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richietog

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on: November 30, 2018, 12:41:43 PM
Apart frim the Cairn Gorrn, anywhere else to visit?


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Reply #1 on: November 30, 2018, 01:48:13 PM
Glencoe is amazing
The Trossachs are nice to which includes teh ride up past Loch Lomand towards Glencoe you can do a circuit round following the coastline on the way back
For Cities Edinburgh is my favorite city after Durham

If you want to go further north the Ullapool area is outstanding!

But what would i know i am English  :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy: you need Wooster to say really


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Reply #2 on: November 30, 2018, 06:23:21 PM
Depends what you're interested in and mode of transport.

The funicular on Cairngorm is closed (structural problems), so you'd need to walk up it and it's not the time of year to be doing that without training/experience and equipment.


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Reply #3 on: December 01, 2018, 12:27:09 AM
Depends what you're interested in and mode of transport.

The funicular on Cairngorm is closed (structural problems), so you'd need to walk up it and it's not the time of year to be doing that without training/experience and equipment.

Thinking of doing the trip in either late spring or early summer, so I know Scotland is going to be a little bit more nippy compared to London. And even nippier if not near a major city


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Reply #4 on: December 01, 2018, 12:23:06 PM
Mid May can be nice and beats the rush.

Doesn't answer the first two questions though.  :azn:

btw, if you plan on visiting a few castles, buy a Historic Scotland membership as it'll work out cheaper.
...or an English Heritage membership (they reciprocate on free/half/reduced price entries)
« Last Edit: December 01, 2018, 12:29:08 PM by Wooster »


richietog

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Reply #5 on: December 01, 2018, 09:43:18 PM
Oh thanks for the tip


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Reply #6 on: January 27, 2019, 09:48:55 PM
I note the Orkneys have been voted best place in the UK to live, so I presume Wooster will be moving soon. :)


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Reply #7 on: January 28, 2019, 03:55:32 PM
Been there quite a few times, it's quite nice and easier paced.
Not one for tree lovers though.  :smiley:


richietog

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Reply #8 on: January 31, 2019, 11:07:30 PM
I guess there is no trees there  :cheesy:


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Reply #9 on: January 31, 2019, 11:33:58 PM
There's two in Kirkwall.

Apparently they cut them all down centuries ago, to roll these giant heads they made down to the waterside, where they were shipped off to somewhere in the Pacific.  :wink:


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Reply #10 on: February 20, 2019, 12:25:30 AM
What have they been up to?
BBC News - Salmon farms raided as part of EU competition probe
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-47300222


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Reply #11 on: February 20, 2019, 05:13:45 AM
Must be price fixing.