Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Question about Loire Valley châteaux
  2. 2 car rental
  3. 3 Munich and....???
  4. 4 Northern Italy in 2 Weeks?
  5. 5 Ambitious 1st time trip through Europe whilst pregnant??
  6. 6 Cyclades w/kids & my ruins-fanatic DH (itin and accommodation advice)
  7. 7 Trip Report Scotland in 18 nights, smirr and sun and mud!
  8. 8 Trip planning to Paris, Lyon, Strasbourg
  9. 9 Portugal: 70th birthday trip
  10. 10 He Musta Saw Us a-Comin': A Brief, Cautionary Tale about Taxis in Rome
  11. 11 Trip Report Another theft warning: coastal trains, between Genoa & Tuscany
  12. 12 Trip Report FRANCE 10 YEARS ON: Paris Dordogne Albi Toulouse Arles S Rhone and Nice
  13. 13 Caution picking car from Europcar at Stazione Termini
  14. 14 Trip Report No Reservations...our laidback Paris Christmas
  15. 15 Northern Ireland ideas
  16. 16 Paris Neighborhood Help
  17. 17 Poor weather outlook 10/16-19 Grindenwald
  18. 18 Itinerary input for trip to Spain and France
  19. 19 Trip Report Long weekend in Albania
  20. 20 ASTURIAS IN LATE OCTOBER??
  21. 21 Online Site for Alhambra Tickets
  22. 22 Trip Report Just the wine list please and Daisy came too.
  23. 23 scotland itinerary
  24. 24 Itinerary for 5 adults, 3 kids, 2 weeks, & 1 holiday adventure!
  25. 25 Trip Report Stanbr and Lolly visit Eastern Crete
View next 25 » Back to the top

Scotland 1 Week In May

Jump to last reply

My family and I are considering a trip to the UK this summer as I am finding some good fares. Last summer we were lucky enough to visit Devon and Cornwall. This will be our third trip in 3 years and my husband while understanding my passion to visit the UK yearly for the rest of my life would like to try something different. He hates driving, although he understands how driving affords us the ability to visit places not easily reached by public transport. He almost swore off ever driving again after the narrow road to Coleton Fishacre.

He would like to go to Italy; but frankly as I do all the planning, I'm not sure if I ready to put all the effort I know I will put into planning a trip to someplace I've never been. My DD, 15, loved Devon to bits and feels that London is her "spiritual home," and wants of course to go there again. Scotland is a place we would all like to explore more so for now that is the plan.

We would fly to London and either stay 6 days at the beginning of the trip or bookend the trip and fly home from London after taking the train back from Edinburgh. DH wants to see Cambridge, so sometime during our London time we will go there. We take the train to Edinburgh, spend a couple of days there, (I've been there before) and then spend 5 or 6 days exploring more of the country. I have persuaded DH to drive from Edinburgh. BTW this will be from the middle of May until the beginning of June.
I'm fascinated by Jacobite history and would love to visit Culloden. I love castles, lovely villages, ruins, and beautiful scenery; but I am not a hiker, short walks are fine. I would love to do a day trip to an island; but could do that another trip.

I've spent a few hours reading some great posts by Sheila and Janisj and now am ready to try and plan an itinerary. I like a cottage as a base, but if necessary would do B and Bs in a couple of different locations. Would like to see the castle at Stirling, my husband has an itch to do Crathes Castle, something about the ghost he read about as a child.

We weren't able to do the steam train in Yorkshire so the Jacobite train looks like fun.
Is Callander to far south to base ourselves? Are there any places to central enough to visit the places I've mentioned? Except for Culloden there are no real must sees for me. It all looks beautiful. Any help would be appreciated. In the meantime I will keep on reading! Thank you.

10 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement