I'm traveling to Scotland for the first time at the beginning of November for a friend's wedding. We'll be in Edinburgh for four days for the ceremony and surrounding activities - then its every man for himself. I've gathered a few friends and talked them into renting a car to do some touring. So far, our only concrete plans are a post-wedding reunion of sorts in Oban for two nights.
I was thinking of doing a day in Glasgow - home of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Then driving up to Oban to meet the other folks. I know Loch Lomond is in between, what's the best route to take - and by that I mean the most fun/interesting/picturesque, not the fastest? Are there any ferries still running at this time of year? - we love ferries.
After Oban, we've got two more days before we have to be back in Edinburgh to catch our flight out and no concrete plans. We're all fairly oddball travelers who prefer the unique as opposed to the 'overrun with other tourists'. I'd appreciate any input at all. We're still pondering the 'Monty Python' castle route vs the 'Sure to see Nessie this time' tour vs the 'follow only signs for places you've never heard of and hope to find somewhere to sleep' package.
Thanks so much.