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atlanta
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best day trips for group of 10 college students?

hi all, trying to plan two weekend day trips for a group of 10 college students from the US who will be working in the primary schools in dundee this june. any suggestions? thanks much!

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1. Re: best day trips for group of 10 college students?

From Dundee the obvious one is St Andrews- great Historic University town with ruined castle and abbey, amazing beach, world famous golf course and shops/ cafes etc. Of course Edinburgh is the other "must see" one if they have not already visited.

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2. Re: best day trips for group of 10 college students?

Yup, St Andrews would be a good idea. Although it is obviously best known for golf there are plenty other things to do for a day as 3nations_family mentions. If you are travelling by car/minibus then you could also visit nearby villages like Crail/Anstruther as part of your trip.

Other than that, Scotland's other 3 main cities are all within daytrip distance of Dundee and easily reached by road or rail. Obviously Edinburgh has plenty of attractions, but you may be visiting it as part of your trip anyway? Glasgow has plenty of attractions a well and could be a daytrip. Aberdeen is also within range - it's nice enough but perhaps offers less for the tourist.

The are also countryside places in Angus and Perthshire that are accessible from Dundee - Dunkeld is a nice historical village with interesting sites and countryside walks into the surrounding woods/hills: (http://www.dunkeldandbirnam.org.uk/). Pitlochry is also similar. There are castles etc in the countryside like Glamis castle and also dsitilleries like Edradour that could maybe be tacked together with these towns. Some rural areas are easier to reach by public transport than others, so the above places might be best visited with a car/minibus.

Given that you're talking about college students, some of these activities might be a bit sedate for them - A more unusual suggestion may be a day of extreme sports! There are a couple of companies in the Pitlochry area that offer things like canyoning, bungee jumping, whitewater rafting etc (http://www.naelimits.co.uk/) as the surrounding countryside is ideal for these activities.

atlanta
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3. Re: best day trips for group of 10 college students?

great suggestions - thank you so much!!!!

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4. Re: best day trips for group of 10 college students?

In a day from Dundee you could easily go to visit Blair Castle via Pitlochry - the Castle itself is VERY interesting and the grounds(gardens) are beautiful - and in June you will have almost 10 hours daylight which people from the USA always find amazing!

http://www.blair-castle.co.uk/

undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/pitlochry/…

undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/ustours/…

You should also not miss out on the wonders of Dundee like the Law Hill and RSS Discovery

web.undiscoveredscotland.com/dundee/dundee/

Ooh and they may want to know the history of the Tay Railway Bridge too...

http://taybridgedisaster.co.uk/

And not forgetting Dundee's famous poet William McGonagall

http://www.mcgonagall-online.org.uk/works

Enough now!

Woody x

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5. Re: best day trips for group of 10 college students?

A nice walk up East Lomond hill by Falkland is something fun to do. On a clear day you can see a long ways, but the walk is one that nearly anyone can do. Falkland Palace is a nice historical place to visit also.

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