CRIEFF HYDRO HOTEL - http://www.crieffhydro.com -
|Departure Date||No of Days||Price Per Person||Single Person Supplement|
|Sunday 24 June 2018||5||£499.00||Nil|
The delightful small town of Crieff in the main town of Strathearn lying on the southern edge of the Scottish Highland. It offers visitors an attractive blend of up to date facilities and shops in the atmosphere of an old country town. Local attractions include the Crieff Visitor Centre, The Stuart Crystal Factory and Scotland’s oldest distillery, Glenturrett.
Set in 900 acres of Perthshire countryside this stunning and luxurious 4 star hotel offers superb facilities for leisure and relaxation. All the en-suite bedrooms are tastefully decorated and include satellite TV and tea/coffee tray. The hotel is renowned for its excellent cuisine. The restaurant offers all the formal splendour of a Grand Victorian room and allows you the chance to dress for dinner, whilst the Brasserie is more informal and relaxed. Entertainment takes place on certain evenings. Leisure facilities include a superb indoor heated swimming pool.
THE HOTEL HAS A LIFT.
Depart Leyland at 1000 for the journey to Crieff
We begin our day with a scenic loch drive along beautiful Loch Earn as we enter into the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Arrive at Loch Katrine and embark on a 2 hour cruise on the steamship Sir Walter Scott for an awe-inspiring journey past stunning Trossachs landmarks such as Ben A’an and Ben Venue. The beauty of the loch has long inspired writers and poets and Queen Victoria famously sailed up the loch in 1869. Lunch stop in Callander, a bustling tourist town situated on the River Teith, near Stirling, which is often described as the gateway to the Highlands. A visit to The Famous Grouse Experience at the Glenturret Distillery, Scotland’s oldest and most
visited distillery, nestled at the foothills of the Highlands, the only Scottish distillery where traditional methods of whisky production are still in use, a tour followed by a tasting at the end.
After enjoying a hearty breakfast, we travel to Scone Palace, once the crowning place of the Kings of Scotland. Guided tour of this beautiful building, regarded as a national treasure and revered as the historic jewel in the crown of Scotland. Head into the
bustling market town of Perth, located on the banks
of the River Tay, with free time to explore and enjoy
lunch at leisure in one of the many restaurants and
cafés. Later travel the short distance to Taste Perthshire for a Scottish liqueur tasting before heading back to our hotel.
We journey to Falkirk for a trip on the Falkirk Wheel, the world’s only rotating boatlift, used to connect the Forth & Clyde & Union canals in central Scotland, the
50-minute journey lifts the boat up to join the Union
Canal 35 metres above and allows the boat to sail smoothly from The Falkirk Wheel onto the Union Canal. We will make a stop in Stirling, the ancient
capital of Scotland at the heart of the nation’s history.
The streets of the old town all wind upwards towards the magnificent Castle, 250 feet up on its craggy rock, dominating the surrounding landscape. We will have free time for lunch and to explore this beautiful historic city and castle. In the afternoon return to our hotel where we can relax and enjoy the facilities in this superb hotel on our last day.
Check out of our hotel following breakfast for the return journey to Leyland.