8th to 15th March 2022

Against spectacular scenery, step into the past at some of Scotland’s finest stately homes. Scotland is a unique treasury of houses and castles, spanning a long and turbulent history against haunting landscapes that evoke mystery and romance. Travel back in time on Hebridean Princess to some of the country’s most priceless architectural gems.

Tuesday, 8th March.

Embarkation took place in Greenock where we remained alongside overnight.

Wednesday, 9th March.

Our first port of call was Finlaystone House where the McMillan family were on hand to extend a warm welcome.

During lunch we sailed to Largs for our afternoon visit to Ardgowan House, the Shaw-Stewart family’s Palladian mansion overlooking the Clyde.

We remained alongside in Largs overnight. 

Thursday, 10th March.

During the morning guests toured the seat of Clan Hunter, the 16th century tower house of Hunterston Castle and the neo-classical Hunterston House which replaced the castle in 1799.

We arrived and berthed alongside in Troon after lunch, where guests visited the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum.

We remained alongside overnight in Troon.

Friday, 11th March.

Guests spent the day exploring Dumfries House which included a Grand Tour of the House, lunch and a tour of the gardens.

We remained alongside overnight in Troon.

Saturday, 12th March.

The morning was spent cruising Loch Fyne during which guest speaker, Michael Davis gave the first of his talks in the Tiree Lounge. We visited Strachur after lunch for an afternoon tour of Strachur House. 

We arrived and berthed alongside in Brodick, Isle of Arran, where we remained overnight.

Sunday, 13th March.

This morning guests explored Brodick Castle Gardens, Britain’s only island country park.

There was free time available this afternoon for guests to explore Brodick independently. Michael Davis gave the second of his talks in the Tiree Lounge.

Guest speakers Michael Davis and Charlotte Rostek

We remained alongside in Brodick overnight.

Monday, 14th March.

Guest speaker Charlotte Rostek gave a talk in the Tiree Lounge during our morning sail to Greenock where we arrived and berthed alongside.

After lunch a coach transported guests to Hill House, Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s masterpiece.  

The Farewell Gala Dinner was held alongside in Greenock where we remained overnight.

Tuesday, 15th March.

Guests disembarked after breakfast and the Captain, Officers and crew waved them farewell.