Visit: Two Days in Scotland: Dumfries House, Aiket Castle and Drumlanrig Castle
| Various locations in Scotland
On the first day travel to Scotland and take a tour of Aiket Castle and its garden, before stopping there for afternoon tea.
Aiket Castle was built in the mid 15th century and acquired as a roofless ruin in 1976 by the present owners who restored it to its late 16th century appearance. It is set in wonderful gardens and countryside.
The next day take guided tours of both Dumfries House and Drumlanrig Castle. Dumfries House is one of the most significant stately homes in the UK and was built between 1754 and 1760, for the 5th Earl of Dumfries, by John, Robert and James Adam. It contains an outstanding collection of untouched 18th century furniture selected specifically for the house.
Drumlanrig Castle was built between 1679 and 1691 for the 1st Duke of Queensbury. Made of pink sandstone, it was one of the first and most important houses to be created in the grand manner in Scottish domestic architecture.