My daughter is coming over from Australia next summer and we would like to do a self-drive (own car) tour around the British Isles. She was living in London when diagnosed with leukemia and almost died from a brain infection that has now left her with brain damage and limited mobility. The intention is to see as much as possible within a four week period to compensate for all that she didn't get to see before, as she spent over 12 months in a hospital as opposed to doing the planned tourist bits. She is a very keen photographer and I am sure will be mesmerised by the beautiful scenery.
I am thinking that we will drive across Wales and get a ferry to Ireland, drive around there and then catch the ferry from Larne to Scotland. Thinking of then driving up around the Lochs and Glencoe then across to Edinburgh. She cannot walk any great distance, so am not sure whether doing the major cities would work, as I can imagine driving in the centre would be not the best experience. Most of the tour will be seeing sights from the car, I think.
How much time should I allow? Any suggestions on itinerary? Accommodation (B&B - cheap) preferably with no stairs? Maybe stay somewhere in the centre of Edinburgh that is disability-friendly, but are there accessible tourist places in Edinburgh? Can we do the Castle?
Any other suggestions/ideas/advice would be appreciated.