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Gilbert Summers

Top Tips from Scottish Bloggers on GoEuro

In the travel business, top tips are always subjective. One writer’s fascinating piece of Scottish heritage might be seen by another writer as just another old dusty castle. Our choices perhaps reflect who we are. We can only comfortably choose what we like - and hope others will agree.

Maybe this is what GoEuro found out when they recently asked a selection of bloggers to send them their top tips. (We were flattered to be asked, to be honest.)  By the way, GoEuro are in the business of smoothing out the A to B journey wherever you travel in Europe by making it easy to book and join up the travel arrangements, no matter your mode of transport. Really useful site, by the way.

Anyway, the criteria were simple. They said to make sure you avoid the usual suspects, the places that are already high profile; and you only get to nominate three. (You’ll find GoEuro’s top Scottish tips on that link.)

Here’s what some of the tips the bloggers contributed:

Kagyu Samhe Ling Temple, Eskdalemuir. That’s a great choice - definitely different - the only Bhuddist temple in Scotland.

Views from the Sound of Raasay. Clever. Most folk visiting Skye whizz on to Portree and beyond. There are some pretty good viewpoints beforehand, that many miss.

Village of Culross. This is a real Scottish gem - ‘frozen in time’ a village bypassed by the Industrial Revolution that looks like a film set. Oh, wait, it’s actually been a film-set more than once…

Enjoy fresh seafood on the pier at Oban. Delighted to see this one. It’s a must before you catch the ferry to Mull.

...and many more...

And as for the three we nominated? Well, our favourite has to be the easy seal-watching in Scotland. How could we miss that one? After all, we can hear them sing their mournful songs on many a late summer evening, simply by standing outside the house where we live...