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Loch Ness, Isle of Skye and Edinburgh-- Recommendations Please

Hi Everyone,
Thanks again for all of these recommendations! We are leaving tomorrow and I'm excited to check out the places you've suggested.

One more question: We will be arriving in Edinburgh around 10am and should be on the road by noon driving up to our B&B near Loch Ness. The route we plan to take is northwest out of the airport and will be looking for a good lunch towards the direction of Glencoe, Oban, Loch Awe. We will need some good food!

And of course if you have any recommendations for places near Oban, Glencoe, etc.

Thank you VERY much!!
-Deena

May 10, 2011
dbarselah in U.K./Ireland

Loch Ness, Isle of Skye and Edinburgh-- Recommendations Please

Excellent links and thanks very much for the tip about the farmer's market.
We will be doing a lot of walking-- not super strenuous, but will be on foot much of the time.

thanks!

Apr 13, 2011
dbarselah in U.K./Ireland

Loch Ness, Isle of Skye and Edinburgh-- Recommendations Please

Hi AWaiting-- thank you so much.

I had read about the Farmer's Market in Edinburgh on Saturdays and we plan to swing by and then go into the park for a picnic if the weather permits. We are big Farmer's Market people-- we go every week (even through the winter) in New York.

We figured the restaurants and places right around Loch Ness were touristy. We are having our first dinner at our B&B (the Evergreen) and do not have anything else planned food-wise there. We may drive up to Inverness, if you have any recommendations there. Might also drive East a bit-- we can do anything! From what I've seen and read, the country is picturesque and lovely everywhere, so we can't really go wrong!

thanks again for the guidance.

Can you recommend anything particularly unknown or special to do in/around Loch Ness or Edinbugrh?

thanks,
Deena

Apr 12, 2011
dbarselah in U.K./Ireland

Loch Ness, Isle of Skye and Edinburgh-- Recommendations Please

Hi YummaYum-- thanks for all of these recommendations. I do like the idea of stopping at random cottages advertising coffee, tea & scones. Sounds fabulous!
And we will think about Glasgow as well!

Apr 12, 2011
dbarselah in U.K./Ireland

Loch Ness, Isle of Skye and Edinburgh-- Recommendations Please

To: Tripowski--
I made a reservation at the Glenview. Looking forward to it!

Apr 12, 2011
dbarselah in U.K./Ireland

Loch Ness, Isle of Skye and Edinburgh-- Recommendations Please

thanks for these recommendations!! Much appreciated : )

If you ever travel to NYC, I will give you plenty of recommendations as well.

-Deena

Apr 12, 2011
dbarselah in U.K./Ireland

Loch Ness, Isle of Skye and Edinburgh-- Recommendations Please

Hi There,

I've seen some great posts on here with recommendations for places in Edinburgh and was hoping for other recommendations in and around (we'll have a car and will be taking day trips) Loch Ness area and Isle of Skye. We'll be spending 3 nights around Loch Ness and 4 nights in Isle of Skye, followed by 3 nights in Edinburgh. We've already booked reservations at 3 Chimneys in Skye and would love other recommendations.

Some things we love when dining out:
- local (food and people) and fresh
- relaxed atmosphere
- homey look to a place-- like a lodge or cottage-- something with wood, exposed brick, etc
- servers who know a lot about the food
- nothing touristy at all (we live in New York City and enjoy the small, neighborhood and local shops and eateries)

We'd love recommendations for:
- Dinner places
- Lunch places
- Coffee shops/cafes
- Local food stores
- Farmer's Markets

We are so excited to explore Scotland for 10 days!

And of course, if you can recommend interesting things to see and do in and around these areas, all ears (or eyes as the case may be).

Thank you very much!

Apr 04, 2011
dbarselah in U.K./Ireland