• This brand new tour explores fine architecture and interiors in Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside, from Lauriston Castle to Scone Palace
• Enjoy a special visit to Marchmont House, described by Country Life as “one of Scotland’s grandest mansions”
• In Edinburgh, visit the Georgian House on Charlotte Square, a beautifully restored New Town house featuring paintings, costumes and period furnishings
BA, MA, Cert Ed.
specialist in art history and decorative arts
Tour assembles 1500 at Parliament House Hotel, Edinburgh for five nights. Orientation walking tour followed by introductory lecture.
Morning: Castle Esplanade (opportunity to see the New Town from above with focus on the city’s growth and development) followed by visits to Gladstone’s Land (17th century tenement building) and Museum of Edinburgh. Afternoon: Palace of Holyroodhouse and some free time. Evening lecture.
Morning: Abbotsford (home to Walter Scott) and Melrose Abbey (resting place of Robert the Bruce’s heart). Afternoon: Marchmont House (Palladian mansion with Arts & Crafts adaptations).
Morning: Lauriston Castle (fine furniture collections) and Hopetoun House (Old Masters). Free afternoon with option to explore Edinburgh’s art galleries independently followed by free evening.
Morning: Pineapple Folly (exterior only) and Stirling Castle (recently restored). Afternoon: Scone Palace.
Morning: Georgian House on Charlotte Square. Tour disperses 1145.
3 Sep — 8 Sep 2020
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This tour requires a good level of fitness and will involve walking. Some sites will feature uneven ground, steep steps and staircases, cobbles and slippery surfaces. Participants must be comfortable navigating these areas, which do not usually have handrails, to access the sites.
Cost of £1465 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, one lunch, four dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £310.