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3 days in Scotland - where to stay for best experience

We plan on flying from London to Edinburgh (we think) for three days. One of the guys in our group really wants to see St. Andrews golf course. We were thinking Edinburgh could be the base and do day trips. Looking or suggestions for best experience in three days only. From there we fly to Dublin. Is Glasgow worth a visit and a day trip? Open to any suggestions.

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We went to Edinburgh in May and really enjoyed it. Because hotel prices are high in Edinburgh, we only stayed there 2 nights then went to Glasgow for 2 nights and did St. Andrews and a Rabbies West Highlands tour from there. We did not have time to do any sightseeing in Glasgow. My husband and daughter are still talking about their trip to St. Andrews-they rented clubs and played the smaller much cheaper course there-maybe a Par 3?

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Hi, marketing,

Not enough time...not enough time! You could spend your three days only in Edinburgh, and just barely scratch the surface.

Glasgow would be fun to go to if you enjoy live music, especially if there's a top act at the Barrowlands or King Tut's. There are also great museums, an amazing cathedral, and the Necropolis. Plus the people there are about the friendliest in Britain.

However, Edinburgh also has great museums, the castle, excellent restaurants, and a wonderful history.

If you're going to St. Andrews, unless you have a car, the best way to get there would be the train to Leuchars or Cupar, and since you're going to be pressed for time, a taxi in to St. Andrews.

One option would be to have those in your group who want to see St. Andrews go there, while the others explore Edinburgh or Glasgow.

You need to decide what you're interested in as a group, then plan what you're going to see in your three days. Leave some time to sleep!

Good luck, and come back to this forum to ask about anything that you might have in mind.

Mike (auchterless)