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Need train info Pitlochry - Edinburgh, vise versa

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Need train info Pitlochry - Edinburgh, vise versa

Have never been to Scotland and are planning a trip in June 2010. We are four ladies ranging in age from mid 50s to young 80s. Plans: Sightseeing at our own pace.

1. Fly into Edinburgh

2. Rent car, drive to Pitlochry

3. Renting a cottage in Pitlochry for at least a seven day week. Sat to Sat rental.

Wondering if it would be better to then to return to Edinburgh and spend 3 - 4 nights in hotel for city sightseeing or stay in Pitlochry another week and commute daily by train. Want to rent car for only one week.

All recommendations gladly appreciated.

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1. Re: Need train info Pitlochry - Edinburgh, vise versa

It's about 2 hours by train from Pitlochry to Edinburgh so better to have your 3-4 nights staying in the city.

A car is not needed in Edinburgh as parking is difficult and taxis and buses are easy to use.

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2. Re: Need train info Pitlochry - Edinburgh, vise versa

Hi there TCK

Suggest returning to Edinburgh to stay and maybe renting an apartment.?This will give you more space, privacy and comfort than a hotel(in my opinion) We ( a group of 5 friends in our 50s/60s) do this at least once a year and have a great time. You will not need a car in Edinburgh, in fact its a hindrance. Taxis are not expensive when divided between a group and the bus service is reliable and clean (and safe) You will need your 3 to 4 nights to see all the city has to offer. Edinburgh is amazing.

Have a ball!

Woody x

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3. Re: Need train info Pitlochry - Edinburgh, vise versa

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