my sister and i are looking to travel somewhere for about 1 week (with maybe a day or two extra for travel time). ive looked into a few different countries and travel options, but am having trouble deciding. bc the time is so limited, im kind of reluctant to take an 8hr+ flight. (for us, britain is about 6 hours away). i havent done scotland yet, and am considering flying into glasgow. best option for getting around? best places to visit in 1 week? any other suggestions?? thanks in advance!!
Best option for getting around is a car.
If you have a car, an area I particularly like is around Loch Torridon.
If you don't have a car, a really nice trip I did a couple of years ago on public transport was:
- Train to Mallaig (a really dramatic rail journey through high mountains)
- Ferry to the Isle of Eigg (really lovely little island with great panoramic views of the mainland)
Stayed at the only hostel on the island which is very nice indeed. Stayed on the island 3 days - spent one day walking up the Sgurr of Eigg (the only hill), one day walking across the island and one day relaxing by the sea.
- Ferry back to Mallaig
- Ferry to Skye (big island with awesome mountains)
Stayed at the Sligachan Hotel. Spent 2 days walking around some amazing mountains.
- Ferry back to Mallaig
- Train to Fort William (you could climb Ben Nevis but the weather was awful when we were there)
- Bus home.
is it reasonably easy to navigate by car? keep in mind it would be the opposite side of the road for driving... lol, makes me a little nervous!
a lot of roads in Scotland particularly in the Highlands are one lane and also always watch the sheep and they have the right away lol, enjoy Scotland its a great country. Im taking a very long road trip at the end of April and I start in Glasgow, Scotland
has anyone ever tried the 'hop on hop off' haggis tour? it looks like it might be a good option, but id love to hear from someone who has done it.
I've done Scotland in a week. I spent a fair bit of time driving and wandering around towns and historic sites but it is easily doable. I took a plane to Prestwick airport (Glasgow) and had a car for a week. Get a good road map and a good travel guide and plan on what you want to see.
June is the best time to go. July and August it fills up with holiday makers and prices go up for accommodation, which fills up. The weather can make or break a holiday in Scotland and that is unpredictable.