Where to go on Holiday in Scotland

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Selectamatic, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. Selectamatic

    Selectamatic Member

    North Wales
    Due to unforeseen circumstances, the dogs will be coming with Mrs S and I on our holibobs in a few weeks, as they have no passports, we are staying in the UK, and are drawn towards the West of Scotland...

    Who's been, what do you recommend and recommend we avoid?

    Criteria -

    Need a cottage or B&B to stay in
    Not expensive
    Not mega distance from civilisation
    Nice food places
    Nice beer
    Nice views and dog walks etc

    Thank You

  2. Lincs Lass

    Lincs Lass Member

    north lincs
    Nice beers ,,theres some cracking ales north of the border
  3. Check out Seangan chalets and B&B just outside Fort William, we've been going there for over 20 years. On the side of the Caledonian canal, miles of walks on the tow path, and Ben Nevis and Anoch Mor (skiing if snow) fill the view in front. Dogs welcome.
  4. Mydexta

    Mydexta Member

    I’d recommend the west side of the nc500.

    The scenery up there is breathtaking, and some nice driving roads as well. There are some lovely beaches (possibly cold in nov/dec).
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  5. linga

    linga Member


    But no midges !
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  6. Alicecow

    Alicecow Member

    Or you could head west :whistle::)
  7. kfpben

    kfpben Member

    Mid Hampshire
    Skye. ‘S e math sin! (Smashing)

    It’s all brilliant though, slightly depending on the weather. If you’re fit and know what you’re doing the mountains can be at their best in winter.
  8. Selectamatic

    Selectamatic Member

    North Wales
    I am neither!! :LOL:
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  9. kfpben

    kfpben Member

    Mid Hampshire
    Dark nights and cold days are a good excuse for a few drams then!

    Try and catch some ceilidh music too. Can’t beat a small bar on the west coast when the music gets going.
  10. JeepJeep

    JeepJeep Member

    Mate's goes to Skye. Loves it keeps going back each year... Not sure 100% where he stays but he books a year in advance.
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  11. JeepJeep

    JeepJeep Member

    He comes back each year with a collection of Talisker
  12. phillipe

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  13. Tonka

    Tonka Member

    N Yorkshire
    Kircudbrightshire....ticked all my boxes
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  14. Ray996

    Ray996 Member

    Head up to my country in the north here ,good food ,good beer ,and good whiskey ,lots of good walks on the nc500 which I am on
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  15. laich

    laich Member

    Somewhere about Fort William would be a good choice, to base yourself.
    From there you can see some stunning parts of Scotland. North to Glenfinan ( where the viaduct seen, in the ,Harry Potter film is. Not sure if the steam train will still be running.) Mallaig \ Morar for some stunning white Sandy beaches.

    East for Loch Ness and the Great Glen. The Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge.

    South for Oban ,Glencoe and Appin, as featured in this farming life. Personally,this my favourite area. I think this is one the most scenic areas of Scotland and I have been lucky enough to have seen a lot of Scotland.
    All of these places are within an hours drive of Fort William.
    Sorry I can't give any recommendations on holiday cottage.
  16. MattR

    MattR Member

    Enjoyed Skye. Some spectacular scenery. The Fairy Pools are worth a visit if you're in the area
  17. Great In Grass

  18. puppet

    puppet Member

    sw scotland
    Have to agree but declare an interest.
    Lots of holiday cottages available this time of year especially near the coasts with miles of sandy beaches and walks. At least 4 hours closer than Fort William and half the rain. Hills, sea, lochs and forests all within 30 minutes drive. Roads quiet, no parking charges, big variety of food and drink and towns have a theme. Castle Douglas-food, Kirkcudbright-artists, Wigtown-books. Prices reasonable overall.

    Get it booked
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  19. capfits

    capfits Member

    Aviemore or Deeside will not get the worst of wind and rain, though you could get snow anytime onwards!
    Plenty of good walks both high level, if suitably experienced and equipped, and low level with great autumn colours at moment.
    Both within 1 hour of cities if weather remains dire for a week and simialer to beaches.
    Has to said though there will be a fair proportion of visitor places closed for the season.
    Has been plenty of offers for hotels in these areas popping up, and many are dog friendly, with the country sport set aswell, could be worth thinking about.
  20. suffolksmallholder

    Plockton. via Applecross! My friend who organises car trips mentioned this, The 500 which he told me was the best bits of Scotland to see by car;
    Not forgetting this on your trip; http://www.eileandonancastle.com
    There's this too; http://www.sir-robert-mcalpine.com/projects/index-id=2563.html. The 'other' bridge not that far away has a plaque in memory to the horse & cart buried within the central support. It fell in during construction & was never recovered.
    I did this journey on my old BMW in the mid 1990's. Great trip!
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2017

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