Going over to Scotland in august to play St. Andrews golf course. Anything 2 know about travel there? anything I should do? Restaurants?
Not just restaurants but also any other sites, castles, scenic areas.... Anything in particular I should not go home without doing or seeing?
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Have a great holiday
Janette over 9 years ago
Hmm, not sure where St Andrews is (Is it near Aberdeen, the Granite City) but here goes though depends how far north you want to travel.
1) The city of Edinburgh & its castle. If you're there around the time of the festival don't miss The Tattoo. Worth taking a train out to the Fort Road Bridge & taking a close up view of this magnificent bridge/take a boat.
2) Aviemore region. Take trip up mountain in Cairngorms & do some trekking, spot some wildlife.
3) Head north to Inverness. Do a tour of Inverness Castle & take part in an historical reenactment. It's an experience you'll never forget especially if you're a woman. Yikes. Head east to the battlesite of Culloden, scene of last battle fought on British soil, Fort George & Cawdor Castle if you've time. Go dolphin watching on the Moray Firth, hope you've better luck than me. Take a boat trip on Lough Ness.
4) Take the scenic train from Inverness to the Kyle of Lochalsch, one of the train trips of the world.
5) Head over to the Isle of Skye & explore the island.
6) Spend time in Fort William. Walk up Ben Nevis, take in the cable car, walk in Nevis glen, visit the whiskey distillery. Head south to brooding Glencoe, scene of a historical massacre, do some climbing if you're able.
7) Take a steam train from Fort William to Mallaig on the west coast.
8) Take the train from Fort William to Glasgow,
9) Spend time in Oban and take a ferry to the Isle of Mull. See the ruins of the monastery on Iona, and a trip to Fingals cave on Staffa to view geology similar to Giants Causeway (weather dependent)
10) Explore Glasgow, a revistalised city.
If you want to know about Scotland north of Inverness, please let me know but this should keep you going for the moment. Barr Edinburgh & Glasgow I haven't explored much of southern Scotland though Stirling is supposed to be worth a visit & Lough Lomond.
Regarding food forget about the Scottish passion for deep fried Mars bars & curried chips. Try delicacies such as the fish soup, Cullen Skink & of course Haggis served with tatties & neeps (turnip & potatoes) or a whiskey or mushroom sauce. You might even try some venison & a wee dram of whiskey distilled in the highlands. over 9 years ago
How long are you going for?
If you haven't got accommodation already booked in Edinburgh then you will struggle to find anywhere in the city as August is festival time. Likewise the Tattoo tickets are likely to all be sold out, but you may find a few become available when the coach companies sell back their block bookings. You can take a train to Edinburgh from Leuchars station near St Andrews.
There are lots of lovely villages near St Andrews and you should really to visit Crail and St Monans (where there is a great seafood place).
If you tell us more about your interests we can give you better suggestions. over 9 years ago
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