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Visting The Trossachs while driving from Edinburgh to Glencoe


My wife an I will be visiting Scotland in September. After spending time in Edinburgh we plan to drive to Glencoe. My question is, should we drive north through The Trossachs on the A85 or via the A811 to the the A82 and up the shores of Loch Lomand? Would it be worth stopping for a night in The Trossachs and if so, where?

In case you are wondering, we plan to stop off in Stirling on our way back to Edinburgh.




  • VisitScotlandLindsayVisitScotlandLindsay Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff

    Good Morning John

    Thank you for your question. Sounds like a good journey you have planned. Glencoe is a beautiful part of the country. If you are planning on stopping in Stirling on the way back and wish to see as much as possible, then I would head North on the A85 and come back via the A82. That way you aren't travelling the same route twice.

    If you have the time to do it, you could also travel back from Glencoe down the Argyll Coastal Route on the A828 to Oban and either across the A85 back to the Trossachs and down the A82 beside Loch Lomond, or continue down the A816 onto the A83, taking in Inveraray and then into the National Park. If you were to take in the Argyll Coastal Route I would maybe suggest an overnight stay in Oban, that way you will be able to take more in without rushing back.

    Hope that is of help to you to help with planning.

    Kind Regards


  • JohnMcJohnMc Member
    Hi Lindsay,

    Thanks for the helpful suggestions.


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