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Autumn in The Highlands Autumn in The Highlands

Autumn in The Highlands

Grantown on Spey is situated in the centre of the Scottish Highlands

AUTUMN IN THE HIGHLANDS

GRANTOWN ON SPEY

Grantown on Spey is situated in the centre of the Scottish Highlands and only 14 miles from Aviemore. A traditional Highland town on the River Spey on the northern edge of the Cairngorms National Park. The Scottish Highlands offer so many possibilities, with nostalgic railways, amazing wildlife, spectacular Cairngorm Mountain scenery, impressive castles, and award winning distilleries on the doorstep and our fantastic tour features all of them!

 

ITINERARY

FRIDAY  

Depart Leyland at 0800 for the journey to Grantown on Spey

 

SATURDAY to TUESDAY

  • At leisure in Grantown with the following included excursions:

 

  • Morning at leisure. We spend the afternoon in Inverness with free time to explore its many attractions.

 

  • Today we head off on a return journey on the Strathspey Steam Railway from Aviemore, taking in glorious views of heather-clad moors, Caledonian forest and the Spey River. We have free time for lunch in Aviemore before heading south to the Highland Folk Museum, Britain’s first open-air museum. Here we can see how Highland people lived and worked from the 1700s through to the 1950s as we explore this mile long site, complete with a township at one end and a working croft at the other.

 

  • Today we visit Ballindalloch Castle. This sumptuous retreat is a joy to explore along with its beautifully maintained walled and rock gardens.

 

  • Full day excursion. We travel from Inverness Station by train to the Kyle of Lochalsh. As featured by Michael Palin in his series, ‘Great Railway Journeys of the World’. The route takes you through Strath Bran and the isolated little station at Achnasheen and to the head of Loch Carron passing Stromeferry, the one-time terminus of the line, before reaching the current terminus at the Kyle of Lochalsh. We rejoin our coach for the return journey to the hotel.

 

WEDNESDAY

Check out of our hotel following breakfast for the return journey to Leyland

 

YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE INCLUDES

5 nights dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation in en-suite rooms

Single rail journey from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh

Admission to Ballindalloch Castle

Return journey on the Strathspey Steam Railway

Excursions as specified

Luxury VIP Class Coach travel throughout

GRANT ARMS HOTEL ****

Tel 0800 043 8585

www.grantarmshotel.com

 

In the fine Scottish country town of Grantown on Spey, not far from the famous Spey River, lies the handsome stone built Grant Arms Hotel, which has been recently refurbished and upgraded to offer modern comforts whilst retaining a traditional character.  

 

 

Hotel Facilities

 

 

All 50 bedrooms are en-suite.

TV.

Tea/coffee making facilities.

Toiletries.

Hair dryer.

 

THE HOTEL HAS A LIFT TO MOST ROOMS.

 

 

 

 

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Ava Travel, based in Leyland, is a relatively new company specialising in the creation and operation of coach tour holidays throughout the UK and Europe.

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Ava Travel (Leyland) Ltd
41 Hough Lane
Leyland, PR25 2SB
Office Opening Hours
Monday to Friday - 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 14:00, Sunday - Closed