My husband and I will be coming from Belfast (by sail/rail?) to Glasgow on Saturday, May 25. Our plan currently is to spend 2 nights in Glasgow, 2 nights in Mallaig (day trip to Skye?), and 3 nights in Edinburgh (day trip to St.Andrews?). From Edinburgh we will be going to London. We will not be driving, but traveling only by train. We have heard the scenery on the West Highland line is some of the best in Europe. Questions:
1) If we purchase a BritRail pass and want seat reservations on the WHL the price for 2 people to/from Glasgow would total $96! Should we pop for the reservations or take our chances? Or, perhaps we should skip the BritRail pass and just by tickets in advance. If we did this from the states, can all the tickets be picked up at one time in Glasgow?
2) Does anyone have suggestions on improving this itinerary? The WHL train ride is really dictating our schedule. We debated whether or not to just do a day trip up/back from Glasgow.
But, we also thought a day on Skye could be fun, if we hired a driver/car/guide.
Thank you for help!