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Scotland: Road Trip from Edinburgh to Loch Ness

When I was in Scotland last, I dragged dear hubby (fiancรฉ of 2 days then) on a 12 hour Scottish Highland tour. We started the day at 7:00 AM and drove from Edinburgh to Loch Ness, back down the west side of Scotland, through Stirling and back to Edinburgh. It was a very long day and while I was so happy to have marked Loch Ness off my bucket list, we only got to stop 6 or 7 times, most 15 minute stops except for the stop at Loch Ness.

I decided next trip we would drive ourselves and stay in the Highlands for a night and come back down the same route the next day. This would allow us to stop and see things we hadn’t had a chance to see.

This would also require renting a car and driving it in Scotland. In Edinburgh. And oh what an adventure that turned out to be. ย Before I lay out where we stopped, let me regale you with a tale of getting out of Edinburgh.

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Exploring Scotland: Edinburgh

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