10 days in Scotland: trip starts from Glasgow

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It’s me again, writing an article in English, I hope you’ll like it! Sorry if I do some mistake, but it’s not my first language. Please be kind 🙂

Let’s start to taste one of the 50 shades of Scotland on the road!

The itinerary I suggest starts from Glasgow, it is 18 hours by car, but you will stop many times I’m sure you’ll take many pictures!

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The itinerary winds up in this way:

-Glasgow

-Loch Lomond

-Oban (you can take a day boat trip from there)

-Fort William – Mallaig  “the road to the isles”

-Kyle of Lochalsh and The Eilean Donan Caslte

-Skye

-Applecross

-Fort Augustus

-Pitlochry

-Stirling

-And back to Glasgow

Day 1

We dedicate at leas the 1st day visiting Glasgow , The river Clyde, city parks and its beautiful Chatedral, George Square and the necropolis.

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If you have already visited Glasgow, you can go directly to Loch Lomond. Adding a stop and / or spending more time on somewhere around!

Day 2

You can go to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs  and their stunning landscape and nature. It is the largest Loch in Great Britain. Loch Lomond, in gaelic, Loch Laomainn, stands between  the Stirling, Argyll e Bute county and West Dunbartonshire. Its eastern shore is part of the Elizabeth queen forest park.

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Vista dal Duck Bay Hotel – credit: Michael Docherty

 

And you can see The Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. If you love walks or trekking, you’ll choose to stay at Loch Lomond all the day ore not.

I remember  it was possible da a boat trip.

Day 3

Visit Oban, lovley city bay on Firth of Lorne. You could walk around the harbour or eat fresh fish or choose to eat good fish&chips.

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Ale Carini – Scozia On the Road

For all the whisky lovers, you can visit the Oban distillery in the city center.

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Ale Carini -Scozia on the road – walks in Oban

Oban is top destination in Scotland becouse from there you can take ferry or a boat trip. From Oban it’s possible reach:

-Jura and Islay, with Caledonian

-Mull, and Tobermory village if you’d like, a small ferry company run the service to the islands link here

Barra island, know as the garden of Hebrides, it’s up to you how much time you’d like to spent on.

You could go to South Uist o North Uist, but not for a day trip. It’s better to stay 2 days and than back to Oban.

There are so many connections harbours, like: Castlebay, Coll, Colonsay, Craignure, Kennacraig, Lismore, Lochboisdale, Mallaig, Port Asking, Tiree.

For more informations and price just cliking here!

If you are not interest to boat trip or take a ferry for an Island, you could go direclty to the Road to the isles.

Day 4

Fort William, city and fort and than you can visit The Ben Nevis, British highest mountain you could catch The Jacobite Steam Train or driving to The road to the isles, until you arrive to the stunning silver sand of Morar. Best to see at the sunset, weather permitted! Once you see it you will never forget!

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Ale Carini – Scozia on the road – Road to the isles

In the afternoon you can visit the Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most photographed castle in Scotland. It’s up to you stay there for the night.

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Ale Carini – Eilean Donan (Scozia on the road)

Day 5 – 7

Take 3 days to exploring this magical Island! You could reach it, driving across the stunning bridge or take the ferry, it’s up to you!

As you can see, Skye have a lot to offer from the picturesque town of Portee to Talisker distillery and bay, from Neist Point to Fairy Pools and to Dunvegan Castle, with its legends and boat ride to see the seals (cliking here).

You could see the Black house museum a Duntulm.

From Skye you could take ferry to the Isle of Rassay, and from Portree you can go to Rona. For more informations just cliking here.

You could also visit Elgol with stunning views and to know more about the boat trips among the mountains, cliking here!

But as you can see there’s a lot more to see at Skye!

Day 8

Let me show you a corner of paradise:

Today you can go to Applecross peninsula, nice village to discover and good fish & chip or seafood at l’Applecross Inn. You could drive the Bealach na Ba Road, a single track road. Look at the video to sea how to drive this narrow roads 🙂

Drive until Fort Augustus (it’s up to you visiting or not) and arrive to Pitlocry, on the river Tummel.

In Pitlochry, don’t miss The Honest Thistle shop and the Edradour distillery , not far from it! Edradour is the smallest distillery in Scotland established in 1825, they produce only 25 barrels per year!

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Ale Carini – Pitlochry – Scozia on the road

Near Pitlochry you can choose among so many places to visit like Blair Atholl, Killiecrankie and more.

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Ale Carini – Scozia on the Road

Day 9

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Ale Carini – Wallace Monument from Stirling Castle – Scozia on the road

Stirling city, castel and The National Wallace Monumet. You could go for a day trip to Falkirk or Cumbernauld.

Day 10

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Back to Glasgow. You could see more about the city or go around for a day trip, it’s up to you!

Thanks to my scottish friend Michael Docherty for the pics he gave to me!

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