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Advice on where to stay for a few nights somewhere rurual

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Advice on where to stay for a few nights somewhere rurual

Im coming to Edinbugh for a business meeting mid january and have decided to bring the wife and come 4-5 days early and see the sights. Could someone please recommend a good location about an hour, hour and a half max away from Edinburgh so we could spend a few days looking at the scenery and the loch's? I doubt we will get the chance to go to Scotland again for a long time and I have never been before so somewhere to do the main "visit scotland" things would be great

I realise its probably going to be freezing, are the roads alright to do the touristy things around that time of year?

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11. Re: Advice on where to stay for a few nights somewhere rurual

You could get to Balloch on Loch Lomond by train...it will take two hours though but there is Loch Lomond shores for shopping and a view of the loch. A scenic trip will be to take the train to Dunkeld or Pitlochry via the Fife Circle line which will take you over the Forth Rail Bridge. Again this will take you about 2 hours.

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12. Re: Advice on where to stay for a few nights somewhere rurual

Do any travelling early as it will be dark just after 3.00pm. If you travel to any of the suggested places it will be to look at the views because it's off season there will not be a lot of places open at this time of year. Our weather has not been good this passed couple of weeks, so check the forecast before making any trips.

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13. Re: Advice on where to stay for a few nights somewhere rurual

Thanks they seem good suggestions. No issues with a two hour train journey to see some scenery :)

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14. Re: Advice on where to stay for a few nights somewhere rurual

Only a 30 minute train Journey will take you to North Berwick which is east of Edinburgh along the Firth (river) Forth. Nice small county town and also some good walks through the East Lothian Countryside. Edinburgh itself is full of good country walks like Blackford Hill & Hermitage of Braid, Braid Hills, Corstorphine Hill, Walk through the Dalmeny Estate at South Queensferry and look at the Forth Bridges. Arthur Seat which is in the centre of greater Edinburgh has 3 lochs round it and some of the most spectacular views in central Scotland if you climb to the top.

Edited: 22 December 2013, 17:22
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15. Re: Advice on where to stay for a few nights somewhere rurual

Loch Lomond from Edinburgh by train involves a train from Waverley station to Queen St. station in Glasgow then another train from there to Balloch. Once there you really only have the area around Balloch to see (not the most scenic part of the loch). As someone else said it will probably take you a couple of hours each way. If you have a car then it is about an hour's drive to somewhere like Rowardennan where the scenery is much better. If you really want scenery then head to Callander and on to the Trossachs but you will need a car.

Edited: 22 December 2013, 21:56
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