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A 3-day Vacation in Scotland

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Dear Travel Agony Aunt,
I’m planning for a 6 days visit to UK, with my family (3 of us altogether) some time in the month of September this year. I’m thinking of spending 3 days visiting places in London and the remaining three days in Scotland. Would you please give advice on the places to visit? Sandhya, from Chennai, India

A 3-day visit in Scotland could let you discover both Edinburgh and Glasgow:

If you are visiting Edinburgh is worth getting the Edinburgh pass which will allow you not only to easily access to every city corner but also discovering the Edinburgh’s main attractions will be easy for budget!

Edinburgh has a lot of things to offer to travelers. While wandering around the city, you may take a ride on the famous Edinburgh Dungeon in Market Street, explore the Murder and Mistery Tour, visit John Knox’s House and St Giles Cathedral at the Royal Mile.

The Nelson Monument will give you the chance to appreciate one of the best panoramic views of Edinburgh.

The Camera Obscura and the World of Illusions is a must see in Edinburgh. You will surely be delighted by this Edinburgh attraction, that creates a magnificent panorama out of a game of lenses, daylight and mirrors.

But what is Scotland famous for? This is no doubt Malt whisky! Have you ever visited a true Malt distillery? If not, Glenkinchie Distillery is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. for the whole month of September.

In Edinburgh Waverly EDB station you will be able to take the train that will lead you to Glasgow in a 45-minute-ride.

The Clyde Bridges, the Glasgow Botanic Gardens with the Kibble Palace (completely renovated), the Glasgow Cathedral and Necropolis, the Glasgow Science Centre, the IMAX, Pollok House and Country Park, as well as Provand’s Lordship, the only medieval house remaining from the 15th Century, are a must-do when visiting Glasgow.

For more advise on what to see and visit in London, you can have a glance at my “London in 3 Days” post:

Hope you enjoy a great time both in London and Scotland!

Picture of Edinburgh, Scotland, by Subberculture

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  1. Jackie Stauch says:
    July 13th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    I think you left out some very worthwhile places to visit in Edinburgh. Exploring New Town and visiting the Royal Botanic Gardens would take about 2-3 hours and the shops in that area are great for thrift shopping. Also the Edinburgh Castle which can take 4-6 hours, depends on how much military history do you want to soak in. And the beautiful Holyrood Palace where Mary Queen of Scots spent her time officiating the royal court.


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