Loch Lomond & Burns Night All Inclusive

Loch Lomond & Burns Night All Inclusive

Celebrate the renowned 'Bard' Robbie Burns on this 5 day drinks inclusive break at the Winnock Hotel.

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Celebrate the renowned 'Bard' Robbie Burns on this 5 day drinks inclusive break at the Winnock Hotel.

Burns Night

Burns Night is annually celebrated in Scotland on or around January 25. It commemorates the life of the bard (poet) Robert Burns, who was born on January 25, 1759. The day also celebrates Burns' contribution to Scottish culture. His best known work is Auld Lang Syne.

The evening centers on the entrance of the haggis (a type of sausage prepared in a sheep's stomach) on a large platter to the sound of a piper playing bagpipes. When the haggis is on the table, the host reads the "Address to a Haggis". This is an ode that Robert Burns wrote to the Scottish dish. At the end of the reading, the haggis is ceremonially sliced into two pieces and the meal begins.

 

Drymen

The village of Drymen sits in the hills at the western end of the Campsie Fells, overlooking the Endrick Water as it nears Loch Lomond. This popular tourist town has a long history. In the 18th and 19th centuries Drymen was a popular stopover for Highland cattle drovers. The beautiful parish was built in 1771 and just outside the village are the substantial ruins of Buchanan Castle, a former stronghold of the powerful Grahams of Montrose which dates back to the 17th century.

 

Loch Lomond Shores is a stunning visitor destination set on the southern tip of Loch Lomond. With views up the Loch to Ben Lomond, the scenery is amazing.Come and visit the lovely shops, great aquarium, have lunch or refreshments in one of the eateries, or simply sit back and relax. With a great selection of activities on and off the water, there is fun for every taste.

Loch Lomond

Lying on the Highland Boundary Fault, the loch is 24.5 miles long, it is the largest freshwater loch in Scotland and has more than 30 islands, the largest of which is Inchmurrin. The Loch Lomond and Trossachs area of Scotland was awarded National Park status in July 2002. A popular leisure destination located between the lowlands of central Scotland and the Highlands.

Luss

The pretty conservation village of Luss is situated almost 10 miles south of Tarbet on the western shore of Loch Lomond. A settlement has stood on this site since medieval times although much of the current village dates from the 18th and 19th centuries, having been developed to house workers from nearby slate quarries. With its prim, identical sandstone and slate cottages garlanded in rambling roses, and its narrow sandy, pebbly strand, the village became the setting for the successful TV soap High Road which undoubtedly contributed to its popularity during the 1980s and 1990s. For anyone wanting to escape the crowds, the 19th century parish church offers a haven of peace and has a lovely ceiling made from Scots pine rafters and some beautiful Victorian stained-glass windows.

 

The Trossachs

It's okay to ask - 'Trossachs' is a unique word, for a unique place. It refers to the romantic area of sparkling lochs, crumpled hills, sleepy forests and welcoming villages east of Loch Lomond and west of Stirling. You might hear it called 'The Highlands in miniature' and that's a good description.

Aberfoyle

Aberfoyle is a charming village on the banks of the River Forth in the magnificent Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, part of the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and is a popular holiday village with an attractive main street and well served with individual shops, cafés and restaurants. Learn more about the area's natural beauty and history at the Trossachs Discovery Centre. The Scottish Wool Centre relates the full story of wool, from sheep to the shops, through live sheep shows and hands-on demonstrations of spinning and working sheepdogs.

 

Edinburgh

Edinburgh has one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Enjoy a perfect day out at one of Edinburgh's many events throughout the year. If it's worth celebrating, you can be sure there's a festival in Edinburgh dedicated to it! From ceilidhs and science to ghost, film and food festivals there's always something going on in the festival city, and that's just for starters.

Discover world-class museums and galleries, take a tour on an open-top bus or even visit the city's own zoo. From the world famous Festivals to top-class restaurants and bars, not to mention fabulous shopping, you'll be spoilt for choice.

Shopping in Edinburgh is a fantastic experience as you can browse the stores of several great spots including Princes Street, George Street and the St James Centre while admiring fine architecture and striking views of the castle.

Thursday 25th Jan

A morning departure from Cumbria for the journey north to Moffat before continuing on to Glasgow where we have some time at leisure for lunch. From Glasgow we complete our drive to Drymen and the Winnock Hotel. Dinner tonight is a traditional Burns night complete with Scottish music and dancing. Complimentary bar 19.30 - 22.30 house brands.

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Friday 26th Jan

Following breakfast today we have a scenic excursion around beautiful Loch Lomond. Our first stop is Loch Lomond Shores, overlooking the majesty of the Loch at Balloch, it combines a mixture of leisure and shopping experiences. We then continue to the pretty town of Luss on the banks of the Loch, before visiting Inveraray on stunning Loch Fyne. Dinner in the hotel is followed by in house entertainment. Complimentary bar 19.30 - 22.30.

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Saturday 27th Jan

Today we have a full day tour of the beautiful Trossachs, a delightful area of lochs and mountains. We stop at the popular little town of Aberfoyle, then continue on via Loch Katrine to Callander, the northern gateway to the Trossachs, before returning to Drymen and the Winnock Hotel Dinner and entertainment with a complimentary bar.

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Sunday 28th Jan

A full day to Edinburgh, the delightful capital city of Scotland, wander the cobbled streests of the old town and visit the Castle or Royal Mile, shop on Princes Street or perhaps the former Royal Yacht Britannia at the rejuvenated Leith Docks. Dinner in the hotel this evening is again followed by live entertainment and a complimentary bar.

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Monday 29th Jan

We leave our hosts at the Winnock and head east to Stirling, time at leisure for lunch before heading home to Cumbria, arriving back early evening.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Winnock Hotel

The perfect hotel base for exploring Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. Situated on the pretty village green in the conservation village of Drymen, the Winnock Hotel is just 14 miles from Glasgow and 4 miles from Loch Lomond itself making it the perfect base to explore the Trossachs, Central Scotland and its many attractions.

The Winnock Hotel offers 73 bedrooms all of which are non-smoking and have been designed with your comfort in mind and benefit from colour television with Satellite TV, tea & coffee making facilities, en-suite toilet with bath and/or shower & direct dial telephone.

There are two restaurants and a cosy bar.

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
Appleby The Sands Appleby
Aspatria Car Park beside Spar Aspatria
Brough Monument Bus Shelter Brough
Carlisle Entrance to Sands Centre Car Park Carlisle
Cockermouth Monument Main Street Cockermouth
Dearham Commercial Corner Dearham
Distington Outside Prospect Works Distington
Egremont Conservative Club Egremont
Flimby Railway Station Flimby
Harrington Galloping Horse bus stop Harrington
High Hesket Palmerstons Furniture Store
Keswick Bell Close Car Park Keswick
Kirkby Stephen Market Square Kirkby Stephen
Maryport Outside Coop Maryport
Penrith Sandgate Bus Station Penrith
Thursby Bus Stop Thursby
Waverton Bus Stop Waverton
Whitehaven Old Bus Station Whitehaven
Wigton Old Bus Station Wigton
Workington Lay By opposite Grahams Travel Jane St. Workington
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