Thursday 27th: We travel north via Lancaster en-route to Gretna and check-in at the
Gretna Hall Hotel. Welcome tea/coffee and mince pie will be served on arrival.
Friday 28th: We leave after breakfast and travel to Jedburgh, The red sandstone abbey
on the banks of the Jed Water was founded in 1138 by David I and was pillaged and rebuilt
many times. Mary Queen of Scots stayed here in 1566, at a house which now tells the
story of her tragic life. We continue to Hawick an interesting and attractive town with an
imposing high street and a spectacular town hall. Why not take advantage of the deals in
the various textile factory shops in the town.
Saturday 29th: Today we take a full day tour to Dumfries and Moffat. Dumfries has lots of
local history besides Burns, including Roman occupation. Find out more at the excellent
Dumfries Museum – where you can also find the camera obscura. The Robert Burns
Centre and the Robert Burns House are good places to learn about Rabbie’s life and work.
Moffat’s wide, tree-lined high street retains many of its original characteristics and the town
has strong connections with both the Moffat and Johnstone clans.
Sunday 30th: We leave after breakfast and return home via Kendal with its quaint cobbled
streets, antique shops, the K Village shopping outlet and the chance to purchase the
famous ‘Kendal Mintcake’. We leave Kendal after lunch for our journey home.