I am starting to put together my wish list for a trip I plan on taking to the UK next year. I am planning on staying for about a month. I want to spend most of my time in Scotland but also see England and Ireland. Wales too if time allows. Scotland had been my dream vacation for many years which is why I want to spend most of my time there. I love the history and what I know of the culture. But, I love to travel and being that close to other places, I want to see as much as I can. I'm not sure of my budget yet but want to keep it lower since I'll be there for a month. I want to see some of the main cities but would like to spend more time seeing the 'real' UK and not just the tourist places. I would love to stay in bed and breakfasts at least some of the trip. I figure I will have to rent a car at some point but is it fesable to think I can do most of my travel via public transit? Things I want to see and do: castles, get some great photos, try local food and drinks, historic landmarks, short/day hikes. I'm sure I'm forgetting a ton of other reasons why I want to do this now that I'm trying to think of them. I'm looking for and advice you can give on your favorite places, things to do, etc so I can start to put together a general itinerary over the coming year. Thank you inadvance for any suggestions and insight you can give me.