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Two week roadtrip

We are two girls from The Netherlands who will be setting out on their first adventure in Scotland during a holiday in May. We've started planning and drawing out a route we will be driving with our car. We will start our journey in New Castle and take the first highway to Edinburgh (of course visit Alnwick castle on the way there). After that we'll go up to Inverness and the Highlands and end that route in Isle of Skye. We'll take the route down to Fort Williams and after that Glasgow, where we will end our journey. 

Aside the popular sights as Alnwick castle, Loch Ness and Glenfinnan Viaduct, we really wish to find hidden gems on our route, especially in the highlands. So that's why we came here in the hope you could share your experience to make our journey even more unforgettable.
We are big Harry Potter and overal Fantasy fan. So the sights we hope to see are those that takes you into a fairytale. Other than that we are big animal lovers, so anything animal related is welcome. We also would like to know the best places (pubs or something) to meet lots of "fellow youngsters" :P. People to connect with. 

Thank you so much in advance for reading this! 



  • PirlouitPirlouit Member
    Bonjour; Vous pouvez aller voir le château d'Eilean Donan  avant de passer sur l'île de Skye par Kyleakin. Ensuite faire le tour de l'île et les Old man of Storr. Redescendez vers Mallaig pour prendre le ferry et faire la route de Fort William avec le viaduc de Glenfinnan. De Fort William allez vers Oban, Inveraray, Loch Lommond, les Trossachs avec peut-être loch Katrine, Callander, Stirling, Falkirk avec les Kelpies (Têtes de chevaux) et le Falkirk Wheel puis Glasgow.
    En espérant vous avoir donné quelques idées, amusez-vous  bien.
  • I've been exploring the north east coast from Inverness up to Caithness and Sutherland. I've started to map my drive videos and other research/discoveries on this Google map, if you're curious to see what it's like :)
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  • Hi @Laleah :) 

    How exciting to get on over to Scotland! It's a gorgeous country! My husband and I lived in Scotland for 2.5 years, traveling all throughout the country on different clinical placements and weekends off! 

    Two weeks in Scotland sounds great, but I've got to say, with the driving being a bit slower than what Google Maps tells you, the mapped route you have drawn may be a bit much.. it would be long hours in the car! 

    Are you looking to explore castles, sample whisky, hike?? 

    You can see reindeer in the Cairngorms National Park (in the highlands), see Abbey's that still have monks living at them, and see a lot of castles along that drive if you fancy that! 

    Oban is a cute fishing village on the west coast and is home to some of the best fish and chips in Scotland -- Oban Fish and Chips. It also has castles nearby, lots of youngsters grabbing pints in the nicer weather overlooking the harbour, and a whisky distillery too! It's just south of Fort William. 

    Wetherspoons is a pub chain in the UK and has cheap beer and super cheap breakfast too.. With it's tartan decor and festive plates, its definitely a place to stop for a drink!! 

    I'd love to help you with more of your trip!! People traveling to Scotland gets me super excited as Scotland has totally stolen our hearts! We have lots of travel advice on our website too.. but I'd be happy to give you more pointers through here! Either way.. enjoy planning you trip and have a blast in Scotland! 

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