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Trip ideas for Scotland- Spring 2012???

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Trip ideas for Scotland- Spring 2012???

Looking for suggestions on places to visit in Scotland in Spring of 2012. I will be there for a few weeks and don't want to miss the must-see's in the area. I'm open for anything- really interested in something historic. I am also a photographer so something scenic would be great. Any small communities as well would be awesome- also open for suggestions of things to do/see in Glasgow, Edinburg and Inverness. Am I missing anything important?? Thanks

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1. Re: Trip ideas for Scotland- Spring 2012???

Difficult to know where to start.

How about doing some research and deciding what you would like to see?

www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk is a good starting point.

None of the places you mention would be considered small.

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2. Re: Trip ideas for Scotland- Spring 2012???

Get yourself a good guide book with decent pictures and start reading. Eye witness Scotland is one of the best and you can buy it from Amazon:


It has a lot of information about the main tourist sites but also covers many of the smaller hidden gems which do not get a mention in Lonely Planet, Rough Guide etc. It has reasonable maps so you can see where the different places are. It also has suggestions for accommodation and eating.

Do try and get off the main tourist trail. There are so many good places to find in Scotland. 'Must sees' are very personal. My must see list could be your 'avoid at all costs".

Have you thought about spending time in the islands- Shetland, Orkney, western Isles, Mull?

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3. Re: Trip ideas for Scotland- Spring 2012???

Thanks everyone all these suggestions are very helpful and I will definitely check out the sites and book! Much appreciated.

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4. Re: Trip ideas for Scotland- Spring 2012???

Orkney for history and photography combined.

Near Inverness - Culloden Battlefield and Clava Cairns (yes I finally visited the latter EESW- very atmospheric!)



Good luck with the research

Woody x

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