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Full Day Tour of Scotland: Whisky, Castle and Burns from The Lake District

Take a trip to Scotland into the beautiful county of Dumfries and Galloway famous for "Scotland's poet" Robert Burns, home to magnificent castles and the destination for runaway lovers.

This tour will depart the Lake District and make its way north, passing through incredible scenery into the Scottish Borders to enjoy a tour and whisky tasting experience at Annandale Distillery.

Enjoy an engaging lesson in whisky production and taste the single malts distilled at Annandale.

Visit Caerlaverock Castle, a medieval stronghold which played a large role in several border conflicts between England and Scotland in the middle ages.

Enjoy a stroll around Dumfries, the market town and former royal burgh, home to Robert Burns' House and the mausoleum, his final resting place.

You will also visit the famous Blacksmith's House at Gretna Green, where starstruck lovers would elope to be married after the passing of the Marage Act in England in 1754.

per adult from

$146

AUD

Duration

9 hours 30 minutes

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  • What's included :
    • Entry to Caerlaverock Castle
    • A distillery tour and whisky tasting experience at Annandale
    • Guided commentary in English
    • Entry/Admission - Annandale Distillery
    • Entry/Admission - Caerlaverock Castle
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drink
    • Entry/Admission - Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Mountain Goat Tours, Victoria St, Windermere LA23 1AD, UK

    Begin your tour here.

    Pass By: Thirlmere, Thirlmere, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England

    Enjoy views of this magnificent man-made reservoir as you drive passed on your way to the Scottish Borders.

    Stop At: Annandale Distillery, Northfield, Annan DG12 5LL Scotland

    Enjoy a distillery tour and whisky tasting experience at the beautiful Annandale Distillery. Brimming with history, this working distillery was once owned by Johnnie Walker, taste their single malts and learn how whisky is made.
    There will also be time for lunch in the onsite restaurant (not included in tour price).

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries DG1 4RU Scotland

    Visit this incredible castle located just south of Dumfries. Known for its unique triangular shape and impressive battlements Caerlaverock also boasts a rich history, being involved in various border battles between England and Scotland.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve, Hollands Farm Road Caerlaverock, Dumfries DG1 4RS Scotland

    Stop on the edge of the Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve, where you will enjoy gorgeous views of the Solway Firth and the county of Dumfries and Galloway.
    The perfect photo stop, on a clear day you can even see the northern fells of the Lake District where you set off from in the morning!

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Robert Burns House, Burns Street, Dumfries DG1 2PS Scotland

    Visit the former home of Robert Burns, known as Scotland's Poet he is one of the most famous Romantic writers in Scotland.
    You can read his original manuscripts at the desk he wrote them on as well as learn all about his life and work inside this quaint cottage.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Robert Burns Mausoleum, St Michael's Church, Dumfries Scotland

    Visit the final resting place of Robert Burns, the famous Romantic poet.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop, Headless Cross, Gretna Green DG16 5EA Scotland

    Call at Gretna Green, where you will have time to visit the traditional food and gift shops as well as learn about runaway lovers, who eloped to Scotland after the passing of the marriage act.
    You may enter the Blacksmiths House too which is still used for active ceremonies, for an additional fee.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Pass By: Mountain Goat Tours, Victoria St, Windermere LA23 1AD, UK

    Finish your tour back in the Lake District

  • Departure Point :
    1: Mountain Goat Tours, Victoria St, Windermere LA23 1AD, UK
    2: Bowness Pier - Windermere Lake Cruises, Winander house, Glebe Rd, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3HE, UK
    3: Kelsick Road, Kelsick Rd, Ambleside LA22, UK
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by The Mountain Goat

Activity ID: V-3395P94

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