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Holiday base ideas

We have 2 weeks holiday in late June and plan to travel some of Scotland north of Glasgow after picking up my son and partner who are at uni. We love whisky, walking and visiting historic houses but have no idea where we can base ourselves (maybe 2 x 1 week bases) to maximise our trip. Suggestions welcome.


  • YourScotlandTourYourScotlandTour Member ✭✭✭
    If whisky and distilleries are on your agenda, then Islay is easy to reach from Glasgow and has enough to keep you entertained for a few days anyway. Oban, Applecross and Skye are great too. Continuing the whisky theme, Speyside is a good base too, east speyside (Aberdeenshire) has over 300 castles, great historic homes and scenery and roads that are unbeatable.  
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  • VisitScotlandSarahWVisitScotlandSarahW Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    I would second @YourScotlandTour on Aberdeenshire; Royal Deeside  in particular would be a great choice; much of the area lies within the heart of the Cairngorm National Park. Ideal for castles, beautiful walks and scenery!

    Either Oban or Fort William would be a good option as a base further north with lots to explore in the area. Oban also has a Cal Mac ferry terminal, thus it is easy to hop over to the Inner Hebridean Isles, for example Mull. I would advise if you are considering Skye as a base to book your accommodation now as it gets very  in the summer and accommodation fills up quickly.

    Have a great holiday!   B)
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