My friend and I are going to be in Scotland for the last week of July/first week of August, 7 days, and are having some trouble nailing down our itinerary. Neither of us has ever been. Our main goals are to take hikes/walks (we are both in good shape and probably hike faster than average, like long hikes, though not required), seeing old castles and historic sites, visiting highlands, etc. Here is where we are at this point:
Arriving Saturday evening in Edinburgh, staying until Monday…
Cannot decide where to stay between Torridon, Ullapool or Lochinver.
So we thought of staying in Ullapool and going back and forth, doing day treks in either the Torridon or Lochinver (Assynt) regions.
Is that feasible?
Planning to spend 4 to 5 days in that area (Torridon-Assynt). Enough or more?
What would be a good place (accomodation) to stay if this is feasible?
I want to go on a short trip to Scotland this month and - amongst other destinations - visit the Isle of Skye.
There, I want to visit the highlights and go on one or two easy hikes.
I consider the Quiraing hike and the Cuilling hike from the camping site Glenbrittle to Coire Lagan.
Is it possible to do this by public transport?
Do you have any links to bus timetables or any other advice?
As I'm alone, I'd rather travel by bus and train and not rent a car, especially since I'm not use to…
Hi, we are going for 16 days for Scotland on vacation. We start/end in Edinburgh.
We have car booked for this trip and hotel for first night and last. We = me, my husband and my 1,5 years old daughter.
Should we book all hotels/airbnb in advance or should we take it as its go?
We start on 20th July and want to do big roundtrip (north by west coast and south by east).
I'll be in Scotland in late June and want to fill my day between arriving in Glasgow in the morning and meeting friends in Edinburgh in the early evening. Instead of taking the train from Glasgow to Edinburgh straightaway, I'm looking for recommendations for walking, eating, and looking at stuff in Glasgow near Queen St Station. Or, recommended stops between Glasgow and Edinburgh on the train? I'll be fighting the time change and not sleeping on my overnight flight from Canada, but would like to…
Is anyone driving around at this time of year and would like to team up? :)
I've already selected a few places to check out but I'm open to adventure!
I am just beginning to plan a bicycle tour in Scotland (I am from Boston), and would love your input on where to go and what the campsite options are.
My start date is July 30, and I have the capacity to bike ~800 miles/1300km.
I will most likely be taking a ferry from Ireland, but haven't looked too much into it yet.
I will bring my own tent, stove, and a "go anywhere" attitude.
I am especially interested in Edinburgh and traditional Celtic music.
Thank you for reading this…
My wife and I have a short trip to Scotland this May. We will spend the last two nights (of six nights) with her cousins in Glasgow and exploring the surrounding area like Loch Lommond or Clyde Bay. We are just beginning our research and would like to see if any Scotland enthusiasts out there have any input for us in planning the first 4 nights. (We fly in an out of Glasgow.)
Right now we are thinking, Edinburgh, the Highlands and want to visit some small villages along the way where we can…
We'll arrive in Edinburgh at 730AM (early June trip) - planning to explore the city a bit before we head to our B&B in Stirling for the evening. Any suggestions on where to stow our luggage while we explore? (Family of three - total of 4-5 bags)
Pardon my ignorance, but I grew up in the tropics and currently live in California. Though I've experienced most climates in the US, I'm completely unfamiliar with what to expect in Scotland/UK. I'm hoping to travel light and would prefer to have only one light(weight)Jacket . I'm hoping for suggestions on what what would features be necessary for that piece of clothing. (How necessary is waterproof?) Bear in mind, my body runs hot. 50's is shorts weather for me. In the tundra of Minnesota I was…