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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 15-02-2011, 21:38 Thread Starter
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Scotland over Easter

we are trying to plan our first trip to scotland and have about 10 days over easter break .
cannot make our minds up weather to go east or west or try to do a bit both.
would it be best to book some sites or just go on speck.
any advise would be welcome
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West is best IMO - and I'm from the East

We're planning in going back to the Outer Hebrides at Easter
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Looking at your location I would suggest you visit Dumfries and Galloway for a few days on route north. I'd be disappointed if you didn't end up just staying for the duration of your holiday. Its very much overlooked by many who seem to think Scotland proper starts north of Glasgow/Edinburgh.


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scotland at easter

If you stay on the east coast you will enjoy if weather is good
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We will be lurking around the west coast, here's hoping the weather is kind to us all
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We prefer the east coast especially Stirling up to Perth. Park in car park in Perth town centre. We also love St Andrews and have sat on lovely beach at Kings something have forgotten it's name now. Always very clean. Then there is North Berwick ooh pooh give me half hour will be setting off myself.

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As i live in the wild Northwest of Scotland near Ullapool i see the beauty of Scotland 24/7.There are so many places to see and visit,that one trip will never be enough.I have lived in Dumfries&Galloway and in Pertshire,and each have there own area's of outstanding beauty.I would say that most people head for the highlands,and you can not go wrong,but the border area is not to be missed,but many people do slightly underestimate how big Scotland really is,and you just can not see everything properly in one trip.If you want sheer wild beautifull scenery,then head for the north west,over the A82 towards Fort William.Then you can decide were to go next,or if you want to see Castles then head east toward Sterling and Angus and towards Aberdeen.And yes they do have castles in the west,but not as many as in the east,plus you also have the distillery tour.And yes it is signposted.I could go on and on of were to go,as i fell in love with this country 22 years ago,when i first came up to Scotland.Whatever you do,have a great time.

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I agree with Stewart about Dumfries and Galloway. It is easy on the travelling time, and plenty to see. There are several beautiful gardens, although Easter is probably a little early in the year for enjoying their full beauty.
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I too have planned my visit to Scotland which takes in the Easter period. I am visiting for one month, and starting on the west coast and travelling up to JOG and then back down the east coast. I have booked all my sites, as I always do, but many will advise you to not bother, the choice of course is yours, and I am sure you will be able to wild camp if that is your preference.

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Unless you absolutely MUST see John O' Groats then save your nearing £7 a gallon of diesel and head down south on the A9 from Thurso.

Dunnet Bay (on the west side) is actually further north if you need to get to the northernmost parallel
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