We ( 2 people) would be reaching Heathrow from India on june 6th at 6 pm... done with immigration by 8 pm.
we will be leaving for Edinburgh rightaway, stay 2-3 days there then go on trip seeing Strling -> Glen Coe -> Fort william -> Isle of Skye -> Loch Maree -> Inverness -> Aberdeen and back to Edinburgh and then to London by 15th eve.
I need some help here planning, so the options that i have are-
1. Take a plane/rail/bus to Edinburgh(return), spend 2-3 days there and then hire a car.
2. Hire a car at Heathrow , drive to Edinburgh, do the trip and back.
I think 1 makes more sense as we will not be needing a car in Edinburgh, so i save 2-3 days on rental and the fuel cost both ways, but would it be cheaper than air/rail for 2.
Pl note that I will be moving on 6th night (Jet lag not a constraint) whatever mode i choose.