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Sheffield to Inverness

We are driving from Sheffield to Inverness in June. 
Can you please recommend somewhere to stay on the way there  and on the way back. Don't want to go too far off track as it's a 7.5 hour journey and we'll have a three year old with us. 
Want to drive 3.5 - 4 hours before we stop. 
Thanks in advance 


  • HorizonsHorizons Member, VisitScotland Ambassador ✭✭✭✭
    I would recommend a stop at Wanlockhead (Scotland's highest village based in the Borders) on the way up and Stirling or Falkirk on the way back. Not precisely midway but very pretty in their own right. And a long daytime stop at Stirling / Falkirk allows you to enjoy the local attractons (the castle / Wallace monument / Kelpies). Lake District (though not in Scotland) is another stopover option IMO. Hope this helps.
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  • How about Edinburgh? It's 3 hours from Inverness so you're about halfway if you go via the A1. You'll be spoiled for choice for things to do and it's a great city to explore. 

    If you're coming over Scotch Corner and up via the M74 you've got places like New Lanark reasonably close to hand. Glasgow could also be an option (again three-ish hours from Inverness) if you want a city stop. Kelvingrove Museum is excellent and very child friendly.
  • VisitScotlandLindsayVisitScotlandLindsay Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff

    Hi @Beckyp101

    Travelling from Sheffield 3.5-4hrs takes you just into the Scottish Borders or Dumfries and Galloway, depending which route you take. Its another hour to get you to Edinburgh from the Borders.

    From the Central Borders or Dumfries to Inverness it is about 4 hours going via the A9, with many places to stop on the way to break up the journey.

    If you were coming via the Scottish Borders, Jedburgh is the 1st town you come to with an Information centre that you would be able to pick up brochures for the Inverness area. You would be able to do the same in Dumfries as well.

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