Cause a Stir in Gretna

Nestled on the border, our new Gretna packaged itinerary takes in north and south, with visits to Drumlanrig Castle and a day excursion to the beautiful Lake District where we enjoy a lake cruise and a steam train journey. In Gretna, we visit the famous Gretna Blacksmiths Shop and the fascinating Devil’s Porridge Museum - stirring stuff!
PACKAGED ITINERARY
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Drumlanrig Castle & Dumfries
This morning, we visit majestic Drumlanrig Castle affectionately known as the “Pink Palace” due to its finely hewn red sandstone exterior. Boasting 120 rooms, 17 turrets, sumptuous rooms, magnificent staircases and impressive gardens with breathtaking views across the Nith Valley, the castle is one of the finest examples of 17th century Renaissance architecture in Scotland. We enjoy a guided tour here before travelling to Dumfries, where we spend time at leisure.

Day 3 Lake District
We head south today to enjoy a day in the fabulous Lakes where we embark on a 40 minute cruise on Lake Windermere from Bowness to Lakeside pier taking in the beautiful scenery as we glide serenely across the water. We follow this with a 20 minute steam train journey on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway. On arrival at Haverthwaite station we enjoy a lovely afternoon tea.

Day 4 Gretna
We spend time in Gretna today, taking in the fascinating, informative and interactive Devil’s Porridge Museum where we discover the remarkable story of the “Greatest Munitions Factory on Earth” and the extraordinary lives of the Gretna Girls during WW I. We also visit the historic, world-famous Gretna Blacksmiths Shop where we discover the history and experience the magic of anvil weddings and runaway romance in the museum and exhibition.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.
Legend

Gretna Hall Hotel & Blacksmiths

Gretna Green
AAA Central Location Double for Single Occupancy
Built in 1710, the Gretna Hall Hotel is steeped in history and recently benefited from a refurbishment. Offering a good standard of accommodation, all 97 well equipped bedrooms contain a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a comfortable bar that offers regular entertainment as well as a stylish restaurant. The hotel is centrally located and within walking distance of the Gretna Retail Outlet and Gretna town centre. • Ground floor rooms • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Gretna Hall Hotel

Gretna Green, Dumfriesshire
4 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £214pp
No Double for Sole Use Supplement (max 9 incl driver)

Dates available
18/05/20
09/06/20
29/06/20
13/07/20
31/08/20

Inclusions
• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Live entertainment on 2 nights
• Guided tour of Drumlanrig Castle
• 40 minute Lake Windermere Cruise
• 20 minute journey Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
• Afternoon tea at Haverthwaite Station
• Entrance to Devil’s Porridge Museum
• Entrance to Famous Blacksmiths Shop Exhibition
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£214 for 5 days

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