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One-night getaways from Edinburgh

Hello,
I will be in Edinburgh for a weekend, and I have one spare night. What would be some nice getaways for a night from Edinburgh, preferably north? I've come across "1 day Highland" tours but I think (1) it'd be too rushed and it'll basically be one long bus ride, and (2) I prefer travelling individually and live in England (so I'm in not much of a hurry to see everything in one go).

Any help would be greatly appreciated. :)

Shomak

P.S: I've been to Edinburgh before and have extensively travelled the city (thanks, in part, to Rick's meticulous notes!).

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The list is endless...
St Andrews or one of the Fife fishing villages.
Callender
Crief
Blairgowrie
Dunkeld
Pitlochry
Aberfeldy
Brechin
Stonehaven
Braemar....

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Guessing you prefer not to rent a car for one day, is that right? Do you have a preference between places on the rail line vs. those you can reach by bus?

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Look at Kelso or Jedburgh in the Borders. Less than an hour by train from Waverly. Really pretty countryside...beautiful villages...
wonderful abbey ruins. Under the main tourist radar
Brad

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473 posts

Being pedantic... The train takes you to Tweedbank, between Galashiels and Melrose. You would than have to get a bus to Jedburgh or Kelso. Actually Melrose is a lovely small town with a ruined abbey.