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Balmoral Castle

Angus Coast, Royal Balmoral & the Granite City Based in the coastal town of Montrose in Angus, our new tour features magnificent architecture and the best of royal, rural and city life. Our visits include the Scottish home of the Royal Family, the 18th century House of Dun and a family-run working farm. We also head to Aberdeen to explore the Gordon Highlanders Museum and spend some time at leisure in the famous ‘Granite City’. PACKAGED ITINERARY Day 1 Arrival We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner. Day 2 Balmoral We spend today at stunning Balmoral , the Scottish home of the Royal Family. We discover the castle’s fascinating history, famous residents and visitors, exploring the largest room in the castle, the Ballroom, as well as the exhibitions, grounds and gardens. Covering three acres, the beautiful formal gardens feature a large kitchen garden, a range of Victorian glasshouses full of flowering pot plants and a water garden. Please note, admittance to Balmoral is subject to members of the Royal Family not being in residence and will not be open in late summer. Please speak with the Sales Team to book alternatives if Balmoral is closed during your holiday. Day 3 House of Dun & Newton Farm This morning we travel the short distance to the 18th century House of Dun , an elegant Georgian country house designed with baroque extravagance. We enjoy a guided tour as costumed guides reveal the history of the grand house and the people who have lived here. We admire the breathtaking plasterwork in the saloon, fine family furnishings, masterful embroidery and wool work and the sounds and smells of a Georgian kitchen. Outside, we can wander through the beautiful formal gardens and explore the courtyard buildings, home to the Angus Folk Collection. This afternoon we visit Newton Farm , a family-run working farm in rural Angus, where we meet farmer Lou. We enjoy a guided tour , discover what daily life is like on a Scottish farm and have the opportunity to pet and feed the animals. We round off our visit with some home baked treats and tea/coffee. Day 4 Gordon Highlanders Museum & Aberdeen Today we travel to Aberdeen, beginning with a visit to the Gordon Highlanders Museum , which celebrates the story of the Gordon Highlanders regiment. We discover the 200-year history of the army regiment through a collection of historical artefacts, memorabilia, weapons, regimental silverware and a replica WWI trench. We spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the ‘Granite City’ of Aberdeen. See the impressive turreted Town House in Union Street, the castellated Citadel at The Castlegate and the striking gothic Marischal College, the world’s second largest granite structure, which are all fine examples of the city’s most famous export. Other attractions include Provost Skene’s House, the Aberdeen Maritime Museum and the famous shopping ‘Granite Mile’. Day 5 Departure After breakfast, we make our way home.

Gordon Highlanders Museum

Marischal College, Aberdeen

House of Dun Courtesy National Trust for Scotland

Park Hotel Montrose, Angus

The characterful Park Hotel is located in the centre of Montrose, a town on the east coast of Scotland about an hour’s drive from both Dundee and Aberdeen. The hotel’s décor is traditional with tartan carpets and wood panelling throughout. The 52 bedrooms are all reasonably spacious but differ in size and style, with all offering traditional furnishings and TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Please note, there is no lift but there are 16 ground floor rooms. The restaurant is light and airy thanks to its large windows overlooking the garden and the spacious traditional public bar is a great place to unwind. • Ground floor rooms • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge 4 Nights Half Board Twin from £374pp No Single Supplement (max 8 incl driver) Selected Dates Only

Inclusions • Porterage • Choice of menu • Tea/coffee after dinner • Quiz or bingo on 2 nights

• Entrance to Balmoral Estate • Guided tour of House of Dun • Guided tour of Newton Farm with home

baking and tea/coffee • Entrance to Gordon Highlanders Museum

Rob says… “The Angus coast is a real unexplored gem in Scotland, just north of Dundee and close enough to Aberdeen to do a day trip. The Park Hotel has the friendliest team and is the perfect base to explore this region.”

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