TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND
DAY TRIP TO EDINBURGH
Where to start? First, perhaps, by saying that while Lochend feels incredibly secluded, in fact, we’re only about 75 minutes from the Royal Mile – or maybe two hours if you take the one-hour train from Dunblane or Stirling to Waverley Station.
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And what a city: riddled with intriguing vaults and wynds (alleys), Auld Reekie is a brilliant city to explore on foot (though the open-top tour buses at Waverly Station will try to tell you otherwise!), a place of ancient beauty and elegant vistas, cracking pubs and buzzing arts scene, classy cafes, shops and museums.
The one-mile, cobbled Royal Mile running between Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle is unmissable, especially in August when the Fringe Festival – the world’s largest arts festival – is in full swing, and the pavements are jam-packed with street performers.
You could climb up the Scott Monument on Princes Street for a wonderful view, out to the Firth of Forth, or visit the optical illusion museum and camera obscura on the Royal Mile ( a good one with kids), or wander the beautiful botanical gardens, or just enjoy the shops on George Street or Princes Street.
TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND
TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHENDDAY TRIP TO EDINBURGHWhere to start? First, perhaps, by saying that while Lochend feels incredibly secluded, in fact, we’re only about 75 minutes from the Royal Mile – or maybe two hours if you take the one-hour train from Dunblane or Stirling to Waverley Station.The best things to do in
TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND LOCH LOMOND DAY TRIPThe famous ‘bonny banks of Loch Lomond’ lie only about half an hour’s drive from our chalets, offering beautiful walks, magnificent scenery and at its southern shores a panoramic shopping and leisure complex with restaurants, a visitor centre, cruise tours, and an aquarium.Visiting Britain’s biggest lake from
TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND EAST COAST DAY TRIPWhile Scotland’s West Coast has a wild, wind-lashed beauty and a string of magical islands, the East Coast wins every time when it comes to cute fishing villages and bucket-and-spade seaside towns – with no midges, even in summer!Take a day trip to Fife for the best
TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND WEST COAST DAY TRIPWe’re only 90 minutes from Glencoe, and two hours from Fort William and Oban, Gateway to the Isles. With the beautiful Inner Hebridean island of Mull only a 45-minute ferry from Oban, that means even some of the most dramatic Highland & Island scenery is just a
TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND GLASGOW DAY TRIPIt always amazes me that while you sit by the lake at Lochend, you’re actually less than an hour from the centre of Scotland’s biggest city, or just over an hour if you drive to Milngavie and get the train from there.The best things to do in GlasgowGenerally
TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND PERTH DAY TRIPFormerly the capital of Scotland, Perth is a really elegant old town lying on the banks of the Tay – not for nothing it is known as the Fair City. Only about an hour from Lochend, Perth has lovely galleries, a handsome semi-pedestrianised centre with great shops and
TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND STIRLINGOfficially granted ‘city’ status as part of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002, Stirling nevertheless feels more like a town than a city, with one Vue cinema, a fab new leisure centre, a pretty, pedestrianised centre, and a cluster of nice old medieval lanes up by the magnficent
TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND OBANThe pretty harbour town of Oban, little bay in Gaelic, is a very lovely 2 and a bit hour drive from Lochend. Passing by the Green Wellie Stop and the Gold Mine at Tyndrum, skirting round the edge of the beautiful Loch Awe and passing, or stopping, at