Hello! I'm playing with a band from Texas that is performing at the Caithness country music festival over Easter weekend. I'm so excited as this is my first trip to Scotland! Me and my band travel partner are planning on staying 3 extra days after the festival ends on Sunday. We are flying into and out of Glasgow, and transportation to and from Glasgow to Caithness is being provided by the festival. We will be returning to Glasgow with the rest of the band who will be catching early Monday morning flights.
After considering options of visiting either Dublin, London or Edinburgh in the time we have, we have decided that we definitely want to visit Edinburgh, and that we really don't have time for traveling too far from Glasgow.
So I would like to ask opinions of locals on our plans, and ask about hotel accommodations in Edinburgh.
It looks like we will be able to catch the train to Edinburgh from the Glasgow airport and are looking at getting off at the Waverly station in Edinburgh... My question, is the train station actually at the Glasgow airport, or is there a bit of walking involved? We will have luggage in tow.
After arrival at the Waverly station, we are considering the Carlton hotel or the Edinburgh City hotel... Are these good options for a comfortable twin room within walking distance of the station (with luggage)? Or does someone have another suggestion? We would love a good B&B to get more of a feel for local culture, but they all seem to be a bit of distance for a couple Texas gals who don't know the bus system.
We are planning on spending 2 nights and 2 and 1/2 days in Edinburgh before taking the train back to Glasgow and our flight back... I know we are going to.wish we had more time to explore this amazing city! Any and all suggestions on must sees and dos are welcome!
We are planning on seeing a few of the highlights, want to visit some pubs and sample authentic Scottish brews and foods at night, plus some good shopping... And if possible, hear some of the local music...