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Hogmanay in The Borders, The Dryfesdale Hotel

Hogmanay in the Borders

Thur 29 Dec 2022 - Mon 2 Jan 2023: A 5 Day Escorted Coach Holiday for Hogmanay in the Scottish Borders with Johnsons Coaches, staying at the Dryfesdale Hotel in Lockerbie.

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Thursday 29 Dec 2022 – Monday 2 Jan 2023


Luxury Traveller Tour

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.


Look What's Included:

  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Luxury Traveller Coach with ‘First Class’ Seating

  • 4 nights Half Board

  • 3 lunches

  • Live Musical Entertainment on 31 December

  • Abbotsford House, Including a light lunch

  • The Devil’s Porridge Museum

  • The Gretna Green Story.


Not included: 2 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 Abbotsford House - the extraordinary home of Sir Walter Scott, the 19th Century novelist and 'Great Scott' who popularised tartan, saved the Scottish bank note and rediscovered his country's crown jewels (Soup & Sandwich lunch included). 3-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 WWI trench and explore the factory to discover what life was like for the thousands of girls who worked in this munition's factory. The 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 Madison Band commencing at 9.00pm. With entertainment running through to the 'wee small hours' you will 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 in the 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* 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. 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:

  • Ensuite bathrooms

  • TV

  • Hairdryer

  • Tea/Coffee facilities

  • No Lift

  • Restaurant

  • WiFi


Duration, Departure Dates & Price

Thu 29 Dec 2022 – Mon 2 Jan 2023

Luxury Traveller

4 Nights


Departs: 8.00am | Returns: 7.00pm



Single Room: Nil | Double for Sole Use (Internal Room): £100

Premier Double Garden View: £50 Holiday Insurance: £31


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







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