Well, it depends which coast you are talking about. One of my favorite day trips is to the island of Iona, off the west coast of Scotland. Iona was home to one of the earliest Christian monasteries and you can still see a lot of Celtic artifacts and buildings.The beaches there are also a treasure; an otherworldly experience of multicolored rocks and magnificent views.
To get there you need to first take a ferry from Oban to Mull, then ground transportation across Mull where you take another ferry to Iona.
Enjoy, Scotland is a wonderful place.
LandLopers.com over 10 years ago
I suggest a day trip on West Highland Railway's Jacobite steam train, which travels from Ft. William to Mallaig. The scenery is gorgeous, as the train edges along lochs, wooded hills and heather-strewn fields, and at points you'll be able to see the ocean with the isles of Eigg and Rum in the distance.
The train crosses the impressive Glenfinnan Viaduct (you'll recognize it from the Harry Potter movies) and you'll have an hour and a half or so to enjoy the fishing village of Mallaig before the return trip. From Mallaig, you can see the Isle of Skye.
Have a wonderful time!
JourneysNearandFar.com over 10 years ago