I know Edinburgh is known for its plethora of bookstores... And while I'm there in July for a couple days, I'd love to visit a few awesome, unique bookstores... I know some bookstores specialize in certain types of books.... I'm partial to art/ art history and nature/ animal books, in particular anything horse related... Any suggestions ? Thanks!
I've got a 12 day trip planned to Scotland this mid-July... I'll be staying at a friend's in Forres the majority of the time (house & horse sitting)... I've got my major transportation stuff sorted, but was wondering how easy it is to get around Forres without a car? I'll have a car hire for most of the time, but will be without that for a few days, so looking for how easy it is to get around (not just for things to do, but for getting to the grocers & back etc)... Specifically I'm taking…
My boyfriend and I are beginning to plan a 2 week vacation in Scotland next year. Currently, we are planning for August or beginning of September. Like most of the posts I have read, there is so much information out there it’s completely overwhelming! So, I have come to the conclusion I need help.
First and foremost, we are visiting Scotland to enjoy the scenery, get off the grid a bit and experience the culture.
Our interests include: hiking, canyoning, history, golf, horseback riding, whisky…
So now that we have booked in our accommodation for 7 days in Scotland i want to get an idea of things we can fit in based around our itinerary. Our itinerary is:
1 night Glasgow
2 nights Isle of Skye
1 night Pitlochry
3 nights Edinburgh
We will have a hire car up until Edinburgh. We know generally what we want to do in Edinburgh. I am just wondering during all our driving from Glasgow to Isle of Skye and then from Isle of Skye to Pitlochry what we could fit in on our way to each place…
We are five Norwegians going to Scotland for 10 days early July, and would be glad if anyone could share thoughts to make the best itinerary. We go to Scotland to explore:
Nature and village life
We know this: We arrive in Edinburgh friday 1th of July. Leave the city on Monday 4th of July by car. We arrive in Glasgow Friday 8th of July, and fly home Sunday 10th of July.
This means we have Monday to Friday to explore Islay whiskies and nature/village life.
I will be staying at the Hilton Garden Inn in Glasgow and using my day to see the Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Riverside Museum, Glasgow Cathedral, and Necropolis. Then, I will be leaving for the airport via rail.
What is the best day pass to get for this itinerary? Or is it better to buy tickets piecemeal?
We are booking our accommodation in Scotland for late September. We will be spending 7 nights in total there. So far we have booked 1 night in Glasgow, 2 nights in Isle of Skye, and we have 3 nights accommodation lined up for Edinburgh so we just need to book our in between accommodation from Isle of Skye to Edinburgh. We want to see Loch Ness so should we just book 1 night there or is it better to stay in Inverness? We will have a hire car so wherever we stay we will need parking.
My parents (in their mid-50's) are attending a wedding in London in July and are planning for a vacation in Scotland after that. They have around 9-10 days for the vacation. The itinerary we have planned so far is:
Flight/train from London to Edinburgh
-2 days in Edinburgh
-rent a car from Edinburgh and go north towards Perth, half a day in Perth and half day in St Andrews. 1 Day
-next day drive up north in Cairngorm national park and stay there for the night and explore it the next day. 1…
A few of us are planning to visit Scotland in late September 2017, we will not be renting a vehicle and will not be taking any scheduled tours. What we would like is some suggestions on hidden treasures in Scotland places that are a must see, places to eat and stay.
We are finding the more we look and read we get overwhelmed, there are some of the popular places we will be going to, but would like some inside suggestions.