July Scotland Itinerary

Jun 7th, 2007, 09:13 AM
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JulieAA, I'm with Sheila. When I read your itinerary my first thought was "How can I stow away in their luggage?"
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Jun 7th, 2007, 10:04 AM
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Thanks noe847 and sheila. I'm glad you like my itinerary - I've been working on it awhile.

I like your suggestion for going a different way down to Oban and Mull. It doesn't sound like there is a whole lot to do on Mull other than the two castles below Craignure. The whole purpose in going to Mull is to visit family, and we will have a nice drive to the ferry at Fionnphort the day we go to Iona, so don't think we'd be giving up too much to take your suggestion. I'll check into it when I'm home and have a bigger map to look at - the small one I have at work doesn't show Glen Orchy. Thanks.
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Jun 7th, 2007, 11:08 AM
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Yes, JJBhoy, I had read about that attraction, but I'm not male. However, their website did say, special tours are given to women when they are not too busy. Thought I might check it out. Have you been there?
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Jun 7th, 2007, 04:10 PM
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Yes, I have been there, but probably best if I don't say what I did .

They are very impressive but I wouldn't worry too much if you can't get in to see them.

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Sep 24th, 2007, 12:25 PM
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JulieAA, I found your post while looking for information on Glengorm. Did you end up staying there? If so, did you stay in the castle or in the cottages? I am thinking of trying them out on my stay next summer, and would love any information you can give!

I'm especially interested in information on the lodges/cottages. I'm thinking of renting out the Lodge and Lephin.


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Sep 25th, 2007, 05:32 AM
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I think your itinerary looks good, and I'd also like to be coming with you!

Look forward to hearing how it all worked out.
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Sep 25th, 2007, 06:46 AM
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I don't think JulieAA has been back on Fodors since they returned from the trip back in July. I definitely would like to hear how it worked out.
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Sep 25th, 2007, 11:25 AM
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That's too bad, I would have loved to read her trip report, or get her impressions
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May 23rd, 2008, 02:17 PM
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Hi guys,

I'm really embarrassed, but I got back from my trip and just totally spaced on writing it up. It's been a busy year (I work at a college) and school is about to be out for the summer. Things should slow down and I will try to get my write up finished and post it. I didn't mean to flake out.

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May 27th, 2008, 04:58 AM
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That's awesome, JulieAA, welcome back!
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May 27th, 2008, 02:44 PM
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Hi Green Dragon,

Before I get the whole trip report up, I wanted to answer your question about Glengorm. Yes, we stayed there, but since the owners are my husband's cousins, we stayed in their private quarters. We did get to eat breakfast one morning in the main dining room with the other guests, and that was fantastic. Unfortunately, the rooms were all rented while we were there, so we couldn't "sneak a peek". My personal feeling though is that it is pretty cool to stay in the castle itself. The cottages seem to be good if you like privacy and want to do some of your own cooking. The castle has a small cafe/shop where you can buy meat and produce from Glengorm itself, so it's pretty self contained. Also very close to Tobermory to pick up other things you need.
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May 28th, 2008, 09:14 AM
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Thanks, JulieAA, I appreciate the information. I am looking forward to your report! We went ahead and booked rooms at the Seaview B&B in Fionnphort for our time in Mull, and are greatly anticipating the stay
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May 28th, 2008, 09:44 AM
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Green Dragon,

I know, I'm a little late with the Glengorm info, but better late than never - and maybe next time you can stay there. Our ferry trip out to Mull was so beautiful - glorious blue sky and water, big puffy white clouds, and Duart Castle (where they filmed Entrapment with Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta Jones) off on the left as you approach. If I can figure out how to link to my photos on kodak gallery I'll post them for the entire trip.

I think I'll put the trip report in a separate post so it clear what it is.

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May 28th, 2008, 10:13 AM
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Julie, count me as another who would love to read your trip report. We are planning a Scotland trip in May,2009 and can use all the information we can get.
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