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Edinburgh to Scottish Highlands to Glasgow in 3 days

Hi,

We are spending a week in Scotland with the first three full days in Edinburgh. My son, 22, really wants to see the Highlands. What would be a reasonable itinerary leaving Edinburgh on Wednesday and getting back to Glasgow Saturday night for an early Sunday flight. I have appreciated the help on this site so much!

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What is your son interested in seeing? And are you hiring a car or reliant on public transport?

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1113 posts

Look at the Visit Scotland web site for some great ideas. Some times "The Highlands" is presented as "Scotland". It is only part of this country which has many other scenic and significant historical locations. There are parts of the Highlands that are convenient to Glasgow and Edinburgh that may suit your wants. Other great web sites are Historic Scotland and Secret Scotland.

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4637 posts

When I was in Edinburgh I found a travel agency and booked 3 days trip to Highlands. I don't remember the price but it was affordable, transportation, accommodation and breakfast included. And a guide. It would be hard to see all that on your own.

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1242 posts

Just to add: The Highlands of Scotland are covered by the following local authority areas:

In full: Highland Council and Argyll and Bute

In part: Perth and Kinross, Moray, Aberdeenshire, West Dunbartonshire, East Dunbartonshire, Stirling.

I would look first at Argyll and Bute.