Begin in Edinburgh and travel Northwards, through the East of Scotland.

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DAY 1

Melville Castle

After arrival into Edinburgh Airport, journey to Melville Castle (around 25 minutes) for your first castle stay. Melville Castle truly is a beautiful landmark, just on Edinburgh city centre’s doorstep. Surrounded by luscious woodlands, guests are invited to enjoy the tranquil comfort and luxury of this historic castle.

Settle in to your Superior Room, then enjoy an evening meal in the castle's quirky brasserie restaurant and cellar bar.

DAY 2

During your stay at Melville Castle, head into Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city. With so much to see and do, there is plenty to explore from the Royal Mile, home to the magnificent Edinburgh Castle at one end and the Palace of Holyroodhouse - the Queen’s official residence in Scotland - at the other. Visit St Giles’ Cathedral or the Scottish Parliament building. There is plenty to keep you entertained before returning to the castle.

Enjoy an evening at leisure and dinner in the restaurant.

After a sumptuous breakfast, bid a fond farewell to Melville as you head to the second castle of your tour (around a 2 hour journey). En-route you may wish to visit Edinburgh again or alternatively perhaps visit Stirling, a vibrant city with attractions including Stirling Castle, the Wallace Monument, Deanston Distillery and the Battle of Bannockburn Experience amongst others.

Fonab Castle is a delightful 5-Star property nestled at the foot of the Cairngorms. This will be your home for the next 2 nights in a Castle Room, inspired by the natural splendour, romance and the colours of the Perthshire Highlands.

Spend the rest of the day exploring the castle and surroundings, relax in the spa or enjoy afternoon tea. In the evening, enjoy dinner in the brasserie.

DAY 4

Start the day with a Fonab breakfast, then the day is yours to spend as you choose. You may wish to stay at the castle and relax at the spa, or for those who like to explore, the Highland Perthshire towns and villages of Dunkeld, Aberfeldy, Blair Atholl, Kenmore and Killin - Dunkeld and Kenmore are within easy reach. Other options include Blair Athol Distillery in Pitlochry, the Scottish Chocolate Centre, the Beatrix Potter Exhibition, and Castle Menzies. It is also possible to arrange a sensational Land Rover safari.

In the evening, enjoy dinner in the Sandemans Restaurant.

Day 4

Castle of Park

Start the day with a Fonab breakfast, then the day is yours to spend as you choose. You may wish to stay at the castle and relax at the spa, or for those who like to explore, the Highland Perthshire towns and villages of Dunkeld, Aberfeldy, Blair Atholl, Kenmore and Killin - Dunkeld and Kenmore are within easy reach. Other options include Blair Athol Distillery in Pitlochry, the Scottish Chocolate Centre, the Beatrix Potter Exhibition, and Castle Menzies. It is also possible to arrange a sensational Land Rover safari.

In the evening, enjoy dinner in the Sandemans Restaurant.

DAY 5

After breakfast, bid farewell to Fonab as you take the spectacular journey up through the Cairngorms National Park (2hrs 30 minutes) to your final castle of the tour, Castle of Park in Aberdeenshire. This romantic 16th century pink castle, which is hidden away in a tree-lined park, close to the beautiful Banffshire Coast, was the home of the Gordon-Duff family until the late 20th century. It is a delightful place to spend the next two days.

After check-in you can explore the castle's public rooms or try your hand at billiards. Complimentary tea and cake is offered on arrival between 4.30pm and 5.30pm.

Relax for the evening and enjoy a 3-course dinner at the castle.

DAY 6

Breakfast is served in the Breakfast Room. Then the day is yours to do as you wish.

Spend the day exploring. There is a selection of whisky distilleries in the area, or you may wish to take part in a sport such as salmon fishing or golf. There are plenty of local historic sites, including Duff House, Fyvie Castle, Huntly Castle, Balvenie Castle, Culloden, Fort George and Haddo House. Alternatively, for those with an interest in wildlife, dolphin and seal spotting is available. For keen walkers, take a coastal walk on the Banffshire coastal trail though six historic harbours or a hill walk on Binn Hill, The Knock or Bennachie.

Return to the castle and relax in the public rooms before enjoying dinner.

DAY 7

After breakfast, say goodbye to the team at Castle of Park, before continuing your onward journey.

Pricing

    This itinerary is priced from £594 on a bed and breakfast basis or £814 per person on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis and includes:


    2 nights at Melville Castle in a Superior Room
    2 nights at Fonab Castle in a Castle Room
    2 nights at Castle of Park in one of the three historic rooms

Things to Note

  • The itinerary is based on 2 persons sharing a Double /Twin Room. (Single supplements are available on request).
  • Rates may be higher at peak times, such as weekends and in high season (eg. summer months / festive periods and bank holidays). An accurate quotation will be provided to you at the time of enquiry.
  • The price shown is the base price based on standard room types with the board basis (eg. Bed and Breakfast / Dinner, Bed and Breakfast) clearly shown.
  • Room upgrades can be arranged at a supplement.
  • To tailor-make your tour, additional or reduced nights can be arranged and itineraries reversed. Ask for details from your Celtic Castles Sales Advisor.
  • All castle accommodation is subject to availability.
  • Transport is not included in the cost, therefore you would be required to make your own transportation arrangements.
  • Visitor attraction tickets are not included. Some visitor attractions are seasonal, therefore please check that these are open during your travel dates.

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