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Thurso, Orkney & The Castle of Mey (3)

Thurso, Orkney & The Castle of Mey

Thurso is the most northerly town on the Scottish mainland. It is situated at the mouth of the River Thurso and is an excellent base for touring the north and visiting Orkney.

North Hotels, Station Hotel & St Clair Hotel
Sinclair Street, Thurso
Tel: 01847 896481
Both hotels are situated in the centre of Thurso with its good range of shops, bars and resturants.

Monday 2 May 5 Days £460
Monday 6 June 5 Days £480
Monday 26 September 5 Days £460

Single Supplement £48. Insurance £24
(includes Insurance Premium Tax at 20%)

What’s Included:
4 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, Entrance to Castle of Mey. Full day Orkney excursion with John O’ Groats ferries.

DAY 1 We depart from home and travel to Thurso.
DAY 2 We make a visit to the Castle of Mey, holiday home of the Queen Mother, falling for its isolated charm and hearing it was to be abandoned, she decided to save it. The Queen Mother renovated and restored it, creating the beautiful gardens you see today. For almost half a century she spent many happy summers here and shorter visits at other times of the year. We then travel to John O’ Groats and Wick before returning to Thurso.
DAY 3 We board our ferry at John o’ Groats. After the short 40 minute crossing, your local coach and guide will be ready to drive you across the Churchill Barriers, along the northern coast of Scapa Flow with beautiful views across the water. We will visit Stormness and have time to walk through the winding main street and may visit the museum featuring Orkney’s whaling history. No visit to Orkney would be complete without visiting Skara Brae hidden under sand dunes for thousands of years (entrance not included). A two hour stop will be made in Kirkwall before returning back to Thurso.
DAY 4 Our excursion today takes us along the dramatic north coast to Tongue.
DAY 5 We depart Thurso and travel homeward.

Event Properties

Event Date 26-09-2022
Individual Price £460.00