As usual, I come here seeking advice when I lack the wits coming up with them myself...
(But no worries, I'm still as as I used to be!)
This time I'm wondering what you can do in scotland (foremost in Edinburgh , Glasgow and Stirling) and if anyone knows how to get to Loch Ness?
The problem is, as usual, that I leave TODAY ,so I need the information as fast as I can get it!
Cheers and many thanks in advance
- The Not-all-knowing Scandinavian Ninja!
Hello my young apprentice
What do you want to do while you're here??? There's tons to do - what are you interested in?
Sightseeing? Shopping? Hiking? Sports? Pubs and clubs? Museums and art galleries? There's loads to do in Scotland.
And getting to Inverness is not a problem, regular buses and trains from the rest of Scotland. Where do you expect to be going to Inverness from?
First the route for Loch Ness leaving from Stirling this will take you through some really great scenery.
Stirling take the A84 north towards Fort William for about 27 miles
Changes to A85 16 miles and onto A82 for 38 miles arrive at Fort William and see Ben Nevis the highest mountain in the UK. Ski lift to the top.
Continue out of Fort William on the A82 north towards Inverness travelling along Loch Ness the journey will be about 65 miles into Iverness and from there you can the go north to John O'Groats and along the top of Scotland down the west coast for more great scenery back to Glasgow.
Edinburgh is a straight drive from Glasgow.
I hope this quick answer will get you there, get back to me if I can help more or during the trip for an update.
Best wishes and enjoy the tour.
I'm a Stirling person myself so I can tell you whatever you want to know about here. If you don't already have a place to stay I recommend the Willy Wallace hostel. I lived there for 8 weeks so I know it's cool. It's a 2 min walk from the station and right in the town centre.
In terms of what to see it depends on how touristy you want to be. Stirling has the castle and the Wallace Monument, both of which are pretty good in their own right. Unless you're really interested I would give Bannockburn a miss as it's just a field with a statue in it. The visitor centre is ok but it costs you to go in.
There is a city tour bus that goes to all the main places (quite good for getting to the monument, the brewery and other out of the way places). It's £7 for adults or £5 for students and your ticket is valid for 2 days. It also gets you 10% off entry into some attractions too.
If you want a good pub I suggest you head to Nicky Tams. There's usually a live band on there. Most people will be able to tell you where it is (especially if you're staying in the Willy Wallce - they're all regulars!).
Have a good trip.
Buses are easy mate. Try Stagecoach Buses or Citylink, both good services and also Caledonian MacBrayne, which is a ferry service. My advice is hit the west coast and do some Island hopping for a while. Yhe prices are excellent value on the boat.hostels are about £12 a night, the beer is usually good and the country is fantastic.
Thank you all for giving us great tips - we're still not sure of what we're going to do , but it probably involves whiskey, stirling, edinburgh and Loch Ness...
- The Scandinavian Ninja #1
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we're still not sure of what we're going to do , but it probably involves whiskey, stirling, edinburgh and Loch Ness...
Quite original then???