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Hogmanay in The Borders - Lockerbie

Hogmanay in The Borders - Lockerbie

Sun 29 Dec 2019: A 5 Day Holiday to Scotland for Hogmanay Celebrations staying at Best Western Dryfesdale Country House Hotel with excursions to Drumlanrig Castle, Devil's Porridge Museum, an evening with Jordan Murray Band, Gretna Green 1754

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Sunday 29th December to Thursday 2nd January 2019


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 we are based in delightful Lockerbie, the first sizeable town north of the Border. The town has an agricultural past and was once home to Scotland’s largest lamb market.


Look What’s Included:


  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

  • 4 nights half board

  • 3 lunches

  • Live musical entertainment on 31 December

  • Guided tour of Drumlanrig Castle

  • The Devil’s Porridge Museum

  • The Gretna Green Story


Not Included: All lunches



We drive north to the Scottish Borders. Mulled wine and scones upon arrival as we settle in to our rooms. Welcome drinks reception prior to 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). Three-course dinner followed by 'In-House' entertainment.


This morning we visit the Devil's Porridge Museum - a state of the art museum, where we'll experience life in WW1 trench and explore the factory to discover what life was like for the thousands of girls who worked in this munition's factory. The unique name is inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who visited the factory and witnessed the girls mixing the nitro-cotton by hand and commented that it was the 'devil's porridge'. Light lunch at our hotel. This evening you have a 4-course dinner which will be followed by a live musical evening with the Jordan Murray Band commencing at 9.00pm. With entertainment running through to the 'wee small hours' you'll be able to see in the New Year in true traditional Scottish style!


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. Hot and cold buffet dinner followed by 'In-House' entertainment.


After breakfast there's an opportunity to visit Dryfesdale Memorial Garden that is filled with touching tributes to the Lockerbie Air Disaster before we commence our journey home.

Your Hotel

4* Best Western Dryfesdale Country House Hotel, Lockerbie

This family-run hotel is set in 5-acres of beautiful parkland on the outskirts of the town. With 29 bedrooms, it offers spectacular views, real log fires, free wi-Fi, restaurant with an excellent reputation. Steeped in history, the hotel dates back to 1762, but with all the up-to-the minute amenities you would expect from a 4-star hotel, Dryfesdale is a special place indeed!


Mobility Grade: 4 – The hotel is in a generally level location. There is no lift but there are many easy access, ground floor rooms are available on request.


Hotel Facilities:


  • En Suite Bedrooms 

  • TV 

  • Hospitality Tray 

  • Hairdryer 

  • No Lift


Duration, Departure Dates & Price


5 Day Escorted Tour: Sunday 29 December 2019 – Thursday 2 January 2020 | £619 (per person)

Tour Departs: 8.00am

Tour Returns: 7.30pm




Single Room: £Nil

Double for Sole Use (Internal) £60

Premier Double Garden View: £60

Holiday Insurance: £28


Deposit: £75 per person for all coach holidays in Britain, payable at time of booking.







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