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 Posted:   Jan 10, 2019 - 2:30 PM   
 By:   Wolfssohn   (Member)

Hi,
I' m asking, since I' m planning to go to scottland with my dog this year.

It would be much nicer to get some tips right from a person, rather than searching on google.

I would like to go by my own car and want to travel a bit from place to place,
staying in small cottages for two/ three days and than trail to the next cottage, next place,
to see a bit of the country and its nature.

All tips are welcome. Thanks. smile

greetings
Wolfssohn

 
 Posted:   Jan 10, 2019 - 2:34 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

I'm from ScoTland, if that helps!

 
 Posted:   Jan 10, 2019 - 4:35 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

My plane once flew over scotland - any good to you? smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 10, 2019 - 10:13 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

I’ve BEEN to Scotland on many an occasion so can confirm it exists.

 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2019 - 12:30 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

My cousin cycled through it to John o'groats.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2019 - 1:32 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Hi,
I' m asking, since I' m planning to go to scottland with my dog this year.

It would be much nicer to get some tips right from a person, rather than searching on google.

I would like to go by my own car and want to travel a bit from place to place,
staying in small cottages for two/ three days and than trail to the next cottage, next place,
to see a bit of the country and its nature.

All tips are welcome. Thanks. smile

greetings
Wolfssohn


Wolfssohn,

I'm from Scotland, although I left at the age of 26 to work for four years in London before abandoning the British Isles completely in 1990. So I'm not as up-to-date as others will be about the possibilities for your travel plan.

I'm not sure, but the idea of travelling by car from cottage to cottage sounds so beautiful, but the reality of it might be a little bit different. Certainly during the summer months - and in some cases all year round - very few self-catering cottages do short-stay rentals. The minimum stay is usually one week, although I have seen exceptions. And many of them don't allow dogs (although in a surprising amount of pubs and hotel restaurants the owners are quite happy to see the customers' dogs licking the plates clean).

The logistics of it - getting all the accommodation and dates to fit just right - might be a headache for you. The travel time by road between A and B can sometimes seem surprisingly long. And the opening times for "attention to the public" (for example in pubs and hotels) are completely maddening. It will also be VERY expensive I feel.

But I realise that I've only given you some negative opinions. Sorry, that wasn't very useful. It is a beautiful country indeed and I hope that you manage to arrange a travel plan which is feasible. Meanwhile I'm sure that some of those old Scrotes who actually live there (and who are avoiding giving you useful advice here!) will eventually chime in with some.... useful advice!

Good luck, and if I can come up with any really useful advice myself, I'll post it here.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2019 - 2:07 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

South England and Scotland are very different and far apart. Is this an alternative you're considering, or do you plan to visit both?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2019 - 8:55 AM   
 By:   CK   (Member)

My cousin cycled through it to John o'groats.

My Uni supervisor walked there...from Land's End.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2019 - 8:56 AM   
 By:   CK   (Member)

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 Posted:   Jan 11, 2019 - 9:31 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

I’ve BEEN to Scotland on many an occasion so can confirm it exists.

I hear the Scots play a mean game of tennis.-*








*another obscure MPFC reference

 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2019 - 9:29 PM   
 By:   Wolfssohn   (Member)

Hi Graham,
thanks for your helpful post, though much negative. wink
... but it really helps, what' s all to consider.

I read, scottland should be great with a dog, finding a place, where a dog is welcome, is mostly hard in all countries, but I wasn' t really aware for scottland, it could be that hard to find a place to stay, where Jacy would be allowed.

Good, you mentionted the short- stay- rentals. I really found mostly cottages to rent for a full week.

Nice, you mentioned the long travel time from A to B, too. That' s something, I like to forget very easily. big grin January 2017 and march 2018 me and Jacy was on Rügen Island. Fantastic, but plain 40 km took us 'bout an hour to drive.

I hope, I won' t get a headache, to fix it all up. wink

Where did you grow up? Would that be a nice place to visit?
We don' t like towns and much people. We like wide meadows, woods and little creeks.

Of course we planning a little bit of the Highlands. big grin

I just found a nice german website for " scottland with dogs " .
The owner has a little travel service, where you can book whole trips.
Perhaps I' m asking her for a little help in finding fitting cottages.

greetings
Wolfssohn

 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2019 - 9:43 PM   
 By:   Wolfssohn   (Member)

South England and Scotland are very different and far apart. Is this an alternative you're considering, or do you plan to visit both?

Thor, I was asking for both places, since I live in the midwest of germany near Düsseldorf
and I' m planning some breaks, otherwise it would be to hard to travel the long way to scottland by car.

With Jacy on board I' d rather like to take the tunnel than the ferry, but either way, it would be the shortest way Calais- Dover. I' m not quite sure, yet, if we perhaps should stay a couple of days in south england and than travelling up north to scottland, so that' s why I' m asking, if perhaps someone from south england here.

greetings
Wolfssohn

 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2019 - 9:45 PM   
 By:   Wolfssohn   (Member)

I'm from ScoTland, if that helps!

Mr. Marshall, which area are you from?

greetings
Wolfssohn

 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2019 - 11:33 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

If you are going to south of england then stay near bournemouth - gives u access to lots of lovely places along the coast and good walks for the dog.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2019 - 2:29 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)



I read, scottland should be great with a dog, finding a place, where a dog is welcome, is mostly hard in all countries, but I wasn' t really aware for scottland, it could be that hard to find a place to stay, where Jacy would be allowed.

Good, you mentionted the short- stay- rentals. I really found mostly cottages to rent for a full week.


Where did you grow up? Would that be a nice place to visit?
We don' t like towns and much people. We like wide meadows, woods and little creeks.

Of course we planning a little bit of the Highlands. big grin

I just found a nice german website for " scottland with dogs " .
The owner has a little travel service, where you can book whole trips.
Perhaps I' m asking her for a little help in finding fitting cottages.


I'm now not too sure about the dog policy in Scotland. You might be right - most cottages might accept them.

When I mentioned the short-stay rentals, I meant that it's difficult to find them. Most places rent for a minimum of one week, as you say.

Where did I grow up? In the ugly central industrial belt. And no, it wouldn't be a nice place to visit! Your idea of planning to see a bit of the Highlands is a good one. You must see the Highlands if you like beautiful mountain scenery. My favourite part is the more remote North-West area.

I think that you should look at all the different options that the owner of the German website gives you, then perhaps come back here with your list of possiblities. I'd be happy to give you my opinions again - and I'll try to avoid sounding negative!

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2019 - 7:21 AM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

I'm in Gloucester, South West England, and while there are dog friendly places they are getting fewer and farther between...although Gloucester does have a lot to recommend it, including our frankly incredible Cathedral (which did a lot of doubling for Hogwarts in the first couple of HP movies).....it's also the window to the south, so to speak, as it's only a mile or two to the M5 motorway,which is one of the arterial routes in this part of the world.

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2019 - 7:37 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

Just be careful at The Wall,Hadrian's that is not Donald's

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2019 - 7:37 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

oops got excited here

 
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