Scotland Travel Tips – Highlands

img_20160519_111605639-01Getting Around:

  • Train from Glasgow to Fort William is beautiful
  • Bus service along Loch Ness is nice, easy, and cheap
  • I once found first class train tickets from Edinburgh to Inverness for $10/person!

Things to Do and See:

  • Cow Hill in Fort William is a nice easy walk

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    Views from Cow Hill of Ben Nevis

  • Ben Nevis, Fort William – the goal for next time! Highest peak in Britain. Great views of it from Cow Hill
  • Highland Experience Tours – Isle of Skye from Inverness
  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • Mac’s Adventures – long distance walking tours through the Highlands.  Have done GGW, hopefully tackling West Highland Way next time!
  • Inverness – Leaky’s Bookstore, Ness Islands, Culloden, beware of NOTHING being open on Sundays, go to the Castle Tavern
  • Drumnadrochit – Walking trails down to Ness, Nessieland gift shops, eat at Fiddlers, take the Nessie Hunter boat cruise out to see cool views of the loch and Urqhart Castle
  • Fort Augustus – Convenience store for a Ninty-nine flake, walk down to Ness, check out the locks and boats, eat at Richmond House Hotel
  • Invermoriston – Craft Store, Summer House, Telford Bridge, Great Glen Way high route from Fort Augustus to Invermoriston
  • GairlochySpean Bridge –  eat at Russell’s!

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    That Isle of Skye tho

Where to Stay:

  • Fort William – Myrtle Bank Guesthouse
  • Gairlochy – Dalcomera – beautiful setting, dinner can be purchased there, or get a cab over to Spean Bridge and go to Russell’s!
  • Laggan – Forest Lodge Guesthouse – cake and tea were welcome after a day of hiking. Hosts drove us to get dinner at the lodge nearby, and our waitress brought us back
  • Fort Augustus – Abbey Cottage
  • Invermoriston – Bracarina House or Craik na Dav
  • Drumnadrochit – Greenlea
  • Inverness – Glen Mohr or Inverglen Guesthouse

Will keep adding and taking suggestions!

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