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Burns Night Celebrations in Scotland

Burns Night Celebrations in Scotland

Burns Night is the celebration of the Scottish poet, Robbie Burns, and where better to spend it than in Scotland. Journey back in time and enjoy a Wee Dram with friends whilst listening to a piper perform ‘Address to the Haggis’ a poem written by Robbie Burns in celebration of haggis. Visit proudstanding castles, heritage-rich cities and rugged Scottish sceneries as we spend a week gallivanting alongside the River Tay.


Burns Night Celebrations in Scotland



Day-by-Day Highlights


 Day 1 

We’ll begin our day with a journey to Cumbria,

well known for its tranquil lakes, beautiful national parks and impressive castles.

  It's here where we find our overnight stay at The Cumbria Grand Hotel***



Day 2 

Leaving Cumbria we will visit one of the largest castles in Scotland,

 Stirling Castle, dating back to the 1500’s,

filled with gorgeous architecture and a prosperous past

 of Scotland’s Renaissance Kings and Queens.

Perth is our next destination,

as we arrive to a champagne reception at our hotel

 for the next 4 nights the Salutation Hotel ***

Dating back from 1699, enjoy the hotel’s many amenities

 and should you wish to explore, the River Tay is only a brisk walk away.



Day 3  

Awaken at your own pace this morning as you spend the day in Perth,

 doing as you please. Take a leisurely walk along the River Tay

 before experiencing Perth's artistic History at the Fergusson Gallery.

Scone Palace Stately Home is also close by-should you wish to

browse through beautifully presented gardens

 and gorgeously executed architecture, the choice is yours.



Day 4  

Let the Burns Night Celebration begin!

Today we will make a visit to The House of Bruar

 which features traditional Scottish clothing.

Enjoy browsing through tweed knitware,

sporting equipment and country gifts

 before taking a walk through their spectacular gallery

 which presents impressive paintings, sculptures and ceramics.



We'll then head towards Aberfeldy where we find our next adventure,

the Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery,

renowned for it's single malt Scotch whiskey since 1898.

We will experience all that this distillery has to offer

 by a self-guided tour and tasting of the beautifully balanced liquor

 before returing back to the hotel. 

 In the evening we will enjoy a Wee dram with friends.

 A piper will lead everyone in to dinner, whilst performing "Address to the Haggis".

Following the Scottish themed dinner, there will be an evening of Scottish music.



Day 5  

We will take a visit to the coastal city of Dundee,

 the fourth largest in Scotland by population

and famously known for the original home of Marmalade. 

We will enjoy entry onto the 19th Century RRS Discovery,

the ship that took Scott and Shackleton to Antartica back in 1901.

 Explore the docked ship and discover the harsh conditions the two endured

whilst on The British National Antartic Expedition.



Day 6  

Edinburgh is on the agenda today

as we enjoy free time to wander around this stunning medieval capital.

 Perched atop the city is the historic fortress, Edinburgh Castle,

 the home of scotland's crown jewels as well as the Stone of Destiny,

 an ancient symbol of Scotland's monarchy

which has been used for centuries in the inauguration of Kings.

Once we have soaked in everything that Edinburgh has to offer

 we will head back south for our overnight accomodation at the Shap Wells Hotel***



Day 7 

Sadly it's time to leave Scotland

and head back to the west-country

and surrounding areas

with the memories of Burns Night celebrations

still fresh in our minds.






What’s included in this Sapphire Tour…



  •  Glass of Bubbly at the Salutation Hotel.

  •  Scottish Themed Dinner and Entertainment.

  •  Entrance to Stirling Castle.

  •  Entry to RSS Discovery.

  •  Day at leisure in Perth.

  •  A visit to The House of Bruar.

  •  self guided tour & tasting of Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery

  •  Excursions to Edinburgh.

  •  6 nights hotel stay on half board.

  •  Luxury Coach travel.




Salutation Hotel

Perth Scotland ***



Dating back to 1699, this traditionally furnished hotel resides next to the River Tay

and is set in the perfect setting to explore Perth.

Enjoy a traditionally themed Scottish dinner with entertainment on Burns Night.

The hotel has a lift.

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
Ashburton Ashburton - Eastern Road (B3352)
just past Glendinnings Office TQ13 7AP
Barnstaple Coach Depot Barnstaple-Coney Avenue EX328QJ.
Barnstaple Railway Barnstaple Railway Station - EX31 2AU
Bickington Garage Bickington - Opposite Garage EX31 2JG
Bideford/Kingsley Statue Bideford Kingsley Statue
Bishopsteignton Bishopsteignton - Bus stop outside Metro Motors
TQ14 9RL
Bodmin Bodmin - Bus stop by Dennison Road car park
PL31 2LL
Braunton/opp George Hotel Braunton Opposite George Hotel - EX33 2JJ
Bridgewater - Bus Station Bridgewater - Bus Station - Stand 7
TA6 5PZ.
Bridgewater Services Bridgewater Services Coach Park - TA6 6TS
Bristol - Anchor Road Bristol - Anchor Road bus stop opposite @ Bristol
Buckfastleigh Buckfastleigh - Dart Garage Bus Shelter
on Dart Bridge Road, TQ11 0DZ
Bude Bude - TSB Bank
EX23 8JJ
Budleigh Salterton Budleigh Salterton - Public Hall
Cheltenham/ Golden Valley Cheltenham - Golden Valley Roundabout
outside KFC (Northbound tours only), GL51 6TA
Clyst St George Clyst St George - Bus stop by St George & Dragon
Hotel, EX3 0QJ
Cullompton Services Cullompton Services M5 Jct 28 EX15 1NS
Dawlish Dawlish - Piermont Place, EX7 9PH
East Budleigh East Budleigh, The Rolle Arms, EX9 7DL
Eastgate Shopping Centre Eastgate Shopping Centre, Bus stop(M32 Jct 2)
Exeter - Belgrave Road Exeter - Belgrave Road, Loading Bays at the back
of Vue Cinema, EX1 2AA
Exeter Services Exeter Services M5 coach park EX2 7HF
Exminster Exminster - Victory Hall
Exmouth Exmouth - Opposite Savoy Cinema
Folly Gate Folly Gate EX20 3AH
Fraddon Services Fraddon Services - TR9 6NA
Fremington/New Inn Fremington New Inn EX31 2NT
Gordano Services M5 Gordano Services Coach bay - BS20 7XG
Hatherleigh Co-Op Hatherleigh Co -Op EX20 3HY
Holsworthy Holsworthy Bus Stop opposite Church - EX22 6HA
Ilfracombe Ilfracombe War memorial
EX34 8HB
Ivybridge Ivybridge,Bus stop on road outside Town Hall PL21
J27/M5 Services by Petrol Station
Kenton Kenton - Outside Roadean Restaurant A379
Kilkhampton Kilkhampton - Outside the Church
Kingskerswell /NewtonRd Kingskerswell - Bus stop just before Hospital
on Newton Road, opposite Bridge Retail Park
Kingskerswell Hare&Hounds Kingskerswell, just past Hare & Hounds Pub
on corner of Manor Gardens
Kingskerswell/ The Sloop Kingskerswell - Bus stop by The Sloop
Kingskerswell/Devon Motor Kingskerswell - opposite Devon Motor Homes
TQ12 5AT
Kingsteignton Kingsteignton - Fountain Bus Stop opposite Lidl
Knowstone Knowstone - Picnic Area
Launceston Launceston -Bus stop by the multi storey car park
on Westgate
Liskeard Liskeard - The Parade
Lympstone Lympstone - The Saddlers, Exmouth Road
Meeth Meeth - The Bull and Dragon Public House EX20 3EP
Merton Merton Square, EX20
Merton Square Merton Square
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot,Railway Station TQ12 2BT
Newton Poppleford Newton Poppleford, St Luke's Church, EX10 0EG
North Tawton North Tawton Square
Okehampton Okehampton, West Bridge Bus Stop, EX20 1JZ
Paignton Paignton,Garfield Rd, by the Multi storey car park
Plymouth - Derrys Cross Plymouth - Derrys Cross bus bays
outside Rumpus Cosy Cafe, PL1 2TE
Plympton Plympton - Ridgeway Bus Stop near Co-op Store
Plymstock Broadway Plymstock Broadway - Opposite Lidl Store
by Broadway Car Park PL9 7AU
Preston Preston - Bus Shelter in between Conservative Club
and Baptist Church A3022
Redruth Redruth - Railway station, Redruth, TR15 2AB
Sedgemoor Services M5 N Sedgemoor services M5 Coach Park, Northbound
Sedgemoor Services M5 S Sedgemoor services M5 Coach Park, Southbound,
Self Drive Self Drive
Sidford Sidford - Green Close Bus Stop
Sidmouth, The Triangle Sidmouth, The Triangle, EX10 8PF
Sourton Cross Okehampton, Sourton Cross EX20 4LY
South Brent South Brent - Bus stop outside The London Inn Mews
on the B3372
South Molton/Square South Molton Square - EX36 3AB
St Austell St Austell - Railway Station, PL25 4LA
Starcross Starcross - Opposite Railway Station
Stibb Cross Stibb Cross Bus stop adjacent to the Old Union Inn
Taunton - Tower Street Taunton - Tower Street Bus Station
Taunton Deane Services N Taunton Deane Serv M5 Coach Pk Northbound TA3 7PF
Taunton Deane Services S Taunton Deane Serv Coach Park Southbound TA3 7PF
Tavistock Tavistock, Opposite/Outside the Bedford Hotel
Depending on which way the coach is coming from
Teignmouth Teignmouth - Eastcliff Coach Park
Tiverton Coach Station Tiverton Coach Station
Tiverton Shell J27/M5 Tiverton Shell Garage J27/M5
Torquay Torquay - Opposite the library on Lymington Road,
Torrington Torrington - back of Globe
Totnes Totnes - Bus layby opposite the Seven Stars Hotel
Truro Truro - Fairmantle Street coach park, TR1 2EQ
Wellington - Chelston Wellington - Chelston Business Park
outside Wellington Motors
Wellington - Conservative Wellington - Conservative Club, TA21 8QT
Whiddon Down Sevice area Whiddon Down Service Area Exeter Road EX20 2QT
Winkleigh Winkleigh Garage,Exeter Road, Winkleigh, EX19 8JJ
on A3124
Worle Worle - Bus Stop by Roundabout behind
Parish Pump Pub
Yelland/Pottery Lane End Yelland - Bus stop at Pottery Lane, EX31
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