Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Coach Hire to Edinburgh Castle, Scotland


Coach Hire to Edinburgh Castle

Looking for Ideas for your Day Trip, Day Tour? Why not visit Edinburgh Castle?
Coach hire edinburgh, coach tour edinburgh scotland (44)A mighty fortress, the defender of the nation, and home of the famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo – Edinburgh Castle has dominated the skyline for centuries and is part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site.
The powerful stronghold has withstood many sieges and it’s sumptuous apartments were a favoured residence of Scottish Kings and Queens. Today countless treasures are protected by the castle walls. Marvel at the nation’s
crown jewel’s, smell the gunpowder after the One o’clock Gun fires, hear the castle’s great story on a guided tour and taste Scottish produce in the cafes – all in this magnificent fortress.
“Amazing! Too much to see and take in, even in a whole weekend. I love the castle.”
Didier Jardell, France
“One of the most beautiful places in Scotland. It’s a lot of fun and I can’t wait to come
back.” Rachel, Australia
Top Ten Highlights
Coach hire edinburgh, coach tour edinburgh scotland (10)1. The Crown Room – Where the nation’s treasures are kept including the
Stone of Destiny.
2. The Great Hall – Holds a fabulous display of arms and armour as well as
the ‘key’ to the castle
3. Royal Palace – Where Mary Queen of Scots gave birth to James VI
4. St Margaret’s Chapel – The oldest building in the capital, built to
commemorate the mother of David I
5. The Prisons of War – An atmospheric recreation of the life of prisoners at
the end of the 18th century
6. Mons Meg – One of Europe’s oldest siege guns that fired stones weighing
150kg (330lbs) over 3.2km (2 miles)
7. The One o’Clock Gun – The famous time signal, has been fired almost daily
since 1861 except Sundays and Good Friday
8. The Scottish National War Memorial – A shirine to those who gave their
lives in conflicts from World War 1 onwards
9. The National War Museum of Scotland – There are also two individual
regimental museums.
10. Panoramic views – Views from across the capital, over the Firth of Forth
and into Fife, can be enjoyed from the castle’s walls.


Getting There
www.a1coaches.com for All your travel requirements 4 - 53 Seater Vehicles available
• In Edinburgh at the top of the Royal Mile, 15min walk from Waverly
Station and Princes Street
• Postcode EH1 2NG
• Telephone 0131 225 9846
• Open all year except Christmas Day and Boxing Day, 1st April – 30th
September 9.30am – 6pm, 1st October – 31st March 9.30am – 5pm, last ticket sold 1
hour before closing.
• In case of adverse weather conditions Edinburgh Castle may have to close
at short notice.
On your visit
• A guided tour is included in your ticket
• Hire an audio tour in one of eight languages
• Ask about our children’s quiz
• Visitors who find the castle’s steep inclines or steps difficult can take
advantage of our courtesy vehicle
• The castle’s three gift shops sell a wide range of high quality gifts, books
and souvenirs including exclusive Edinburgh Castle ranges
• Visitors can eat in one of the two stylish caf├ęs. Choose from hot carvery,
light meals, sandwiches and drinks or Scottish cuisine and afternoon tea
BUY TICKETS ONLINE: www.edinburghcastle.gov.uk
Call our office on 01592 713443 to enquire about transport in Fife, Edinburgh or Dundee. 
Visit our office - 577 Wellesley Road, Methil, Fife, Scotland

View Larger Map

Funeral Car Hire, Fife, Scotland


Funeral Car Hire

Funeral_Car_Hire_Fife_1Funeral Car Hire Fife, Scotland.

A1 Minibus and Coach Services LTD is one of Fife's fastest growing, alternative funeral car hire companies.Whilst many families still prefer to use traditional black cars for the mourners when making funeral arrangements, an increasing number are seeking an alternative. We can offer Black BMW 7 Series or Vauxhall Insignias, We can also offer Black 8 Seater for larger amount's of passengers. We can offer Minibuses and Coaches should you require them.
Funeral_Car_Hire_Fife_2The purpose of a funeral is ultimately to show respect and to bring comfort and peace to family and friends at this sad time.
We at A1 Minibus and Coach Services LTD are here to provide a dignified but different service to your exact requirements.
We can offer Funeral Cars as well as larger vehicles:
BMW 7 Series 
Vauxhall Insignias 
8 Seater Minibuses
16 Seaters, 24 Seaters, 33 Seaters, 37 Seaters and 50 Seater Coaches. 

To enquire call 01592 713443 or email laura@a1coaches.com 


Visit our website for more information on our other services - www.a1coaches.com

Coach Hire to Balmoral Castle, Scotland


Balmoral Castle 

Ideas for Tours and Day Trips in Scotland. 


Coach Hire to Balmoral Castle, Scotland.
Why not visit Balmoral Castle for your Day Trip or Tour? Scottish Home to the Royal Family Balmoral Castle was Purchased by Queen Victoria in 1848, The Estate has been the Scottish home of the British Royal Family ever since. The Estate extends to just over 50,000 acres of heather clad hills, ancient Caledonian woodland, policies and of course the beautiful River Dee is nearby.

Over the past 150 years careful stewardship by the owners, The Royal Family, has preserved the
wildlife, scenery and architecture which is available for all generations to enjoy.
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee This unique range of china has been developed by the Royal Collection to mark 60 years of The Queen’s reign – the Diamond Jubilee took place in 2012 Her Majesty The Queen came to the throne on 6th February 1952 and her coronation took place on 2nd June 1953. The only other British monarch to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee was Queen Victoria in 1897.

Her Majesty celebrated her silver jubilee(25 years) in 1977 and her Golden Jubilee (50 years) in 2002.Once you have purchased your ticket from the Gate Shop you pass through the elegant main gates, either on foot or on the Land Rover trailer ride, and travel up the tree lined main drive which takes you to the “Balmoral Exhibition” where your audio tour starts. The audio tour is included in your admission and guides you around the grounds, gardens and exhibitions. Languages available are French, German, Italian, Spanish and English.
Once you have browsed the Balmoral exhibition you can walk across the courtyard to view the short audio visual presentation about the Estate, view the wildlife and art exhibition before moving on to the gardens.

The Gardens 
Wander through the large kitchen garden, visit the conservatory and enjoy the views from the fountain area before viewing Garden Cottage, which lies in a secluded spot in the grounds only a short distance away from the Castle and the impressive rose garden.

The Ballroom
The Ballroom houses a collection of fine art, silver figurines and porcelain from within the Castle. There is a short film of the Royal Family at Balmoral, together with a display of objects and Royal dress linked to the Coronation and past Jubilees.
The Gift and Coffee Shop
In the gift shop you can purchase some exclusive Balmoral gifts before relaxing in the spacious Coffee Shop. Afterwards, wander along the riverside path or enjoy one of the many waymarked trails on the Estate.

For details of other events happening at Balmoral please visit the website: www.balmoralcastle.com

Location
Off the A93 between Braemar and Ballater. Aberdeen : 50 miles; Perth: 60 miles; Edinburgh:104 miles; Inverness: 72 miles.

Opening Times
In 2012 the grounds, gardens and exhibitions will be open on a daily basis from April until July
Opening times are from 10am until 5pm, however please note that the last recommended admission is at 4.30pm. The audio tour is not available after 4.15pm
Disabled Visitors

Visitors with disabilities are welcome to park at the Estate Office – please enquire at the ticket office on entering. Wheelchair access is good throughout the property and wheelchairs or battericars are available on loan free of charge. Audio loops are available for the audio tour and fully accessible toilets are situated near the coffee shop.

A1 Minibus and Coach Services offer a large fleet of Luxury and Standard Minibuses, Coaches and Cars for Hire. We also offer disabled access vehicles.

If you were thinking about planning a group tour for 2 people or more please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Email Laura@a1coaches.com  or Call 01592 713443 and ask for Laura

If you would like to liaise with Balmoral Castle direct here is a direct link to their website along with a contact no.

www.balmoralcastle.com
Tel: 013397 42534

"Have a nice day the A1 way"

We look forward to having you on board soon.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Wedding Car Hire, Fife, Scotland


Wedding Car Hire with a touch Class!

Packages start from as little as £280 with up to 20% DISCOUNT
Our Service and Commitment to you. .....
Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II

A1 Coaches have over 31 years experience in the transport industry, We offer wedding Packages to suit every budget. Our professional and courteous Chauffeurs not only transport you in style to your church or civil wedding ceremony, stopping off for photographs if required and then on to the wedding venue. They are also available throughout the duration to assist in anyway to make your day as it should, the most special of all! We appreciate that every wedding is unique and at A1 Minibus & Coach Services, we WILL strive to meet any requests you may have and we will be delighted to be part of your wonderful day.

Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II
A1 Coaches offer wedding transport with prices to suit every budget. We offer a fantastic professional service from start to finish. A1 offer a distinctive service that will compliment your wedding plans. Our stunning 1979 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II and our Jaguar XJ6 Sports vehicles complete with impeccably uniformed chauffeurs will be presented to you in immaculate condition with a floral arrangement on display in the rear of the vehicle and silk ribbons adorning the front of the car. These are provided in any colour to compliment the beautiful bride and bridesmaids gowns. Music of your choice can also be played to set the ambience of the day.
Click here to view our Photo Gallery........
Click Here to contact us or Call 01592 713443 and ask for Katrina. 
View our website for more information on Wedding Packages www.a1coaches.com