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Old Mar 28th, 2008, 12:59 PM
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Planning to visit Wick and Thurso in October. From Edinburgh, how much driving time to get there. Do we need stay over spots and if so, where? With thanks, Cat
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Old Mar 28th, 2008, 02:27 PM
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According to the RAC website
http://www.rac.co.uk/

6 h 16 min if you are lucky with traffic or 7 h 40 min if you are unlucky with traffic.
That's a lot of driving on Scottish roads.

I think that I'd stop off somewhere, possibly Inverness.

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Old Mar 28th, 2008, 03:03 PM
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thank you so much!!!
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Old Mar 28th, 2008, 03:43 PM
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Inverness is the logical stop over - but I'd recommend someplace a bit nicer. Since you are now talking about 2 days for the drive there is no reason to divide the distance in half. I'd suggest someplace like Grantown-on-Spey or Beauly/Strathpeffer
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Old Mar 29th, 2008, 03:44 AM
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If I was GOING to Wick/ Thurso, I'd not dream of a stop over.

It's 6 hours. The roads are (mostly) dual carriageway as far as Inverness and pretty good single carriageway north of there- also much less trafficked north of there.
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