day at leisure in the city centre. The Royal Yacht is situated by the side of a shopping complex with a variety of places to buy lunch. (Please clearly state at the time of booking if you require tickets for the Royal Yacht). The coach will collect everyone early evening for the short journey to the 18:15 performance of the famous Military Tattoo. Please note there is an approximate 20 minute walk uphill to the Tattoo. After the performance we return to the hotel for a supper of soup and sandwiches.

After a leisurely breakfast we take the short journey to Falkirk to see the world’s largest equine sculptures ‘The Kelpies’. These impressive structures represent the lineage of the heavy horse of Scottish industry, pulling the wagons, ploughs, barges and coal ships that shaped the geographical layout of the Falkirk area. We will have a guided tour of the statues and there will be time for morning coffee before continuing our journey south, calling for lunch and afternoon tea en-route. We aim to arrive in the Macclesfield area early evening.

Tour includes: 2 nights bed and breakfast, 1 dinner, 1 supper, guided tour of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Tattoo ticket, and guided tour of the Kelpies.

£370.00 per person sharing twin/double
£50.00 single room supplement
£27.50 insurance per person, inc. IPT

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