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Dodds of Troon | 4 East Road, Ayr, KA8 9BA
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Dodds Coach Holidays | 24 Central Avenue, Gretna, DG16 5AS
01461 337799 | coachholidays@doddsoftroon.com

Thurso and Orkney

Thurso and Orkney

The scenery on the North Coast of Scotland is quite simply breath-taking. This is the ideal holiday for anyone who wants to see rugged coastal scenery and many historic sites. To break the travel time, we have also included an overnight each way.

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Price Includes (all details are subject to change):

 

  • five nights dinner, bed and breakfast

  • tour of the Orkneys

  • admission to the Italian Chapel

  • admission to the Castle of Mey

  • admission to Dunrobin Castle

  • two excursions

  • return coach travel

  • return ferry fare from N Ireland (£30 supplement)

 

Pentland Hotel, Thurso (three nights)

 

Located in the heart of Thurso, this refurbished hotel offers comfortable accommodation and a warm welcome. Their restaurant uses only the freshest local Caithness seafood and produce. (no lift)

 

Salutation Hotel, Perth (overnight each way)

 

Extremely well situated in the heart of the historic City of Perth. A warm and friendly welcome awaits. The hotel offers traditional hospitality with modern comforts. Experience tempting food in the splendour of the dining room or relax in the cosy bar, where warm décor compliments the hotels original features. (lift)

Day One

Travel to Perth and the Salutation Hotel for your overnight stay. Comfort stops will be made en-route.

Day Two

Head North through glorious scenery to Thurso and the Pentland Hotel, your base for three nights.

Day Three

Enjoy a coach guided tour, with a local guide, of the magical Orkney Islands. See the World Heritage sites including the Standing Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar; plus Scapa Flow, the Churchill Barriers and the Italian Chapel. There will be some free time to explore Kirkwall, the Island's capital.

Day Four

Start the day with a visit to the Castle of Mey, once the home of the late Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother from 1952 until 1996; and the most northerly inhabited castle in Scotland. Take a tour of the Castle and a wander around the unique walled gardens. Finish the day with a stop at John O'Groats. Enjoy its iconic location and jaw-dropping scenery. Continue to Thurso and The North Coast Visitor Centre. Its museum, set across three floors uses a collection of objects to tell the story of the County of Caithness from the geological period, about 416 to 359 million years ago, to the present day.

Day Five

Relax and enjoy the scenery as you travel back through Scotland and a visit to the magnificent Dunrobin Castle and Gardens en-route to the overnight hotel.

Day Six

After breakfast you leave Perth and travel home. Comfort stops will be made en-route.

Please Note

It may be necessary under certain circumstances for these excursions to be operated on different days to those shown.

Holiday Itinerary

 

For full Itinerary click here

For full Trading Charter and Booking Conditions click here

 

Not every holiday will suit your mobility needs and some are not suitable for persons using walking aids/wheelchairs etc.  Please ask a member of staff for details should you have any concerns regarding suitability.

JOIN AND PARK AT STENA LINE, BELFAST ONLY £30. To reduce travel time, separate vehicles or taxis may be used to convey passengers to join our holiday coach.

JOIN AND PARK AT STENA LINE, BELFAST ONLY £30.

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

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Name Address Times
Annan WM Annan, War Memorial opposite Queensberry Arms
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Ardrossan Ardrossan, Princes Street Bus Stop
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Ayr Dodds Depot Ayr, Dodds Depot, 4 East Road
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Ayr NEW Ayr, Douglas Street Bus Stop, Outside Bus Station
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Ballantrae Ballantrae, Garage, Main Street
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Ballymena Ballymena, Seven Towers Leisure Centre
Main entrance
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Ballymoney Ballymoney
Biestys Centra / Route Service Station,
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Ballynure Ballynure, The Village Chippy
Car Park, Larne Road.
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Bangor Bangor, Town Car Park
opposite Bangor Railway Station Car Park
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Belfast City Centre Belfast City Centre, Leonardo Hotel,
(formerly Jurys Inn), Great Victoria Street.
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Belfast Stena Belfast - Stena Line Victoria Terminal 4,
West Bank Road (Cairnryan)
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Cairnryan Stena Cairnryan - Stena Line Passenger Terminal
Loch Ryan Port.Cairnryan
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Carlisle Asda Carlisle Asda
Bus Layby, Chandler Way
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Castle Douglas Castle Douglas, Crown Hotel
Opposite Market Hill, King Street
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Coleraine Coleraine, Lodge Hotel, Outside Front Door
CLIENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO PARK AT THE HOTEL.
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Dumfries Dumfries, Whitesands, Coach Bay near Suspension
Bridge. (If Whitesands Closed, Brooms Rd Car Park)
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Dunsilly Roundabout Dunsilly Roundabout
Car Park, Antrim
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Eastriggs Eastriggs, Central Bus stop
Opposite the Baxter Hall (Church)
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Girvan Girvan, Hamilton Arms Hotel
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Glengormley Glengormley, Corrs Corner Roundabout
Larne Road Side.
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Gretna Gretna Main Bus Stop
Annan Road
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Gretna Green Gretna Hall Hotel, Front steps
Please park in the overflow parking space
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Holywood Holywood, Redburn Square.
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Irvine Irvine, Coach Park adjacent to Aldi
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Kilmarnock Kilmarnock, St Marnock St (Police Station)
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Kilwinning Kilwinning, Caley Station (top of Dalry Road)
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Larne Larne, Fairhill Car Park
Victoria Road
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Lisburn Lisburn, Sprucefield Shopping Centre, Bus Shelter
at mini roundabout near Marks & Spencers
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Lochmaben Lochmaben, Outside Kings Arms Hotel
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Lockerbie Lockerbie, The Townhead Hotel
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Maybole Maybole, Cassillis Hotel
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Moffat Moffat, The Balmoral Hotel
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Newton Stewart Newton Stewart, The Crown Hotel
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Newtownards Newtownards, Circular Road
McDonalds Car Park
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Prestwick Prestwick, Station Road.
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Saltcoats Saltcoats, Railway Station
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Stevenston Stevenston, The Cross
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Stranraer Stranraer
Bus Stop Opposite Police Station
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Troon Troon, Ivy Cottage, South Beach, Bus Stop outside
Town Hall
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