Strathclyde Group Summer Outing Coach Tour

Strathclyde Group Summer Outing Coach Tour

Join the Strathclyde Group in a summer coach tour to the historic sites of Dirleton Castle,
Lennoxlove House & St Mary’s Church Haddington. 

Venue: Haddington
Time: 9.15
Cost:  £40.00 (£25.00 for under 18s accompanied by an adult) includes coach travel, all entries, morning coffee and light lunch.
Places still available – booking deadline is the 25th May 2018

Dirleton Castle (Historic Scotland)-
Dirleton Castle stands on a rocky outcrop, at the heart of the rich agricultural lands of the barony of Dirleton, and guards the coastal approach to Edinburgh from England, via the port of North Berwick. The ruins comprise a 13th-century keep, and a 16th-century house which the Ruthvens built . Only the basement levels survive of the 14th- and 15th-century additions built by the Haliburtons comprising a large hall and tower house along the east range. Surrounding the
castle are outstanding gardens (including a 16th-century doocot) originally first laid out in the 16th century, although the present planting is largely of the 20th century. Admission is free for those having membership of Historic Scotland but others will have to self-pay the usual admission charge (not included in the cost).

Lennoxlove House-
Lennoxlove House, originally known as Lethington Castle, is an historic house set in a woodland estate south of Haddington. It is the seat of the Duke of Hamilton and Brandon. With a tower keep dating from the 15th-century is has been extended during the 17th, 19th and 20th centuries with a varied and rich interior and described by Historic Scotland (HES) as “one of Scotland’s most ancient and
notable houses”. Lennoxlove is home to one of Scotland’s most important collections of portraits and paintings, including works by Anthony van Dyck, Canaletto, Sir Peter Lely, Sir Godfrey Kneller, Sir Henry Raeburn, and others. It also houses important pieces of furniture, porcelain and other fine artefacts, many of which came from the now demolished Hamilton Palace in Lanarkshire.

St Mary’s Haddington-
Building of the Collegiate Church of St Mary the Virgin church was started in 1380 with a subsequent chequered history, being roofless since the siege of Haddington by Henry VIII in 1548. Subsequently partially restored 1561 the church was finally restored in 1973. It is the longest church in Scotland at 206 feet. One of the main
features is the unique Lauderdale Aisle built of black marble and alabaster in 1675 by the 2nd Earl of Lauderdale who was a key figure in Scotland for King Charles II.

The bus pick-up point will be at the bus stance on North Hanover Street across the road from the side entrance to Queen Street Station; departing at 9.15am prompt with a further pick up at the bus stance at Charlotte Square Edinburgh adjacent to West Register House at 10.15am.

To book a place please email the national office: