We had an amazing time!! Seriously.
The places you picked for us to stay were perfect! Buccleuch guest house in Fort William was great. The owner made us feel like we were coming home to mom each night. Always asked what we had done and seen and was so excited for us and had so much enthusiasm. Our next favorite spot was Elie. We could have stayed there a lot longer. Being right on the ocean and having a room overlooking the harbor was amazing. I don’t know if you arranged that but it was perfect. Made my day!!
Everyone in Scotland was so friendly and helpful. Dining out was our biggest hassle. Can’t really book ahead because you don’t know what is available. Especially in Portree, everything was constantly booked for nights in a row. Too many tourists and not enough options. Had to have dinner at 8:45 one night which was a bit late, but was a really good meal. I would say that was the only negative to the whole 12 days we were away.
Our weather was absolutely amazing! Only had the one real day with rain—Hurricane Gabrielle. What can you do? We travelled most of that day anyway. I guess we have to see what the real Scottish weather is at some point, right? :)
Thanks again for all of your help with this. Oh, we got an upgrade on our car as well. Not necessarily the best thing because the roads are so narrow and we got a bigger car. We did ok, but the first few days were a bit stressful worrying about hitting curbs etc. :) We can laugh now and have stories to tell. All worked out.
How would you rate your trip? 5/5
Who was your travel expert? Sabrina
How were your accommodations? Great. Loved the B&B's and guest house but also the little hotels. Glasgow and Edinburgh hotels were typical hotels but had great people there. Service was awesome and meals were great. Favourite was the Ship's Inn in Elie--right on the ocean and we got a room with a view of the harbour. Amazing service and food. Second but very close to the first was Buccleugh guest house in Fort William--amazing hosts, awesome room and breakfast, walking distance to town. All of the hotels were perfect for being able to leave the car behind and walk to places.
Did everything go smoothly with your transportation? Yes. We loved everything about the trip. All went so well. In every town they knew we were coming and made us so welcome.
What tours, attractions, or activities did you particularly enjoy? We did a self-drive tour. Changed some things along the way as far as what we had planned but everything was great.
What was your favorite part of the trip? Harbour and Fife Coastal route in Elie. Walking Man of Storr on Skye. Biking along the Caledonian canal in Fort William. Having Urquhart and Edinburgh castles almost to ourselves for 20-30 minutes because we had our Historic Scotland pass and because we were there right when they opened.
Would you travel with us again? Yes. Sabrina did an amazing job and changed things when requested.