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      Wildlife Scotland - Puffins Deer & Otters
Wildlife Scotland - Puffins Deer & Otters This is a special holiday with a big difference.

Red deer, puffins, red kites, buzzards, otters, gannets, grey seals and golden eagles are all among the wildlife you can hope to see on this break. The action packed itinerary includes a mountain safari, a loch cruise aboard the renowned steamship, SS Sir Walter Scott plus a catamaran ride to the world famous Bass Rock and Craigleith Cliffs to see the puffins and gannets. It doesn't stop in the evenings with a traditional Scottish Night and a Bird of Prey display on the village green. The holiday is based in Drymen just a few miles from Loch Lomond and Loch Katrine.

  • Hotel for 4 nights with breakfast and dinner
  • Porterage included
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Tea /coffee after dinner
  • Included excursions and entrances as stated
  • Scottish Show evening


Situated on the pretty village green in the conservation village of Drymen, the family-run 3* Winnock Hotel is situated just 4 miles from Loch Lomond. It offers excellent customer service, cosy log fires and hearty Scottish cuisine. There is a traditional bar area with an extensive range of speciality malt whiskies. All 74 en-suite bedrooms come with TV, hairdryer and drinks facilities. There is no lift but ground floor rooms are available.


DAY 1: From your chosen joining point your feeder vehicle will take you to your designated interchange point where your holiday begins. After joining your holiday coach, drive northwards with suitable stops for lunch and refreshments. Arrive at your hotel in Drymen early evening, ready for your first evening meal together. Dinner, bed and breakfast.

DAYS 2 - 4: At leisure in Winnock Hotel, Drymen with three included excursions. Traditional Scottish Night entertainment one evening. Dinner, bed and breakfast.

Mountain Safari & Bird of Prey Display
Head to Aberfeldy for a Land Rover mountain safari with a kilted ranger who will take you to the hilltops and an amazing natural wilderness through a land sculpted by the elements and steeped in history and nature. You may be lucky enough to see the Majestic Red Deer, the Famous Grouse, the elusive Mountain Hare or the soaring Golden Eagle. At the Red Deer Centre you will have the opportunity to get up close to these magnificent animals. This evening's dinner is preceded by a Bird of Prey display and talk on the village green of Drymen.

Seabird Centre, Catamaran Cruise to Bass Rock & Craigleith
After breakfast head east to North Berwick for a visit to the Scottish Seabird Centre and a Catamaran Cruise to Bass Rock and the SOS puffin project on island of Craigleith, once one of largest puffin colonies in Britain with over 28,000 pairs in 1999. The area is also home to the largest grey seal colony on the east coast of Britain with around 3,000 grey seals on the Isle of May, Craigleith and Bass Rock. Bass Rock is situated two miles east of North Berwick and one mile off the mainland. It has famously been described as "One of the Twelve Wildlife Wonders of the World" by the respected wildlife specialist, David Attenborough. Today, the spectacular volcanic plug is the home to approximately 10% of the world population of North Atlantic gannets.

Sealife Aquarium, Loch Katrine Cruise, Red Kites
After a hearty breakfast, today's excursion takes you to the Sealife Aquarium on the stunning Loch Lomond shores where you will meet some cheeky otters! Then head to Loch Katrine for light lunch in a lochside restaurant overlooking the Loch followed by a one hour cruise aboard the SS Sir Walter Scott. You may just get a glimpse of something really special as ospreys, golden eagles, otters and pine martins are all resident here. You then visit the Red Kites at Ardgaty Farm where you can join the rangers for a guided walk and spend time in their "hide" watching the birds.

Day 5: After breakfast, return homewards, arriving back at your local joining points early to mid-evening.

Please note: This tour includes some earlier starts and longer travelling times than may be normal on a coach holiday to give the best opportunity to spot the wildlife and to accommodate tidal conditions. No sightings of individual species of wildlife can be guaranteed on the trips. The holiday may not be suitable for clients with severe walking difficulties

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