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Self Drive starting and finishing at Cairnryan With Junior on Board


Looking at taking a self drive holiday getting the ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan and taking it from there for 10-14 days. Its 2 adults and Junior whom will be 1+. We are just trying to look at any itinerary and stay in family friendly hotels / B&B. The only stop we would know for sure would by Ayr to visit friends. We don't want to go to Edinburgh as we have done that and want to see more with Loch Lomand and Loch Ness places we would wish to see. Don't want to spend the whole time driving like to chill and relax and take in the scenery food and Whiskey (for the Adults ;-) )

Hope to travel in June or July when the weather is better, hopefully.

So just researching at the moment but looking for users suggestions. We did England last year and it was great, weather helped. So now looking to do the same for Scotland and all that if offers



  • VisitScotlandAmandaVisitScotlandAmanda Member, Administrator, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Hello @Funkyirishman!

    You'll be able to see a lot in 10-14 days so it's great you've allocated so much time!

    After your arrival into Cairnryan it would be easiest for you to continue your journey north to Ayr and continue to explore the West Coast of Scotland. From Ayr you can get to Loch Lomond in around 90 minutes, where you'll find plenty of accommodation and whisky options!

    I just left a comment in a different thread which you can view here, that might also be relevant to you! 
    Kiwi gal, relocated to Scotland. 
  • Thanks

    Working out a route and its

    1. Ayr 1 night
    2. Glasgow 1 night
    3. Oban 2 Nights
    4. Fort William 2 Nights (take in Jacobite Train)
    5. Isle of Skye - Portree 2 Nights
    6. Glencoe 1 night
    7. Balloch 1 night

    Ferry Home

    So about 10 days in total and working out mileage and cost of places to stay and things to do. Isle of Skye proving to be the most difficult to find accommodation but still checking

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