My wife and I are driving from Cockermouth in the Lakes District and have booked 3 nights at Mar Lodge Estate (Scottish National Trust) nr Braemar and four nights at the Uni at Aberdeen.
Our tastes and wants are simple! We are interested in exposure to scenic highland views and cultural events, whisky, real ale, sport (esp. Football) and Scottish Folk Music (pref in pubs). We like good food, pubs with ambience and value for money. We don't like driving for hours on end, cities. museums & churches!
Other than hill walking (my wife's ankle tendons are buggered after I dragged her over the Coast-to-Coast Walk a couple of years ago!), we would appreciate assistance with an itinerary.
We will be leaving Cockermouth, by car, early on the morning of 5th August and need to be back there in the evening (for late dinner) on 12th August, where we can unwind.
We don't really have anywhere that is a must-see, but have been told on TA that the Highland Games are at Ballater (12th August). Can we get back to Cockermouth if we go to this?