Highland Spring.
(April 2020)


5 Days from just £175.00

Savour the Magnificence and Scenic Beauty of the Scottish Highlands and Discover why the Spey Valley has enchanted Royalty through the ages dating back to Queen Victoria’s visit on the 8th October 1861.


Duke Of Gordon Hotel

Cairngorm National Park

The Duke Of Gordon Hotel, owned by Cairngorm Travel, is one of the Premier privately owned hotels situated in the Heart of the Scottish Highlands in the village of Kingussie. The hotel looks out across the Spey Valley and the Cairngorm National Park to Ruthven Barracks, the site of an earlier stone castle, constructed in the 1300’s by the ancestors of the 1st Duke of Gordon.

With origins in the eighteenth century the hotel was originally built as a stop-over for passengers travelling by stagecoach along the old A9 to Inverness and the North of Scotland. The facilities and atmosphere now experienced in the hotel, combined with the hospitality of our staff make the Duke Of Gordon the ideal place to stay when visiting the Highlands.

The Duke Of Gordon’s truly traditional Scottish atmosphere proved to be an ideal filming location for the popular TV series MONARCH OF THE GLEN with a number of our guests appearing as extras.

As a result of extensive modernisation, the Duke of Gordon is one of the very few Highland hotels that can offer all the facilities and  some comforts of a modern hotel combined with the traditional  character and heritage of an old Scottish coaching inn. The hotel has 60 en-suite bedrooms, direct dial telephone, colour TV and  tea/coffee making facilities.

The experience of dining in the elegance and splendour of our impressive Balmoral Restaurant with its heavily corniced ceilings and Peddie murals depicting Scottish Highland history and local scenes of great natural beauty is one not easily forgotten. Our menus are carefully selected and prepared to provide the best traditional Scottish fayre. These, combined with our very personal service, make dining at the ‘Duke’ truly a Jewel in the Highland Crown.

On several evenings guests are piped into dinner by a piper in full Highland dress. Entertainment takes place most eveningsin the Ruthven Ballroom in the form of Ceilidhs, folk nights and dancing.

The Duke of Gordon and the Spey Valley have enchanted Royalty through the ages dating back to the visit of Queen Victoria and her devoted Consort on 8th October 1861. Come and see why Her Majesty was so inspired that she made specific reference to her visit to the ‘Duke’ in her personal diaries.

Your stay at the Duke Of Gordon Hotel includes:
A five course candlelit dinner every evening
Full Scottish buffet breakfast
Tea and Coffee facilities
Free WiFi
Hotel porterage
Entertainment most evenings


Your Itinerary

Enjoy the Speyside Steam Railway; spectacular views are available on board as you steam through the stunning Cairngorms National Park on board a very special vintage train. As you travel over moorland, forestry and by great sweeps of the River Spey, the Cairngorm Mountains provide a backdrop to the scene which, together with the hot oil, smoke and steam form the ingredients of a grand day out.

Experience the Falkirk Wheel, the world’s only rotating boatlift, which is used to connect the Forth & Clyde and Union canals in central Scotland. The Falkirk Wheel is a magnificent, mechanical marvel which has been constructed to 21st century, state-of-the-art engineering. It is already being recognised as an iconic landmark worthy of Scotland's traditional engineering expertise, designed to replace a series of lock gates built in the 19th century. (Tour cost £26pp, entrance fees are included. To ensure availability please book prior to departure of the holiday).

Discover what life was like 2,500 years ago at the Scottish Crannog Centre, a unique reconstruction of an ancient loch dwelling in the heart of Perthshire.  Fun, exciting and informative, this award winning centre has something for everyone, from the youngest explorer to the serious knowledge seeker!

 

Entrance fees and fares are not included unless stated.

 

Your tour includes:

The 5 Day Holiday includes:
»» Duke Of Gordon Hotel
»» Executive luxury return coach travel
»» Breakfasts are included
»» Dinner is included
»» Optional Tour is not included

 


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Mon 30 Mar, 2020
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  • Bradford
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Sat 11 Apr, 2020
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  • Arnold
  • Barnsley
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  • Ferrybridge Services
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  • Nottingham
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  • Sheffield
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Wed 15 Apr, 2020
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Sun 19 Apr, 2020
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  • Accrington
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  • Blackburn
  • Bury
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  • Congleton
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  • Oldham
  • Reddish
  • Rochdale
  • Romiley
  • Stockport
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Thu 23 Apr, 2020
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  • Ashington
  • Bishop Auckland
  • Blyth
  • Chester Le Street
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  • Morpeth
  • Newcastle
  • North Shields
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  • Spennymoor
  • Sunderland
  • Washington
  • Washington Services
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Mon 27 Apr, 2020
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  • Bootle
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  • Preston
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  • Rainhill
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Mon 27 Apr, 2020
HS20 10
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£175.00
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  • Twin beds
  • Double Bed
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  • Dbl + 2xSingles
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  • Deluxe
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