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ADDITIONAL TOUR DATE – MAY 21 -25 is now on sale Itinerary content as below, timing may vary
With Wendy Barrie & Fiona Richmond
Monday May 21 – Friday May 25
Monday 21st May
Travel by train from London to Edinburgh and to the lovely Dunstane House boutique hotel in the centre of the city. This will be your base while in Edinburgh. There will be time to explore the city before the first event of the tour.
Dinner at Cafe St. Honore
Tuesday 22nd May
Country Estates of the Borderlands
Carmichael Estate: here you have the opportunity to meet Clan Chief Carmichael. There will be a tasting and talk about his venison and estate with a light lunch in their tearoom … passing through magnificent countryside to….Mochrum Estate – this stunning castle is not open to the public and a private visit has been specially arranged with a rare opportunity to see the original and very rare Belted Galloway Cattle on Slow Food Ark of Taste.
Time to see pretty rural towns en route to dinner by Castle Douglas…
Reception followed by Dinner at Craigadam, cooked by the lady of the house, Celia, who, with her husband Richard owns the farm, shooting estate and country house. Dinner is served in their gracious dining hall with all the appointments one would imagine in a gracious Scottish country mansion.
Wednesday 23rd May
The Kingdom of Fife
We visit the multi-award-winning Ardross Farm Shop home to the Pollock family, by the pretty seaside village of Elie.
Meet Jane Stewart, of St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Company and taste her award-winning raw milk cheeses using old heritage cultures that are on Slow Food Ark of Taste.
Following Jane’s lunch we shall explore Fife’s famous East Neuk fishing villages.
Reception at Scottish Food Studio: Meetings & Greetings with a Feast of Produce.
Visit Wendy’s seaside studio on Fife’s Coastal Path along with invited stars of Scotland’s Food & Drink. https://www.wendybarrie.co.uk
Thursday 24th May
The Incorporated Trades of Edinburgh is an organization steeped in tradition and history dating back to medieval times, led by an elected Deacon and Boxmaster. There will be a short presentation on the Baxters the original name for the artisan bakers of the city. This fascinating museum is not generally open to the public so you will receive a private viewing.
Visit to Prestonfield: built in 1687 for Sir James Dick, whose grandson was first to cultivate rhubarb in Scotland. Prestonfield is now a glamorous hotel still with Prestonfield Rhubarb we shall see in their walled garden and peacocks on the lawns! Prestonfield Rhubarb is on Slow Food Ark of Taste. Luncheon will be served in their exquisite private dining-room.
Time to explore and shop in Scotland’s capital in the afternoon.
Whisky Tasting in Glengoyne Room followed by Dinner at Contini Cannonball Restaurant.
Friday 25th May
Depart Edinburgh after breakfast and return to London.
Edible Scotland Pricing
Includes all transport within Edinburgh and surrounding countryside, meals and beverages, room and breakfast for 4 nights. Maximum attendance – 14
Full participation x 1 single £1900
Full participation x 1 couple £2900
Dames sharing a room £1490*
*small supplement due to room pricing
Notes: it is expected that guests will make their own travel arrangements to and from Scotland.
By Air: while airlines fly direct to Edinburgh from the US east coast, you should think about making this either an open jaw (ie inbound only and fly out of one of the London airports) or fly through London, connecting there for a direct flight to Edinburgh. BA flies to Edinburgh from Heathrow and Gatwick, and flights can be as little as £70 one way. www.ba.com
Because of the nature of this tour we are unable to offer a non-participating spouse option.
For any enquiries relating to the itinerary please contact Wendy Barrie at firstname.lastname@example.org
For all other enquiries, such as reservations and payments, please contact Sue Carter at email@example.com