Scotland in 2 days

Old Nov 12th, 2004, 03:52 PM
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Scotland in 2 days

Hi, doing Europe in May next year. Wanted to know what are the must see places in Scotland. Is 2 days long enough? If travelling from London, what would be the best way to do it?

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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 05:39 PM
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It really depends on what you want to do. You can see some of and get a good feel for a city or see a little bit of the country side. Two days would not be long enough for many people and is probably less tha ideal for you, but if that is all you have, that is all you have.
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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 05:51 PM
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Sheesh -- is 2 days long enough??? Long enough for what. Scotland is a pretty large place with hundreds of things to see/do. Edinburgh alone is worth more than 2 days. Plus Edinburgh/Glasgow are about 400 miles from London.

There are MANY threads already on here about Scotland -- I'd do a brief search, read some of them and then re-frame your questions with more info about what sounds interesting, your interests, etc.
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Old Nov 16th, 2004, 02:38 AM
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few years ago I went all over Scotland staying in hostels (but driving a rented car). Staying at Loch Lomond I heard several stories of people that left there heading for a trip to Loch Ness, who had looked at a map and thought it would take very little time, just a quick trip there and back. A day or two later, they would pass by again on the return trip...... If you only have 2 days- just go someplace like Edinburgh and surrounds, IMO
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Old Nov 16th, 2004, 05:01 AM
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Brenhur,
We just spent 2 weeks in Scotland and we never got any further north than Perth. There is so much to see and we only scratched the surface. If I only had two days, I would spend them in Edinburgh.
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Old Nov 16th, 2004, 05:31 AM
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if you only have two days including travel time, i would skip scotland or rearrange your time to give it a proper amount of time.

even if you just go to one city, you have to fly and that takes almost half a day out of each day.

it's not so bad as this however...one time i was waiting in a queue at an airport in the US heading back to london. behind me were three american college students heading to london for their semester abroad. they were planning their first weekend in europe...saturday in paris and sunday in scotland!
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Old Nov 16th, 2004, 06:58 AM
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One morning I was standing on the terrace at top of the Camera Obscura next to the Castle and this Texas couple asked me where the Highlands are. I pointed in the general NW direction and we got into a conversation

"How far are the Highlands?", "Can I drive there?", "which area would be best to see the Highlands?" I answered assuming they were heading out for a few days. Come to find out they, they had a flight out of Heathrow THAT AFTERNOON, and figured they had plenty of time to "see the Highlands" before their 1 p.m. check in at Edinburgh airport.!
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It does work both ways, though. I've met more than one European who thought they could "do" something like San Francisco, LA, San Diego, Death Valley, and Yosemite all in one weekend. Well, hey, it's all in the same state, right?

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Heck, Europeans -- I've met a few New Englanders who thought that -- "If I catch the first San Simeon tour can I get to San Diego in time to go to the zoo?"
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And then, of course, I know Californians who've asked how often my family used to go out to dinner in NYC when I was growing up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania..... Yeah, we'd all bundle in the car after Dad got home from work and he'd drive us 80 miles to the nearest restaurant.
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