Many years ago when I lived in Lake Forest, a north shore suburb of Chicago, our next-to-next door neighbors the Smuckers made a summer house swap with the Macphail family from Scotland. My family became good friends with the Rev Jack Macphail and his family.
In 1969 our family summered in Sussex so we took the Royal Scot express train to Edinburgh and stayed with at the Manse for a week. We thrilled to the Edinburgh Tattoo with its massed bands of pipes and drums, visited Loch Lomond, and saw salmon swimming along a wee burn at their friends' property to the west
Rev Macphail spoke of how Sir Walter Scott had written "Lady in the Lake" while staying there, and told us that a nearby lawn was said by local folk to be the site of a magical "fairy ring". Many years before Mel Gibson popularized the story, I was fascinated by William Wallace, whom I'd read about in an illustrated comic book, and I played at sword fighting with my brother as boys will do, around the grounds of this beautiful country home.
May your stay be as memorable as our long-ago idyll !More