I'm doing a trip with my partner, and we are going to be in the UK for the first half of June. Wondering whether we should travel by rail or get a car?
Here's what our itinerary looks like:
Jun 1: fly into Glasgow. (definitive)
Jun 2: Edinburgh. (flexible)
Jun 3: Get a ferry from Heysham to Isle of Man. (definitive)
Jun 7: Leave Isle of Man, back to Heysham very late at night. (definitive)
Jun 13: Fly out of London. (definitive)
As you can see, we're considering a car hire between Heysham to London, so we can explore more things without being pressed for time with public transit schedules. But I'm wondering if it'll be that worthwhile, and whether rail trip would be better, adjusting our sightseeing. Also curious to hear what one would recommend actually seeing for that short time period?
Secondary question: We're assuming Glasgow - Edinburgh - Heysham is probably best done by public transit. Would a car hire be better here or should we stick with public transit?
Looking forward to any advice!
Stephanie and Jay.