Ireland & Scotland

Old Oct 24th, 2016, 08:12 AM
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Ireland & Scotland

My mother and I are going to Scotland, and all of Ireland for 16 days (including travel) in July. We are planning on renting a car so that we are able to see places that aren't easily accessible by transit. Does anyone have any suggestions for "must-sees" or tips?
- We know that driving will definitely be difficult... but we are going to brave through it!
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Old Oct 24th, 2016, 08:51 AM
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When someone posts asking for advice and includes no specifics, either places or interests, my first thought is do they have ideas and just aren't telling us? Or do they have no ideas at all. So if you have interests and/or ideas about specific locations, please share so we can cut to the chase. You certainly can't see "Scotland, and all of Ireland" in 16 days, if you actually have 16 whole days.
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Old Oct 24th, 2016, 09:01 AM
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You have 13.5 days on the ground -- you cannot see >>all of Ireland
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Old Oct 24th, 2016, 09:06 AM
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Fly into Edi and out of Dub or into Dub and out of Edi. You do not need a car for either city. Early am flight between UK and Ireland for max time saved. Only an hour flight. Tram at Edi now and 747 airlink bus for Dublin.
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Old Oct 24th, 2016, 09:08 AM
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Fly into Edi and out of Dub. No car needed for your stay while in city.
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Old Oct 24th, 2016, 09:10 AM
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Weird, would not post so abbreviated post and both show up. I would stick to one area in each country. Great day trips from Dublin and Edi.
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Yes, please note my recent TR concerning 8 days in Scotland. I have some serious recommendations therein. Do not skimp on visiting Glasgow and the Burrell Collection there. and I can not tell you how much I enjoyed a brief visit to the Clachaig Inn in Glen Coe
http://www.clachaig.com/
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Old Oct 25th, 2016, 01:22 AM
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You won't be able to see the Burrell Collection for some time.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...-west-37739424

However, Glasgow has plenty of other interesting places to visit.

https://peoplemakeglasgow.com/visiting/why-glasgow
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Wow!! four years! well, yes, now that you mentioned it, when we visited the literature said not to miss the tapestries and they had already been removed due to a facility issue. Anyway, agree with BIG - Glasgow has plenty of attractions, to include exceptionally nice folks. All of Scotland is mostly populated with very nice and friendly people, but it seemed that in Glasgow the friendliness was even more apparent. Two more tips from my TR: if in Stirling and interested in Indian food, do try Nawab
http://nawabstirling.co.uk/
(although admittedly finding bad Indian food in the UK is very hard) and if you would like to spend a bit and not have to worry about driving Ricky Henderson's service was exceptional.
http://aboutscotland.net/
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