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Scotland: Ayrshire Coast & Castles

Scotland: Ayrshire Coast & Castles

From our Scottish base in Ayrshire, this holiday sees us enjoy the spectacular coastline of Ayrshire.

From our Scottish base in Ayrshire, this holiday sees us enjoy the spectacular coastline of Ayrshire, the Birthplace Museum of the famous poet Robbie Burns and the Isle of Arran one of the most beautiful islands you can visit. There is also a visit to the small island of Great Cumbrae.


Day 1

We join our coach for the journey north across the border into Scotland and arrive at our hotel in Irvine. Here we are welcomed with tea/coffee and shortbread.


Day 2

After an early breakfast today we travel to Largs where we catch the ferry to the Isle of Great Cumbrae. On our arrival on this small and picturesque island we stop at the capital, Millport. In the afternoon we take the ferry back to the mainland and travel onto the seaside town of Troon with its views, bustling harbour and its golfing connections. Afterwards we continue back to our hotel.

B, D

Day 3

After breakfast today we travel by coach to Culzean Castle and Country Park. Here we are met by a costumed guide who will share the secrets of the castle that was once home to the Chieftan of Clan Kennedy. In the afternoon we stop and visit the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum which consists of Burns Cottage, where the poet was born and showing a collection of his works, the Burns Monument the Auld Kirk and the Brig o' Doon Bridge. After an enjoyable visit make our way back to our hotel in Irvine.

B, D

Day 4

This morning after breakfast we travel along the Ayrshire coast to the ferry at Ardrossan. We make the short crossing and on our arrival on the Isle of Arran we travel to Brodick Castle. This red sandstone, baronial style castle is dramatically set overlooking the bay and boasts some impressive gardens. Afterwards there will be time to spend in the town of Brodick itself before we catch the late afternoon ferry back to the mainland, where we continue our journey back to our hotel.

B, D

Day 5

This morning after breakfast we say goodbye to our hotel and Scotland and begin our journey back to your joining point, with a stop en route.



The hotel will provide entertainment on two nights during our stay.

B=Breakfast Included, D =Dinner Included

Accommodation: Riverside Lodge Hotel, Irvine

This modern three star hotel is located on the outskirts of Irvine. It's facilities include a restaurant and a comfortable lounge bar.

The bedrooms are all ensuite with a combined bath/shower, television, free Wi-Fi and tea/coffee making facilities.

Please Note: The hotel does NOT have a lift, but does have ground floor bedrooms. If you require a ground floor room please advise us when you book your holiday.



Price Includes:>


  • Four nights Hotel Accommodation.

  • Meals on a Half Board basis (Breakfast & Evening Meal).

  • An excursion to the Isle of Great Cumbrae.

  • Excursion to Culzean Castle and Country Park.

  • Excursion to Alloway to visit the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. 

  • Excursion to the the Isle of Arran where we visit Brodick Castle.

  • Services of our coach and driver.



Extra Costs:>


  • Single Room Supplement £91.00 (Maximum of 7 Rooms)


Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address
Bromyard Bus Stop, Pump Street, Bromyard
Church Stretton Railway Station, A49 side, Church Stretton
Craven Arms Tuffins Lay by Bus Stop, Craven Arms
Hereford Bus Station Stand 1 or 2, Country Bus Station, Commercial Road
Hereford Three Elms Bakers Lane, Off Three Elms Road, Hereford
Ledbury Market House, Ledbury
Leominster Stand 2, Bus Station, Leominster
Ludlow P&R Eco Park, Park & Ride Bus Stop, Ludlow.
Monmouth 2 Coach Bay, Blestium Street, Monmouth
Ross On Wye Bus Stop 4, Cantilupe Road, Ross On Wye
Tenbury Wells Bus Stop, TSB Bank, Teme Street, Tenbury Wells
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