(Closed) Has anyone honeymooned in Scotland??

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

Ooh! I didn’t honeymoon there, but I studied abroad in London and spent a couple weeks in Scotland. You aboslutely MUST go to Drumnadrochit, where the Loch Ness monster lives. We stayed at the Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge. It is ideally located, and the owner is awesome. She’ll set you up with torches (flashlights) to rummage through the nearby Urquhart Castle at night. Edinburgh is breathtaking, and for fun, you’ve got to take a haunted tour at night. So many fun things to do as newlyweds!

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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@ms.oregon.state:  Hi! I haven’t personally, but my sister lives in London with her British hubby so they’ve been a few times.  They went just a few months ago and stayed at Glenmorangie House (which she highly recommends if you’re a whiskey fan!) and the Old Course Hotel in St. Andrews (which is a golfers paradise!) I can pick her brain for some other suggestions if golf and whiskey aren’t quite what you’re after 🙂

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@ms.oregon.state: I haven’t honeymooned here… but I do live here. Happy to help any way I can.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

Double post.

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

Triple post.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Went there for a weekend while I studied abroad in London. This company offers free daily walking tours of Edinborough and they’re GREAT! My tour guide was James, he’s featured on the site 🙂 http://www.newedinburghtours.com/

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

When would you be going?

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

October can actually be quite nice. Fairly cold but August is actually the wettest month.

The Highlands are gorgeous at any time of year and Edinburgh is unmissable. Perthshire can be a good place to base yourself if you want to stay in one place but see all over (it’s within an hour to an hour and a half’s drive from both Edinburgh and Glasgow and the Highlands).

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper

@ms.oregon.state: I lived in Scotland for a little over a year in 2005 and revisted for a month in 2006 and it is by far the most gorgeous country!!! I have always said I would live there if I could.

October is a beautiful time to go and while it will be chilly it is before all the snow so getting around is pretty easy.

I can go on and on about what to see, where to go, stay, etc but do you have specific questions? Feel free to PM me and I will answer any questions. 🙂

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Sugar Beekeeper

@ms.oregon.state: I actually lived in Crieff (which is in Perthshire) and that is relatively central (if there is a central) to Scotland but it depends on where you are going and what you want to see.

1). Rent a car, without a doubt. The Highlands are almost impossible to truly enjoy and explore without personal transporation. While you can take a bus (they have several bus services that are fine) you are limited to the destinations and it takes FOREVER to get somewhere.

2). Scotland as a whole is just friendly, period. Anywhere you stay is lovely and the people are lovely too (can you tell I love it there???). Depending on your budget I can recommend a few places to stay in the highlands that are out of the way, the south is pretty straight forward with the typical hotels and B&Bs (which are amazing if you can budget this).

3). I would personally choose a few places to “camp” depending on what you want to see. Scotland is huge when you consider the highlands and all the gorgeous places they have to offer (St. Andrews a do not miss!). Choose the area, pick a place to stay and explore and then move on. For example if you want to see Loch Ness stay in Inverness, which can also be a great place to stay if you want to explore Isle of Skye (gorgeous!!!!). Edinburgh is a good location to stay as well and is close to Glasgow, Stirling, and St. Andrews (2 hours).

 

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