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    • Skye to Dingwall?

      Scotland Nov 4, 2016 at 4:13 PM

      Which is more scenic, driving along Loch Ness or the northerly route?
      Which would likely take less time?

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    • Driving from Airport to the City

      Edinburgh Nov 5, 2016 at 12:36 PM

      Arrival June 2015

      If we pick up a rental car in the morning is there a good place to park near the western side of the city? I'm guessing parking then taking public transport is advisable. In hopes of doing so by around noon would there likely be time to visit some attractions in that area? Perhaps the castle if we're alert enough? G-g-grandparents were married in St. Cuthbert's so that's a must. Driving into the city proper seems unwise.

      We're staying in Musselburgh and would like to see something of Edinburgh before heading that way. The route looks quite straightforward but I wonder about late afternoon traffic. Should we wait until sometime after 6:00 PM to avoid rush hour? 

      Many thanks!

       

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    • Clothing shop

      Callander Jul 22, 2015 at 1:55 AM

      My family and I was holidaying in Callander recently and my daughter found a Barbour jacket at a clothing shop on the main street, the sleeves were a little short, but as we live near the Barbour factory we have asked them if they can make one specially. However they need the design ticket number. So I need to contact the shop. It was quite a large shop in the main street. Can anyone help?

      AbbieT2

      2 Answers Jul 22, 2015 at 4:19 AM
    • Base for 5 days to get the feel of the highlands - Callander or Aberfoyle

      Callander Nov 13, 2014 at 5:36 AM

      My friend and I would like to do some easy to moderate walks, taking in a loch and villages in the Highlands, not sure where to base ourselves as we are relying on public transport. Also like to visit Falkirk Wheel during this time. Traveling in June 2015. Thank you

      10 Answers Jan 16, 2015 at 3:55 AM
    • Weather Preparedness

      Stirling Apr 25, 2014 at 8:48 PM

      I'm studying abroad from mid June to mid July in Stirling (I'm from the US) and I've heard it rains a lot in the UK, so I was wondering if it really would be worth investing in rain boots that are also comfortable walking boots for my trip? I'm just worried about packing them because they tend to be heavy and I'd have to buy a new good pair.

      12 Answers Apr 26, 2014 at 5:18 PM
    • Selkirk to Stirling

      Stirling Sep 2, 2013 at 9:16 AM

      My husband and I (we're from U.S.) will be visiting Selkirk in the Borders in June 2014 for a few days. We want to go from Selkirk to Stirling on Sat, June 28. We need to be in Stirling by 10:00 a.m. for Bannockburn event. We hope to avoid renting a car. What are our options for transportation and about how long does it take to get to Stirling? We'll be in Stirling for a couple of days and then go on to Edinburgh.

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    • using phones in Scotland

      Central Sep 29, 2010 at 10:40 PM

      We will be visiting from US in mid-Oct. I am still checking into international telephone data plans, but in meantime I have read something about buying prepaid phones when we get there for calls within country and to each other when we get separated. Anybody have experience with that?
      My son added a data package to his iphone and took it to Paris, but the screens on our phones are so small that initiating GPS and internet package could be pretty useless.
      Also what is cell service like when as you get further north from Edinburgh?

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      What to see on a short break

      Stirling Oct 29, 2009 at 1:17 PM

      I'm off to Stirling for a couple of days in December and I'll be checking out Stirling castle, the Wallace monument and going up to Callander.
      What else should I not miss. I've looked at a lot of internet sites so don't need pointing in that direction.
      I'd like someone from the region or who knows the region well to make some suggestions. There seems so much and I have so little time.
      Thanks

      1 Answer Oct 30, 2009 at 1:54 AM
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      Urgent! Car Park near Stirling Castle

      Stirling Sep 18, 2008 at 2:51 PM

      I am planning to have a day trip to Stirling castle from Edinburgh and I have to park my car for three to four hour nearby. Anyone here could advise if there is any mult-storey car parking.
      Many thanks

      2 Answers Sep 20, 2008 at 3:42 AM
    • Transport

      Stirling Aug 20, 2008 at 2:03 AM

      anyone knows how can i get from lochearnhead to stirling on a sunday???

      will it be possible to hire a car from stirling and then leave it in glasgow airport???

      3 Answers Aug 20, 2008 at 10:45 AM
    • Bus or Train??

      Stirling Mar 26, 2008 at 12:53 AM

      Hi all,

      I am considering going from Edinburgh to Stirling in the first week of April and am getting a Rail fare of GBP6.50 and a Bus fare of GBP5.40

      As the prices are almost the same, I was wondering which route would be more scenic. The time of travel would be early morning like 9am or so.

      Thanks.

      2 Answers Mar 26, 2008 at 5:52 AM
    • A good chinese takeaway please

      Stirling Sep 16, 2007 at 4:45 AM

      Can anyone suggest a good chinese takeaway please?

      1 Answer Sep 25, 2007 at 3:59 PM
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      Left luggage in Falkirk

      Falkirk Jul 29, 2007 at 11:58 PM

      Further to my earlier question about stopping off to see the Falkirk Wheel when travelling between Stirling and Edinburgh. I've just realised we will have a heavy bag with us!!!
      Is there anywhere we can leave it while we are visiting the wheel? I've checked the train stations and none of them seem to have left luggage facilities. :(

      1 Answer Aug 3, 2007 at 2:51 PM
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      Stirling and Doune in one day

      Stirling Jun 13, 2007 at 6:38 PM

      Hi, Planning a short break in Scotland. My plan so far is :
      Monday: arrive Edinburgh 14:20, train to Stirling, spend night there
      Tuesday: bus to Doune, back to Stirling for castle and bus tour, train back to Edinburgh in the evening.

      Is it feasible to do Stirling and Doune in one day?

      Thanks,
      Kevin

      2 Answers Jun 16, 2007 at 7:17 PM
    • Rivers/ STreams in Trossachs

      Central Jun 10, 2007 at 3:41 PM

      Hello--

      I'm planning a hiking trip in the Trossachs area of Scotland. Can anyone tell me anything about the rivers, streams, waterways, etc. that are there? Any that are particularly scenic? Any waterfalls?

      Thanks.

      2 Answers Jun 12, 2007 at 6:32 AM
    • Rice Milk

      Stirling May 24, 2007 at 8:50 PM

      Will I be able to purchase rice milk in Stirling?

      1 Answer May 24, 2007 at 11:17 PM
    • Castle

      Stirling May 12, 2007 at 3:59 PM

      to get into the castle cafe does one have to pay for entry to the castle itself or is the cafe a place where i can simply go for lunch without the castle?

      3 Answers May 13, 2007 at 3:33 AM
    • Train to bus in Stirling

      Central May 11, 2007 at 6:27 PM

      Hi--

      I'm planning a trip to Scotland next June. I will be getting into Stirling by train and going from there into the Trossachs. It seems I need to get a bus. I am so far not finding a good map showing the relative locations of the train and bus stations or how long it takes to get from one to the other.

      Also, one suggestion has been taking the Trossach Trundler. Does this run out of the 'normal' bus station, or from a separate location, and if so, where?

      Thank you.

      3 Answers May 14, 2007 at 11:47 AM
    • Bus to Falkirk Wheel and Callender House

      Falkirk Sep 7, 2006 at 6:11 AM

      Hi,

      I'm making a day trip by train to Falkirk arriving at Grahamston Station and leaving from High Street Station. I'd like to take a bus to the Falkirk Wheel and, if I have time, see the Callender House. I wouldn't mind walking to the latter from the center of town if that's possible. Can anyone tell me if there are buses to these sites? Thank you very much.

      4 Answers Sep 7, 2006 at 12:34 PM
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      accomodation...

      Stirling Jul 25, 2005 at 5:10 AM

      hi

      we will stay 4 days in stirling (and suburbs) in october and need an accomadation hotel/B&B in the city itself; indeed, we have a gig on the tolbooth the first night.
      we need 1 double room and 2 singles.

      somebody has an idea?

      tnx

      phil

      5 Answers Jul 30, 2005 at 5:17 AM
    • How far from Glasgow Prestwick airport to Glasgow Int airport and Bus station?

      Central Apr 29, 2005 at 7:52 PM

      I did not realize Glasgow had two airports. I am flying into Glasgow Prestwick could someone tell me how far this airport is to the Glasgow International airport and how far to the Buchannon bus station from Glasgow PRestwick.

      THanks

      1 Answer May 1, 2005 at 4:07 AM
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      Travelling to Braco Castle Estate, Braco, Perthshire

      Central Apr 15, 2005 at 4:45 AM

      Does anyone have any idea on what's the most efficient way to travel from Edinburgh City Centre to Braco Castle Estate, Braco, Perthshire? Will taking a taxi be too expensive? Thanks in advance!

      2 Answers Apr 15, 2005 at 6:09 AM
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      Shopping in Stirling

      Stirling Sep 3, 2004 at 5:17 AM

      I have planned a holiday in Scotland [ next year ] and have chosen Stirling as a home base. I will be arranging my accomodation with a travel agency [b&b's] but would like some local knowledge on day tours. For example to the Highlands etc. Are there any day trips from Stirling and will it be possible to book when I get there or should I make the arrangements before I leave Australia. Also I saw on the net about a shop in a village somewhere outside Stirling where you could buy hand made woollen clothing. Does this place exist or was I just dreaming about it! I intend to buy some nice woollen garments in Scotland and was wondering about how much I'd pay for say a jumper or scarf etc. from a department store. Thanks in advance. Cheers....................Louise

      5 Answers Sep 10, 2004 at 8:06 AM
    • Glasgow: bus station to airport?

      Central Jun 3, 2004 at 12:42 PM

      Hi Can anyone tell me how far it is from Glasgow Buchanan Street bus station to Glasgow airport? How much would a taxi cost (rough) and is there a rank at the bus station? Thanks :)

      3 Answers Jun 22, 2004 at 4:32 PM
    • How Much time is needed to tour Stirling Castle?

      Stirling May 1, 2004 at 5:41 AM

      I plan on touring Stirling Castle on my way to the Isle of Skye. Since I will be driving to Mallaig to catch the ferry the same day, I am wondering how much time I should reasonably allocate for touring Stirling Castle before continuing on my journey.

      9 Answers Jun 8, 2006 at 5:19 AM
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      Boat tours in southeast Scotland

      Stirling Jul 11, 2003 at 9:59 AM

      We'll be bringing our high school handbell choir - a group of 30 - to the Edinburgh area in 2004. Right now we're trying to plan a few days of touring. So far we have a half day in the borders (Jedburgh and Floors Castle), a day and a half in Edinburgh (Castle, Royal Mile, Princes Street, Holyrood), and a day in Stirling. We are wondering if there are any suggestions as to what is nice for a day of touring on a boat. How about it?!

      7 Answers Jan 19, 2004 at 8:39 AM