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Cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Cortachy?

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Cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Cortachy?

Hi, I will be budget travelling to Edinburgh from Canada for 4 days in September and would like to visit Cortachy where my family immigrated from.

What is the best way to get there for a day trip from Edinburgh?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Cortachy?

Hire a car for the day. Whilst it isn't too far from Forfar & Dundee I don't think there's any public transport routes to it - so you'd need a taxi if you went via Forfar or Dundee

Edited: 25 July 2011, 18:10
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2. Re: Cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Cortachy?

A days car hire is probably easiest. If you put your details into the TravelineScotland website, you will see it is possible, at a push, by a combination of buses. I'm not sure if that would be more complex than the website suggests.

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3. Re: Cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Cortachy?

Not convinced about the care hire. There's loads of buses from Dundee to Kirriemuir, the nearest town, see www.carlberry.co.uk/rfnshowr.asp?RN=AN020A and either bus or train options to Dundee from Edinburgh. From Kirrie to Cortachy is tricky, see angus.gov.uk/transport/timetables/2011-05-30… so local taxi would be the best bet or if you are young and fit you could always walk - its about 6km from Kirriemuir to Cortachy.

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4. Re: Cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Cortachy?

By car it's 2 hours from Edinburgh - how long would it take by public transport?

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5. Re: Cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Cortachy?

Well, 3.5 hrs, if the ambitious estimates of Traveline Scotlabd are to be believed...

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6. Re: Cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Cortachy?

Hiring a car is the easiest option but it'll also be the most expensive.

Megabus (http://uk.megabus.com/) offer fares starting from £1 single for journeys between Edinburgh Bus Station and Dundee Bus Station. From there you would get the stagecoach 20 (stagecoachbus.com/PdfUploads/…20.pdf) service to Kirriemuir, not sure the cost of a return, but a dayrider ticket on all the services within Dundee and Angus costs £6.25 (stagecoachbus.com/eastscotland-day-group.aspx). Hardly any services between Kirriemuir and Cortachy so you'd be best getting a taxi for that part or walking as mentioned above.

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