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Hogmanay in the Borders - Gretna Hall Hotel

Hogmanay in the Borders - Gretna Hall Hotel

Welcome in the New Year at the famous Scottish Village, Gretna Green staying at the Gretna Halll Hotel with visits to Drumlanrig Castle and Dumfries

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When it comes to New Year, Bonnie Scotland is the place to be! Where better to spend Hogmanay than in the beautiful Scottish Borderlands. Set in the remote hills of Annandale and Eskdale, Gretna Green is the famous Scottish village set close to the border with England where runaway couples could seek quick marriages under the easy going Scottish law at the old tollhouse or smithy, until the custom was banned in 1940!


Look What’s Included:


  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

  • 4 nights Half Board including a 5-Course Gala Dinner

  • Full entertainment programme

  • Outlined excursions including a guided tour of Drumlanrig Castle & light lunch

  • The Gretna Green Story & light lunch


Not Included: 2 lunches


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We drive north to the Scottish Borders. Tea/Coffee upon arrival as we settle in to our rooms. Dinner tonight, is followed by a leisurely evening in the hotel.


After breakfast we visit Drumlanrig Castle - Set in the 120,000 acre Queensberry Estate, complete with a country park and Victorian gardens, this 17th century castle is one of the most important Renaissance buildings in the country. On our guided tour we'll discover the Castle's magnificent rooms and spectacular collections of silver, porcelain, French furniture and art. (Soup & Sandwich lunch included). At 6.30pm you are invited to a welcome drink with the management which will be followed by a four course dinner and live entertainment.


This morning we visit the red brick town of Dumfries, located on the River Nith, close to the Solway Firth. We return to the hotel where a cold savoury and sweet buffet is served in the lounge from 2.30pm. This evening you have a 5 course gala dinner which will be followed by a Ceilidh and New Year's Eve live musical entertainment. At the bells at 12 there will be a wee dram or a small glass of fizz to help celebrate the start of 2019!


Happy New Year - This morning we visit Gretna Green 1754 where someone might be getting married!!! - As we experience a fun wedding re-enactment and discover the Gretna Green Story. We include a light lunch before returning to our hotel early-afternoon. Your dinner this evening is a fabulous hot and cold buffet which will be followed by live entertainment until midnight.


Unfortunately today after breakfast, we must leave Gretna and taking our New Year's resolutions with us, as we head home.

Your Hotel


3* Gretna Hall Hotel, Gretna Green

Situated in pleasant gardens with open views of the countryside and the Solway Firth. The hotel was originally a private mansion house dating from 1710 and has been extended to provide comfortable accommodation with modern amenities. Welcoming lounge bar and attractive residents’ lounge.


Mobility Grade:  2 – The hotel is in a generally level location. There is no lift but some ground floor rooms are available on request.

Hotel Facilities:


  • En Suite Bedrooms 

  • TV 

  • Hospitality Tray 

  • Hairdryer 


Duration, Departure Dates & Price


5 Day Tour   

Sat 29 Dec 2018 – Wed 2 Jan 2019 - £599


Tour Departs: 8.00am

Returns By: 8.00pm




Single Room: £60

Holiday Insurance: £26 (IPT included)


Deposit: £75 per person for all coach holidays in Britain and Europe.


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