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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:52 pm 
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Im thinking of going to Scotland next year with my girlfriend for a biking/walking general relaxing holiday but ive never been there,im looking at West Scotland as its meant to be milder.

Has anyone done this and can recommend some good places to stay,dont mind b&b or self catering place really?

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if you like rural , years ago I did a work placement right up on the atlantic coast opposite the tiny islands of Jura & Islay about 15 miles of coastal road to nearest shop .... It was stunning !!

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&tab=wl&q=jura


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So many places- don't know about milder, west coast can get a bit more rain but some stunning places to stay, my personal fav. is glen coe, the west highland way is close by so great walking/ and biking and some stunning munros to climb as well as a great pub/hotel or indeed camping.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&sa ... ub&spell=1


http://www.clachaig.com/p/v/things-to-s ... in-biking/


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:52 pm 
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Tourist guide to Scotland:

West coast = midgies and incessant rain
East coast = often slightly cooler due to sea "breezes" but perpetual sunshine

The good news is, over most of the country there's not much distance between the two so you can see both without too much bother ;-)


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west coast- warm and friendly natives 8)


east coast- cold and dour folk :wink:



take your pick :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:48 pm 
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lol,now now gents no arguements please :lol:

Thanks for all the info,i shall look into all these places,i know most of the country is spectacular so im sure to find somewhere good :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:00 pm 
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clockworkgazz wrote:
west coast- warm and friendly natives 8)

Only while they have their other arm in your pocket for your wallet ;-)

clockworkgazz wrote:
east coast- cold and dour folk :wink:
Ah well, if we were too friendly everyone would want to move here :-)

For the OP though... if you're wanting a walking holiday the West coast is almost certainly a better bet - take your pick as to which part of it you go to, it's different all the way up but I can't see you going far wrong...


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