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Scottish Borders

and Northumberland

6

Days

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24th April to 1st May 2021

All transport within the itinerary

Quality Accommodation of 4* and above

Experienced Tour Guide from the UK

All gratuities

Our tour begins in Kelso, the jewel of the Scottish Border towns. We stay in one hotel for the duration of the tour in this busy agricultural town situated on the confluence of the river Tweed & Teviot. Enjoy Scottish hospitality along with the natural beauty of this region. We explore the historic rivalry between England & Scotland often fought in this area, interesting towns, and the stunning coastline, add in some outstanding agricultural visits and this tour has something for everyone.

What's Included

 
  • Guided tour of Alnwick Gardens

  • Lunch at the Tree House Restaurant

  • Tour of woollen mill in Hawick

  • Tour of a distillery in Hawick

  • Guided tour of Bambrough Castle

  • All agricultural visits

  • Parking at the hotel for the duration of the tour

  • 5 nights’ accommodation in a quality hotel

  • Breakfast each morning

  • 3 Lunches

  • 4 Evening Dinners

  • Gratuities for local guides and coach driver.

  • Fully escorted by a Bay Farm Tours Tour Manager, from arrival at Kelso

  • All transport within the itinerary

Tour

Full

Please be aware, this tour is now full. If you would like to join the waitlist please let us know. We can also let you know about any future tours to the area as arrangements are made.

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Sightseeing

This tour combines interesting and intriguing sightseeing. Steeped in history, both the Borders and Northumberland reflect the tension between the Scots and the English in days gone by. We will explore one of the famous fortifications from those turbulent times, along with the impressive Gardens at Alnwick. Add to this the stunning rolling scenery, high peaks, salmon fishing rivers and beautiful coastlines this area deserves exploring.

More about your tour

Pace

Grade A

All of our tours are graded A to D according to the pace of the tour, with A being the least active. To find out more, please click here or on the goat!

Meals

Breakfast each morning
3 lunches

4 evening meals, table d’hote menu, 3 courses with tea and coffee

Agriculture

Our visits give an insight into different aspects of agriculture in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders, highlighting both the challenges and rewards of farming in this stunning area.

Farming is mainly cattle, sheep and arable, with large rolling fields growing wheat, barley & oilseed rape, and beef cattle being more prevalent than dairy.

As always with our tours, there will be time given at each visit to ask questions and spend time with our hosts.

Our Hotel & Kelso

We stay in the historic Ednam House Hotel a former Georgian manor house dating back to the 1700’s, ideally located close to the cobbled square in Kelso and boasting beautiful views over the River Tweed.

Kelso lies on the confluence of the rivers Tweed and Teviot. Here you will find a spacious cobbled town square with a Bull Ring at its centre, a reminder of past market days. The ruins of Kelso Abbey founded in the 12th century is close to the entrance to the town square. Henry of Scotland is buried there as are several of the Dukes of Roxburghe.

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Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

Having booked with slight trepidation about joining an organised tour, we are now absolute converts! I am sure you will be seeing us again, and soon!

 Your organisation and attention to detail was First class -catering for each and every whim!

 

The hotels were excellent and you took us to places we would never have been able to visit on our own.

Mr and Mrs S,

Bradford St George

 

Where in the world?

Please be aware, this tour is now full. If you would like to join the waitlist please let us know. We can also let you know about any future tours to the area as arrangements are made.

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