Take a trip to Scotland into the beautiful county of Dumfries and Galloway famous for "Scotland's poet" Robert Burns, home to magnificent castles and the destination for runaway lovers.
This tour will depart the Lake District and make its way north, passing through incredible scenery into the Scottish Borders to enjoy a tour and whisky tasting experience at Annandale Distillery.
This distillery has been producing single malt Scotch whisky since 1836 and was once owned by the famous Johnnie Walker.
Here you will learn about the history of the distillery, whisky production in Scotland and enjoy samples from several different malts, you may also enjoy lunch in the fantastic restaurant should you wish.
Onwards to the remarkable ruins of Caerlaverock Castle, a medieval stronghold with a tumultuous history, one which saw it at the centre of several sieges at the centre of the border conflicts between England and Scotland.
Enjoy views across the Solway Firth, on a clear day you will see the mountain ranges of the Lake District which you left in the morning, before taking a short journey into the market town and former royal burgh, Dumfries.
Here you will pay a visit to the resting place of the famous poet Robert Burns, also known as the National Bard, Bard of Ayrshire and the Ploughman Poet. From Robert Burns' Mausoleum you will visit the poets former home, where you can explore the small cottage he lived in throughout his life.
After enjoying a journey through Scotland's history in the town of Dumfries you will head back towards the Lake District, but not before paying a visit to Gretna Green and the famous Blacksmith's House.
Here you can enjoy a wander round the shops, selling traditional foods and gifts with an optional entry (payable on the day) to the Blacksmith's House itself, where you will learn about the tales of runaway lovers who defied the marage acts of England from 1754.
The small building is still used to this day to perform ceremonies and is an incredible piece of the Scottish Border's history.
After enjoying a leisurely stop at Gretna Green you will journey back to your departure point in the Lake District National Park.