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Scottish Highlands - what to do?

We'll be in Edinburgh for the festival in August and would like to spend a couple of days in the Highlands before we head home. If we base ourselves in Inverness, what would you suggest? We thought a Loch Ness cruise would be fun but we're traveling by train and won't have a car. Is there good public transport to tourist attractions or can anyone recommend a good tour that departs from Inverness city centre? Thanks in advance!

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There are Loch Ness Boat Tours from Inverness. Check with your Hotel or B & B for recommended tours or public transportation to sites of interest. You may find that you don't have to travel so far from Edinburgh to get a taste of Scotland. Check the Visit Scotland Web site for some good ideas. I would recommend Stirling Castle, Lithlingow, and the Roslyn Chapel as day trips from Edinburgh. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park are very scenic with many historic sites.

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Thank you. We have been to Edinburgh once before but didn't venture anyplace else but Glasgow. Looking forward to seeing more!