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First trip to Scotland with my adult children

In June, 2017 we are traveling to Scotland for a week with three adult children. Our plan is to fly into Edinburgh and travel immediately to the Isle of Skye (2 days), spend a day roaming the Highland and stay one night in the area and return to Edinburgh to enjoy the rest of the week. I would love to have your ideas regarding this itinerary and possibly, suggestions for the one day of roaming through the Highlands.

Thanks so much.

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Have you booked your accomodation yet? This is going to affect the itinerary the most.

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Accommodations on Skye book up quickly. If you can't find a place on the Isle itself, I can recommend Dornie Hotel, a stone's throw from Eilean Donan castle and about 10 minutes from the Kyle of Lochalsh bridge. You would need a rental car, but that's pretty much true for enjoying Skye in general.

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A car is almost essential in that part of the country. If it is four adults you are going to need to look at C category or bigger, and remember the car will almost certainly be a manual if not specified.

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Thanks everyone. I am having difficulty finding Isle of Skye housing for five ppl at this late date. Any suggestions?

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Go to the VisitScotland website here and go through the accomodation bit. This is the tourist board.

If you are looking for Skye the local authority is 'Highland Council', sub area is 'Lochaber and Skye'.

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We stayed at http://www.blabheinn.scot/ out on Skye in 2014 and really enjoyed it. Tania lost her husband Stuart a couple of weeks ago and they ran the B&B together but it is my understanding she is going to keep the B&B open starting in month or so. There are two large bedrooms that would be perfect for a couple in one bedroom and the three adults in the other. Give them a look, the food and hospitality was wonderful.

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Thank you for your suggestion. I have contacted the Bla Bheinn to find out about availability.