Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Itinerary for Scotland (esp. Aberdeen)

Jump to last reply

Early next summer, we'll have five nights in Scotland; two in Edinburgh and three elsewhere. It will be DH, DD (13yo) and DS (17yo); he's the one who really wants to visit Scotland, but can't provide me with specifics on why. We like castles, more the ruinous kind, and good regional foods. And DS is vegetarian.

I have an impressive list of castles, developed mostly from info here on Fodors, with some that we've noted that we'd really like to see (Dunrotter). Most are in the Aberdeenshire area. Though some in the Stirling area too.

And son, who will be entering his senior year after our trip, would kind of like to visit the University of Aberdeen, so any info about the university or the town from a student's perspective would be great. Don't know that he'd actually take that leap, but we're willing to have him check it out.

We'll have a car. I can't decide whether it makes sense to spend 3 nights in one place, or move around from night to night (though that can be a hassle). I'm kind of thinking Banchory would be a good base, but I'm not sure. I'm looking for a pretty little town, small enough to easily get around, big enough to have a restaurant choice. Stay at a B&B or a small inn, but a medium price range (as we'll need two rooms, the price adds up fast).

Any suggestions on towns to stay in and a general route? Whether it would be better to stay in one place, or move around?

19 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Can I cancel 2 of 4 train tickets?
  2. 2 Monet in Normandy
  3. 3 Dining at the Eiffel Tower
  4. 4 Advance Tickets Segrada Familia - Barcelona
  5. 5 9 days in Italy - beginning in Venice
  6. 6 Any experience with Cave Lodging in Loire Valley?
  7. 7 "New SAT Won’t Include Obscure Vocabulary Words"
  8. 8 campsite availability in peak season - Spain/Portgual/France
  9. 9 7 Nights in Paris
  10. 10 Gargano Promontory
  11. 11 Albania by bus in 10 days??
  12. 12 Trip Report We saw a fox on Great Ormond St (and other sights up and down the Thames)
  13. 13 Santorini
  14. 14 Day Trip from Paris? Versailles - go or no? Other ideas . . .
  15. 15 SmartPhone Europe to USA
  16. 16 Airport to Piraeus
  17. 17 Travel over Col du Puymorens and lunch.
  18. 18 Getting from London to Southhampton
  19. 19 Day trips from Seville
  20. 20 Mosquitos in Amsterdam
  21. 21 Honeymoon in Greece 10 days : Athen Santorini Crete
  22. 22 Rent a villa in Crete or Not?
  23. 23 storing luggage for 10 days in Paris?
  24. 24 What time does Left-Luggage lockers open at Gare Du Nord??
  25. 25 Trip Report Venice, April 2014. Some thoughts ...
View next 25 » Back to the top