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Jul 18th, 2012, 03:39 AM
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Scotland-Perth to Skye drive

I am going to be in Scotland in early September.On one of the days of the itinerary, I am planning on driving from Perth to Skye via Glencoe and Glenfinnan on a Sunday to Mallaig for the ferry. I will leave Perth around 9am and getting to the ferry by 17:30, (ferry leaves at 1800-last one of the day) with stops in Glencoe and Glenfinnan. After the ferry landing, I drive to Broadford hoping to arrive approx. 2000hrs that evening. This is the longest drive day of our itinerary and just want to make sure if I watch my time that I don't miss the ferry. I appreciate any thoughts on this.
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Jul 18th, 2012, 04:40 AM
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It's under 4 hours for the whole distance, less than 2 from Glencoe, under 1 from Glenfinnan, so you shouldn't have any problems in making it
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Jul 18th, 2012, 05:24 AM
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Thanks so much for your help. That relieves my mind
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Jul 18th, 2012, 07:10 AM
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You'll have plenty of time to stop along the way at Glencoe and Glenfinnan.
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Jul 18th, 2012, 11:55 AM
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We did a similar drive from Callander to Portree via Mallaig. It was a long day but we intentionally made many nice stops along the way. We did pre-purchase the ferry tickets to ensure getting on the last ride out.

Scroll down to Day 4:

http://ukfrey.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06...highlands.html
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Jul 18th, 2012, 11:54 PM
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Thanks to all. I did pre-purchase my ferry tickets, that is why I was a little concerned about the timing of the drive,considering I wanted to stop at both Glencoe and Glenfinnan. That is the only real deadline on this trip,so I am relieved. Thanks again.
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Jul 19th, 2012, 04:17 AM
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You've plenty of time. If you do arrive at Mallaig earlier, it's usually not a problem to get transferred free of charge onto an earlier CalMac ferry.
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