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5 days in Scotland

I will be traveling next week (5 April - 10 April) to Scotland with overnight stays in Edinburgh, Dunning, Inverness and Loch Lomond.  Any specific "out of the ordinary" places I should make sure to see on my travels about?  I'll be making definite stops at St. Andrews and Kelpies but the rest of my trip is rather unplanned.  Any suggestions or "must see" spots would be greatly appreciated.  


  • Samantha_GrantSamantha_Grant VisitScotland Ambassador ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2017
    @KKMisky Sounds like fun - If you love scenery and a wee bit of exercise then climb Conic Hill when you visit Loch Lomond.  The views of the loch from the rather modest hill are phenomenal.  You can enjoy a well earned drink/lunch afterwards at the Oak Tree Inn which is conveniently located at the bottom of the hill. 

    When you visit Inverness you need to try your hand at monster hunting on nearby Loch Ness.  Also visit Urquhart Castle on the loch.  Just outside Inverness you'll find Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns (ancient stone circles and burial cairns) and Fort George.  They're all worth visiting. 

    St Andrews is a lovely town full of history and with a beautiful beach.  If you love golf you'll be in heaven but if 3 hours of chasing a tiny ball round a field isn't for you then maybe a quick gane of putting will suit instead. 

    I'm an Edinburgher if you check my blog you'll find a few Edinburgh related posts with lots of ideas. 

    Hope this helps. 
    I'm a Scottish travel blogger and freelance writer with an extensive knowledge of travelling in Scotland.  I'm always on the road exploring my wonderful country.  I love remote places, history and the great outdoors. 

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