(Closed) Scotland Honeymoon/Travel Recommendations

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2021 - City, State

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happycamper32 :  Edinburgh castle, Glasgow city centre for the kelvingrove gallery, Loch Lomond at balloch. 

Youll love it, it’s very pretty! 

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

You must see the Isle of Skye!!!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2021 - City, State

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violet90 :  oh good shout actually. 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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happycamper32 :  ISLE OF SKYE. period, end of story. we just spent 2 weeks in scotland last september, and we only spent one night on skye and wish we has spent more. 3 days in edinburgh is more than enough – you’ll get bored after that. if you drive through loch lomund park, beware that the roads are super narrow and winding and 60mph speed limit! ask your rental car provider for something with the smallest possible wheel base. count on any driving taking twice as long as google maps/guide books say it will. we spent about a week in edinburgh/glasgow, and then did the (reverse direction) week long driving tour recommedned by Fodor’s – don’t. you just spend your entire time driving. choose 3 places top that you want to spend time and actually spend some time there. 2 weeks isn’t as long as it seems.

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Wannabee

I may be biased as a native but if it’s your first trip to Scotland I would definitely recommend Edinburgh along with the west coast, it’s it simply beautiful! A couple of night in Edinburgh (3 max) would be perfect, lots to see including the castle but it is an incredibly pretty city, great to wander in and enjoy the scenery. Also lots of cafes, bars and great restaurants. 

One thing to consider is whether you would drive. The majority of the beautiful places in Sotland can only be seen by car or on a tour bus( but some of these tours only run for a short amount of time, definitely not long enough to see some of the further places such as Skye). As a PP said I would second visiting Skye, it is beautiful island. I have been quite a few times and will be going again this summer! On Skye it’s all about the scenery, boat trips, kayaking, walking/hillwalking, history and good food. 

So my itinerary would be (if driving):

– Edinburgh x3 nights

– travel west, past Loch Lomond, then up through beautiful Glen Coe. Stop off at Glenfinnan monument en route (for the viaduct in Harry Potter), then travel on to Mallaig to get the ferry over to Skye. From Edinburgh this drive would take approx 4.5 hours

– Spend at least 4 nights on Skye. You should note that it is a big island and takes ages even by Scottish standards to drive around it

– When leaving Skye, take the road bridge to Kyle of Lochalsh and just down the road you will come across the beautiful Eilean Donan Castle

With this route you see literally some of the best bits of Scotland and you could easily spend a few days in different places when travelling between central Scotland and Skye if you wanted. Lots of options based on your own personal interests too ☺️

 

Just a couple of pictures as inspiration!

Glenfinnan

Arisaig:

Skye (we did travel in December!):

 

 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

Off the top of my head : Edinburgh for a cool city (visit the castle and holyrood palace), Glen Coe and Loch Lomond for stunning highland views, Iona for the abbey of St Columba and the tomb of Macbeth!!, Fingal’s cave for some nice columnar basalt (also a geology nerd lol), Isle of Skye no explanation needed, Eilean Donan Castle, Inverness, Birnam Wood….. I love history and literature and gaelic legends/folklore so I was just in heaven. 

I was only there for a week in 2010 but absolutely loved every minute and can’t wait to go back this summer 🙂 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2021 - City, State

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catskillsinjune :  you don’t really need a narrow car, just don’t expect massive roads, I don’t drive anything small and manage very easily :-)! 

It just takes a bit of getting used too. 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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whoswho :  but as a tourist, you don’t really have time to “get used to it”, so recommending a smaller car seems wise. 

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Newbee

I live on the Isle of Skye. Very lucky as it is one of the most beautiful places in the world. However a few words of caution. Depending on when you are planning to travel, the island is extremely busy with tourists from May to October. If you are planning for this year you may not find accommodation. If you are hiring a car please please make sure you take out all the insurance waivers. Unfortunately our roads are in awful condition and the number of potholes are increasing on a daily basis. This is just not on Skye but throughout the country. Cracked windshield and burst tyres are very common and hire companies are making a fortune. If you need any advice on what to see on the island please ask. 

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Happy to add to the reccomendations, I cost every year and its the most beautiful place on earth

Big Sands at Gairloch

Lake Morlich in the Cairngorms

Glen Coe valley

 

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We we stayed at Ardaneseig Hotel for part of our honeymoon  it was amazing. 5 Star chef. Lots of privacy and pretty views. We stayed in the boat house (2nd picture) so we didn’t have anyone else around and had amazing views out over the loch. It’s about an hour drive to Oban so we went up there for a day to shop and visit the distillery. 

 

 

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

If you’re there during the Edinburgh festival do take a couple of days to soak up the atmosphere. 

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018 - Anthem Golf & Country Club

Following! Future hubs and I are planning a Scotland/England/Ireland honeymoon a year or so after the wedding so we can take a good chunk of time off work… 

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myheartisinthehighlands :  These pictures are KILLING ME. I need to live there. I am hoping this honeymoon will be the final push Fiance and I need to move 🙂 

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