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    • Highland Games - Piping/dancing competitions

      Scotland May 17, 2015 at 1:51 AM

      Any ideas as to which are the best Highland Games for piping/dancing competitions and music rather than tug o war - I accept that all of them are good. Can flex as to where and when we go but so far my short list is:

      Nairn
      Glenisla - good celidh - looks fun!!
      Bridge of Allan
      Inverary - could be tight as we have to be home by 23July
      Kenmore
      Invergordon
      Lonach
      Argyl
      Cowal
      Pitlochry
      Dundonald

      Any suggestions for caravan sites nearby much appreciated. Many thanks in advance

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      hiking in Scotland

      Scotland May 11, 2015 at 11:46 AM

      I would like to go to Scotland for hiking (never did it before) starting from 12-13 June. Maybe there is anyone who would like to join, or to give some guidance on possible routes for beginners? thank you in advance. Neringa

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    • Airport transport

      Orkney May 19, 2015 at 4:48 AM

      What's the best way to get from Kirkwall airport to Stromness?

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    • May Day Sunday

      Oban Apr 27, 2015 at 1:41 PM

      im thinking of spending a night in Oban for mayday with my partner for a change of scenery. I live just outside fraserburgh where during May Day Sunday all the bars have bands and other entertainment and wondered what Oban has to offer during this day ?

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    • visit to isle of skye

      Scotland Apr 30, 2015 at 4:14 AM

      Hi all
      After reading so many reviews from you all i have decided to visit isle of skye. Pl tell should i go with a 3 day tour by Timberbush.as I will be using public transport. If not then is it possible to move of our own I mean the transportation and all will be convenient. I have booked 2nights stay in portree. This is in july.

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      Ingliston Park and Ride - long term stay?

      Edinburgh May 15, 2015 at 2:15 AM

      Dear VT members,
      I need to leave my car for 9 days near Edinburgh airport. I have found Ingliston Park and Ride to be very convenient and free. However, they indicate no overnight stay in website. Is there any VT member who left his car there for a long duration? I don't want to find my car towed when I arrive back. If this will certainly happen, where do you suggest to park the car?
      Thank you for your help.

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      Falkirk Wheel and Stirling.

      Glasgow May 5, 2015 at 11:28 PM

      Hi All, I am arriving into Glasgow via Cruise Ship and have about 8 hours here. I was hoping to experience the Falkirk Wheel and then mooch around Stirling. Is this doable without booking an excursion and if so advice please.Tia.

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      Slowest season

      Scotland May 3, 2015 at 8:47 PM

      Looking to travel to Scotland but would like to go in the off season. Much into historical monuments and the beautiful landscape but don't want to be bothered by huge crowds of tourists. Thank you

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      A few hours in Edinburgh

      Edinburgh Apr 29, 2015 at 7:43 AM

      Hello
      Can you tell me what is possible to do in a few hours from 7 am to 3 pm in Edinburgh?
      Is it maybe possible to go to Glasgow or St Andrews?
      Is it possible to go to Arthur's seat early in the morning? How long does it take from Masson House to get to Arthur's seat?
      Thank you very much!

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      Driving, parking, hotel during Tattoo

      Edinburgh May 5, 2015 at 11:48 AM

      Unless I can come up with a better idea, we are flying into Edinburgh on Friday morning, picking up a car at the airport, driving to Loch Lomond so my husband can do a swim on Saturday morning, driving back to Edinburgh for the Tattoo Saturday night (tickets are still available as of a few minutes ago for the 7:30 show) and then leaving Sunday morning to head north.

      So if we are coming back from Loch Lomond, is there any place close enough to Edinburgh that we can stay with parking, free or pay, and take a train/bus into Edinburgh? Or maybe a train station where we can park overnight and then continue onto a nearby hotel? Or maybe there's long term cheaper parking at the airport? Obviously hotels are at a premium although I can still find one but I'm also not wild about actually driving into Edinburgh city center since we will already have the opposite side of the road issue to worry about.

      Maybe an airport hotel? Queensferry? Leith? Mainly I'm concerned about ease of finding it and ease of getting into the city center. Thanks.

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      Scotland in late August

      Scotland Apr 30, 2015 at 12:43 PM

      Just scheming right now but I think I'm going to try and go back to Scotland this summer. If it works out, Mr. Dabs will be doing a swim race in Loch Lomond in late August and from there I'd like to head north and the two places I've got on my list so far are Eilean Donan castle and the Isle of Skye. And my grandfather was born just outside of Glasgow so I may want to put that in there somewhere. I'm assuming we'd have to fly into Edinburgh, United flies straight into Edinburgh from Chicago for sure in the summer.

      So if we do a round trip from either one and hit those two spots, what other places should I be looking at? Last summer I visited a lot of the castles in and around Edinburgh (Stirling, Linlithgow, Craigmillar) and I did a 1 day bus trip that went to Inveraray, Loch Awe, Doune so no need to revisit any of them.

      Thanks :-)

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    • Fort William to Inverness via Isle of Skye

      by Cherylja Online Now Feb 8, 2015 at 6:29 PM

      We are walking the West Highland Way ending in Fort William. Looking for transportation options to visit Isle of Skye and then go on to Inverness before flying to London then home to Canada I.e. Tour, bus or train - not really wanting to figure out driving on the other side of the road. Although there seem to be options to and from Skye, seems we need a vehicle for flexible exploration?

      4 Answers Feb 9, 2015 at 10:23 AM
    • What should I pack

      by Toxopholite Online Now Jul 14, 2014 at 10:23 AM

      Holidaying in Fort William area at beginning of August, what should I take to wear?

      4 Answers Jul 14, 2014 at 9:46 PM
    • Visiting Fort William - Mid October

      by Bunjaraa Online Now Oct 10, 2012 at 10:02 AM

      Hi,

      I will be reaching Fort William on 19 October for 4 days with my husband and 3 year old kid. Can anyone please suggest day tours from Fort William? I will be coming as a part of Coach tour from Birmingham. For two days - 20 and 21 October, I wanted to explore myself. Are there any day trips I can take to nearby locations? If yes, then which are the tour operators I should contact.

      5 Answers Oct 11, 2012 at 10:22 AM
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      Rainy day activities

      by milliturtle Online Now May 18, 2011 at 8:06 AM

      Hi, I am checking the weather forecast and it looks like there will be light to heavy rain this weekend. Since I originally plan to hike to Steall Falls, it looks like the rain may put a damper on those plans. Can anyone suggest some activities for a potentially heavy rain day? If not, I guess I'll be spending a lot of time in the pub!

      Thanks.

      5 Answers May 18, 2011 at 5:03 PM
    • Best itinerary for 5 days in Scotland by rail?

      by mafalda47 Online Now Jul 13, 2009 at 5:11 PM

      We are traveling England, Scotland and Wales by BritRail pass. For our 5 days in Scotland we are thinking of visiting Edingburgh, Glencoe, Fort William and the Isle of Skye. Not sure if we can fit anything else.

      Would appreciate advice on how best to use the 5 days while traveling on our Britrail pass.

      2 Answers Jul 14, 2009 at 7:49 AM
    • Fort William-Steam Train Journey

      by agnuscastus Online Now Nov 18, 2008 at 2:56 AM

      Could someone tell me about the steam train from Fort William to Mallaig? There is a family from london with a four year old boy on holiday in Scotland, the boy would like to go on this train journey.
      Thanks

      2 Answers Nov 18, 2008 at 3:30 AM
    • Four year old boy in Fort William

      by agnus_castus Online Now Oct 21, 2008 at 3:32 AM

      Please suggest some sites for a 4 year old boy to visit. He is going to be in Fort William with his parents for a day only.
      Thanks

    • Camping??

      by Seonaidframe Online Now May 21, 2008 at 1:45 AM

      Anyone know any good (secret!) camping spots, reasonably close to the centre of fort william?

      1 Answer May 21, 2008 at 6:03 AM
    • Getting to Fort William from Skye -- trying to make the train

      by margems Online Now Apr 16, 2008 at 10:53 AM

      First, thank you all so much for the responses to my earlier questions from earlier in April (the Driving from Edinburgh to Skye post) -- all of the information has been really helpful
      I would love to ride on the Jacobite steam train but it doesn't run on Sundays until late in June. Here's my question: If we get an early start from Skye (Broadford or Portree) is it possible to get to the train station for the Jacobite train at 10:20AM if we give ourselves 2 1/2 hours? What if we allow 3 hours? I used the AA website to get directions and a map -- they say it's 1 hour and 50 minutes from Broadford to Fort William but I want to allow lots of extra time. I know we can't take the Armadale ferry to Mallaig because we wouldn't have enough time to get to Ft William. We would have to take A87. Is this a reasonable thing to do or should we just forget it? Is the train station for the Jacobite train in Ft William itself? Thanks to anyone who can help me with this. Our day for this trip would be Wednesday June 4th.

    • nice places to eat

      by spursboy Online Now Nov 6, 2007 at 5:03 AM

      Will be in Fort William 21st Nov for 4 days. Can let me know which are the best places to go for an evening meal. No kids involved just a couple.

    • Sightseeing

      by Raymoon Online Now May 31, 2007 at 3:02 AM

      Hi There, I Am going to be visitng Fort William on a holiday in a few weeks and I would like to know of some tourist attractions in the area and places may be of interest.

      Thanks in advance.

      2 Answers May 31, 2007 at 5:13 AM
    • accomodation in fort william

      by donnawii Online Now May 25, 2007 at 3:20 AM

      where is the best place to stay in fort william for a short break before travellign on to skye?

      1 Answer May 25, 2007 at 7:46 PM
    • What to see

      by borntwiztid Online Now Mar 15, 2007 at 3:31 AM

      I was planning a trip to Fort William sometime soon and i was wondering which sights would be worth seeing on the way.

      3 Answers Jun 14, 2007 at 2:37 AM
    • great glenway and ben nevis

      by stadimiri Online Now Mar 6, 2007 at 10:20 PM

      hello
      my wife and i intend walking the great glenway and then climb ben nevis. i have been told that the walk is better when done from inverness to fort william rather than the reverse. is this true?/ also we intend climbing the ben nevis after that> is this feasible? do we need to book in advance accomodation on our route and is there bus service from glasgow to inverness?
      thanks
      regards
      captain srini

      2 Answers Mar 7, 2007 at 12:43 AM
    • Advice please! Trip to Ben Nevis

      by mikan- Online Now Aug 30, 2006 at 2:41 PM

      Hey,
      need a bit of advice. I promised my friend that I would take her to see Fort william and Ben Nevis.
      I think we will talke the citylink bus so we go through Loch Lomond and Glencoe, does anybody know if you get a good view on this route?
      Also how easy is it to get to Ben Nevis? Does the bus stop really close? Is the cablecar up Ben Nevis a good idea? And is it expensive?
      I have no idea about this trip and I am supposed to organise it!!! Need help!
      Thanks,
      mikan-

      5 Answers Aug 31, 2006 at 3:00 PM
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      Fort William week then Edinburgh day

      by kph100 Online Now Aug 18, 2006 at 2:12 AM

      Hi
      We have rented a cottage near Fort William for the week, 9-16th Sept.
      2 pieces of advice please.
      Firstly on things to do, so far considering Ben Nevis, mallaig train or drive, Loch Ness, Glen Coe, isle of Skye, any other ideas ?

      I am considering driving early on the Sat morning to Edinburgh, use the park and ride and see Edinburgh for the day. Then get hotel outside edinburgh before driving back to Gloucestershire on the Sunday.
      Is it worth doing Edinburgh for the day, if so what realistically do you suggest we can see in the day say arriving at park and ride at 8am

      Thks ian.

      9 Answers Aug 27, 2006 at 8:52 AM
    • Fortwilliam Nightlife

      by thereyago Online Now Aug 4, 2006 at 7:03 AM

      I'll be arriving into Fortwilliam late on Fri. night. Are there any late night watering holes/niteclubs in fortwilliam to wet my whistle after the long drive or does everywhere shut up at 11pm?

      2 Answers Jul 17, 2007 at 1:31 PM
    • Fortwilliam Nightlife

      by thereyago Online Now Aug 4, 2006 at 5:42 AM

      I'll be arriving into Fortwilliam late on Fri. night. Are there any late night watering holes/niteclubs in fortwilliam to wet my whistle after the long drive or does everywhere shut up at 11pm?

    • harry potter train

      by sheryll Online Now Feb 27, 2006 at 4:27 PM

      can anybody help my daughter is desperate to ride on the harry potter train hogwarts express does this train actually do journeys and if so when or is it only the jacobite steam train

      1 Answer Feb 28, 2006 at 3:58 AM
    • Lodging

      by 7093smhs Online Now Dec 14, 2005 at 12:56 PM

      We are planning on being in Fort William, Highlands, Scotland, area for 2 days and would appreciate suggestions for 1) lodging and 2) how to structure our time. My husband is a good photographer and is interested in the best places to take pictures. Thanks!

      2 Answers Dec 21, 2005 at 4:25 AM
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      Jacobite Steam Train

      by jag17 Online Now Aug 27, 2005 at 9:05 AM

      Hi

      My friend and I will be in Fort William on September 12-14th. I have had a hard time reaching anyone by phone to make reservations for the train. Are reservations a must at this time of year, or should we be able to get a spot on the train once we arrive.

      Thanks,
      Jo Ann

      3 Answers Aug 28, 2005 at 9:35 AM
    • Highland Itinerary

      by LynnDobbie Online Now Jun 1, 2005 at 1:32 PM

      I'm trying to plan a trip to include Fort William, Ullapool and the Isle of Lewis for a familt with one small child. Any suggestions for exciting things to do?

      7 Answers Jun 22, 2005 at 3:23 AM
    • info on fort william

      by kmowatt Online Now May 11, 2005 at 1:36 AM

      I am looking for more information about fort william's landmarks if you could get the info that iam looking for it would be very grateful.

    • Fort William Research

      by darrenglasgow Online Now May 4, 2005 at 1:42 AM

      Hi. I was wondering if anyone can give me anymore information or go into more detail about one of fort williams famous landmarks Old Inverlochy Castle Ruin. This would be much appreciated. Thanks

      2 Answers May 4, 2005 at 9:27 PM
    • a queston for you all

      by ravenofdarkness Online Now Apr 29, 2005 at 3:47 AM

      hiya has anyone been to fort william or know anywhere to go or things to do for adults and children

      3 Answers May 10, 2005 at 1:31 PM
    • Places Of Interest In Fort William

      by billpcp Online Now Apr 21, 2005 at 2:41 AM

      i was just wondering what were the best places to see in Fort William, i have looked online but could only really find information on Ben Nevis and Old Inverlochy Castle, any suggestions?

      3 Answers Apr 22, 2005 at 2:18 AM
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      DRIVING FROM FORT WILLIAM

      by JuniperBerry Online Now Apr 10, 2005 at 11:01 PM

      Which is a more interesting and feasible day-trip from Fort William:

      1. Driving through the "Road-to-the Isles" (Passing through Glenfinnan [esp. Glenfinnan Viaduct because my sister is a Harry Potter fan] and, Arisaig, Morar Mallaig)
      OR

      2. Visiting Eilean Donan

      Please note that we plan to take the 7:00 pm train from Edinburgh to Fort William (arriving at 12 noon), and returning to Edinburgh the same day via CityLink Bus departing at 7pm So this roughly gives us 7 hours only for the day trip.

      Thanks in advance. I look forward to all your feedback!

      9 Answers Apr 16, 2005 at 2:51 PM
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      DRIVING FROM FORT WILLIAM

      by JuniperBerry Online Now Apr 10, 2005 at 11:00 PM

      Which is a more interesting and feasible day-trip from Fort William:

      1. Driving through the "Road-to-the Isles" (Passing through Glenfinnan [esp. Glenfinnan Viaduct because my sister is a Harry Potter fan] and, Arisaig, Morar Mallaig)
      OR

      2. Visiting Eilean Donan

      Please note that we plan to take the 7:00 pm train from Edinburgh to Fort William (arriving at 12 noon), and returning to Edinburgh the same day via CityLink Bus departing at 7pm So this roughly gives us 7 hours only for the day trip.