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What would you do in Scotland for two days if...

Hi again!

We've organized almost all the travel and have almost everything ready...

The first 7 days are spent visiting:
Edibnburgh, Stirling Castle, Glencoe, Eilean Donan Castle, Armadale Castle, Isle of Skye, Dunvegan Castle, Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness, Dunrobin Castle, Inverness, Cawdor, Brodie Castle, Elgin's Cathedral, Balvenie Castle.

  • We still have 2 complete days.
  • We are in the Balvenie Castle.
  • We have a rental car.
  • We want to visit Dunnottar Castle and Glamis Castle and the last thing we will visit is the Rosslyn Chapel (before going to the Edinburgh airport and leaving Scotland  :'( ).

What itinerary or places to visit would recommend us for those 2 days?

Thank you very much!


  • VisitScotlandAmandaVisitScotlandAmanda Member, Administrator, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Your itinerary is shaping up nicely - looks like a fun trip!

    The drive from Balvenie Castle to Dunnottar is only around 90 minutes so seems very realistic for you to do. If you're then intending to head from Dunnottar back towards Edinburgh you could always take the scenic route and drive through all the small coastal towns in Fife - they're really lovely. St Andrews castle is definitely worth the visit as well. 
    Kiwi gal, relocated to Scotland. 
  • VisitScotlandLindsayVisitScotlandLindsay Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff

    Glamis Castle is another place that is definitely worth a visit. The childhood home of the Late Queen Margaret and the birth place of The Queens sister Princess Margaret, it is steeped in Royal History. The guided tour lasts about 1 hour and is a really great tour with really great stories about the many Ghosts that roam the Castle.

    You then have the grounds and gardens to explore at your own leisure to enjoy a picnic if you wish but there is also a very lovely coffee shop and gift shop on site as well.

    Dunnottar Castle is a beautiful place to visit as well, just be aware that during wet and windy days they can close the castle for safety reasons so check that out before you go.

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