Highlands base

Mar 27th, 2008, 07:03 AM
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Highlands base

After 2 days in Edinburgh, I will have 2 days in the western highlands before heading to the Inverness area (Forres) for 3 nights. I would like to spend one of those two days on Skye. What would be a good location between Ediburgh and Skye to spend a night (or 2)?
Thanks for any suggestions.
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Mar 27th, 2008, 07:09 AM
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We drove from Edinburgh and spent several nights in Inverness. We used Inverness as a base to travel to Skye and the Ornkey Islands. It wasn't a short drive to either location though - but it was a beautiful one!

Inverness is more of a working class town, but in the city center there is a very nice walk along the river.... We had some very nice meals in the town as well.
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Mar 29th, 2008, 07:55 AM
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Oban would be my pick for you. It's not directly en route, but it's not a million miles off,a nd it IS beautiful on a fine day
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Mar 29th, 2008, 08:08 AM
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Oban or near Ballacullish/Glencoe. What sort of place are you looking for.

http://www.clachaig.com/ in Glencoe, or someplace just outside of Oban would be my choices.
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Mar 29th, 2008, 02:42 PM
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Thank you for the suggestions. We are looking for a picturesque location with comfortable accommodations and lots of character. I am also looking for a suggestion on where to stay on Skye the following night.

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Mar 30th, 2008, 08:00 AM
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I would suggest Arisaig. It's a beautiful corner of Scotland and you could get the ferry from Mallaig to Armadale (on Skye).

The Arisaig Hotel or The Old Library http://www.oldlibrary.co.uk/ offer accommodation in the town although we spent a very comfortable night at Leven House. http://www.road-to-the-isles.org.uk/levenhouse.html. On a nice day Cambusdarroch (Camusdarach)beach is a great place for a swim. Check out http://www.road-to-the-isles.org.uk/
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