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1 week Scotland in June with a baby

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My husband and I will be traveling to Scotland in June with our baby who will be 6 months old then. We plan on doing a little road trip since it will be most convenient to have all our belongings with us and our baby generally does very well in cars. Would love suggestions and critiques of our plan so far!

We are visiting Scotland mainly for the landscape and scenery and do not care too much about visiting castles (maybe just 1 or 2). Trying to keep driving time to max 4 hours per day since I don't want to keep our baby in his car seat much longer than that.

Here is our plan so far:

Day 1-3 : Arrive EDI, take it easy. No plans really for day 1. Stay at Airbnb near Haymarket.
Day 2-3: Edinburgh - 1 day for walking around old town and see Edinburgh Castle
Day 4: Pick up rental car at EDI airport and drive to Fort William area through Loch Lomond and Glen Coe, stopping by Glen Etive to see the scenery featured in Skyfall (this seems like it would be a slight detour off the A82). Overnight in Gairlochy.
Day 5: Depart Gairlochy, drive to Skye via the Mailleg ferry. Check out the Fairy Pools before heading to B&B in Broadford.
Day 6: Hike Old Man of Storr and/or the Quiraing, hike Faerie Glen
Day 7: Depart Broadford and drive to Culloden Battlefield with a stop at Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle. Overnight near Aviemore
Day 8: Depart Aviemore and drive to EDI for flight home

- Does this schedule look reasonable?

- Is there anywhere you recommend stopping on the drive from EDI to Fort William?

- I am a big Harry Potter fan and would love to be able to either go on or at least see the Jacobite Steam Train. Is there any feasible way to do this without going on the whole train ride from Fort William to Mailleg?

- On Day 6, do you think it's possible to do both the Old Man of Storr and the Quiraing hikes or is that too much for 1 day? We definitely want to see the Faerie Glen. If we had to pick one of the other hikes we are leaning towards the Quiraing since it seems to be a bit easier but ideally we would like to do both. We would love to see Neist Point too...could we fit that into the itinerary if we drop one of the hikes?

- We would love dining recommendations for Edinburgh and Skye. We prefer cozy homestyle places especially with a baby, nothing fancy. Open to all cuisines (especially thai, vietnamese, and Indian). +1 if they are within 15-20 minute walk from Haymarket.

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