North Ayrshire- Isles of Arran & Bute (Half Board)

North Ayrshire- Isles of Arran & Bute (Half Board)

8 day break to Scotland, staying at 4* Hallmark Hotel Irvine, Ayrshire + Overnight Hotels


8 day break to Scotland, staying at 4* Hallmark Hotel Irvine, Ayrshire + Overnight Hotels

This is a 8 day break to Scotland

staying at  3* Samlesbury Hotel, Preston (1 night)

                    4* Riverside Lodge Hotel, Irvine, Ayrshire (5 nights) Previously known as Hallmark Hotel

                    4* Chesford Grange, Kenilworth, Nr Warwick (1 night)


You'll be captivated by the scenery when you stay in the west coast of Scotland. Whilst the Hallmark Hotel Irvine can't guarantee sunshine all year round, they can promise that the area has an abundance of walks, history and makes a perfect base for exploring.


Included in your holiday price:

  • En-suite room

  • Breakfast & 3 course evening meals

  • Executive coach travel throughout

  • Return ferry from Wemyss Bay to the Isle of Bute

  • Entrance to Mount Stuart House & Gardens

  • Entrance to Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

  • Return ferry from Ardrossan to the Isle of Arran

  • Tour & two tastings at the Isle of Arran Distillery

  • Guided tour of Culzean Castle

  • Porterage

  • Door to door transfer (within 10 miles of Hailsham)

    - a charge may apply if not within our free pick-up area

Day 1

We depart for Scotland, making comfort stops en-route including a suitable lunch stop. Arriving at 3* Samlesbury Hotel, Preston, for our overnight stay.


Day 2

We say goodbye to the Samlesbury Hotel and continue our journey. Arriving at Riverside Lodge Hotel, Ayrshire, this afternoon.


Day 3

This morning we head to Wemyss Bay where we take the ferry trip over to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute. Here we visit Mount Stuart House & Gardens, a 19th-century mansion with extravagant interiors and expansive landscaped and wild gardens.

We then make our way back for the return ferry trip.


Day 4

Today we visit Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, the Ayrshire ploughman who become one of the world’s best known poets.

Explore the museum, see Burns Cottage, Burns Monument & Gardens, Poet's Path, Brig O'Doon & Alloway Auld Kirk.


Day 5

This morning we head to Ardrossan where we take the ferry trip over to Brodick on the Isle of Arran.

Here we visit the Isle of Arran Distillery for a tour and two tastings. We then make our way back for the return ferry trip.


Day 6

Today we visit Culzean Castle for a guided tour. Standing on a dramatic cliff top overlooking the Firth of Clyde, the castle has been associated with the Kennedy family since the 14th century and was converted by Robert Adam between 1777 and 1792.


Day 7

After breakfast, we say our farewells to the Riverside Lodge Hotel, Irvine and start our journey to Kenilworth with comfort stops and a lunch stop en-route. Arriving at 4* Chesford Grange Hotel this afternoon for our overnight stay.


Day 8

We depart the hotel after breakfast and start our journey home with comfort stops and a suitable lunch stop en-route, arriving back in East Sussex late afternoon.


FB=Full Breakfast, EM=Evening Meal


Riverside Lodge Hotel, Irvine

Room Amenities

  • Flatscreen TV with Freeview

  • Hairdryer

  • Ironing facility

  • Tea/Coffee Making facility

Hotel Amenities

  • 24hr front desk

  • Free WiFi

  • NO LIFT - there are many ground floor rooms




Electric Scooters/Wheelchairs

L.J. Edwards can take a maximum of 2 electric scooters/wheelchairs per short break, these must be for clients with a Blue Badge and Public Liability Scooter Insurance (subject to hotel agreement). L.J. Edwards accept no liability for any accident, loss of damage to the guest or their mobility scooter on a Short Break, or when the scooter/wheelchair is stored in the coach luggage compartment. The individual is responsible for ensuring they are capable of safely operating their mobility scooter and for the security of their mobility scooter during their holiday.

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