Traveling scotland, TOP FIVE PLACES

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1. Posted by Bryan_Ham (First Time Poster 1 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi i am wondering what are the top 5 destination in scotland.
also were are the best places to sightsee in skye, and what hotels would you advice. Thanks

2. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

1. Isle of Arran
2. Loch Lomond, Lusss etc...
3. Skye, Uig
4. Edinburgh
5. Isle of Rum maybe or St Andrews and the Fife Coastal road is very nice too!

Uig village in Skye is a nice place to be :)

3. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Great suggestions though not been to Skye.

I also love the bit of the West Highlands around Torridon and Poolewe - Ben Eighe is me favourite Munro so far.

If you want contemporary cultural buzz and nightlife you might want a night or two in Glasgow.

4. Posted by Twinkle (Respected Member 1112 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Edinburgh is great, also Oban is lovely!theres a little Island very far up north called Stronoway too which is really nice!!!!

5. Posted by Peter (Admin 6618 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Ok, I've only spent a week there, but my favourites were

1. Edinburgh (one of my favourite cities in all of Europe)
2. The many Lochs. The ones north(west-ish) of Glasgow were particularly nice.
3. Glasgow

Can't really say I'd be able to pick others .. Oban is nice, definitely worth passing through. I haven't been to any of the islands, but I hear they are an absolute treat. Inverness didn't really leave much of an impression on me, so I won't include that.

6. Posted by bktx1 (Budding Member 9 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Edinborough,Loch Lomond, and Glencoe area were my favorites. Although the highlands get the most attention, I really enjoyed the lowlands. Visit some of the castles in the southwest if you are planning to cross over to N. Ireland.

7. Posted by ReinierNL (Full Member 207 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

The isle of Skye in particular boasts Portree (nice village as a base to visit the island), the Cuillins, the Talisker distillery, Loch Coruisk. When you're doing a tour around the north of the island, go see the Quiraing, the Kilt Rock, and the Old Man of Storr. I heard the nearby isle of Raasay offers some good opportunities to go kayaking but I have not been there myself. There is a cosy youth hostel in Broadford (SYHA-affiliated) and one in Portree (non-affiliated, I believe). Try to avoid Kyleakin, because the tourists tend to be a bit silly.
As far as the top five of Scottish destinations are concerned, I would recommend going to Edinborough, the isle of Islay (the whisky island), the isle of Arran (a miniature Scotland) and the Outer Hebrides (the desolate islands that are more authentically Scottish), Stirling (the magnificent castle and Wallace Monument, perhaps not for an Englishman ;) ) and climb the Ben Nevis, off course.

8. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Loch Lomond Awesome scenery and great places to trek

Glen Coe Just beautiful to see and drive through

The road between Loch Lomond and Inverness is an awesome drive. I think its the A82

Fort William One of my favourite towns and Ben Nevis is there to climb to.And theres a great hostel at Glen Nevis at the start of the trail up Ben Nevis.Also loads of other mountains to climb/walk up

Fort Augustus Where Loch Ness starts or ends whichever way you see it.A pretty little village and very nice people.

Aviemore Great for skiing and awesome for trekking in the mountains

Nairn On the coast and unlike in England it has clear blue water although its abit cold to swim in.Another lovely little town

Inverness Worth a visit to walk around the town

Beauly Its either seals or sea lions you can see from here i think

Fort George A great historic building worth visiting.

Ullapool The drive here is awesome and at times you are miles from anywhere.A pretty little village and awesome trekking trails.

Spean Bridge A great little shop here if you like whiskey.

Isle of Skye You can stop off at Eilean Donan Castle on the way

Now i know why i want to move to the Highlands of Scotland

9. Posted by Desiree (Inactive 157 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Edinburgh is so nice!!

Also the island of cumbrea is quite nice, I refused to go to arran, and end up in cumbrea and loved it. But perhaps that was also because the weather was really good.

And if you are in edinburgh, go to the musea there, they are free entry and some of them are really nice. Ow and make sure you have the opportunity to take enough pictures while you are in Scotland. And taste the fudge, otherwise, you'll regret it

10. Posted by rosie_bee (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

1.Oban (plus theres a little zoological centre up the road where this old couple look after wild animals that have been kept as pets and abandoned and I got to hold a lemur which was an experience)
4.Spay Bay, if you're lucky you might see some dolphins