Marine Life on the Ayrshire Coast

This 5 day tour on the Ayrshire coast is based at the fantastic Marine Hotel in Troon and includes visits to Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Culzean Castle and the New Lanark World Heritage Site as well as a full day on the fabulous Isle of Arran!
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Isle of Arran
Today, we board the ferry at Ardrossan and sail to Brodick on the Isle of Arran, where we visit Brodick Castle, set by the sea, bedecked with gardens, surrounded by hills and overlooked by the majestic Goatfell mountain. After free time for lunch in Brodick, we take a scenic drive around the island, stopping at ARRAN Sense of Scotland, Scotland's largest independent manufacturer of branded toiletries, before boarding the ferry back to the mainland.

Day 3 Robert Burns Birthplace Museum & Culzean Castle
We visit the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum today, which offers a unique encounter with Scotland’s favourite son. Set in 10 acres of the poet’s cherished countryside, the museum includes the famous Burns Cottage, where the poet was born, the historic landmarks where he set his greatest work, the elegant monument and gardens created in his honour and a modern museum housing the world’s most important collection of his life and works. There is time for lunch here before we head to Culzean Castle, one of Scotland's best loved castles, for a guided tour.

Day 4 New Lanark World Heritage Site & Troon
This morning we visit the award winning New Lanark World Heritage Site and discover the fascinating history of this impressive cotton mill village. We see the 'Annie McLeod Experience', working textile machinery, the Millworkers' House, Robert Owen's House, the Roof Garden, the Village Store and Robert Owen's School. There is time for lunch here before we head back to the charming town of Troon.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our home.

The Marine Hotel

Troon, South Ayrshire
Set in a beautiful location overlooking the golf course and across the Firth of Clyde to the Isle of Arran, the grand Marine Hotel (now privately owned) has a formal but cosy bar that extends into a lounge area where guests can relax and socialise. All 89 bedrooms are tastefully decorated in neutral colours. The elegant restaurant offers superb views across to the Isle of Arran whilst the leisure club features a fitness suite, indoor swimming pool that overlooks the sea, spa bath, sauna and steam room. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Leisure facilities • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

The Marine Hotel

Troon, South Ayrshire
4 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £369pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £96
Selected Dates Only

• Return ferry Ardrossan - Brodick
• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Guided tour Culzean Castle
• Entrance to Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
• Entrance to New Lanark World Heritage Site
• Entrance to Brodick Castle
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£369 for 5 days

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