Hello all. New to this forum, but am a contributor on another. Am looking for some help planning a quick trip to the UK.
Some background - The year my grand daughter was born my partner and his son were in the UK for a family wedding. During their stay they travelled to Scotland and bottled some single malt for the baby's 18th birthday. Well this year our grandson was born, and my daughter-in-law and I are going to the same distillery to carry on the whiskey tradition for the little fellow :) (great excuse for my first trip to the UK :)
We only have 10 days and I would love to see as much as I possibly can without being too rushed.
We are planning on 3 days in London to start with, to do some time adjusting and to see as many of the tourist must sees in the limited time we have and I MUST got to Stonehenge
Then we have 7 days... I really want to see Edinburgh and Inverness areas (I'm a Diana Gabaldon - Outlander fan) and my DIL would like at least 1 night in York. The Lake District also looks wonderful ( geez I wish I had 10 weeks instead of 10 days... oh well, it will be a nice taster for a longer trip in the future)
We plan to take the train from London to either York or Manchester and hire a car from there for our exploring...
Can you please help me out with a suggested trip plan for our York/Scotland escape? The distillery we need to visit is between Edinburgh and Inverness so we can call in there on the day we travel between the 2 places
Our flight home leaves Heathrow at around 10pm so plan on making our way by train back to London in the afternoon of our last day.
Our budget is modest (for the UK, but huge compared to my Bali budgets) We are looking at staying in B&B's to get the personal touch and local knowledge.
Any help greatly appreciated