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17 nights in scotland

Just finished RS Scotland book and head is reeling (I need better note-taking).
Below is a brief and first run schedule.
Would appreciate any input on any part, including places to stay, things to do or not do.

Wednesday 10th – Fly.
Thursday 11th – Night in Edinburgh.
Land 9:10a, get to B&B, grab lunch. Stroll and pub tour or witch tour.
Friday 12th – Night in Edinburgh.
RS Royal walk, RS Bonnie walk, Ed Castle, Whiskey Experience.
Saturday 13th – Night in Edinburgh.
Real Mary King Close, Gladstone, St. Giles Cathedral, Peoples Museum.
Sunday 14th – Night in Edinburgh.
Museum of Ed, National Museum and Gallery.
Monday 15th - Night in Glasgow.
Grab car, Glasgow hop on/off, RS downtown walk, Glasgow Cathedral, Necropolis, Tenement House. Piping center.
Tuesday 16th – Night in Glasgow.
RS West End walk, Tennent’s Brewery, Kelvingrove Gallery.
Wednesday 17th – Night in Oban.
Drive to Oban (most of day) via Loch Lomond, Inveraray, Kilmartin Glen, Oban distillery tour.
Thursday 18th - Night in Oban.
Early Mull, Iona, Staffa tour.
Friday 19th – Night in Portree.
RS Glencoe drive tour (hikes), and on to Portree.
Saturday 20th – Night in Portree.
RS Trotternish drive, Dunvegan Castle, Neist Point Lighthouse.

Sunday (Easter) 21st – Night in Portree.
Talisker distillery, Cuillin Hills, Fairy Pools hike.
Monday 22nd - Night in Inverness.
Skye br. To Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Ness area Urquhart Castle.
Tuesday 23rd - Night in Inverness.
RS Inverness walk, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns.
Wednesday 24th – Night in Inverness.
Speyside drive (seeing Craigellachie, Spey Coop, Glenfiddich, Dufftown).
Thursday 25th - Night in St. Andrews.
Drive to St. Andrews via Pitlochry (town walk and Edradour dist.), Leault dogs.
Friday 26th – Night in St. Andrews.
RS walk, moon golfers, drive to East Neuk
Saturday 27th – Night in Stirling.
Stirling Castle, Wallace tower, Culross, Falkirk (Kelpies and Wheel).
Sunday 28th – Fly home.

Posted by
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I like the pace very much.

But: What month and year? If you're planning for summer 2019, you can expect to have difficulty finding lodging in Oban and Portree.

I believe the Piping Center in Glasgow is closed at the moment, but check online for verification. And if your trip is well into the future, it may have reopened by the time you arrive.

I would never pre-pay for an evening activity on my arrival day, but perhaps you are made of sterner stuff than I am.

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Thank you acraven for the response.
This is in April 2019.
We have been in pretty good shape the landing day, but not booking anything.
I do have some lodging for Oban and now Portree, (those looked problematic).
Having some difficulty with Inverness and not looked at later part of trip.

I tried (am still) to slow this one down.
Did three weeks in Ireland this past May and that was about right.
Circled (by car) the whole island and loved it (could have easily slowed further and added days).
Trying to keep clear of a "Griswold" pace:-)

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For Inverness lodging you might consider the Holiday Inn Express or Premier Inn. Both chains, but reasonably priced and decent lodgings.

You will find the Fairy Pools very busy on Easter weekend. You might want to consider switching your plans around to do the Fairy Pools first thing in the morning before the trail (and parking) get too busy.