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Scotland And/Or England

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I'm in the beginning stages of planning a trip for Summer 2014.
Scotland and/or England are on the top of my list to consider.

We have 14 days total, including travel time from the Eastern US. Married couple, late 50's, pretty active. We like walking/hiking, love ruins and historical sites, museums and countrysides and expansive views. Big cities are fun for a few days, especially the ones that are full of history (hello London!) We prefer to stay in apartments or b&bs. We like to stay in a place a minimum of 2 nights but prefer 3. We are fine with driving on the wrong side of the road, did it in Ireland for 2 weeks a few years ago. Train travel is cool too. It sounds like I'm writing a singles ad!

So, my question.....is it possible to "do" both England and Scotland in that amount of time (I'm guessing no), or should I focus on one or the other?

If one, heck, how do I decide which? I keep going back and forth.

For a little more info, when we did Ireland we spent the same amount of time, 14 days, flew into Dublin, toured around the Southern coast, flew out of Shannon. The best times we had were when we were roaming around old castles and walking in the Aran Isles. But we loved it all.

I love researching vacations, it's part of the fun of going, but I'm going a little crazy trying to decide which one this time around. I know, pick one and do the other some other time, but honestly, money is a factor, air fare has gotten to be a big deal. Traveling off season is not an option until we are retired.

Argh. I wish I had started European travel in my 20's instead of 50's.

Thanks for listening. I'd love to hear some opinions.

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