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visiting scotland for the first time

Hi everyone,
i recently moved to England, and i've one week off from work at the end of next month, so i was thinking about visit Scotland.
As it is y boyfriend birthday as well, i would like to do something we won't forget. We both like walking in the wood and stargazing, so i was looking for a place where we could have a walk, a picnic, and stay overnight to whatch the stars -possibly sleeping in a comfortable bed, later that night.
is there any place you can advise me to go to? considering that i have more than one day, i'd really apreciate if there is anything else to do in the nearby as well.
thank you very much!


  • YourScotlandTourYourScotlandTour Member ✭✭✭ Possibly? In the heart of The Mearns...

    The Clova hotel in Glen Clova would give you more of the woody walks - up to Corrie Fee is a great walk, easy foot path and absolutely stunning Corrie at the top of the hill. It's also pretty isolated so star gazing possible....

    Watch the sunset / sunrise times though - into May and you're getting close to 16/17 hours between them!! 
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  • eli328eli328 Member
    They're spectacoular! i'm saving the links, but unfortunately they are not available at the end of may :(
  • HorizonsHorizons Member, VisitScotland Ambassador ✭✭✭✭
    @eli328 The best place for walking in the woods and stargazing has to be the Galloway Forest Park in southern Scotland (with a stay at the house o'hill hotel nearby). However as @YourScotlandTour correctly pointed out, the sunlight hours are very long already. If you have a week and have never been to Scotland before, I cannot recommend spending the week in Skye or Northwest Scotland highly enough, these are life-changingly beautiful locations (though quite hard to get to)
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