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Edinburgh to Inverness drive or train?

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Edinburgh to Inverness drive or train?

We will be travelling with a group of 4 to Scotland at the end of September. I currently have rooms in Edinburgh, Inverness, and Glasgow. A member of our group really wants to go to Loch Ness (hence the Inverness). We are mostly interested in scenery and quaint towns--- we are not museum people. We are trying to decide if we want to take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness and then back to Glasgow or if we want to rent a car. What do you think? If we drive is it possible to visit the Falkirk wheel and Doune Castle before heading toward Inverness? We are from Wyoming (so we are used to long drives--- round trip to watch college football for us is 5 hours drive time every Saturday-- haha!). I am comparing prices and it seems to be almost even currently.

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11. Re: Edinburgh to Inverness drive or train?

I drove Edinburgh to Inverness last week and it was great. Along the way: Glencoe, Fort William, Fort Augustus, Dromnadrochit and to Inverness. A lovely drive ans Scottish road users are very polite. Parking is not a problem. Enjoy

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12. Re: Edinburgh to Inverness drive or train?

I'd hire a car for the majority of the trip but you really should enjoy the train journeys that Scotland can offer.

The most famous being the route used in the Harry Potter movies. Make a day of it on the likes of The Jacobite. They're on the West Coast so it may be a bit too much of a detour, but worth considering. If you're going to do any rail travel take the opportunity to make it special rather than the usual! :)

Enjoy!

Sam

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