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So mad at DH, please save my holiday SCOTLAND

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Im so upset, I found a wonderful holiday for Easter school holidays. It was to scotland which I have wanted to go on forever!! IT was a bargain price and even looked at train prices. All DH had to do was book the days off work but he hasnt, and i am so mad because now when I looked the lodges have all sold out and he told me I couldnt book it till he booked it off hmm

Please can someone please help me, I need to find something ASAP

so scotland, needs to take dogs and be suitbale for 2 autistic girls and a stupid dh.

midnightexpress Wed 29-Dec-10 21:42:19

Whereabouts in Scotland do you want to go?

Habbibu Wed 29-Dec-10 21:43:31

Give us some more details; I'm not very knowledgeable about autism, so some more guidance would help. Plus what's your budget?

honestly dont care, as long as its reachable via train

JeelyPiece Wed 29-Dec-10 21:44:38

The land area of Scotland is 78,772 km2 (30,414 sq mi), roughly 30% of the area of the United Kingdom. It has 790 islands.

Can you be a bit more specific?

Habbibu Wed 29-Dec-10 21:44:39

And when are the Easter holidays where you are?

Habbibu Wed 29-Dec-10 21:45:05

Jeely! Give her a break, you meanie.

TheBrandyButterflyEffect Wed 29-Dec-10 21:45:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

The autisim is only a concern as in, not too near roads to run off or near loud noises. Needs to be safe as one is only 3 years old. I dont have much about £250-£300 as train is costly too.
As long as its quiet, and nice to look at.

Kbear Wed 29-Dec-10 21:46:12

www.kinlochlevencaravans.co.uk

Train to Fort William then bus (30 mins) or train to Glasgow then bus (2.5 hours)

It's my favourite place in the whole wide world!!

like I said I dont care where in scotland, never been and so have no prefence. DH has taken dog for walk in shame grin

TheBrandyButterflyEffect Wed 29-Dec-10 21:48:01

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JeelyPiece Wed 29-Dec-10 21:48:15

Oh tch I'm just fed up with people talking about 'going to Scotland' like it's a county or a theme park or something.

I am going to assume you're in England OP and therefore would prefer somewhere in the south of Scotland - I have been to some nice places in Dumfries and Galloway. Kirkcudbright for example. Not sure about trains though will have a look.

we were meant to be going here www.forestholidays.co.uk/cabins/our_locations/scot land/strathyre.aspx

Habbibu Wed 29-Dec-10 21:49:27

OK - these are not far from St Andrews, so train to Leuchars/Dundee and then cab (not really busable).

midnightexpress Wed 29-Dec-10 21:50:16

Will you hire a car when you're there?

Auchrannie on Arran is supposedly very family-friendly. I love Arran but haven't been to this exact place. It's definitely doable by public transport (train to Glasgow then Ardrossan, ferry over to Brodick). They have lodges and apparently there's a lounge with play areas off, and there are self-catering lodges too. Not sure how old your DC are, but I was getting a rave review by a friend who has various Dc between 5 and 15.

Here's the website.

I wouldnt consider camping as we are all the way near London and have our own camping stuff but am not towing my camping that far! There is a train straight from here to Edinborough

WilfShelf Wed 29-Dec-10 21:52:22

It IS a themepark! Have you not seen those 'Gateway to the Trossachs/Highlands/Lowlands/Cairngorms blah blah' signs? winkgrin

Ponders Wed 29-Dec-10 21:53:02

Hoseasons lodges?

From £249 for w/c 16th April (that is for a caravan though, not a lodge)

nope will not be hiring a car, if possible. I dont need anything on site we make our own fun.
Would rather only do one change over on trains, 2 if needed.
Im sorry if i offended anyone from scotland, but im not fussed where, just nice to go

Habbibu Wed 29-Dec-10 21:53:25

<muffles wilf with haggis>

midnightexpress Wed 29-Dec-10 21:53:52

My mum and dad once went here and raved about it (was quite a while ago). Not sure if you could get a bus from Dunoon otherwise you'd need to take a cab from the ferry.

Habbibu Wed 29-Dec-10 21:54:54

If you want the London-Edinburgh train route, then maybe somewhere near Berwick/Dunbar ish, or maybe just outside Edinburgh.

Damn, baby awake.

midnightexpress Wed 29-Dec-10 21:55:06

The trouble is that most lodgy-type places might be a bit inaccessible without a car, I suspect. On account of all that space, innit Jeely?

TheUnmentioned Wed 29-Dec-10 21:55:56

Aviemore here

There is a train station nearby in the town centre. You get the use of the leisure centre / pool etc. Gorgeous scenery, close to iNverness.

Highly recommend it.

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