We are taking a transatlantic cruise, landing in Harwich on May 13, 2013. We wish to rent a car and self-drive (using B&Bs for lodging) thru England, Scotland,Wales (not too interested in touring London) and then cross the sea to Dublin and tour Ireland flying out of Dublin around the 28th. (roughly a week in each country...yeah, I know it's a lot!)
Where is the best place to rent a car from Harwich (should we go into London? Is it better (financially) to drop off the car at a ferryport at Liverpool, Holyhead or ?, cross the sea and rent another in Dublin for the second week or rent one for the whole 2+ weeks and take it on the ferry and drop it off in Dublin?
Just starting to work on this itinerary and trying to figure out logistics so any help would really be appreciated.