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Christmas in Scotland

Christmas in Scotland

Enjoy the Christmas season with an extended stay at the Gretna Hall Hotel

Price Includes


• Four nights dinner, bed and breakfast

• Christmas programme

• Half day excursion to the City of Carlisle

• Coach travel and ferry fare (from N Ireland)


Gretna Hall Hotel, Gretna Green


Set in 10 acres of beautiful gardens and ideally situated for exploring the surrounding area.  The hotel offers the charm and character of a historical building, with all the comfort of a contemporary hotel.  The warm, inviting and newly refurbished restaurant provides a perfect dining experience.  Enjoy the entertainment or simply relax in the comfortable bar and lounge area.


Day One

Depart from your selected joining point and travel to Gretna Green for your four nights stay at the Gretna Hall Hotel. Ferry from NI 11:30.
Tea/coffee with shortbread will be served on arrival, a welcome bucks fizz drink with the hotel management. In the evening enjoy dinner followed by live entertainment.

Day Two

A morning excursion to the historic city of Carlisle. Enjoy some free time exploring the historic sites, some last-minute Christmas shopping or just sit back in one of the many restaurants, cafes or bars. Arrive back to the hotel for a savoury and sweet buffet with tea/coffee between 14:00-15:30hrs.
Evening meal is followed by live entertainment.

Day Three

After a full Scottish breakfast there will be free time before a bucks fizz drink served in the lounge at 12:15hrs, followed by a five course Christmas lunch including a glass of buck's fizz and a gift from Santa. For those who wish to hear the Queens speech this will be available to watch in the lounge. This evening there will be hot and cold buffet then live entertainment.

Day Four

After breakfast you may like to explore the surrounding area, Gretna Green is home to the Famous Blacksmith Shop, a five-star Scottish Visitor Attraction and Gretna Gateway Outlet Village is just a ten-minute walk. A savoury and sweet buffet will be served between 14:00-15:30hrs.
The evening meal is followed by live entertainment.

Day Five

After breakfast you leave Gretna Green to start the journey home. Ferry from Cairnryan 15:30.
Comfort stops will be made en-route.

Please Note

It may be necessary under certain circumstance for these excursions to be operated on different day to those shown. Christmas programme details subject to change.

Holiday Itinerary


For full Itinerary click here

For full Trading Charter and Booking Conditions click here

To reduce travel time, separate vehicles or taxis may be used to convey passengers to join our holiday coach.

To reduce travel time, separate vehicles or taxis may be used to convey passengers to join our holiday coach.

Name Address Contact Details
Annan WM Annan, War Memorial opposite Queensberry Arms
Ardrossan Ardrossan, Princes Street Bus Stop
Ayr Bus Station Ayr Bus Station
Stance 14
Ayr Dodds Depot Ayr, Dodds Depot, 4 East Road
Ballantrae Garage, Main Street, Ballantrae
Ballymena Ballymena, Seven Towers Leisure Centre
Main entrance
Ballymoney Ballymoney
Biestys Centra / Route Service Station,
Ballynure Ballynure, The Village Chippy
Car Park, Larne Road.
Bangor Bangor, Town Car Park
opposite Bangor Railway Station Car Park
Belfast City Centre Belfast City Centre
Jurys Inn Hotel, Great Victoria Street.
Belfast Stena Belfast - Stena Line Victoria Terminal 4,
West Bank Road (Cairnryan)
Cairnryan Stena Cairnryan - Stena Line Passenger Terminal
Loch Ryan Port.Cairnryan
Carlisle Asda Carlisle Asda
Bus Layby, Chandler Way
Castle Douglas Castle Douglas, Crown Hotel
Opposite Market Hill, King Street
Coleraine Coleraine, Lodge Hotel, Outside Main Entrance.
Cumnock Cumnock, Tanyard Bus Station, New Bridge Street
Dumfries Dumfries, Whitesands, Coach Bay near Suspension
Bridge. (If Whitesands Closed, Brooms Rd Car Park)
Dunsilly Roundabout Dunsilly Roundabout
Car Park, Antrim
Eastriggs Eastriggs, Central Bus stop
Opposite the Baxter Hall (Church)
Girvan Girvan, Hamilton Arms Hotel
Glengormley Glengormley, Corrs Corner Roundabout
Larne Road Side.
Gretna Gretna Main Bus Stop
Annan Road
Gretna Green Gretna Hall Hotel, Front steps
Please park adjacent to the coach park
Holywood Holywood, Redburn Square.
Irvine Irvine, Coach Park adjacent to Aldi
Kilmarnock Kilmarnock, St Marnock St (Police Station)
Kilwinning Kilwinning, Caley Station (top of Dalry Road)
Kirkconnel Kirkconnel, bus stop at Railway Station entrance.
Larne Larne, Fairhill Car Park
Victoria Road
Lisburn Lisburn, Sprucefield Shopping Centre, Bus Shelter
at mini roundabout near Marks & Spencers
Maybole Maybole, Cassillis Hotel
New Cumnock New Cumnock,Lay-By near Scotmid, Afton Bridge Road
Newton Stewart Newton Stewart, The Crown Hotel
Newtownards Newtownards, Circular Road
McDonalds Car Park
Prestwick Prestwick, Station Road.
Saltcoats Saltcoats, Railway Station
Sanquhar Sanquhar, Bus Stop at Train Station
Stevenston Stevenston, The Cross
Stranraer Stranraer
Bus Stop Opposite Police Station
Thornhill Thornhill, Bus Stop beside Bank of Scotland
Troon Troon, Ivy Cottage, South Beach, Bus Stop outside
Town Hall
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