Glasgow and Edinburgh, Arts and Crafts
In Scotland, the Arts and Crafts movement has become synonymous with Charles Rennie Mackintosh, a young architect, influenced by the ideas of Morris and Ruskin. Together with his wife Margaret, the Mackintoshes influenced the burgeoning Modernist movement that swept the world. This tour takes in many of the most important sights as well as time in Edinburgh where another of the movement’s leading lights, Phoebe Anna Traquair, was at work.
Willow Tea Rooms • Hill House • St Mary’s Cathedral • Kelvingrove Gallery • Mackintosh House
Day 1 Travel to the hotel in Peebles with a recommended stop at the Laing Gallery, Newcastle.
Day 2 Travel to Glasgow and the Window on Mackintosh Visitor Centre at the Glasgow School of Art before lunch at the Willow Tea Rooms at Sauchiehall Street. Continue to Hill House, considered to be Mackintosh’s 'finest domestic creation'.
Day 3 A full day excursion to Edinburgh including the National Gallery and Pheobe Anna Traquair’s murals in St Mary’s Cathedral. There will be time for independent sightseeing in the afternoon. Afternoon tea at Greywalls can be arranged at additional cost.
Day 4 A visit to Glasgow’s Scotland Street School Museum, Mackintosh's last major commission in Glasgow, which shows his fully developed genius, is followed by lunch at the Willow Tea Rooms at Buchanan Street. Later visit the Hunterian Art Gallery and the Mackintosh House, where the original interiors of the Mackintoshes Glasgow home have been faithfully reassembled. Then it’s on to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum which includes the Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Glasgow Style Gallery.
Day 5 Homeward journey with a recommended stop at Cragside (NT).
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Peebles Hydro Hotel and Spa
Standing on the site of a 19th century water cures hydro, this resort hotel opened in 1907. Recent renovations have created a charming hotel with comfortable accommodation and views across the beautiful Tweed Valley.
• 4 star • 132 bedrooms • Lift
• Leisure facilities • Indoor swimming pool
Your tour includes:
• 4 nights half board in Peebles with:
Tea/coffee on arrival
Full Scottish breakfast
3 course dinner with choice and tea/coffee
• 2 lunches at Willows Tea Rooms
• Admission to the Mackintosh House at the Hunterian
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