Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh is a bustling cosmopolitan city, with the stunning castle dominating its skyline, and it offers all the shopping you could ever wish for! November brings Edinburgh the added bonus of being host to one of Europe’s finest Christmas Markets, transforming the city into a magical winter wonderland. The main activities centre around the world renowned Princess Street Gardens with a glittering choice of festive celebrations and chic shopping. We will have a full day visiting the city allowing plenty of time to experience the array of seasonal offerings. As we travel North West en route we will visit the Gretna Gateway Outlet Village, which offers over 50 discount designer shops and on our return journey we can top up the retail therapy at the famous Metrocentre in Gateshead.
Staying at the Barony Castle Hotel, an exclusive establishment, located in 25 acres of stunning grounds in the heart of the Scottish Borders. All the guestrooms are en suite & offer the usual refinements including TV, telephone, hairdryer and Wi-Fi. This hotel also boasts a leisure suite, Spa with a swimming pool, spa pool, sauna & fully fitted gymnasium. Our stay is on a half board basis on Sunday night & a bed and breakfast basis on Monday night - the whole day and early evening will be spent in Edinburgh.