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Where to go/what to do? 5 days in Scotland
Finally realising a long had dream to visit Scotland. So first week of may next year me and my friend are flying to Edinburgh and staying 5 nights (wed-mon). We were thinking of staying the first two nights in Edinburgh, getting at least a full day in the city to explore, but then we want to go of and see some more, as much as possible. What are the "must see:s" that will be possible to make in the time we have? We will be using public transportation (bus/train).
We are on a somewhat tight budget, though. We like views, good food, whisky, nature, music, having a few beers and a good laugh. We are not extremely sporty but we don't mind walking/hiking a bit, boats or even riding. Any tips?
We were also wondering if it pays of buying a rail pass like the "spirit of Scotland" when it's just a few days or if it's cheaper just buying tickets as you go?