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makeminearose Tue 26-Feb-13 21:44:37


ive always fancied visiting scotland :-) 2 dc 9 & 11 anywhere recommended??

Lyrasilvertongued Tue 26-Feb-13 22:49:41

Lots of lovely places in perthshire, and lots to do - wee towns like Crieff and Pitlochry are both nice and have choices of hydro hotels, bnbs or self catering cottages round about. Crieff hydro is particularly good for kids, lots of activities, and nice restaurant - it's not cheap but you often get good deals on the website!

makeminearose Wed 27-Feb-13 23:02:45

Your a star thank you ill check that info out :-)

Graceparkhill Wed 27-Feb-13 23:07:21

Would definitely second Crieff Hydro or for self catering Aberfeldy Cottages ( Perthshire) would be a good choice.
St Andrews is lovely too.

bowyert1 Thu 28-Feb-13 10:47:13

Yep also rate crieff hydro and also on their website have a special offer on where you can buy now pay later in conjunction with some of their £99 offers

Bunbaker Fri 01-Mar-13 00:11:03

Dumfries and Galloway is very pretty and has lots of interesting places to visit. Most people go up to the highlands or the west coast and overlook D & G, but it is well worth a visit.

bekind Fri 01-Mar-13 06:20:04

What sort of holiday are you looking for? I agree with all the other suggestions but also recommend Edinburgh - National Museum, Zoo, Royal Mile; Glasgow for Kelvingrove, RIverside (transport museum), Science Centre; Loch Lomond area excellent for outdoors activities, scenery and good/easy access to cities; Stirling and Inverary Castles are my favourites.

makeminearose Sun 10-Mar-13 22:11:18

I am interested in loch lomond primarily but i have to be somewhere with stuff for the dc to do so they don't and won't get bored they will be 10 and 11 when we go both dd so anything with lots of v girly type activities

tigerdriverII Sun 10-Mar-13 22:13:26

Isle of Mull. Loads to do, lots of brilliant wildlife, kayaking, walking, theatre, castles. Children love it. When are you going?

Knowsabitabouteducation Sun 10-Mar-13 22:15:31

Edinburgh as a city base, followed by Loch Tay for outdoor pursuits.

We had a really shitty time at Crieff Hydro.

HarrietSchulenberg Sun 10-Mar-13 22:19:57

Dumfries and Galloway again here. Rhin peninsular is lovely especially Portpatrick.

Chavvytastic Sun 10-Mar-13 22:26:59

North East - the castle and whiskey trails.

Dolphin spotting

Cairngorms - Aviemore aside its natural beauty the kids may enjpoy the Mountain Railway and Landmark is a fab day out as is Highland Wildlife Park

Lots of pretty coastal towns with fab beaches too.

Nospringflower Sun 10-Mar-13 22:28:31

Oh what happened at Crieff Hydro? We've always had good times there but sure that isn't always the case ...

MintChocAddict Sun 10-Mar-13 22:29:58

If you're looking for plenty to do within easy reach of Loch Lomond then Glasgow would be a good base. You can drive to Loch Lomond from Glasgow in about 30-40 mins and only an hour by car to Edinburgh from Glasgow (less on the train), so could still do the zoo etc if you wanted to. Also only ever about a half hour drive to the coast.
If DCs like interactive then the Science Centre, Kelvingrove, Transport Museum would be enjoyable. Loads of parks, good restaurants, shopping and cinemas. West end of Glasgow is also nice around University, Byres Road, Ashton Lane with lots of independent shops. There's also a fairly new chocolate factory where you can make your own. About 10 mins on the motorway from the City Centre would take you to Xscape an indoor multi leisure and restaurant venue with massive indoor ski slope, bowling, cinema etc.
Can you tell that I'm a city dweller? grin
Enjoy whatever you choose. smile

bubbles1231 Sun 10-Mar-13 22:36:19

The isle of Arran every time! We live in Scotland but have been there on holiday several times. Tons to do, and would recommend this book which is is aimed at children to plan their holiday.

BegoniaBampot Mon 11-Mar-13 12:48:11

We stayed last year in Argyle not far from Loch Lomond and Glasgow. It was beautiful. A small caravan park, not much in the way of facilities but a river running through and a loch and hills minutes walk away. And plenty of green space for the kids to run and play. We stayed in a lodge, very comfortable. Loved it and would go back in flash though we were very lucky with amazing weather. Also love Millport, a little island just mins off the west coast which is lovely with young kids - you also have Arran and Bute etc nearby and Glagow

makeminearose Tue 12-Mar-13 19:42:51

Wow guys thats brilliant thank you for all your input :-)

stargirl1701 Tue 12-Mar-13 19:46:15




lottie63 Wed 20-Mar-13 22:30:35

Edinburgh rather than Glasgow. Went to Glasgow recently. If you like shopping, it's fine but really not as much going on.

FrameyMcFrame Fri 22-Mar-13 18:52:14

Go to Loch Lomand and keep driving... Up to the highlands and islands. The most beautiful parts of Scotland. Glen Coe, Fort William, Loch Awe, Fort Augustus, Isle of Skye, Ardnamurchin peninsular, Loch Ness.

makeminearose Wed 03-Apr-13 22:17:27

I had heard the isle of skye is supposed to be nice ill take a look now the dc are in bed finally :-) thank you again your all great x

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