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 center 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 center. 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 New Grange Hotel – Drogheda, Ireland 00353 46 907 4100

Our over night stay at the New Grange Hotel does not include dinner at the hotel. This is a free night and a chance to taste the local restaurants and pubs of your own choice and cost.

Newgrange hotel in Ireland is a luxurious and enchanting destination in the heart of Navan. Set in one of the most historic and beautiful spots in the country, guests from around the globe are invited to experience the old world charm of luxury hotel accommodation in Ireland. Fused with modern amenities, our award winning 3-star hotel offers a lavish retreat just 25 minutes outside the cosmopolitan city of Dublin.

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 center 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

Our over night stay at the University does not include dinner. This is a free night and a chance to taste the local restaurants and pubs of your own choice and cost.

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

Day Six: Monday – July 18 – Coldra Court Hotel, Newport Contact: 01633 413737

Coldra Court is part of the Celtic Manor group and is Minutes from the M4 motorway, Coldra Court 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 – Holiday Inn – Oxford 01865 888 304

A contemporary hotel near central Oxford with ample parking, free Wi-Fi and spa facilities

Three miles from Oxford town center, Holiday Inn® Oxford hotel offers ample parking for hotel residents, only three minutes’ walk from the Pear tree Park & Ride bus service. A minute away by car, Oxford Parkway train station provides direct links to London and Bicester Village Retail Park.

Spread throughout the city center, many of the historic buildings at the University of Oxford are open to the public, including Radcliffe Camera and Tom Tower. You can also visit Blenheim Palace, only 10 minutes’ drive from the hotel. This baroque manor is the birthplace of Winston Churchill and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Start the day with a tasty breakfast in the Junction Restaurant, and wind down with a nightcap in the relaxed Oxford Hotel Bar. With 24-hour room service, you dine in the privacy of your room. Work out in the modern fitness center and clock up some laps in the indoor pool, or pamper yourself with massage and beauty treatments in the spa area. Kids stay and eat free.

Day Eight: Wednesday – July 20: the final trip home.

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