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River Dee near Braemar

Glen Shee Panoramic Road

Edinburgh - Dunfermline - Perth - Braemar

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Glen Shee Panoramic Road ACTIVATE MAP Stages3 km151 h/stage0.8

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Glen Shee Panoramic Road in Scotland?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 45EUR drive & more 25EUR sleep & more 77EUR eat & more 96EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 198EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 243EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 72EUR drive & more 25EUR sleep & more 154EUR eat & more 144EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 323EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 395EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 126EUR drive & more 38EUR sleep & more 220EUR eat & more 192EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 450EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 576EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 225EUR drive & more 38EUR sleep & more 55EUR eat & more 96EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 189EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 414EUR
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Glen Shee Panoramic Road Itinerary

The Glen Shee Panoramic Road is a 94-mile journey that starts in Edinburgh and ends in Braemar in Scotland. The route takes you through the towns of Dunfermline and Perth, providing a stunning view of the Scottish countryside. Along the way, you will pass through some of Scotland’s most picturesque landscapes, including the Cairngorms National Park. You will also have the opportunity to visit UNESCO Heritage Monuments such as St. Andrews Cathedral and Stirling Castle. The roads are in excellent condition and the route is mostly straight, but there are some curvy roads along the way. The best time of the year to drive the Glen Shee Panoramic Road is during the summer months when the weather is at its best and the scenery is at its most beautiful. This road trip provides an unforgettable experience and makes for a perfect day out. It is suitable for drivers of all levels and can be managed with a high budget. With its stunning landscapes and UNESCO Heritage Monuments, the Glen Shee Panoramic Road is sure to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.
number of days 1 number of days
route length 151 km route length
budget high budget
good for family good for
traffic direction on the left traffic direction
accident level moderate accident level

START Edinburgh

Distance 151 km Driving time 2.4 h Pace: modest 39.3 kWh Airports EDI
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Edinburgh, Scotland is a great starting point for the Glen Shee Panoramic Road. This city is full of history and culture, making it an ideal destination to explore. Start your journey by visiting the iconic Edinburgh Castle, a large fortress that is perched on a hill overlooking the city. Other historical attractions include the Palace of Holyroodhouse, a former residence of Queen Elizabeth II, and the Royal Mile, an ancient street that runs through the heart of the city. After exploring the city, it's time to hit the road. The closest international airport to Edinburgh is Edinburgh Airport (EDI). From here, you can easily rent a car and start your journey on the Glen Shee Panoramic Road. This scenic route takes you through the Cairngorms National Park, with its rugged mountains and rolling hills. Stop at the beautiful lochs and glens, and take in the stunning views. Along the way, you'll also find quaint villages, spectacular castles, and plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. So, if you're looking for a great start to your Glen Shee Panoramic Road trip, consider Edinburgh, Scotland. With its rich history and stunning scenery, you won't be disappointed.

1 Edinburgh - Dunfermline

Distance 26 km Driving time 0.4 h Pace: modest 6.7 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you ready for an unforgettable road trip from Edinburgh to Dunfermline? This 16mi drive will take you less than an hour, so you can make the most of your time and enjoy the beautiful sights along the way. You'll be passing by some UNESCO Heritage sites, so don't forget to take in the historical sites and the scenic road. And if you're looking for more information on attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and even campsites, you can find all of that in the Itinerary of this stage. So, buckle up and get ready to explore Edinburgh and Dunfermline! In Edinburgh, be sure to visit the iconic Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, and the National Museum of Scotland. Then, make your way to Dunfermline and explore the ruins of Dunfermline Abbey, the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, and Pittencrieff Park. So, what are you waiting for? Get ready for a memorable adventure from Edinburgh to Dunfermline!

2 Dunfermline - Perth

Distance 46 km Driving time 0.7 h Pace: fast 13.7 kWh View map Itinerary
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Welcome to the Dunfermline to Perth road trip! This 28mi drive will take you less than an hour to complete, so you can spend the day exploring the sights and sounds of both places. Dunfermline is a charming town with plenty of attractions to explore, from the ruins of Dunfermline Abbey to the Pittencrieff Park, a beautiful green space where you can take a leisurely stroll. Once you've had your fill of Dunfermline, the scenic route to Perth will take you through the rolling hills of Scotland. Along the way, take in the stunning views of the countryside and keep an eye out for the local wildlife. When you reach Perth, you'll find plenty of attractions to explore, such as Scone Palace, a grand palace with beautiful gardens, and the Black Watch Museum, which tells the story of the famous Scottish regiment. The journey from Dunfermline to Perth is a great way to experience the beauty of Scotland. Remember to keep an eye out for the stunning views and unique wildlife along the way. For more information on attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, check out the Itinerary of this stage. Enjoy your trip!

3 Perth - Glenshee - Braemar

Distance 80 km Driving time 1.3 h Pace: fast 24.0 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Scotland, starting in Perth and ending in Braemar. This 50mi drive will take you less than 2 hours and will give you the opportunity to visit some of the most interesting places in Glenshee. Start your journey in Perth and take a scenic drive through the winding roads of Glenshee. Along the way, you'll be able to take in the breathtaking views of the Cairngorms and the Grampians. Stop at the Glenshee Ski Centre and take in the stunning views of the surrounding hills and mountains. You'll also be able to explore the historical sites in the area, such as the ruins of the old Glenshee Castle. As you reach Braemar, you'll be able to take in the picturesque views of the town and the surrounding area. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, be sure to check out the Itinerary of this stage. So, come and enjoy this road trip through Scotland and take in some of the best sights the country has to offer.

  Braemar

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Braemar is a small town located in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It is the perfect ending point for a road trip named "Glen Shee Panoramic Road", a journey that will take you through some of the most spectacular landscapes in Scotland. Braemar is known for its picturesque village green and the imposing Braemar Castle, built in 1628 and considered one of the most important castles in Scotland. It is also the home of the annual Highland Games, a traditional event held every September since 1832. It is the perfect place to experience the culture of Scotland and its lively atmosphere. Besides the castle, Braemar is home to the Invercauld Estate, a beautiful park with many trails and a loch, ideal for nature lovers. The Invercauld Bridge is also a popular attraction where visitors can take a walk to admire the stunning views of the River Dee. For those who would like to enjoy a unique experience, the Balmoral Estate is an ideal place to visit. Located close to Braemar, the estate is the private residence of the British Royal Family and offers guided tours, where you can admire the beautiful gardens and the interiors of the castle, as well as the impressive collection of art and antiques. The nearest international airport to Braemar is Aberdeen Airport (ABZ), located about 90 miles away. From here, visitors can take a bus or rent a car to reach Braemar. Whether you are looking for an outdoor adventure or a cultural experience, Braemar is the perfect destination to end the road trip named "Glen Shee Panoramic Road".

Glen Shee Panoramic Road at a glance

We hope that our itinerary idea has become a great inspiration for your future holiday excursions.
We’ve presented you with a bunch of useful pieces of advice that can be readily expanded with your own creative travel ideas.
If car travel is the preferred travel mode for you, there are a number of important traffic regulations to follow and a bunch of things to remember to make your adventure safe. These tips will also become useful for holidaymakers who are considering hiring a car or camper rental in Scotland.
When you’re sightseeing around Scotland, you should kept in mind the local traffic rules. When moving around Scotland in a car, try to stay away from spirits at any cost. Drivers should remember that the amount of alcohol that the driver can consume is very low and amounts to only 0.8‰. Exceeding the maximum speed limit, which is 48km/h, when travelling around the the city streets may lead to a speeding ticket. The maximum permissible speed in rural areas is 96km/h. In Scotland, the maximum car speed on highways is 112km/h. We recommend driving with your headlights on at daytime and equipping your car with a fire extinguisher and first aid kit to increase the safety of you and your passengers.
You’re probably wondering about the costs of the whole trip. Depending on the budget option that you aim for, the amount of money that you have to pay for your travel expenses may differ. A wide range of budget options is described below.
If you go for the budget option, you have to pay the maximum of 25 EUR for gasoline to cover the planned 151km across Scotland. Economy accommodation options will cost holidayers around 77 EUR. Tourists should also take into consideration the fact that they will spend about 96 EUR for restaurants and food in this option. Travellers will have to pay approximately 45 EUR if they opt for the cheapest hire car offer as well. Thus, the estimated travel expenses amount to approximately 198 EUR without car rental and 243 EUR with car rental.
Tourists who are interested in greater comfort and the standard option will pay roughly 25 EUR for the fuel needed to cover the tour. Cost amounting to 154 EUR can be expected by all travellers who are searching for standard accommodation options. When opting for this option, take into consideration that the food and restaurants within this range will cost more or less 144 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the trip in a standard hire vehicle should expect a cost of more or less 72 EUR. Drivers who would like to rent a car will pay about 395 EUR for the whole itinerary, whereas those who are not interested in car hire will spend about 323 EUR.
The highest level of comfort of the premium option will meet the expectations of the most demanding drivers. Drivers who would like to rent a car will pay roughly 576 EUR for the whole tour, whereas those who are not interested in vehicle hire will spend more or less 450 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the itinerary in a premium rental car can expect a cost of roughly 126 EUR. If you are interested in the highest standard of the itinerary, the fuel cost will be up to approximately 38 EUR. You should expect to pay roughly 192 EUR for restaurants and food and about 220 EUR for overnight stays if you are interested in the highest standard of services during your trip.
Glen Shee Panoramic Road is also perfect for camper enthusiasts. If you choose this travel means, you will pay up to around 225 EUR. Travellers will spend approximately 38 EUR on gasoline allowing to cover all stages of the road trip. Holidaymakers who would like to go for camper rental should expect to pay approximately 55 EUR for accommodation and more or less 96 EUR for expenses connected with food.
The Road Trip Costs section shows all the above-mentioned details in a straightforward manner.
If Glen Shee Panoramic Road has inspired you, our website is rife with beautiful scenic drives and road trips. Even the most demanding of travellers will surely be taken aback by the great variety of options available on our website.

Facts for safer driving in Scotland

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.8
max speed urban max speed urban 48 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 96 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 112 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime off
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher no
tolls tolls yes
seat belts seat belts yes

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