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Old 04-06-2016, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Delhi
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I Want visit in Scotland for 10 days, in November with My Friends.
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Old 04-06-2016, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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It will be COLD and wet but if you are on a tour with friends you will enjoy yourself. There are escorted yours where someone else does the driving and self-drive tours where you drive yourself . Lots of choices!
Do your research online, then start calling. You will have a wonderful trip.
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Old 04-06-2016, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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More info would be helpful: drive yourself or ride the bus, interests, budget or spend some money, ? etc...

3 trips to the Ol'Sod, and can give opins, but other than eureka1's post there is not much we can base advice/opins on.
November would not be my time pick, but it is an interesting country with good people...
GL, mD
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Old 04-06-2016, 03:51 PM
 
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Is it better for a tour??? You mean with a tour group??? Unless you are a senior citizen with limited mobility you don't need a tour group, why in the world would you want to be restricted like that - just get a rental car, do some research on what you want to see, and just go.

I see you are Indian but that should not restrict you if you have a reasonable knowledge of the English language.

November besides being cold and wet has very short days however, not the best season to visit.
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Old 04-07-2016, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Pondicherry
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Yes absolutely Scotland is an amazing place for a vacation with friends of group. Here the following places for your vacation.

Scottish Highlands
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and MuseumStirling Castle
Holyrood Park
Glasgow Science Centre
Prices StreetSt Giles' Cathedral
Scone Palace
One Devonshire Gardens
St Andrews Cathedral

Thanks & Regards
Mathavan K
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Old 04-07-2016, 12:42 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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What do you like? There are amazing museums, gorgeous castles, both ruined and furnished, wonderful scenery.

Don't take a tour. Rent a car. There is plenty of free information about things to see and do, you wont get lost. there are free guide books everywhere you turn. Even the road system is pretty easy to figure out.

What do you like? If people drink, the only tour I suggest is the distillery tour. I don't drink, so I got a copy of the map of the whiskey road and my friends sampled and I drove. It was a lot of fun.

If you like to see a lot of castles, there are passes that are cheap that get you into all the public castles. A different pass get you into all the ruined castles.

If anyone is interested in either cooking or saving money, you an rent a a "self-catering" instead of paying for motels. That is a house you rent by the day or week.

How about Loch Ness? That's worth a drive. the countryside is gorgeous and there is a museum that isn't too expensive that is worth a look.

Gasoline is spendy, you drive on the wrong side of the road, but it doesn't take long to get used to that.

I like history, so I wanted to see things like Glen Coe, and Braemar.

If you get a chance to go to a ceilidh, do that. It is a sort of Scottish hoedown with folk music and dancing. If there is one coming up, you will see posters for it. There won't be any tourists there, just locals. The locals will be friendly.

Keep an eye open for posters on the convenience stores. I got to go to a Chieftains concert for a very small fee. I'd tried twice to see them in the USA, but tickets were always sold out. All the smaller towns will have a community hall with information posted about what is coming up. Well, I'm sure the big towns have them too, but they won't be as easy to find.

Be aware that Scots live colder than Americans do. They don't heat their buildings to nearly as warm as we do. So be sure to take sweaters or sweatshirts.

If there is a golfer in your group that wants to golf at St Andrews, make reservations now. It might already be too late. It's a pretty town to visit, though, even if you can't get onto the golf course.

Edinburgh is wonderful and can take up a lot of your time. Glasgow is gritty, so don't schedule much time there.
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Old 04-07-2016, 12:59 PM
 
Location: SW France
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What do you like? There are amazing museums, gorgeous castles, both ruined and furnished, wonderful scenery.

Don't take a tour. Rent a car. There is plenty of free information about things to see and do, you wont get lost. there are free guide books everywhere you turn. Even the road system is pretty easy to figure out.

What do you like? If people drink, the only tour I suggest is the distillery tour. I don't drink, so I got a copy of the map of the whiskey road and my friends sampled and I drove. It was a lot of fun.

If you like to see a lot of castles, there are passes that are cheap that get you into all the public castles. A different pass get you into all the ruined castles.

If anyone is interested in either cooking or saving money, you an rent a a "self-catering" instead of paying for motels. That is a house you rent by the day or week.

How about Loch Ness? That's worth a drive. the countryside is gorgeous and there is a museum that isn't too expensive that is worth a look.

Gasoline is spendy, you drive on the wrong side of the road, but it doesn't take long to get used to that.

I like history, so I wanted to see things like Glen Coe, and Braemar.

If you get a chance to go to a ceilidh, do that. It is a sort of Scottish hoedown with folk music and dancing. If there is one coming up, you will see posters for it. There won't be any tourists there, just locals. The locals will be friendly.

Keep an eye open for posters on the convenience stores. I got to go to a Chieftains concert for a very small fee. I'd tried twice to see them in the USA, but tickets were always sold out. All the smaller towns will have a community hall with information posted about what is coming up. Well, I'm sure the big towns have them too, but they won't be as easy to find.

Be aware that Scots live colder than Americans do. They don't heat their buildings to nearly as warm as we do. So be sure to take sweaters or sweatshirts.

If there is a golfer in your group that wants to golf at St Andrews, make reservations now. It might already be too late. It's a pretty town to visit, though, even if you can't get onto the golf course.

Edinburgh is wonderful and can take up a lot of your time. Glasgow is gritty, so don't schedule much time there.
Not for someone from India.

I've spent some time in Scotland, but November wouldn't be my first choice. As much as anything the daylight hours are quite short.

Just because you speak English doesn't mean you'll understand everything you hear, either.
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Old 04-07-2016, 09:58 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Thanks for the hints, I will head there for a few weeks in june time period (long days, less rain).
Sorry I am unable to rep you again.

Keep up the good advice, many readers are here, besides OP
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Old 04-08-2016, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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Have to disagree about Glasgow, which is indeed "gritty" in places but a wonderful vibrant city. Glasgow is the only place on the planet where I had a tip refused by a cabbie due to his Socialist sympathies. (Glasgow used to send Communist MP 's tp Westminster.) If you get there take a tour of the architecture and stay in the Babbity Bowster or a least have a drink there. http://babbitybowster.com/
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Old 04-08-2016, 04:18 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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The previous posters have hit on most of the topics I was going to discuss.

It will likely be cold and wet, with sunset coming about 4:30 pm.

Gas is expensive and they do drive on the "wrong" side of the road over there. Also, some of the roads in Scotland are pretty narrow. When I was there, our bus had to stop and pull over at times to let oncoming cars get by. However, the main roads are fine.

One idea not mentioned that may interest you, is to take short tours out of Edinburgh. There are tours of Edinburgh itself, as well as 1 - 3 day tours outside the city. This still leaves plenty of time to do the rental car thing.

I might also suggest a visit to Clava Cairns, which is a bronze age tomb. I also liked the town of St. Andrews, even though I am not a golfer. I really enjoyed going through St. Andrews Castle.
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