Overnight Stops

Arrival Day: Thursday, August 25 – Cairndale Hotel – Dumfries Scotland – 01387 254111 

The Cairndale Hotel is a family owned business and has been run by the same family since 1983. It is one of South West Scotland’s leading hotels and offers 91 suites and bedrooms, all en-suite, as well as extensive function facilities and a private leisure club.

Located in the Scottish town centre of Dumfries this Victorian hotel has plenty of charm and character and offers guests a welcoming and relaxing place to stay. With two restaurants as well as an informal café bar, the hotel also offers individuals a choice of areas in which to dine. Entertainment is a regular feature at the hotel and various events are held regularly throughout the year.

Day One Friday – August 26 – North West Castle Hotel,  Stranraer Scotland 01776 704413

North West Castle offers visitors comfortable and convenient three star town centre hotel accommodation in Stranraer.  A family owned and run hotel for more than fifty years, ‘The Castle’ was formerly the home of Sir John Ross, the famous Arctic explorer, who was instrumental in the discovery of the ice bound trading route known as the ‘North West Passage’.

North West Castle is an excellent base for exploring the beautiful local area and the hotel offers 72 en-suite bedrooms, ‘The Regency’ dining room, The ‘Alpine’ Restaurant and Grill, leisure facilities (swimming pool, sauna, spa bath, gym) and its very own indoor curling rink.  The hotel has long been a hub for Scottish Curling and regularly hosts major national and international competitions, as well as open weekend competitions and tuition breaks ‘Try Curling’.

Day Two Saturday – August 27 The d Hotel – Drogheda, Ireland 00353 419 806404

The award-winning, d hotel, a luxury 4 star hotel in Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland is located on the banks of the historic River Boyne.This impressive waterfront location includes the Scotch Hall shopping complex and a purpose built pedestrian bridge to the town centre, with its many traditional pubs and restaurants. This luxury Drogheda hotel is only 30 minutes drive to Tayto Park.

Day Three Sunday – August 28 – Seven Oakes Hotel – Carlow, Ireland 00353 599 131308

A warm welcome to the 4 Star Seven Oaks Hotel and Leisure Club, Carlow where timeless elegance and decades of excellence combine to make the hotel an impeccable choice for the discerning guest. From the moment you step into our magnificent reception area you will receive the warmest of Irish welcomes from our friendly, professional staff, whose attention to your every need will ensure an enjoyable stay. Nestled in Carlow’s bustling town centre and within short walking distance of Carlow’s new cultural quarter, the Seven Oaks Hotel Carlow provides a perfect base for your destination leisure break. The hotel boasts a state of the art Leisure Club, use of which is complimentary to all guests.

Day Four Monday – August 29 – Whites of Wexford Hotel –  Southern Ireland 00353 917 4206

To the Irish people, White’s Hotel is a legend inextricably woven into the social, cultural and artistic history of Wexford. From as early as 1715, local historians believe that a lodging house called The King’s Arms, existed close to the hotel’s present site. It is well recorded that White’s was a militiamen’s lodging house in 1779, surviving the bloody insurrection against the English in 1798 when the hotel’s Coffee House was mentioned in the diary of a survivor.

Day Five Tuesday – August 30 – Carmarthen University – Halliwell Centre 01267 676 819

Situated within walking distance of Carmarthen Town this venue is a custodian of some of the town’s finest buildings, seamlessly blending in to the picturesque town of Carmarthen offering a bespoke location for conference, meetings and social events. We offer:

Day Six Wednesday – August 31 – Newport Hilton Contact: 01633 413737

Newport Hilton is Minutes from the M4 motorway, Hilton Newport hotel is located in a quiet suburb of Newport, South Wales. This Newport hotel provides a convenient central location for any function, as well as an excellent base to explore the surrounding Wye Valley and wider South Wales. Horse racing at Chepstow is only 20 minutes from this Monmouthshire hotel, as are rugby and football at the Millennium Stadium. Take a short drive to the Newport Wetlands Reserve and enjoy the fresh air and its wildlife.

Unwind in our spacious guest rooms, watching the 32-inch flat-screen TV. Stay connected at the desk with WiFi (surcharges apply). Enjoy complimentary toiletries in all of our en suite bathrooms.

Day Seven Thursday – September 1 – Hilton Hotel – Newbury Contact 01635 247077  

Explore Berkshire from the contemporary Hilton Newbury Centre hotel, located a half mile south of the historic market town of Newbury, UK. The hotel is close to the M3 and M4 motorways, with easy access to London and within 20 miles of Basingstoke and Reading. Visit the Newbury Racecourse during your stay, or explore the historic Highclere Castle, also nearby. Enjoy complimentary on-site parking.

Day Eight Friday – September 2 – Lensbury Hotel, Teddington Lock, Middlesex 0208 8614 6400

The Lensbury is full of surprizes, nestled on the banks of the River Thames and within easy reach of London, Heathrow and Richmond. Set in 25 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds on the banks of the River Thames. The 4 –star Lensbury Hotel boasts unrivalled indoor and outdoor leisure facilities, state of the art health club, award–winning spa and a hi-tech Conference Centre.


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