Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Scotland Itinerary needs advice

Jump to last reply

I've dreamed of visiting Scotland since I was a little girl and finally, a friend has agreed to go with me next summer. Yes, the end of June 2014. It'll take that long to save up!

I've read most of the posts here. And every guidebook. I'm now so hopelessly muddled about where to go and how long to stay. I'm like that kid with their hand in the filbert jar. Having trouble of letting go. Can you help unmuddle me? Two weeks total. Flying from Boston. We are two older professional women. In training to walk, walk, walk. But we're not Munro hikers! We will have a rental car for a week. Possibly more. So here goes, bear with me.

1. We've found a rental apartment in Edinburgh for a week. It's 9 Randolph Lane. I am thinking it's a good location, am I right? Very affordable, small, but cute.

2. Is a week too long in Edinburgh? This apartment can be rented for shorter stays -- say 5 days?. We really want to do a good job on E'burg, but also want time to enough time to see countryside as well w/o rushing or spending too much time in the car.

3. If we stay for Edinburgh for a week, can we do day trips to Roslin, Stirling.. what else? S. Queensferry, Hopetown House, Linithgow Palace, Maid of the Forth & Incholm Island?

My wish list:
Glen Coe
Skye
2+ great Castles (Eilean Donan? Balmoral? Should we do Deeside?)
2+ great gardens (a maze?)
1 or 2 distilleries (Tallisker on Skye? Something in Deeside?)
A boat cruise on a Loch (Lommond? Ness? Katrine?)
A steam railway ride. (Jacobite train ala Harry Potter?)
A gondola or train up a mountain.
Lovely (easy) walks in beautiful country.
Scenery - a great cross section!
History!
Shopping!

Sorry for the long post and hoping you can help guide me! Thanks in advance.

12 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Writers Needed for Mexico
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 24, 14 at 12:19 PM
  • Writers Needed for Georgia Coast
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Rwanda and Uganda
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report I went to Paris in June
  2. 2 Help with a small island in Greece
  3. 3 2 full days in Strasbourg - need advise on what tours to take
  4. 4 Brugge photo on Bing
  5. 5 Cotswolds village base
  6. 6 Santorini accomodations and more for a couple and baby
  7. 7 Two bedroom apt in Venice?
  8. 8 Trip report: Milan and Lake Como
  9. 9 Help with extended vacation / move to Italy with little ones …
  10. 10 Amalfi Coast vs Greece
  11. 11 Please help us maximize our time in each European city
  12. 12 Trip Report Scotland trip report July 2014, chapter 1
  13. 13 Trip Report 17 amazing days in Tuscany, Positano and Rome – June 2014!
  14. 14 Outerwear France Beginning of September
  15. 15 How many bus/metro rides in Paris is too many in a day?
  16. 16 Cheap Traveling in Spain
  17. 17 How long in Venice?
  18. 18 Guesthouses in Dublin
  19. 19 Trip Report Two Bonnie Lasses: A Road Trip from Edinburgh to London
  20. 20 Travel from Positano to Rome in Sept
  21. 21 Getting cash in Spain
  22. 22 Need advice on Northern Spain itinerary
  23. 23 First Time Going to Europe
  24. 24 Looking for review of 1-day Pompeii/Naples Itinerary Please :)
  25. 25 Traveling mid-august in UK and Ireland
View next 25 » Back to the top