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Itinerary help for pre-Ryder Cup

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Itinerary help for pre-Ryder Cup

We're heading to Scotland in September and have about 3 days to see something before heading to work at the Jr. Ryder Cup and then the Ryder Cup. Have accommodations in Glasgow (for Ryder Cup) and will find a place in Blairgowrie for the days of the Jr. Ryder Cup. We will depart directly after the Ryder Cup from Glasgow. Embarrassed to say, I haven't done too much research yet on sights to see. We're renting a car for the first week (until we end up in Glasgow, where we'll drop off car, since we'll have transportation to RC).

What highlights can we hit in the 3 days before heading up to Blairgowrie? We prefer castles and charming small towns, but should we fly into Edinburgh so that we make sure we don't miss this city as well? Grateful for any advice!

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1. Re: Itinerary help for pre-Ryder Cup

Yes, fly into Edinburgh, a fantastic city with plenty to do. Then visit Fife with coastal towns and castles. Have a great time!


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2. Re: Itinerary help for pre-Ryder Cup

I wouldn't argue at all with visiting Edinburgh or the Fife villages like Crail or even St Andrews itself.Falkland Palace and its lovely village are worth seeing too as is Culross.Some villages south of Edinburgh - Dirleton plus its Castle and also Tantallon Castle are wonderful. Stirling is a great castle too, maybe better again than Edinburgh's own.

Edinburgh is also easily reached by train from Glasgow as a day trip.Trains run every 15 minutes.

In Glasgow's favour, it is only 45 minutes - 1 hour from Loch Lomond (Luss village is nice) or the Trossachs. If you kept the car for even a day, you could go up as far as Glencoe and get a real taste of the wild West Highland scenery for which Scotland is world famous.Quite different and far grander to the countryside around Gleneagles.

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3. Re: Itinerary help for pre-Ryder Cup

Agree with the suggestions to visit Crail and St Andrews after an Edinburgh arrival. From Blairgowrie a trip up to Pitlochry would also be nice (45 minute drive) or south to Stirling (an hour and 10 minutes). On the west coast Inveraray is a nice little town to wander around and from there to Oban. Pity you don't have a bit more time or a little bit of island hopping would have been nice.


Edited: 30 July 2014, 16:34
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