touring Scotland - recommendations??

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  1. steles

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    many, many years since visited Scotland and fancied going there perhaps May this year when hopefully it won't be too wet or cold! can anyone recommend any good sites, places that must be visited, or sights not to be missed. we'd be travelling up from Derbyshire.
     
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    The Palace of Scone.
    The salmon ladder at Pitlochry.
    Breamar.
    Balmoral.
    Whisky Trail
    Grantown on Spey

    Those are all connected.
     
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    Gobowen near Oswestry !!
    Shieldaig.
    Isle of Lewis.
    Isle of Mull.
    There are a few dedicated spaces for Motorhomes on one of the carparks in Pitlochry !!:thumb:
     
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  4. steles

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    thanks, Brian. will look those up in the book I've got out the library.:thumb:
     
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    We were in Scotland with toad attached in July last year. Agree with Brian Hilldweller, Grantown on Spey handy to drive into the Cairngorms. Also Skye is beautiful and well worth a visit. We also stayed on the CClub site at Edinburgh, lots to see and Glen Nevis is another good site, handy for walks and some shops. Take some warm clothes you will need them.
    We had a great time the Scots were friendly and helpful and always made us welcome :thumb:
     
  6. steles

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    thanks Salopian and Larrynwin for suggestions and tips. again, will look them up.:Smile:
     
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    Could I just point out that over the last few days, while all you down south have been in minus double figures, it has not even gone down to zero here in the north of Scotland :Cool:
     
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    Hi Steles

    How many months have you got, you will need it.
    Agree with all places listed but would add West coast, all of from Galloway to Cape Wrath, stopping at small sites mainly as you find them.
    Nice day trip from Fort William to Mallaig wonderful scenery.
    Another route across Rannoch Moor through Glen Coe to C&CC site.

    That should keep you busy till about June then ask again.

    Enjoy your trip
     
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    can soon change that, Phil! we seem to take the rain and cold with us wherever we go...
     
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    Dave, haven't set a time limit yet. realise Scotland is an awfully big area to explore and am guessing roads are slower to navigate than some other parts of uk. thanks for your suggestions too. will take all these ideas on board, look them up on the map and in the book, and decide which bits to tour. sounds like several trips are needed:Smile:
     
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    In that case, I can highly recommend the west side of Scotland :Rofl1:
     
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    Glad you realise Scotland is awfully big most people think they can do it in a week, have heard this said many times, we have been going for six weeks at a time for about ten years at least twice a year. We now feel we know it well and think we have covered it quite well. As you say roads are a lot smaller and the pace of life more relaxing, but the people we have met are some of the nicest you could wish to meet and we now have the pleasure of calling some of them friends, and revisit them if in the area in there homes.
    We feel it does not matter if you go in any direction there is always wonderful scenery and great people to meet.
     
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    All these smashing places make you want to get the wheels rolling , we are still rolling and have yet to get home from 5 weeks in Spain. Ferry on Thursday and back to home Saturday :Smile: and make ready for next trip :thumb:
     
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    I agree with all the previous posts on here, however, although I have always favoured the west coast for scenery.......and still do:thumb: We went up to the East Neuk of Fife last spring and had a lovely time. We stayed at Sauchope Links just outside Crail at the end of March, some cold sunny days there and it was stilll very quiet because it was so early in the season.
    Not to far to Anstruther and the "award winning" Fish and Chip shop! There are wide streets in nearby Elie, ideal to park the mh.
    Spent a great day at St. Andrews, room for mh's at one of the car parks right next to the Old Course and the Golf Museum.....ideal with a short walk to the town centre:thumb:
    The staff at Sauchope Links Park were very friendly and couldn't have been more helpful, we had a fully serviced pitch were water and EHU. All pitches have great sea views because the park is right on the coast.
    Don't know what length your mh is, but they also have extra long pitches for rv's.
    Also, to get back to the west coast:thumb: the scenery around the Clyde coast and Argyll and Bute is fantastic, especially if you take the ferry across to Dunoon from Gourock..........good luck:thumb:
    Could also add a ferry trip across to the isle of Cumbrae from Largs, we lived in Largs for 4 years.........here I go again promoting the west coast! Hire bikes in Millport and cycle around the island, it's a great day out. We have done this several times when the kids were young.........however, I think this might kill me now!!
     
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    How about this :

    Caledonian MacBrayne , Island Hopscotch tickets .... 25 options for island hopping , so plenty to choose from . For example ,No 7 in there is a whisky trail option .... Some of the ferry trips reasonably lowish cost , some not so.

    http://www.calmac.co.uk/tickets/island-hopping

    That alone could keep you going for a while :Smile:
     
  17. steles

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    thanks, blamehofman and mhvirgins. so many ideas, it's going to be hard to choose where to go.. but sounds as though wherever it is, it will be wonderful scenery and relaxing. we've downsized to a 6m panel van, so getting around should be easier :Smile:
     
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    Turn left at Gretna and follow the road west then north.

    Rgds
    Bill
     
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    Have to agree with will dont miss out Dumfries and Galloway lovely area and so much quieter than most other areas.

    Also as mhvirgins mention isle of cumbrae has to be my favorite place of all time used to go with my gran as a boy and try to go once a year the place has never changed in the last 30years.
     
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    We travelled up the east coast then along the great glen with smashing views across Loch Ness and on to the west coast :thumb:
     
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