Royal Scottish Discovery

Royal Scottish Discovery

This holiday offers a choice of following in the footsteps to the Balmoral Estate and Glamis Castle, the childhood home of the late Queen Mother.

This holiday offers a choice of following in the footsteps to the Balmoral Estate and Glamis Castle, the childhood home of the late Queen Mother. We also include a visit to the city of Dundee.

Day 1

We join the coach and travel north with a lunch stop enroute before crossing the border into Scotland to Blairgowrie and our hotel in time to settle in before our evening meal.


Day 2

After breakfast we travel through the Scottish countryside, marvelling at the spectacular mountain views as we pass through Glenshee and into Royal Deeside where we stop at the famous village of Braemar for a short break. We continue along the valley to the village of Crathie where we visit Balmoral Castle. There is a short walk to the entrance of the Estate and we include admission into the formal and vegetable gardens and the Ballroom in the Castle. (Access to other rooms in the castle are prohibited). Afterwards we rejoin our coach for the scenic journey back to Blairgowrie and our hotel.

B, D

Day 3

This morning we travel first to the Glamis Castle which is the childhood home of the late Queen Mother where you can admire the rich furnishings, tapestries and works of art. (There are plenty of staircases to walk up and down to explore the house). In the afternoon we travel to the city of Dundee made famous by its River Tay bridges, The RRS Discovery ship built for Captain Scott's heroic voyage to Antartica. Afterwards we rejoin our coach for the journey back to our hotel.

B, D

Day 4

Today we travel to the popular town of Pitlochry, famous for its Salmon Ladder and tourist shops. We continue onto Queens View a spectacular view overlooking Loch Tummel which is one of the most photographed views in Scotland. Afterwards we continue on the return journey at the smallest traditional distillery at Eradour where we enjoy a visit.

B, D

Day 5

We leave after an early breakfast and join the motorway network travelling south back into England and to your home departure points arriving back mid evening.


B=Breakfast Included, D =Dinner Included

Holiday Details: Angus Hotel, Blairgowrie.

A warm welcome awaits at this hotel ideally located in the town centre of Blairgowrie. The hotel’s facilities include an indoor swimming pool and during our stay the hotel will provide two nights of entertainment. All the bedrooms are ensuite with television and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift to all floors but due to the layout of the buildings the majority of rooms are accessed by some steps.

NB: The hotel will provide two nights of live entertainment during our stay.


Price Includes:


  • Four nights hotel accommodation.

  • Meals on a half board basis.

  • A visit to Balmoral Castle and Glamis Castle.

  • A visit to the smallest traditional distillery at Eradour.

  • A visit to the popular town of Pitlochry.

  • Service of our coach and driver.

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 Contact Details
Abergavenny Bus Station, Abergavenny
(Gorsaf Bws, Y Fenni)
Brecon Bus Exchange Stop 1, Brecon
(Cyfnewidfa,St 1, Aberhonddu)
Bromyard Bus Stop, Pump Street, Bromyard
Cheltenham Royal Well Bus Station, Cheltenham
Church Stretton Railway Station, A49 side, Church Stretton
Coleford Square, Bus Stop outside Angel Hotel, Coleford.
Craven Arms Tuffins Lay by Bus Stop, Craven Arms
Dudley Bus Stop, Outside Car Park, Flood Street, Dudley
Eardisley Tram Square, Eardisley
Evesham Bus Shelter, Merstow Green, Evesham, Worcs.
(Outside Evesham Working Mens Club WR11 4BS)
Gloucester Bus Stop, Lister Buildings, Market Parade,
Great Malvern Barnards Green Clock Bus Shelter, Gt Malvern
Halesowen Bus Stop/Shelter, Outside Trinity Point, New road,
Halesowen, West Midlands
Hay on Wye Bus Stop, Oxford Road Car park, Hay on Wye
Hereford Bus Station Stand 1 or 2, Commercial Road Bus Station,
Hereford Three Elms Bakers Lane, Off Three Elms Road, Hereford
Hereford Whitecross Whitecross Roundabout, Co-op Bus Stop, Hereford
Kidderminster Railway Stn. Forecourt, Comberton Hill
Kington Bus Stop, Mill Street, Kington
Knighton Bus Station, Knighton
(Gorsaf Fysiau,Tref-y-clawdd)
Ledbury Market House, Ledbury
Leintwardine Bus Stop, Lion Hotel, Leintwardine
Leominster Stand 2, Bus Station, Leominster
Llandrindod Wells Station Cresc (Outside Rail Stn) Llandrindod Wells
(Gorsaf Reilffordd, Llandrindod)
Ludlow Eco Park, Park & Ride Car Park Bus Stop, Ludlow
Malvern Link Bus Stop, Co-op Store, Malvern Link
Monmouth Chippenham Car Park,Coach Bay,Monmouth
Moreton On Lugg Bus Stop, Main Road, A49, Moreton On Lugg.
Newent Kings Arms Layby, Ross Rd, Newent, Gloucestershire
Pershore The Royal Arcade, Broad St, Pershore
Peterchurch Bus Stop, Lewis Way/Main Road Layby, Peterchurch
Pontrilas Old Coles Shop Bus Shelter, Pontrilas
Presteigne Recycling Centre, Presteigne, Powys
(Maes Parcio'r Man Ailgylchu, Llanandras)
Ross On Wye Stop 4, Cantilupe Road, Ross On Wye
Shrewsbury Crown Inn, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury.
Stourbridge Lay By, Bath Road, Near Crystal Leisure Centre
Stourbridge, DY8 1AE (New Pick Up Point for 2012)
Stourport-On-Severn Vale Road, Car Park, Stourport on Severn, Worcs.
Stratford upon Avon Natwest Bus Stop, Wood Street, Stratford
Telford M54 Motorway Services, Telford
Tenbury Wells Regal Cinema Bus Stop, Tenbury Wells
Tewkesbury Bus Stop, The Crescent, Outside the Abbey,
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.
Wellington (Telford) Cock Hotel Bus Stop, Holyhead Road, Shropshire
Weobley Bus Stop, Broad Street, Weobley.
Worcester Centre Croft Road Coach Park, Worcester, Worcs.
Worcester Warndon Six Ways Park & Ride, M5 Junction 6
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