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KESWICK TWO NIGHTS?

Debating between one night each in Keswick, Oban, and Inverness or two nights in Keswick or Oban and drive up to Inverness from Oban instead. We are doing a lot of one nighters on this trip, so I would prefer to do two nights at either spot. From here, heading to Edinburgh. Any suggestions appreciated. Have already booked one night each in Keswick & Oban but can make a change easily. Thanks in advance.

Posted by
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As an ardent lover of the Lake District I would encourage you to spend at least two nights in Keswick. You want to be able to have time to do at least a little exploring of the area. It is stunningly beautiful and just a few hours over a couple of days really isn't enough. There is so much to see in the Lakes and even a full day there will leave you itching for more. When traveling I always believe in quality, not quantity. Quickly skimming over many places in a short period of time is never satisfying to me. Don't forget to factor travel time into your sightseeing plans - otherwise your trip will be a blur of highways and hotel rooms and a few meals in between.

Posted by
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I agree with Anita's reasons for giving Keswick two nights. To drive from Keswick to Oban takes about 5 hours without stopping, and you might have a long drive the day before, too. Rick's Great Britain book has a little driving-time summary on p. 1022, or try www.viamichelin.com.

Posted by
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Thank you EVERYONE! KESWICK it is, then! I kinda felt like that was the way to go.
I've used viamichelin in the past, but this time I'm using a different site called roadtrippers. It's pretty cool. For me, a little easier to use. Thanks again!