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7 days of travel

SwedishvikingSwedishviking Member
We arrive at Edinburgh at sep 1th and we will travel to Aberdeen and stay there over one night and then go to Inverness and stay there for maybe 2 days. After that we are not really 100 % sure where to go. We are going by train/ bus so it have to be accessible by public transport, how would you travel to get the most from Scotland during these days? We fly from Edinburgh at sep 9th so wh plan one day stay there too to see the city! 


  • VisitScotlandStephenVisitScotlandStephen Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Good afternoon Swedishviking. Inverness is a perfect location in the North of Scotland to explore hidden gems. From the Highland Capital, you could travel up to Orkney and spend the night there (half day 3rd and 4th September respectively) and visit spectacular landmarks such as Skara Brae, St Magnus Cathedral or unique natural features such as the Old Man of Hoy. Next day, 5th September, depart Inverness in the morning and go over to Skye - one of Scotland's most popular destinations. Explore the island, which is connected to Mainland Scotland by bridge and see fascinating sites such as The Old Man of Storr and Dunvegan Castle. Following this, on the 6th September, head down to Fort William and Lochaber - home of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain - before visiting the picturesque seaside town of Oban and neighbouring islands Mull & Iona on the 7th. On the 8th, visit Glasgow and experience the 'buzz' of Scotland's largest city which has excellent transport links with Edinburgh, the Capital, ahead of your flight from Edinburgh Airport on the 9th. If you require any information about the suggested places to visit, please contact the following information centres:

    - Kirkwall Information Centre, Orkney - +441856 872 856
    - Inverness Information Centre, Highland - +441463 252 401
    - Portree Information Centre, Skye - +441478 612 992
    - Fort William Information Centre, Lochaber - +441397 701 801
    - Oban Information Centre, Argyll - +441631 563 122

    Alternatively, please visit our website at

    I trust that the information I have given you is useful and logical in terms of exploring the country. A warm welcome awaits you in Scotland! :^) 

    Best wishes,

  • @Swedishviking  The key will be to try to plan ahead for your Highland Adventure.   Accommodation can become very busy so always try to book in advance if you can.   Bus services in the Highlands are good but not so frequent, so again planning ahead is advisable.   
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  • VisitScotlandJulieVisitScotlandJulie Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    You could perhaps take a CityLink Bus from Inverness to Skye, Inverness to Fort William/Oban or Inverness to Ullapool - all lovely destinations to explore. Buses between Inverness and Glasgow/Edinburgh are fairly frequent too.  See CityLink timetables here

    Also, with only one day to see Edinburgh, you will need to make the most of your time. Have a look at this itinerary:
    - go to the iCentre for some advice, a map and buy your fast-track tickets for Edinburgh Castle to avoid the queue.

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