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Itenary for 10 days in Scotland

I'm going to Scotland in March. I plan on making my base in Edinburgh. I am not renting a car and plan on using train/bus and day tours. So far I've planned:

  1. Tour Edinburgh
  2. 2 Day Bus tour: Inverness and the Highlands (spend the night in Inverness)
  3. Bus tour returns back to Edinburgh
  4. (Nothing planned yet)
  5. Take train to Glasgow for the day on my own
  6. Bus tour: Rosalyn Chapel, the Borders and Hadrian Wall
  7. Bus tour: Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling Castle
  8. (Nothing planned yet)
  9. Edinburgh- museums, shops

I'm up for doing another overnight train/bus to another city. Or doing another day trip to another city. Are there any half day classes anyone can recommend? I've taken knitting classes and chocolate making classes on other past trips and have found it to be fun.

Posted by
1238 posts

Are the bus tours you mention already packaged? I was wondering because Hadrian's Wall seems far for a return day trip but I suppose it is doable. Have you thought about Rick's Scotland trip? Adding up all your day tours might be close to the cost of one of these tours with a more efficient use of time with rooms and some food included.

Posted by
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I'm planning on staying in hostels and the bus tour day trips are around $45 per day.

Posted by
2926 posts

Sounds like a good plan. Edinburgh is lovely, I'm sure you'll be glad you made it your base.

Especially envy your day trip to Roslyn Chapel, Borders & Hadrian's Wall.

I disagree about trying to do a day tour to Oban. It's awfully far and I think you'd just be sitting on the bus for hours. Where all does your 2-day Highlands tour take you besides Inverness?

You are wise to leave a couple of free days because you'll undoubtedly think of things you want to see on your own, plus you may just want to relax or do mundane things like laundry.