Good holiday spot in Scotland? Page 2

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  • Spanky 18 Nov 2009 09:54:10 14,507 posts
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    You could go haggis hunting on the Moors of Sassenach followed by a dinner at Shatma Jocks Tandoori restaurant.

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  • Nexus_6 18 Nov 2009 10:04:01 3,882 posts
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    Spanky wrote:
    Probably the same amount of time as a london to glasgow drive. That's a bit of a trek up the wrong type of roads.

    No chance. As long as you don't hit holiday traffic such as campervans and caravans you can do it in 4.5 hours leaving during the day.

    Leave at night and if you put the foot down should take you 3 or so.
  • snick 18 Nov 2009 10:06:48 240 posts
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    Edinburgh has a working international airport from where you can try excursions to pleasant places such as Italy or Spain.

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  • JuanKerr 18 Nov 2009 10:10:06 36,280 posts
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    Helpful stuff that.
  • Spanky 18 Nov 2009 10:11:02 14,507 posts
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    Nexus 6 wrote:
    No chance.
    Pish! Those unfamiliar roads, in winter... you're having a giant stinky laugh. Especially if they decide to take any sort of scenic detour + they're english. 5 days.

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  • BabyJesus 18 Nov 2009 10:12:33 4,412 posts
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    You really should have went up to the highlands during the summer pinkds.

    The weather will be horrible now, although there is no midgies so thats a bloody bonus.
  • Spanky 18 Nov 2009 10:18:43 14,507 posts
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    And roads get closed due to flooding, snow, landslides, pikeys, bus jams. Last place you want to get stranded.

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  • BabyJesus 18 Nov 2009 10:23:25 4,412 posts
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    Bloodkult wrote:
    It's also dark by half two!

    Aye, if Pinkds is going with a few mates or other half I'd suggest getting Chalet and few bottles of red around Aviemore way and go skiing etc more than anything.

    Aviemore is bloody beautiful this time of year.
  • jerrymanu 18 Nov 2009 10:24:19 3,119 posts
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    Skye's lovely. I worked here a few years ago, around 1998 iirc. I actually helped install design / build and install the counter in the bar. It'll take you fookin ages to get to Skye though, the roads are SUPER bendy. Worth every minute mind as the place is incredible. Portree's, beautiful and had a couple of BnB's as far as I can remember too so if your shagged from the journey up there you'll be able to crash. Thats about all I can suggest but do thoroughly recommend a visit to Skye as its breathtaking.
  • JuanKerr 18 Nov 2009 10:30:18 36,280 posts
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    jerrymanu wrote:
    Skye's lovely. I worked here a few years ago, around 1998 iirc. I actually helped install design / build and install the counter in the bar. It'll take you fookin ages to get to Skye though, the roads are SUPER bendy. Worth every minute mind as the place is incredible. Portree's, beautiful and had a couple of BnB's as far as I can remember too so if your shagged from the journey up there you'll be able to crash. Thats about all I can suggest but do thoroughly recommend a visit to Skye as its breathtaking.

    Nice one, definitely want to check out Skye. Shouldn't take too long to get there - we've got a fast car ;)
  • jonsaan 18 Nov 2009 10:32:54 25,352 posts
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    /stealth we've got a fast car post

    Oh hang on, there's nothing stealth about it.

    FCUTA!

  • jonsaan 18 Nov 2009 10:33:38 25,352 posts
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    Skye HD looks much nicer.

    FCUTA!

  • JuanKerr 18 Nov 2009 10:34:34 36,280 posts
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    Looks better than real life if you've got the right settings on your telly apparently.
  • Deleted user 18 November 2009 10:39:17
    Be sure to come past Boabs Hoose for a can.
  • JuanKerr 18 Nov 2009 10:40:23 36,280 posts
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    Where exactly is 'Boabs Hoose'?
  • Deleted user 18 November 2009 10:42:09
    Heh in Apache country in Glasgow. Take a left at the pile of burning matresses and straight on past the gyppo site.
  • mrpon 18 Nov 2009 10:43:41 28,984 posts
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    You don't run Fat Boabs in Glasgow do you?

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Deleted user 18 November 2009 10:44:09
    Naw, it's shut down now anyway :(
  • Spanky 18 Nov 2009 10:54:01 14,507 posts
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    Did you miss the /stealth "you're fat" bit of that post?

    Sickening, we're not all fat you know! :D

    Plubs

  • Surferrosa 18 Nov 2009 10:56:42 464 posts
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    Hoots mon whaurs ma heid. It's a braw bricht moonlicht nicht the nicht. Hoo noo broon coo. Etc, etc...

    Haggis supper.

    A'll wheesht noo.
  • JuanKerr 18 Nov 2009 11:02:21 36,280 posts
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    We're staying near Plockton, so will definitely be going there. Cheers.
  • JuanKerr 18 Nov 2009 11:08:57 36,280 posts
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    Yeah, definitely looking forward to trying some of that.
  • Ranger 18 Nov 2009 13:19:12 933 posts
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    pinkds wrote:
    Anyone know of any really cool places to visit by car for the day in the Lochcarron/Isle of sky area - i.e castles/cool mountain roads/ nice villages etc.... I really know nothing about the area as it's only my second time in Scotland so any ideas would be great :)

    Applecross is a must if you are staying in Loncarron. And that has one of the best mountain roads in Scotland. Its called the pass of the cattle and rises to 2100 feet in 6 miles or so, and if you get it on a clear day there is a parking/viewpoint at the top and you get great views of Skye. The pub in Applecross serves some of the tastiest seafood i've had.

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    And i may as well add....if you are going to Skye dont go across the bridge (you might have to in winter) but if you can and if it still running take the Glenelg -> Kyle Rhea ferry. A good drive to it which gives you views of the 5 sister of kintail and is more interesting than the bridge.
  • pinkds 18 Nov 2009 13:27:40 1,604 posts
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    Cool, some great ideas on here - thanks. I happen to enjoy autumn/winter holidays more than summer ones so the thought of bad weather is something I look forward to :).

    Applecross was featured on a TV programme a while back with some guy who stayed on an island and was trying to be self sufficient. It looked really nice.
  • glo 18 Nov 2009 20:24:27 3,425 posts
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    My sister got married on skye earlier this year and I stayed on afterwards for a short holiday. If you go blaven is a lovely and not too tricky mountain to climb. glen brittle, glen sligachan and the fairy pools on the way to glen brittle all offer amazing walks with a great view of the cuillin mountain range. The trotternish ridge and the old man of storr are also most impressive.

    Oh and a trip to the talisker distillery is well worth doing if you like a decent single malt.

    There are loads of cottages to rent at reasonable prices around broadford which is a good central location from which to tour the island and return to the mainland. The local chippy is pretty good too.
  • JuanKerr 18 Nov 2009 20:45:06 36,280 posts
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    Oooo, I'm liking the sound of a distillery tour! Nice one.
  • JuanKerr 8 Jun 2010 12:19:21 36,280 posts
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    Just got back from a week on Skye and loved it. Will definitely be going back.
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