Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Very Early Planning for Scotland in May, 2012

Jump to last reply

My cousin and I are starting to plan a trip to Scotland, likely May of 2012. We have about two weeks total travel time and would like to fly in and out of London and take 3-4 days there on either end of the trip.
Neither of us is thrilled with driving on the left side of the road. We know the train system is very good for most of what we're interested in, and are willing to take busses, hire a driver, ferry, etc.
One of the "must see" places is Urquhart Castle, as my MIL's maiden name was Urquhart and genealogy has been traced back to that area. Likely the serfs, LOL, rather than the gentry.
We're both interested in churches, museums, natural scenery, history, picturesque villages, etc.
I will have lots of questions. Here's the first:
I have tried to find out about the availability of lockers in train stations, in case we want to arrive early in the day, spend the day sightseeing, and move on to another city for the night. We will likely have to stay in 3-4 different hotels in Scotland to see all we want to see. I've never taken a trip where we have to move so often, usually have one hotel and even if we have an overnight elsewhere we don't give up our base hotel room. I don't think we can do this in Scotland.
Suggestions for how much time to spend where are appreciated.

31 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Introducing MeganM
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 24, 15 at 03:23 PM
  • Writers Needed for Japan
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Mar 26, 15 at 02:38 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Chip and Pin Card from Capital One
  2. 2 Top 5 choices from London
  3. 3 Trip from Berlin to Romantic Road towns/Bavaria
  4. 4 What Have I Forgotten? Month in Europe Coming Up.
  5. 5 Best of Southern France and Spain
  6. 6 Rome - A Couple of Questions
  7. 7 French Government Endorses Airbnb in Paris...
  8. 8 Vineyard visit from Paris (day trip): Burgundy vs Lorie Valley
  9. 9 Croatia/Bosnia/Slovenia Itinerary Feeback Request
  10. 10 Trip to Cornwall with senior - logistics assistance please?
  11. 11 EUROPE IN 5 MONTHS
  12. 12 Traveling to Greece & Italy with FOOD allergy (tree nuts)
  13. 13 Transportation in Paris
  14. 14 Plan for the Drive from York to Edinburgh
  15. 15 Greek Island honeymoon
  16. 16 Best way to get from Athens to Naples & rec for Greek Isles & Amalfi Coast
  17. 17 Europcar (via Kemwel) - rent GPS at pickup?
  18. 18 Tuscany: best day trips/tours - cooking classes, wines tours, other...
  19. 19 Help me plan Greece portion of anniversary trip
  20. 20 2 for 1 tickets
  21. 21 London & Cotswolds Hotels
  22. 22 Choosing a Parmegiano Reggiano Dairy Farm to Visit
  23. 23 Split to Venice. Help!
  24. 24 Andaz Liverpool street or Hyde park?
  25. 25 Dijon or Beaune for overnight?
View next 25 » Back to the top