Thom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11957 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2099 times:
One of my uncles picked up a woman from Scotland a year or two back, and I think there are wedding bells in sight. Traditionally the wedding takes place at where the bride comes from so...hopefully I've been to Scotland within 1-2-3 years.
They say Scotland looks alot like Norway. hmmm.
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Bodobodo From Canada, joined May 2000, 553 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2090 times:
I went there last year. I spent some time in Glasgow and Edinburgh and went on a weekend camping trip up to the highlands past Fort William, Ben Nevis, and out to the coast at Arisaig. I also saw some more of the coast on a coach ride from Glasgow to Stranraer. I also visited England and Dublin but Scotland was definately the highlight. I would love to go back again.
Us330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4034 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2089 times:
My family was thinking about going there for summer vacation, but airfare was close to 1,000 dollars a person, and my family really can't afford that with my little brother's bar mitzvah coming up in September.
Essjay From South Africa, joined Dec 2000, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2085 times:
I'm from South Africa and when I visited the UK last year we hired a car and drove up to Scotland.
We were basically told that Glasgow is an industrial hole so we bypassed that and spent our time in and around Edinburgh...unfortunately we had very little time there, but it is without a doubt a beautiful area. Almost as beautiful as my home town Cape Town...almost!
Ishky15 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 717 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2085 times:
I traveled to Scotland for about tow days on a trip to the United Kingdom in the summer of '99. I stayed in Edinburgh, and I really enjoyed the Royal Mile and the castle. I remember meeting a nice lady who came all the way from Houston while Iwas shopping down the Roal Mile.
LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2083 times:
I love Scotland! I was there in 1999, and I had a blast. The people are the friendliest I've ever met...anywhere. I stayed in Edinburgh, which is one of the prettiest, most dramatic cities, with the castle perched over the city centre. Excellent bus system made getting from the house in Murrayfield to city centre Edinburgh a snap. I would jump at the chance to go back to Scotland.
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Pacific From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2067 times:
I lived un the UK from 1992-1995 and went to Scotland on one of these years. The scenery in the Grampians were the best I've seen in my life. The grass was purple!
We didn't stay long in Edinburgh but I saw the castle on top of the lump of volcanic rock. We bypassed Glasgow. Went to Loch Ness, Oban (saw the brewery and listened to bagpipes), Isle of Skye on the car ferry, John O Groats. The most beautiful place was the Hamlet of Anne-Marie(?) in the Grampians where there was a small hotel.
V Jet From Australia, joined May 1999, 719 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2067 times:
I have been to Scotland twice, GKirk and love it. I stayed in Aberdeen with my sister in the nurses quarters at the hospital she was working at. We drove thru the highlands for a couple of days and had a great time. Also have been to Edinburgh. I own a Westhighland White Terrrier!
GKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25216 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2065 times:
Well great responses so far, anyone been to my home area of Dumfries and Galloway? Places here include Lockerbie,Gretna Green,Dumfries,Stranraer. By the way, us Scots are the second best party-goers in the world after the Irish and officially we r the happiest people in the world!!!
Keep the responses coming,
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2064 times:
I'm from New York City. I've been to Lockerbie to pay my respect to my best friend and his family who were murdered aboard PA 103. The are is quite beatiful but not much to do except for talking to the locals, enjoy the scenary and eat in Lockerbie's many great resteraunts. Glasgow and Dumfries are a bit better in things to do and shopping.
Trvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 20
Reply 16, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2059 times:
I went to Scotland with a student tour group this past summer. We went to Edinburgh, Glasgow, New Lanark, an area near Prestwick, and Gretna Green. I liked Edinburgh the best, but I thought Gretna Green was kind of a tourist trap (!). Luckily it was sunny though most of the time and there were great views of the mountains from there. I liked Scotland a lot.
Samurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2461 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2047 times:
My family and I were in Edinburgh for a few days back in the summer of 1991, and it was great! We drove up there from northern England. We had a chance to go up Arthur's Seat and the castle on top of it. There was a music festival there at the time and that was cool! You should've seen the combo of a rock and pipe band!