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1. Posted by lexashills (Budding Member 15 posts) 7y

hi there,

My friends and i are planning to go to Glasgow and Edinburgh in April. I have googled around about tour to Lochness. My questions are :

1. how far is Lochness to Glasgow or Edinburgh. can i make it a day trip?
2. Tour package is a bit expensive for budget travellers like us? is it worth it to go and explore on our own?
3. Maybe 4-5 of us are travelling. Should we get an apartment or hostel? can you recommend?

cheers.

lh

2. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 7y

The answers are:

1. Yes--it's not that far to the southern end of Lochness. Since you will probably want to go on to Inverness, though--you should probably plan to spend a night there and then return the next day (P.S. I suggest Endinburgh over Glasgow--and you should visit the castle there).

2. Yes--there's not a gigantic difference between the tours versus doing it yourself--you get the spectacular scenery either way.

3. This is up to you and your friends. I would guess that an apartment would be better and costs about the same as the hostel for a whole bunch of you--but no, I can't recommend one since I haven't been to Scotland for a number of years.

Enjoy

3. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 7y

Loch Lomond is so much better. Loch Ness is nice but for your time - one day - is not enuff. Go to Loch Lomond - its much closer from Glasgow and alot nicer I think. But still its not a day trip.

A Guest House might be cheap enuff for 4 of you. Hostels are quite expensive in Scotland.

4. Posted by lexashills (Budding Member 15 posts) 7y

thanks for your tips...

Do you have any ideas which airlines that goes from London to Munich? I have checked Ryanair, but none.

Can you help?

5. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 7y

Quoting lexashills

Do you have any ideas which airlines that goes from London to Munich? I have checked Ryanair, but none.

Easyjet operates on that route.