Ayrshire, Isle of Arran and Dumfries House

Ayrshire, Isle of Arran and Dumfries House

Available from Northern Ireland.


Available from Northern Ireland.

A holiday which combines beautiful coastal drives with views and visits to some of Scotland’s most proud and well known stately homes and castles.


Marvel at the magnificence of Drumlanrig Castle and Dumfries House, explore the Ayrshire coast and cross the water to one of Scotland’s largest islands, with a visit to a distinguished castle and scenic gardens.


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The deposit required at the time of booking for all holidays is £30 per person, full payment is required 28 days prior to departure.

Isle of Arran

Depart from Ardrossan for the forty-minute sea crossing to the Isle of Arran, known as “Scotland in Miniature”. Visit the Baronial styled Brodick Castle, which is packed full of treasures. The castles impressive gardens afford stunning views over the Firth of Clyde. Continue the day with a scenic tour around the Island.

Dumfries House

Enjoy some free time in Ayr and then on to the pretty village of Alloway, home of Scotland’s famous poet Rabbie Burns. In the afternoon there is a guided tour of Dumfries House with tea/coffee and shortbread included in a private hall, this is one of Britain’s most beautiful stately homes and best kept heritage secrets, with sumptuous interiors and magnificent furnishings, all set in 2000 acres of land.

Drumlanrig Castle

Visit Drumlanrig Castle and Gardens, brimming with centuries-old heritage and culture. It is set within a country park and landscaped Victorian gardens.

Ferry Details

Belfast-Cairnryan: 1130 and Cairnryan-Belfast: 1530 (return time approximately 1800)
Please note under certain circumstances, it may be necessary to amend the sailing times.

South Beach Hotel, Troon


A family run hotel, well known for its welcoming atmosphere and friendly service.  It boasts many rooms with outstanding sea views and is just a short walk to the centre of the seaside town of Troon. There is no lift.


Hotel and Bedroom Facilities:


  • tea/coffee making facilities

  • TV

  • hairdryer

  • telephone





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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ballymena Ballymena, Seven Towers Leisure Centre
Main entrance
Ballymoney Ballymoney
Biestys Centra / Route Service Station,
Ballynure Ballynure, The Catch Fish & Chip Shop
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 Stena Line Passenger Terminal.
West Bank Road, Belfast
Coleraine Coleraine, Lodge Hotel, Outside Main Entrance.
Dunsilly Roundabout Dunsilly Roundabout
Car Park, Antrim
Glengormley Glengormley, Corrs Corner Roundabout
Larne Road Side.
Holywood Holywood, Redburn Square.
Larne Larne, Fairhill Car Park
Victoria Road
Lisburn Lisburn, Sprucefield Shopping Centre, Bus Shelter
at mini roundabout near Marks & Spencers
Newtownards Newtownards, Circular Road
McDonalds Car Park
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