Im planning a 17 to 18 day trip for my two sisters and myself. Would a local expert check this out and tell me if it is doable?
day 1- arrive Heathrow, rent car and drive to Stow-On-Wold to cottage rented for 1 week. Do day trips from this base. Bristol,Bath,Stonehenge,potteries at Strok-on-Trent, local shopping, ect. and rest!
day 8- Drive to Hawick, Scotland about 5 hrs shop and ride awhile in the Borders. Stay within 10 miles of Edinburg.
Days 9 & 10. Tour Edinburgh.
Day 11, drive to Inverness via St. Andrews and Pitlochry. Mainly for scenery in the Highlands.
Day 12 Drive from Inverness to Oban via Lock Ness
Day 13 From Oban drive to York
Day 14 see York in am and drive to London in the afternoon.
Day 15 and 16 tour London
Day 17 depart London for return flight home.
We are in our mid to late 60's and we will tour the cities of London and Edinburgh on double decker buses that are stop and go. This works well for us.
We mainly like driving and seeing the countryside, stopping for picnics and small village shopping.
Thank you so much for your help.