Set against the famous backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, the annual Tattoo is a unique blend of breathtaking shows of military precision, battle re-enactment and military bands. From our base at the award-winning World Heritage Site of New Lanark, we have also included a visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Day 1 After being picked up from your door by taxi, you are transported to our tour coach and we make our way north, with suitable refreshment stops, to our overnight hotel in Lancashire.
Day 2 After breakfast we continue north, entering Scotland at Gretna Green and making a short stop to visit the Old Blacksmith Shop, where you can see the original wedding room and the famous anvil – the site of runaway marriages since 1753. We continue on through the Borders and reach our hotel in New Lanark late afternoon.
Day 3 A free day for you to enjoy this remarkable World Heritage Site, a unique 18th Century mill village sitting alongside the picturesque River Clyde. This was the work of social pioneer, Robert Owen who provided for his workers decent homes, fair wages, free health care, a new education system and the ﬁrst workplace nursery school in the world! See recreated millworkers’ houses, historic working machinery and don’t miss the lovely walk along the river to the ‘Falls of Clyde’ waterfalls. There is a mill shop selling locally made textiles and a pleasant café, and your ticket includes the Annie Mcleod Experience – a journey back through time as mill girl Annie reveals the amazing story of her life and times in New Lanark in 1820. Alternatively, you could join your driver for an afternoon excursion to Peebles.
Day 4 A free morning in New Lanark to enjoy the facilities at our hotel followed by lunch.* We then travel into Edinburgh and visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse**, the oﬃcial residence of The Queen in Scotland, standing at the end of the Royal Mile against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur’s Seat. We then have some free time to buy a snack before taking our seats in the stands for the 2019 Military Tattoo. After the spectacular show we return to New Lanark.
Day 5 Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel down across the border and through the Yorkshire Dales before reaching our hotel in time for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 6 We make our way south via the pretty conservation town of Stamford to the south coast, where we join our taxis and complete our journey home.
Our hotel is a stunning award-winning conversion from an original 18th Century mill, with fantastic views across the surrounding World Heritage Site and the River Clyde. Leisure facilities include swimming pool, steam room, sauna and gym. The 38 bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and two lifts.