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Solway Tours

18 Barnhill Place, Dumfries DG2 9HP, Scotland
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Day trip to Urquhart castle, views of Eilean Donan, across Skye Bridge, lunch in Portree, Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock

A most enjoyable tour seeing much scotish scenery along the way and many landmarks that we all had... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
StephSpirat
via mobile
Historic tour of D&G

Mark and Lesley are excellent tour-masters. They know their history. They love the area, and they... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2017
newatl4
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Atlanta, Georgia
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We offer guided historic and cultural tours of South West Scotland and beyond. We plan bespoke personalised tours with clients across half day, full day or multi day tours. We can also plan and prepare an Ancestral Tour where you can walk in the...more
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18 Barnhill Place, Dumfries DG2 9HP, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

A most enjoyable tour seeing much scotish scenery along the way and many landmarks that we all had been looking forward to seeing. Lesley was a most informative and considerate tour guide. HIGHLY RECOMENDED *** Steph and Janet, Australia

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Mark and Lesley are excellent tour-masters. They know their history. They love the area, and they are passionate about their work. They are professional and courteous. They provide an absolutely wonderful experience in learning about SW Scotland. I highly recommend them, and look forward to...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Absolutely grand time exploring the family history of the borderlands with Solway Tours. It's clear from the start that Mark and Lesley enjoy what they do. Their passion shines through in the history they share as well as their willingness to change course when new...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

We worked with Solway Tours to book a private tour at least a year in advance. Every interaction, email, itinerary change was done in the most pleasant, knowledgeable, and welcoming way ever. I can't recommend Leslie and Mark enough!! There were 3 of us on...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We LOVE Solway Tours! They were absolutely everything we hoped for and more! Four days with our group of six ladies. They were knowledgeable, funny, and patient. I would recommend them to everyone. The attention to detail in planning was amazing! Don't forget to ask...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Lesley and Mark are amazing. Their knowledge and their wonderful personalities made our 3 days with them the best of our 14 day trip. The combination of enthusiasm, knowledge and passion for history brought to life our family's history. They made our time there so...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Leslie, our guide, took us to Doune Castle, Bannockburn Battlefield Site, Stirling Auld Brig and then Wallace Monument views, the Falkirk Wheel and the Kelpies. It was an absolutely wonderful day spent with a wonderful historian. The information she supplied was refreshing and insightful. There...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Mark and Lesley are knowledgeable and passionate about giving tours. During our 14 days in the two spent with Solway tours were the highlight. They provided custom tours to explore our family heritage that were much more than we could have asked for. Their consideration...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

I can't say enough good about Mark and Lesley. On a scale of 5 stars, they're a 10! So fun to be with, so knowledgeable, and so persistent. Sometimes it took knocking on doors and driving down tee-iny roads to see what I wanted to...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Our 2 tours with Solway Tours were the best! We live in the US, and planned to meet up with another couple in Scotland in order for some travel. When we first contacted Solway, we asked about a Robert the Bruce tour (family name a...More

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Dear Brian, Thank you for your enquiry. We offer private guided historical and cultural tours around Dumfries and Galloway and across Scotland and we offer a door to door service. We can pick up from any location and we... More
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