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Help with planning a round tour via the west coast and the highlands

We are 4 grown-ups who wants to see everything :-). We land i Edinburgh on the 28 th of June and need to be back on the 6th of July. We want to talk long walkes - visit betiful places. We are thinking passing Glasgow going west - islands? - hedding north (how far????). We like nature, sceneries, music, art. Not so much castles etc.
Should we book 3 or four places and do day trips or switch B&B every night? Where in that case?
Do we need to book everything if we travel around?
What shouln't we miss?
We would also like to go riding somewhere - diffrent skills in the family...
Grateful for help!


  • HorizonsHorizons Member, VisitScotland Ambassador ✭✭✭✭
    Hey @Hanna it is going to be physically impossible for you to "see everything" in a week. I would highly recommend creating an itinerary using Google Maps / VisitScotland's Trip Planner / Travel Blogs (I have a 1-week itinerary) and make bookings at the places you select. To maximize you would probably have to switch over to a new B&B every night in a new area.

    My itinerary deems Glencoe, Skye (& Eilean Donan castle) & Isle of Mull & Staffa unmissable. It covers Loch Ness as every first time visitor goes to Loch Ness :smile: But based on your interests, you should pick the areas of Scotland you deem most interesting.

    Unfortunately I can't help with music, art (though I like the National Gallery in Edinburgh) or riding. Hopefully someone else can help.
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  • fishyprofishypro Member ✭✭✭
    Hi @Hanna, if you only want to do long walks with great scenery etc then try Perthshire for all of it's Lochs & Glens and Mountains etc. Pitlochry is a great place to base yourselves for a few nights. Nobody wants the stress of constantly changing accommodation. Stay a few nights here and a few nights there.
    Loch Tummel with Queens View, Loch Tay, Loch Rannoch to name but a few. Wonderful walks with excellent views. A walkers paradise!
    Best regards
  • MogMJMRMogMJMR Member ✭✭
    Hi there! Re Horse Riding  it might interest you to know that Scotland has a Horse Riding Hotel! Based in Lanark, Central Scotland

    Here in Aberdeenshire there are numerous options if you are in our area, including an award winning riding School in the city itself (which can be fairly unusual - as riding schools can often be more rural)  which offers lovely rides along Aberdeen beach amongst others!
    Based in the Scottish Borders, Aberdeenshire has a special place in my heart.
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