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1. Posted by santosh (Budding Member 8 posts) 6y

Hi guys,

Again planning the easter holiday very late. Just wondering if it is a good idea to try Scotland this month end. Any suggestions about how to go, where to stay, what to see, etc?

Any particular alternatives that any of you in a similar state considered doing?

Thanks for your help.
Cheers!
Santosh

2. Posted by Troyon81 (Budding Member 36 posts) 6y

Hard to know what the weather will be up to TBH. If you do go, though, i'd recommend visiting the Isle of Arran. It's a very pretty place and is only 2hrs(1hr by train, 1hr by ferry) from Glasgow.

3. Posted by andy11 (Full Member 136 posts) 6y

Edinburgh is usually recommended, it has a few sights like the castle and various old buildings, plenty of hostels, good nightlife and the people are friendly.

Also a trip up loch ness is scenic and worth while.

4. Posted by Claire2010 (Budding Member 29 posts) 6y

Hi Santosh, you certainly are leaving it quite late! I agree with andy11, Edinburgh is a great city with plenty to see and do. Is the holiday just for adults or will children also be going? Claire

5. Posted by santosh (Budding Member 8 posts) 6y

Thanks guys. I'm booked on a 3 night trip to Glasgow (to start) and will take it from there. Cost me a bit .. but i guess its the best i can get this late! :)

6. Posted by santosh (Budding Member 8 posts) 6y

Thanks Claire. Its just me and my wife

7. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 6y

How are you getting there? The roads between the West Midlands (M6) and Glasgow (M6/A74M) or the South (A1) to Edinburgh (A1) and across to Glasgow (M8) are so busy over Easter. Of the two routes, if you're going by road and travelling from the South, I'd recommend the A1 and across and not the West coast route. It's usually much quieter than the West coast route - and although further by road, it'll be quicker.
Places to see (now the clocks have gone forward, it's much lighter in Scotland than in the South at night)....
If you're staying over in Glasgow, then a night in town for sure. The pubs are much more entertaining than in Edinburgh, then a day in Edinburgh itself - a great city and another day out to Loch Lomond. It only takes an hour or so from Glasgow City Centre to lakeside and feels like a miliion miles away from any city. After that, I'll let others advise on more to see - except 'Do' try and get to Skye if you can. It's now just a bridge, the ferry has gone and as all tolls have been scrapped in Scotland, there's no cost to cross it either.

8. Posted by Claire2010 (Budding Member 29 posts) 6y

Quoting santosh

Thanks Claire. Its just me and my wife

Hi Santosh - Did you manage to book anywhere at short notice? I'm planning on heading up North myself for the Easter weekend.....despite the promise of snow!

Claire

9. Posted by Troyon81 (Budding Member 36 posts) 6y

Quoting Claire2010

...despite the promise of snow!

Snow in April? Surely not? Even for the Highlands that's bad...

10. Posted by santosh (Budding Member 8 posts) 6y

Quoting Claire2010

Quoting santosh

Thanks Claire. Its just me and my wife

Hi Santosh - Did you manage to book anywhere at short notice? I'm planning on heading up North myself for the Easter weekend.....despite the promise of snow!

Claire

Heading to Glasgow in a few hours ... If things get rough ... I will settle for beer or whisky which I guess isn't that bad :)
Any must-sees, please let me know! :)