Restaurants & Bars U.K./Ireland

highlands help!

unocal | | Mar 8, 2010 07:00 PM

hello i will be flying into prestwick airport in a couple weeks, and will be heading up north a day or 2 after. my friend wants to wing it, but id like to seek out places that are foodworthy and should not be missed. we are basically on student budgets, but id like to splurge on at least one nice dinner. i love all seafood, and am really looking forward to eating some of the best salmon, fish & chips, maybe some game, etc. i also would like to sample some nice whisky; how expensive can it get in a pub would you say? we should probably stop off at one distillery at least; any suggestions? regarding towns to overnight in, we'll most likely stay in ft. william (hopefully we'll get to hike ben nevis), stop in inverness, but am not really sure what other towns to stop/overnight in (and that arent crazy expensive or touristy!). i think thurso looks and sounds exotic, but i feel like it's all like that in the highlands. we only have 4-5 nights tops as well, cuz i have to make it back down to london for the 31st. i especially enjoy weird and bizarre, off-the-beaten path type places, so any places that you know of like that, please divulge! thanks for your assistance!

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