9 days in Fort Augustus, Drumnadrochit & Edinburgh Itinerary

9 days in Fort Augustus, Drumnadrochit & Edinburgh Itinerary

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Fort Augustus
— 2 nights
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Drumnadrochit
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights

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Fort Augustus

— 2 nights
Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take an unorthodox tour of Loch Ness and then take in the dramatic scenery at The Falls of Foyers. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Suidhe Viewpoint, then stop by Iceberg Glass, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Augustus trip planner.

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major aiports are Glasgow International Airport, Aberdeen Dyce Airport and Edinburgh Airport. February in Fort Augustus sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Drumnadrochit.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit

— 2 nights
Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): sample the fine beverages at Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): stop by Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition and then admire the sheer force of Plodda Falls.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Drumnadrochit day trip planning app.

Drumnadrochit is very close to Fort Augustus. In February, daytime highs in Drumnadrochit are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Glasgow (People's Palace and Winter Gardens & Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Drumnadrochit to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature

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