We've done it again - so much to see and places of interest to visit that we were drawn back to Scotland! Also, as everybody enjoyed the Westerwood Hotel (even though it's in Cumbernauld!), we have rebooked the accommodation there. But, enough of this - what do we have in store for you?


On Saturday 1st September we will make our way north on the M6 and A7 to the beautiful little town of Melrose, arriving about lunch time where you can get a light lunch before visiting Meltose Abbey and/or the Harmony or Priorwood Gardens etc or just have a stroll around the town.       We plan to be at the Westerwood between 4.30 and 5.0 pm to allow you to settle in before dinner.


On Sunday we will have the almost obligatory sail, this time on the southern end of Loch Lomond before travelling to Stirling for free time to wander or visit one or two of the places of interest, eg ruined Abbey/Priory, Castle, Gardens etc.


Monday - for many this will probably be the highlight of the holiday. We will have a tour of Dumfries House, a property saved from falling into disrepair in 2007 by Prince Charles (Duke of Rothesay) and his Prince's Trust. The estate now employs a great number of people and after our tour (which includes coffee/tea and shortbread) we can spend time exploring the estate.


Tuesday - all too soon we pack our cases for our return but not before visiting the site of the Battle of Bannockburn. This is a Natiional Trust for Scotland site recently renovated with lots to see in the new Visitor Centre. National Trust members will receive a refund on production of a current membership card.

We will then head south making a visit to the Moffat Outlet Centre for that essential retail therapy that so many people apparently need! We will then return to Kendal arriving at about 6.0 - 6.30 pm.


The price for all this will be a maximum of £287.50 per person for twin/double room and £356.50 per person for single room. These prices may be reduced depending on numbers.


Please give us a call if you need any more information. Tel : 01524720335.


Bill and Anna Bennett