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From Gleneagles to Loch Ness

If you can tear yourself away from the peace and tranquillity of CLC Duchally Country Estate with its 27 acres of gorgeous parkland, red squirrels and other nature in abundance, we’ve put together a handy little guide to some of the most popular places in Scotland.

You’ll need a car – a GPS might not be a bad idea either – and then you can explore to your heart’s content. We’ve used our expert local knowledge to show you what to expect in terms of travelling times and distances to these great places.

How far is Edinburgh?

Distance by road: 47 miles

Parking can be quite expensive in the city centre, but there are 7 Park & Ride car parks on the edge of the city. These directions take you to the Ingliston Park & Ride from where you can take either the Edinburgh tram or the Lothian 300 bus into the city centre.

Route: From CLC Duchally Country Estate take the A823 to the A9. Head south on the A9. The A9 becomes the M9, continue south on the M9 towards Edinburgh. At Junction 1, stay left and take the A8/A89 exit to Broxburn/Airport. Continue on A8. Take exit to Airport/Ingliston.

Travelling Time: Just under an hour

How far is Gleneagles Golf Course?

Distance by road: 3 miles

This couldn’t be simpler!

Route: Turn right out of the Estate and continue to the A823. Turn right onto the A823 and at the second roundabout turn left. Follow signs to the hotel and golf course.

Travelling Time: 9 minutes

How far is Loch Ness?

Distance by road: 139 miles

If you want to go monster-hunting or simply enjoy one of the beautiful lochs with castle ruins, then head to Loch Ness.

Route: From the A823 join the A9 heading towards Perth. Follow A9 to Inverness. After Bogbain, take the exit to B8082 (Sir Walter Scott Drive). Then turn on to the B862. Follow the B862 and B852 along the edge of the loch.

Travelling Time: 2 hours 45 minutes

How far is St. Andrews?

Distance by road: 43 miles

Saint Andrews, the home of golf, St Andrews University (where William and Kate met!) and the ruined cathedral.

Route: Follow A823 to A91 in Clackmannanshire. Then continue on the A91 to Cupar before taking the B940 and B939 into the town.

Travelling Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

How far is Glenfinnan Viaduct?

Distance by road: 130 miles

Made famous by Harry Potter™, as the Hogwart’s Express steams over it, the Glenfinnan Viaduct has a beautiful 1,000m span.

Route: From the A823, join the A9 and follow it to the A889 in the Highlands. Take the A86 and then A830 to reach the viaduct.

Travelling Time: 2 hours 50 minutes

How far is Perth?

Distance by road: 17 miles

Positioned on the River Tay, Perth was once home to the Scottish parliament. It gave Scotland some of its most famous brands including Bells Whisky.

Route: From the A823, join the A9 to Perth. After approximately 13 miles, continue on the A93 and you are in Perth.

Travelling Time: 25 minutes

How far is Glasgow?

Distance by road: 45 miles

With a year-round calendar, fantastic gastronomy and world-class attractions, there’s a lot to recommend in Glasgow.

Route: Take the A9 to the M9 in Stirling. Follow M9 and M80 to A804 in Glasgow. Take exit 16 from M8.

Travelling Time: 51 minutes