So in mid-July, my mother and I will be visiting the UK in celebration of my surviving cancer. We've booked the flight and are in the process of planning out our itineraries. We're staying in Scotland first for a few days, arriving on a Thursday afternoon and leaving Sunday afternoon. We have already committed Saturday to going out west to visit the highlands and taking in a British Open practice round on Sunday morning (most likely, you'll see what I mean in a bit).
The dilemma lies in what to do on Friday. My mother is of the opinion that the British Open will influence Edinburgh's lodging prices, even though we are *leaving* on the first day of practice (she tends to overestimate like any mother). It's possible we may end up staying in St. Andrews instead. While I'd very much like to visit both St. Andrews and Edinburgh, the time constraints puts a limit on what we can do and see. I know I'd like to check out the Old Course, the castle and the cathedral in St. Andrews, they all look very impressive. On the other hand, Edinburgh has plenty to see as well, plus that famous castle of theirs.
Which would you choose to do on Friday? Stay in St. Andrews and visit the city or head over to Edinburgh? Edinburgh castle certainly seems impressive, is that an all-day visit or can it be done relatively quickly? I know there's always other castles to look at as well as the area is rife with them.
Not enough time!!!