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Scotland 1822 - Celebration of King George IV's Visit

Some weekend activities for you to enjoy your weekend in Scotland

20 August ~ Maid of the Forth Boat Trip

See all the Forth Bridges and amazing wildlife.
Relive King George IV's arrival and departure by boat!

Come and join us on our spectacular 90 minute sightseeing cruise, where you will cruise under all three Forth Bridges and down towards Inchcolm Island. By far the best way to view the magnificent engineering of the Forth Bridge, The Forth Road Bridge and the Queensferry Crossing.

Regency guests can be in costume, but this is not an exclusive booking.

Date:            Saturday 20 August

Time:           1350 (sail at 1400)

Duration:     1.5 hours (or 3 hours if landing option is chosen)

Venue:         Meet at Hawes Pier, South Queensferry

Costume:     Regency

Cost:            £18 (which includes the option of landing on Inchcolm Island for 1.5 hours visit). 
Book your own ticket on a cruise at

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21 August ~ Morning dance workshop

Time: 10.30 am - 12.30pm

We will practice the Regency dances, Caledonian quadrilles and Sir Walter Scott dances for the ball in the evening.

Daywear costume if you want to, then tour the house and grounds later.

Teachers: Libby Curzon and Jimmie Hill

Venue: Hopetoun House Ballroom, South Queensferry Nr Edinburgh

Tickets: £10 in advance preferred

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20 & 21 August ~ House & Grounds Tours

Optional tours of House or Grounds - available on Saturday and Sunday.  Book your own visit.
Sunday only Grounds tour at 2pm - 3.30pm to take in the follies and landscape features. Meet at the car park kiosk.
Take tea in the Stables Cafe afterwards.
Bring a picnic lunch!
Discount entry is available to guests who book online in advance.  NB The Stables Cafe is NOT open on Saturday.

22 August ~ Wee Hat Museum

Costumed visit & hat making demonstration
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
3 Clinton Street, Newburgh, Cupar, KY14 6DP

Jeanette Sandler will demonstrate how to create a stitch straw hat using 5mm wide strips of braided straw.

COST: £15 per person (cash on the day)

PLACES: Limited to 22 (so book early)

BOOKING: booking essential - please message Susan Warren or Annette on their FB event or email Mrs Bennet

Tullibardine Distillery ~ Perth

Kind sponsors of the Highland Queen whisky for the Loyal Toast at our ball - why not book a tour and visit their distillery!  This is a family owned independent distillery with a proud tradition.

Other ideas for guests on Saturday:

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Saturday - Fringe Festival Parade

Promenade and see the sights of Edinburgh in your Regency costume. We will set a time to gather and stroll together. 



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Longer Boat Trip to Inchcolm Island

Combine an 11.15am sightseeing trip with a visit to Inchcolm, you can go ashore on the Island for 1½ hours and then get then get the next boat back to shore. You can explore the amazing 12th century Inchcolm Abbey, climb the narrow spiral staircase to the top of the Bell Tower for amazing views of the whole island or visit the Hermits's Cell where King Alexander took shelter when he was shipwrecked on the island.

Tartan Frenzy 

A presentation of the events of 1822 at Dalkeith Palace. This event is being presented by Talitha McKenzie.  Saturday 20 August at 2pm and 4pm . Tickets £15

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