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7 days in scotland

A lot of information, and I do not know what to choose. We are going to be 4 days in Edinburgh (mid aug 2019), and after we have 7 days for a trip in scotland. what are the best options? we are renting a car.


  • fishyprofishypro Member ✭✭✭
    Hi @danipeer If you could say what you like to see & do or if you have any specific interests then we can help you more.
    It is good that you are renting a car as there are many things to visit that are off the beaten track but do give us an idea of what you would like to see and we will more than help you put a route together.

    Best regards
  • VisitScotlandLindsayVisitScotlandLindsay Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff

    Hi @danipeer

    Thank you for your message. Scotland has so much to offer throughout the whole country, so it really depends what you are most interested in i.e history, outdoor activities etc 

    You have Abbeys, Castles and countryside in the South, Rugged mountains and islands on the West, remote villages and wilderness in the highlands and beautiful coasts and beaches on the East. This is just a snap shot with lots more on offer including the brand new V&A Museum in Dundee, the chance to travel on the Jacobite Steam train, used in the Harry Potter films, that runs from Fort William to Mallaig, The magnificent Kelpies and Falkirk Wheel, two National Parks, lots of castles, stunning views and rivers and waterfalls along the way.

    A car is by far definitely the best way to get the most out of the country and for you to be able to see as much as possible. 

    Its always best to have your accommodation booked in advance if you can, so please have a look at our dedicated section here You can also book your accommodation, if you wish in any of our iCentres around the country. The iCentres can also give you more local knowledge of the hidden gems that are a must see when in the area. This page will show you where you can find all our centres.

    Please let us know if we can help you with anymore information with regards to your planning and we look forward to welcoming you to Scotland in August.

    Kind Regards


  • danipeerdanipeer Member
    edited April 2019
    Have a basic itinerary (based on where we are planning to take the overnights): Stirling, Aberfoyle, trossaches and loch lomond, Oben, Mallaig, Skye (2 days), inverness, whisky trail, piltochery
    we prefer short walks, waterfalls, museums, castels, nature. Where to be focus? @VisitScotlandLyndsay @fishypro
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