My souse and I will be renting a car at Heathrow on October 7 and returning it to Southampton on October 15. We are fairly active, mid 60's and enjoy small towns and villages, pubs, and general sightseeing. We try to avoid big cities but would like to see the main attractions in Edinburgh. Mostly just walking, visiting castles and enjoying a nice meal. We like museums but feel we do not have the time given our expected itinerary.
We would love to receive feedback on our proposed itinerary. We are used to driving long distances in Canada but realize that distances may be misleading especialy in Scotland. Please let us know if we are trying for too much in 8 days and what you would eliminate or adjust to better fit the number of days. We love driving but it is important to stop and enjoy the view occasionally.
If you have any suggestions for must sees along the route in Scotland or nice Inns, Pubs or B&B please let us know. For Wales and other Stops south of Scotland can post separately.
Day 1 Arrive early morning at Heathrow and head for Edinburgh. We will probably stop along the Leeds route to stay a night. We understand that there are quicker routes to Edinburgh but wanted to take a different road there and back.
Day 2 Arrive in Edinburgh. Edinburgh Castle, Royal mile are a must.
Day 3 Arrive Inverness
Day 4 Isle of Skye
Day 5 Glencoe
Day 6 Cardiff
Day 8 Southampton (arriving in late afternoon).
We have experience driving on the left including Britain and New Zealand. We will be renting a compact car.
I hope this gives a good overview. We can't wait. It has been a vaction we have dreamed about for years and it's almost here.