We are a group of people coming from california to play shinty in scotland.
A few questions:
1) Are there any good hostels in/near Alyth ? I looked @ hostelling international and they dont have any.
2) Is the public transportation pretty good to move around or do I need to rent a car there ?
3) Anything fun to do. I think we will be in blairgowrie for the matches. Dont know whether that is a county or what. I am staying one week over and want to do sight seeing. Any suggestions? What are the typical hostel rates for a night in scotland ?
Thank you very much.
The weblink below provides details of hostels in the area. I couldn't find anything on public transport of Alyth. Not sure what there is to do for fun in Blairgowrie - but the weblink should give you some ideas.
Enjoy your trip.
Alyth is tiny so I would say it's impossible you could stay in the town itself, I've only driven through it but I'd be very surprised if there were any hostels or hotels. I looked at hostels international though and there's one at Pitlochry which is very close to Alyth and is generally a very nice place for tourists. It's in a picturesque spot surrounded by mountains (well, big hills) and is good for walking. There's also a nice whisky distillery if you like that sort of thing. Pitlochry has a station so you shouldn't have much trouble getting there or moving around, Alyth doesn't though so I imagine you would need to have a car to get there very easily unless there's a frequent bus service (I don't know if there is I'm afraid).
As for fun, Alyth isn't that far away from Dundee and Perth which are both fairly large so you could go out there. Of the two Dundee is much better for going out in but Perth is a nicer place. In Dundee there's a nightclub called Fat Sams which is supposed to be ok though I've never been and if you like metal/rock music there's a place called the Balcony Bar. If you want historical sites in this area then Scone Palace is near Perth and could be visited. It's where Scottish Kings used to be crowned and is one of the most important sites for Scottish history.
[ Edit: Edited at Aug 13, 2006 9:58 AM by BlankFrack ]
Do not go to Alyth I lived there horrible.....
Blairgowrie has a hotel and so does Dunkeld just a few miles away