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

  • Announcement:
  • Fodor's 100 Hotel Award Winners Announced
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Sep 17, 14 at 01:05 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Olive Oil
  2. 2 Trip Report Spain (Practical) Trip Report
  3. 3 Airport advice- from NYC to French Alps, then onto Provence
  4. 4 paris apartment opinion airbnb
  5. 5 Chinese Tourists in Paris: Not Always Happy
  6. 6 Question about Madrid to Toledo
  7. 7 Pre-Trip Jitters!
  8. 8 Trip Report July in The Mezzogiorno – 3 weeks in Southern Italy: Amalfi Coast & Puglia
  9. 9 Is it worth driving around Southern Tuscany if we don't drink wine?
  10. 10 Transport Advice - Heathrow to Kings Cross St/Clink78
  11. 11 Stockholm - airport to city during a layover?
  12. 12 Norway and maybe Denmark
  13. 13 Question about Liberation Day in the Netherlands
  14. 14 Romania driving itinerary help needed
  15. 15 Trip Report Rome, and Eastern Europe by older single woman
  16. 16 Romania driving itinerary help needed
  17. 17 French 2015 summer school vacation
  18. 18 Cell phones- London and Paris
  19. 19 Family of 4 considering living abroad for 1 or 2 years. Advice?
  20. 20 3 Months in Europe (25 April - 24 July 2015)
  21. 21 Italian itinerary ~ 28 days - review and assistance :)
  22. 22 Transports in Santorini
  23. 23 Driving from milan to san vigiglio di Marebee .
  24. 24 Portugal and Spain itinerary help -- 11 days in the end of Nov. 2014
  25. 25 Madrid: Atmospheric Old Taverns
View next 25 » Back to the top