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PetrolHead
06-08-2008, 08:11 AM
Going to a wedding at Loch Lomond next month and am staying up that way for a week... any tips on where to go and where to stay in central scotland and borders? (have already done Glasgow & West Coast and Edinburgh North & East Coast in previous years).

g-man
06-08-2008, 05:56 PM
Yes. Plenty tips

Dont have a lot of time now, but i'll get back to you with info.

Are you taking the bike??

PetrolHead
06-09-2008, 02:09 PM
Hope your not referring to the wife ;) .... No I'll be in the car.

Cheers, any guidance welcome.

g-man
06-09-2008, 03:19 PM
Stay here.... http://www.bridgeoflochay.com/
Ask for a room facing the river. The chef is brilliant too.


Killin is pretty central for access to the north west and highlands. You can visit the Falls of Dochart http://www.visitdunkeld.com/Falls%20of%20Dochart/index.htm. And drive up to Rannoch Station http://www.rannoch.net/Places.htm, Loch Tay etc. You can go north west from here easily and do Oban, Fort William, Isle of Sky, Loch ness etc.

PetrolHead
06-17-2008, 03:01 PM
Thanks G-Man... Have booked. Was funny when I spoke to them as I got one of the last rooms, and when I said that the place had been reccomended and to ask for a river view, they said that they'd move other people around so that we got a good room with a nice view.

Cheers Bud.

PetrolHead
06-17-2008, 03:03 PM
Still looking for a place to stay for a couple of nights southern Scotland near the borders if anyone has any tips.

Panda
06-17-2008, 06:24 PM
Still looking for a place to stay for a couple of nights southern Scotland near the borders if anyone has any tips.
It's much easier to recommend places where you've been on holiday than places where you've lived. I've spent the odd night with work booked into hotels recommended by locals that were awful. I don't think my Mum and Dad would be too pleased if I started giving out their address in Edinburghr.

Go to Edinburgh for at least one night though, book anywhere you can not too far out of the town centre (you''l be too drunk to care) and I can recommend restaurants, pubs and kebab houses galore! Even a Traveldoge (Morrison Street Link Road is pretty central and close to my favourite Steak Restaurant, McKirdys)! You've a five minute walk from The Grassmarket and all the touristy stuff too.

Shame you're going in the car, there are too many good roads for your Peg around there to list. Glentress is just down the road too if you are into cycling, you can hire bikes from thehubintheforest. Meant to be the best man made mountain bike trails in the world apparently and something to suit all abilities. Peebles and Selkirk are nice too, both quite close by and surrounded by good (bike) roads.

Know a good B+B in Nottingham then?! G-Man, was that a dirty weekend?!!

PetrolHead
07-11-2008, 02:54 PM
Must say, was a top-tip and a great trip, many thanks for the recommendation.

We were very lucky, as all of our accomodation and food was great through the week. We went to Loch Lomond, Killin, and Peebles/Edinburgh:

http://www.devere-hotels.com/our-hotels/cameron-house/the-hotel

http://www.bridgeoflochay.com/ (obviously)

http://www.venlaw.co.uk/

Would have loved to have had the bike up in Scotland, although I certainly preferred the car for going there and back as the weather and roads were truly savage at times.

Cheers