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Need ideas for 2 nights between Pitlochry and Edinburgh

We currently have the majority of our 17 day Scotland trip in October planned which includes Glasgow, Oban, Isle of Skye, Inverness, Pitlochry and Edinburgh.

We have 2 nights between Pitlochry and Edinburgh that we are trying to figure out what to do. We originally thought Stirling, but wondering if we should be considering Aberdeen and/or St. Andrews instead?

Any suggestions on how to allocate this time? We plan to do castles, photography, hikes, whisky, and eating.


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If you have much interest in golf, St Andrews is (of course) the holy grail, and it's fun to play the Himalayas if you're there on a day when it's open to the public. The British Golf Museum is interesting for history buffs as well as golfers. The old course walking tour, though, would probably be fairly boring for nongolfers. If you venture further along the coast toward Anstruther the scenery is also nice. We stayed at the Old Station Guest House, a B&B outside of town, and it was great.

I haven't been to Stirling but would love to; some good friends liked it so much they wanted to move there. I could imagine a 2-night stay somewhere in that vicinity. Nearer to Pitlochry, I can highly recommend visiting Glamis Castle; haven't been to Scone but (as with Stirling) would love to. You could also consider Dundee, with the new V&A museum.

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There is also Dundee. I've not been there, but I've seen posts lately elsewhere that highlight some of the attractions. There is a new V&A museum. If you like tall ships then check out Discovery. There is a museum on the Textile industry. Here's the unexplored Scotland link for Dundee.

On the way there you can drive Dunkeld--stop off and see the Cathedral. Or you can keep going and tour Glamis Castle. Or if you are a JM Barrie fan and adore Peter Pan scoot up to Kirriemuir and visit Barrie's birthplace. Here's a route. :)

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We have seen most of the castles in Scotland and Glamis is a favorite. Blair is also well worth a visit if you can squeeze it in. I could easily revisit both. The tea room at Glamis is very nice for lunch.