My husband and I are planning a trip to Scotland for 7 nights in mid May. So far we have 2 nights in Edinburgh, 1 night Glencoe, and 3 nights Isle of Skye (Broadford). I'm looking for a nice town to spend our last night that would allow us to see more of Scotland and be a fairly easy drive to EDI for a flight to Dublin on the following day. Flight is not yet booked, but would like to fly out early afternoon. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
Could you consider flying from Glasgow to Dublin? Glasgow is closer from where you're coming from, you'll save yourself an hour of driving.
Maybe? We will have picked up the rental car at EDI and I'm not sure if or what additional charges would apply to drop it off at Glasgow...
How about Stirling and Stirling Castle?
Thank you for the suggestion. My only problem with Stirling is that it takes me back along the same route. Maybe that's not a problem, or perhaps I should look at alternate ways to get there. I have an idea that I'd like to stay in a quaint little village, maybe near a lake, something memorable for the last night in Scotland.
Here is a scenic route we have used: Broadford, Glencoe, overnight Aberfeldy at the Schiehallion Hotel. Next day it is about 80 miles to Edinburgh airport. Google maps will show you the route.
It probably won't cost you that much more to return the car to Glasgow instead of Edinburgh. We have found the "different return," as long as it is in the same country, usually runs about $100 - not much more than the cost of driving extra miles plus a meal.
I was actually just looking at Aberfeldy or Pitlochry! The route you suggest looks great. Thank you!
Maybe Inverary if you're flying out of Glasgow? We managed to make the drive from Glasgow to Inverary take all afternoon by stopping at every scenic pullover along Loch Lomand but Google thinks you can do it in less than an hour and a half.
We just returned from Scotland and had a similar situation. On our way back from Skye we stayed in Pitlochry, which was fine, but if I were to do it over, I’d stay in Dunkeld. It’s a smaller picturesque town with lots of places to walk in town and nearby. EDI was an easy drive from there but I’d give yourselves plenty of extra time, as we encountered some slow backed-up traffic along the way. Have a lovely trip, Scotland is great!
Dunkeld looks lovely as well! Thank you for that information.
I don't know if Dunkeld is a reasonable drive since I stayed there on a Rick Steves tour but I loved Dunkeld House Hotel - such a cool location on the River Tay. Really beautiful. Food was very nice in the dining room as well. There is no AC but in May that should not be a problem. We loved walking the paths thru their collection of "Big Trees" and seeing some of the tree species from the Western US thriving there.