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From edinburgh

Thinking of either doing some day trips or staying in a quaint town in Scotland but that is accessible by train to/from edinburgh. Probably doing airbnb due to food allergies and needing a kitchen to prepare food.

Anyone have any suggestions? We prefer to stay in an area that has easy access to markets since we will be needing groceries.

Time of year hasn't been decided on yet but probably either fall of this yr or spring of 2019.

Posted by
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How about Linlithgow? It's near Edinburgh, big enough to have a fair selection of grocery stores, and centrally located for trips elsewhere such as Stirling, Perth and the Cairngorms, or Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. How long of a stay are you planning? Do you want to rent a car or use trains/buses? Scotland has a robust network of bus routes in addition to the railway lines.

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We are staying about 6 or 7 days before heading to London. We plan to use buses or trains. Are there any spots that have amazing scenery that are day trips from edinburgh?

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It is very easy to get to Saint Andrews by bus from the central bus station. Take a day trip there. Great beach to walk on, lots of interesting shops, golf museum, and play on the Himalyas Putting Course. Have lunch in the restaurant over the golf museum for a great view.

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Dear KLM,

We did same as you are planning, this past November. Either time of year is good for farmers markets too.
We called Rabbies before we booked our trip and they were helpful in finding quaint day trips from Edinburgh.

Also look into the Milk Run or short line trains out of Edinburgh. Some smaller trains go far into the country.

Another idea is the bus terminal out of Edinburgh; has a variety of options for not only day tripping out of Edinburgh but also to drive you out to a smaller town or city for a stay. The bus and train terminals in Edinburgh are easily accessible using the Tram (which takes you to the airport).

We have never had to drive ourselves in Scotland. We prefer to enjoy the scenery and have an expert lead us about.

Hope this helps!