We will be staying at Borthwick Castle south of Edinburgh off the A7 in mid August for a few nights. We will be going into the city for a day of being the tourist, but I am loathe to try to navigate in and out of the city. My husband insists he is a great driver in the UK since he is left handed (really? I'm supposed to go with that?!) He is a good driver, but not so much in city traffic. I'd like to suggest perhaps a park and ride to bus or train in. I would love some help to do this. And perhaps save my marriage and nerves in the process.
Also, any tips on the best route and about how long to drive to Inverness would be appreciated. My thoughts are to go via Stirling, lunch in Fort William, then Loch Ness for the 7 yr old to Inverness; return trip via A9 with an overnight in Pitlochry. Thanks in advance!