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dd1965uk

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dd1965uk says:

Scotland Tour

Hi all.

 Off to Scotland in 5 weeks. Up through Fort William, Isle of Skye, Durness, John O' Groats then Edinburgh. Anybody know of any interesting places to see on the way or roads to try. Mainly sticking to coastal roads. Thanks

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bryfor59

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bryfor59 says:

Avoid A9

between Inverness and Perth, boring road, however if you are sticking to the coast then you will miss this in any case, but if you are not going fully along to the east coast from Inverness to Fraserburgh etc, when heading down/south then it is worth coming down through Grantown on Spey/Tomintoull/Ballater/Braemar/Blairgowrie to Perth, its extra miles but beautiful and, nice and twisty

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jon66

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jon66 says:

take in the west

coast on the way up , dumfries , ayrshire then head for loch lomond side  , great roads and scenery - shouldnt be too busy that early in the year .enjoy !

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dd1965uk

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dd1965uk says:

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Thanks for the help guys. Appreciated.

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miceracs

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miceracs says:

Tour Scotland

:biggrin: as stated up on the left keeping to coast to Largs, across the ferry to Dunoon and then coast to fort william. Visit Ullapool and take the small roads to Durness / Tongue.

If you have time, depending where you are coming from you should consider an over night stop at the highest pub in England, in N Yorkshire. www.tanhillinn.co.uk

this is in the middle of nowhere.

I'm on my way to Scotland in August via tan hill from south of england..

 

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LEO61

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LEO61 says:

Scotland tour

If you are going to Edinburgh anyway, just drop down a bit further south, and visit North Berwick. A beautiful part of the world, cracking views, and the bass rock !! :biggrin::biggrin:

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AlbertHerring

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Another west coast option

The Fort William bypass: Oban, ferry to Mull, poke around a bit, ferry from Tobermory over to Ardnamurchan, visit westernmost point on the British mainland, then cut north to Mallaig, ferry to Skye, poke around a bit, bridge back to Kyle, up to Ullapool from there via Corridon with the option of the Bealach-na-Ba loop. Calmac do a special offer ticket for those three crossings.

Remember that lambs, if frightened, will run to their mothers. Who will probably be on the other side of the road. And keep tabs on how much fuel you have and bear in mind that it can be quite hard to get any on Sundays in the north-west (at Tongue at least, the shop/filling station opens for one hour).

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