First off let me say that we did a similar trip back in 2010 during the worse winter on record but had a magical time so this time we hope to branch out a little more. All lunches are just general ideas of places I've found that look interesting, none are set in stone so feel free to suggest. Thanks for your time!
12/21 – Arrive Edinburgh, check into Capital Residence, dinner at Castle Terrace, pubs
12/22 – drive to Glasgow. Terry’s tattoo’s at 10:00. Lunch at Republic Bier halle? Check into Glasgow Grosvenor Hilton. Drive to Stirling (1 hour) tour castle, go to old quaint bar we found last time and have scotch.
12/23 – Drive to Perth, tour the famous grouse experience at 11:00, perhaps a drive by Drummond castle for pictures, head to Tullabardine for 3:30 tour. Perhaps lunch in Perth (the roost?) back to Glasgow, maybe dinner at Waxy’s.
12/24 – castle day:Bothwell Castle
Stanley Castle (ruins)
Dinner at Guy’s if open.
12/25 – Merry Christmas to us! Drive to St. Andrews (2 hours), lunch at the Peat Inn or Playfair restaurant. Walk the old course. Explore town. Back to Glasgow, dinner at Blytheswood Square.
12/26 – check out of Glasgow and into Edinburgh Macdonald Roxburghe. Lunch at Mussel Inn. Either hit the countryside for touring, or just a little touring Edinburgh and hitting the tourist shops, go to Scotch Whisky experience and buy/drink, perhaps a ghost tour and dinner at Wedgeworth? Also, at least a drink at the Beehive for old times sake…
12/27 – Edinburgh castle in the morning. Pork sandwiches for lunch at Oink. Drive to Craigmillar castle (2.5m SE of Edinburgh) drive back to Edinburgh – dinner at Bagpipes and Angels.
12/28 – to Oban! Tour the city and tour the distillery. Either late lunch or early dinner. Last night in Edinburgh – walk the pubs, enjoy looking at the castle lit up.
12/29 – home