We (2 adults and 2 twelve year old children ) are going to be in scotland for our first time in the first week of August. Hotels are booked so we can't change anything regarding this but everything else is changeable. We are going to rent a car (which is also booked) during our 8 days in the highlands.
Our first night is going to be spent in Newbridge as we are going to arrive very late in Edinburgh so we opted for a nearby hotel. We want to book a taxi from the airport to the Premier Inn in Newbridge , any suggestion which company we should use? We are going to arrive at 11.oopm.
2nd day: pick up the rental car from the hotel and head on to Drumnadrochit which is going ro be our base in the highlands. Any suggestions which route we should take. Google earth gave 3 suggested routes and we were thinking of taking the M9 to Fort William and then to Drum. We would like to stop at Stirling Castle on our way to Drum.
3rd day: Fort George and Inverness (maybe a stop at Merkinch Local Nature Reserve??)
4th day: the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre and afterwards hire bikes for a couple of hours in Rothiemurchus.
5th day: Isle of Skye
6th day:glen Affric
7th day: Fort William for the gandola on the Ben Nevis range.
8th day: Ullapool
9th day: drive to Edinburgh where we are going to drop off the car.
3 days in Edinburgh : Tatoo tickets are already booked.
We are open for suggestions so we will be grateful of any given..... And Thanks for bearing with me