Overnight Stops

Arrival Day: Tuesday, July 12 – 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: Wednesday, July 13 – Radisson Blu Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland. 028 9043 4065

Situated in the revitalised Gasworks business area, our hotel combines a tranquil riverside setting with easy access to Belfast city centre. You can walk to shops and restaurants or travel to attractions like Titanic Belfast and the Botanic Gardens using public transport. Be sure to catch a live sporting event or tee off at one of the many golf courses nearby. An inviting place to unwind, each of our 120 rooms and suites features amenities like a mini bar and Free high-speed, wireless Internet. Sample authentic local dishes at The Gasworks Restaurant, or stop by The Gasworks Bar & Café for a refreshing pint. Along with 7 well-equipped conference rooms, the hotel provides a perfect location for weddings and events.

Day Two: Thursday – July 14 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 a 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: Friday – July 15 – 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: Saturday – July 16 – 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: Sunday – July 17 – 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: Monday – July 18 – 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: Tuesday – July 19 – 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: Wednesday – July 20: Final trip home.

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