I'm just beginning research for a 5 day trip to Scotland at the end of May, and as with any trip, tripadvisor is my first stop. (For Europe, Rick Steves books are my second..)
We'll have 5 nights and 4 full days, departing on the 5th day. We'll be arriving from London, so hopefully over the jetlag by the time we get to Scotland.
What are the must sees? Any suggested itineraries? We'd like to see the highlights of Edinburgh and also get out into the countryside - perhaps the Highlands or the isles - is that possible, or is it too much? We will be renting a car.
Also, we'll be there over May 25th, which I understand is a bank holiday - will sites be open?
Is it best to use Edinburgh as a home base, or stay there for a night or two and then switch hotels?
Thanks in advance for any tips!