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Join us on a fandom adventure through the UK.

Join Mandy and her group as they travel through London, Scotland, and Cornwall seeing some favorite historical, literary, and screen locations this September - October 2021
Sept. 27

Mandy and Annette arrive in London for our stay at Lancaster Gate Hotel  near Hyde Park - London

Our first full day in London will be devoted to adjusting to the new time and probably checking out nearby Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, and seeing Kings Cross Station.  No Harry Potter trip would be complete without a stop at Platform 9 3/4!

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Sept. 28 - 29

The rest of our travel party arrives and we begin our 2 - day Oyster Pass touring!  We'll hit the "Must Do" London the next two days with over 60 attractions to choose from.

We'll be sure to go to Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, and many more!

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Sept. 30

We'll be touring Warner Bros. Studios outside of London.  Strolling through the Great Hall, seeing costumes from the film and much much more!  

We'll probably end our day at of the Sky Gardens in London to enjoy the sunset and grab a bite to eat like a local.

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Oct 1

Today, a majority of our day will be spent traveling 1st class from London to Edinburgh.

We'll get checked in to our Edinburgh hotel The Piries Hotel and head out for a FREE Harry Potter walking tour!

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Oct 2

Today our Outlander fandom gets its first set of touring!

We'll see a ton of famous sites from Scotland's history as well as the popular book and show.

Culross - This 16th-century village poses as Cranesmuir in Outlander. It also starred in the movies: Captain America: First Avenger and The 39 Steps.

Doune Castle - In Outlander, it’s the fictional Castle Leoch. And in reality, it’s a stunning castle with a tall gate house, an impressive greathall, and lovely views of the River Teith.  Monty Python fans may also recognize this structure from some infamous taunting Frenchman!

Linlithgow Palace - This pretty palace is a favourite of ours because of its connection to Mary, Queen of Scots. It’s also known for one of the most intense scenes in the Outlander series…

Blackness Castle - The tough-looking castle looks like it could fend off an entire empire. And in Outlander, it impersonates Fort William.

Midhope Castle - Jamie’s family home, Lallybroch, is as lovely as it looks in the show.

Tonight we'll also meet up with our guide from G-Adventures that will guide our private group around the country for the next week!

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Oct 3

Enjoy an orientation walk of Edinburgh ending in the heart of the city, Royal Mile road. Opt to visit Edinburgh Castle, or explore the city on your own. In the afternoon, hop on the train to the Highlands.

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Oct 4

Welcome to the Highlands of Scotland. This morning, opt to visit Cairngorms National Park and enjoy a CEO-led hike in Glenmore Forest, ending in Loch Morlich Beach. Or, consider a kayaking excursion or a visit to a reindeer farm with a ranger.

After lunch, board a cruise towards Loch Ness. Experience the infamous "loch" by boat and learn about the history (and legend) surrounding its mysterious lake creature. Explore Urquhart Castle before returning to Inverness. En route, visit Culloden Moor, famous for the Jacobite rising of 1745.

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Oct 5

Discover the beautiful Isle of Skye. Enjoy a scenic drive to the Isle, stopping at the iconic Eilean Castle while en route for a snap of the old fortress. Once on the Isle, visit Sligachan, where you can spot the Black Cullin mountains in the background. Head north to visit Dunvegan Castle and its Gardens. In the evening, take a Ferry Armadale to Mallaig and enjoy some free time in Fort William.

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Oct 6

Visit the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct made famous by Harry Potter. Settle back at the viewpoint in time to see the Jacobite Steam train cross over the viaduct.

 

Afterward, stretch your legs with a forest walk in Ben Nevis followed by a distillery tour and whisky tasting at Ben Nevis Distillery. Continue on to explore Glencoe and learn about this key valley and its importance in Scotland's history.

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Oct 7

Head south towards Glasgow. Enjoy some free time to explore Scotland largest city. Take time to explore this port city by visiting its museums, joining a brewery tour or jumping on a bike tour of the city.

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Oct 8

Enjoy the day wandering Glasgow and end our time in Scotland with a Gaelic Dinner with Adham Obroin.

Àdhamh is the world’s most famous Gaelic tutor, having built his reputation in the sphere of film & TV working on Sony Pictures’ Outlander where he maintained an exceptionally good rapport with both cast and crew ensuring excellent representation for the Scottish Gaelic language in the now wildly popular Hollywood series.

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Oct 9

Day at leisure to explore Glasgow - maybe take a foodie tour or discover a few museums.  Or, just take a nap!

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Oct 10

Next we'll hop a quick inter-island flight to Newquay airport for the Poldark's Cornwall portion of our tour.

Check in at The Residence at Bolenna from 2.00pm: Free evening, with dinner included on arrival night. Time to perhaps enjoy Winston Graham’s “Hendrawna Beach” and walk to his memorial bench to enjoy one of our sublime north coast sunsets.

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We begin the first day of the Poldark minibreak with a drive westwards through the heart of Cornwall’s mining country taking in views of Illogan and Sir Francis Bassett’s huge mining empire.

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Oct 12
Oct 11

We begin the second day of our Poldark minibreak where Winston Graham began his epic saga of the Poldark family, looking out from Droskyn Point at the view of Perranporth that inspired his Hendrawna Sands. A brief exclusion round the village shows you the site of the real Wheal Leisure mine and the location of Graham’s writing chalet before heading northeast to:

Holywell Beach where so much of the current production of Poldark has been filmed. 

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Oct 13

We will check out of the Residence at Bollenna and take our flight back to Edinburgh.

We'll check in to our hotel with castle views - Apex Grassmarket Hotel for our final night and prepare for departure the following morning.

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