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Trip advice needed: Edinburgh-Skye-Glasgow

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Trip advice needed: Edinburgh-Skye-Glasgow

Hello,

I would like to hear your opinion on the following roundtrip (by car):

Day 1: Arrive in Edinburgh (early AM by air), visit E.

Day 2: EDIN – Inverness

Should one stop in St.Andrews even w/o playing golf?

Get to INV via A86/82 or A9?

Day 3: INV – Skye

North (via Corriemollie) or south (Loch Ness) route?

Day 4: Skye – Ft.William – Oban (maybe?) - -Loch Lomond -Glas

(Arrive at airport hotel at night – do not plan to actually visit G.)

Google thinks that’s about a 6 h drive (incl. the Mallaig-Armadale ferry), is that reasonable?

Day 5: leave on early AM flight

Thank you, and sorry for not being able to spend more time in your country.

Cheers,

Mags.

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1. Re: Trip advice needed: Edinburgh-Skye-Glasgow

What time of year is your visit?

You're taking a lot on driving wise.

Any particular reason for heading as

far north as Inverness and Skye given

your short time frame?

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2. Re: Trip advice needed: Edinburgh-Skye-Glasgow

You will barely have time to get out of the car! Why not skip St Andrews and Inverness, drive straight to Skye (via the bridge) on day 2, and have a day on Skye before heading back along your day 4 route (and yes, that should be about six hours)

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3. Re: Trip advice needed: Edinburgh-Skye-Glasgow

Unless you have some overwhelming reason to go to Inverness I wouldn't recommend going there on your way to Skye. The best way is to head towards Stirling then via Callander Tyndrum and Glencoe to Fort William and Invergarry. From there to Kyle of Lochalsh and Skye. If you must go to Inverness then take the Loch Ness road south to Invergarry. St Andrews is a long diversion from your road to Inverness and if you get stuck behind the inevitable tractor on that road - even longer. On your way back follow the signs for the Erskine bridge which will be your easiest way to the airport, avoiding Glagow altogether.

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4. Re: Trip advice needed: Edinburgh-Skye-Glasgow

Thanks to everybody, that helps a lot. I will probably skip Inverness then

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5. Re: Trip advice needed: Edinburgh-Skye-Glasgow

JohnD

I very much doubt it. Invergarry consists of a string of houses about a mile long at the side of the River Garry. All you will find there is a hotel and post office/ village shop. For anything more sophisticated you must head south to Fort William or north to Inverness, both of which are fairly substantial, if picturesque journeys.

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