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Scotland trip: Recommendations for Stay and itinerary

Found 2nd Jun 2010
I'm planning to go to Scotland for 3 days with my family.
Any of you have a good itinerary ?
basically i'm looking into
(a) travel methods from london
(b) places to visit
(c) Places to stay , (not very costly ones) like B&B
(d) As of now i'm planning to take rent a car

any plans would be greatly helpful.
cheers

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I love stirling, im not sure what what your budget or size of party is but there was 8 of us when we last went and we stayed here thecourtyard-stirling.co.uk/ the woman was lovely and really great in providing stuff for the kids plus the location was fantastic

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fairysel;8744940

I love stirling, im not sure what what your budget or size of party is … I love stirling, im not sure what what your budget or size of party is but there was 8 of us when we last went and we stayed here http://www.thecourtyard-stirling.co.uk/ the woman was lovely and really great in providing stuff for the kids plus the location was fantastic


thanks m8..
We should be 5 and looking for stay around £60-£90 a night if possible

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Had a quick look on the site and this is £114 a night so poss a little more that u wanted sorry!

g/fs folks place in Galashiels, beautiful town, beautiful house, not too pricey I dont think, oh and come to Aberdeen
maplehurstguesthouse.co.uk/

Darryl2312;8747424

g/fs folks place in Galashiels, beautiful town, beautiful house, not too … g/fs folks place in Galashiels, beautiful town, beautiful house, not too pricey I dont think, oh and come to Aberdeen :)http://www.maplehurstguesthouse.co.uk/



Galashiels is an awesome place, and im not just saying that 'cause I live there. B&Bs around here are about £20 a head though, theres 2 in my street!

Don't go to Aberdeen, it's too far if you are only staying 3 days, stay in or around Glasgow or Edinburgh all of Scotland is fab but 3 days isn't nearly long enough and you don't want to spend most of it in the car.

Droopy;8748210

Galashiels is an awesome place, and im not just saying that 'cause I live … Galashiels is an awesome place, and im not just saying that 'cause I live there. B&Bs around here are about £20 a head though, theres 2 in my street!



I might go there as many of my family was from that area in previous generations though I was born in Hawick and raised in Dumfries.

Travelled around Scotland for a week, lots of driving but well worth it. Went to Skye too. I loved it, what a place! Stayed in travelodges everywhere, and in a youth hostel in Skye.

Scotland has many places to visit and stay.

Depends what kind of thing your after.

You can stay in the central belt area and do Edinburgh. Glasgow , Stirling etc.

Edinburgh Castle may be worth a visit.
Edinburgh Zoo may be worth a visit
Go on the Ghost Tour in Edinburgh. Down to £3.50 just now. Posted on here the other day
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Stirling Castle may be worth a visit
Blair Drummond Safari Park may be worth a visit.
The Falkirk Wheel may be worth a visit
The Forth Rail Bridge may be worth a visit at South Queensferry and is a lovely little town with nice restuarants etc.
Deep Sea World may be worth a visit over the other side of the Forth Bridge
If your into football arrange a tour of Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow or the football Museum at Hampden Park (national stadium)
You can head from Glasgow up towards Loch Lommond and see the sights around there.
Thats really only an insight into the Central Belt area all of which can be can be covered in just over 1 hour driving from furthest point to furthest point above.

Cant help too much on the kids front as don`t have any myself and I never got to go anywhere when I was younger.;-)

Have you looked at staying in the likes of Premier Inns etc as they doing there £29 a night rooms just now.

when is bets to avoid midges/maximise good weather?

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great help guys..
repped for helpful posts..

more suggestions are welcome:thumbsup:

Have a look here edinburgh-places.co.uk/vis…tml

Mary Kings Close (is interesting)
Scott Monument (nice views from the top)
Botanic Garden (free)
Royal Museum (free)
Few things not on Will4longs list that might be of interest

luvadealme;8751309

when is bets to avoid midges/maximise good weather?



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luvadealme;8782712

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Since your looking for an answer to a not very specific question.

July/August when its sunny is best for maximising weather for sunshine.

January/February when theres snow on the slopes best for maximising weather for snow

Scotland is well known to have all 4 seasons in a day as I would out the other day up Ben A`an. 23 degrees one minute, hail stones the next.

Midges ? Depends where your going and what your doing. I`ve lived in Scotland 28 years now and never had a problem with midges.

a update on adults/kids etc would be great, and dates if possible so we kind people can look into hotels and travel etc

Will4long;8785177

Since your looking for an answer to a not very specific … Since your looking for an answer to a not very specific question.July/August when its sunny is best for maximising weather for sunshine.January/February when theres snow on the slopes best for maximising weather for snowScotland is well known to have all 4 seasons in a day as I would out the other day up Ben A`an. 23 degrees one minute, hail stones the next.Midges ? Depends where your going and what your doing. I`ve lived in Scotland 28 years now and never had a problem with midges.



Thanks for your detailled if not slightly sarcy reply :thumbsup:

Anyway, we are looking to take a weeks road trip with some Spanish friends of ours who have never been to Scotland before. I expect that we will meet them in Edinburgh, spend a day or two there then jump in the car. Am thinking, Stirling would be nice, as of course Lock Ness has to be on the itinerary and I would not mind getting to Fort William and doing a day or two's walking and possibly even one of the islands (Mull or Skye).

I would like to avoid midges as I remember being pestered by them during my many walking weekends to Scotland when I was a student.

Cheers,

J

It can be costly but perhaps the best train trip in Scotland, take the West Highland Line from glasgow queen street to fort william, or/and then on to mallaig. Beautiful scenery especially this time of year, and it goes over the harry potter bridge (glenfinnan)

I would also recommend, if you are driving, to drive the a82 through glencoe, you will simply be in awe!

I love scotland lol
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