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May In The Highlands

Hi , my husband and myself will be visiting the highlands in May. We are hoping to take in Elgin which is where I was born and would love to see,  also Lossiemouth where my late father was stationed in The Royal Navy, The Moray Firth and Inverness. We will be driving up from Wolverhampton. Does anyone have any suggestions on what we should see while we are up there and also on the way back home.


  • HorizonsHorizons Member, VisitScotland Ambassador ✭✭✭✭
    There are many places that I'd like to recommend on the route but it would help to know how many days you can spend sightseeing and if you'd be willing to drive further from Inverness / Elgin. It is a very long drive up from Wolverhampton, I would also suggest that you take the train upto Glasgow / Inverness and then rent a car. But if you are driving up from Wolverhampton, do make a stop at the Lake District (a must for literature lovers, home to William Wordsworth museum & grave and great natural beauty).

    The additional advantage of seeing the Lake District is it will show how beautiful Scotland really is compared to some of the best of England. My recommendations based on my travels (links to them) are visiting the Galloway Forest Park, some of the Borders (Moffat & Wanlockhead), Perthshire (Pitlochry, Aberfeldy, Dunkeld & Birnam, Blair Atholl etc), Cairngorms (Aviemore, Newtownmore, Grantown-on-Spey) and Speyside (Glenlivet, Tomintoul, Aberlour). Lossiemouth is also home to some of the best dolphin watching trips in Scotland!

    I'd also recommend driving back via Fort William, Glencoe & Loch Lomond.

    Hope you have a great trip!

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  • shandyshandy Member
    Thank you for your great recommendations, we will be travelling up on 20th May 2017 and returning on 25th so we can stop off to see other things on the way back to home by 27th
  • YourScotlandTourYourScotlandTour Member ✭✭✭
    @Horizons has it covered. 

    I'd suggest not bothering with a stop in the lakes, you could get into the Stirling area without breaking too much sweat from Wolverhampton. That'll open up getting to Elgin over a more relaxed pace.
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  • shandyshandy Member
    Thank you for your reply, we are checking out hotels in Sterling but are having a problem with availability at the moment.
  • YourScotlandTourYourScotlandTour Member ✭✭✭
    Perth is only a little further on really and has plenty of accommodation if Stirling is problematic. 
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    Whisky, Castles and Food a speciality.
  • Findon17Findon17 Member
    We are traveling to the north of Scotland towing a caravan . What are the roads like from tarland up to John o groats 
  • YourScotlandTourYourScotlandTour Member ✭✭✭
    Primary A road - 1 lane in each direction.
    Bespoke tours.
    Whisky, Castles and Food a speciality.
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