My husband, our 9 year old son, and myself will be doing 10 days in the UK, flying into London and out of Edinburgh in June of '19. We found fantastically cheap fare last night and jumped in as we were planning this trip already and the prices couldn't be beat.
I'm looking for itinerary advice. I'll list some of the types of things we are hoping to do. We are planning on doing some train travel and renting a car for one or two parts of the journey. Currently, we are considering 4 days in London, two nights in Brighton or the area (for the beach and sea, and other interests in the area), and then will have the final 4 days open for Scotland.
Things we'd hope to see (I hope we don't seem too stereotypical here):
1. Castles, obvs, with a 9 year old boy and his history teacher dad :) (my husband and I are both teachers!)
2. Archeological sites, ruins, Hadrian's Wall, etc
3. Stonehenge and/or similar mystic/druid spaces
4. Music and Beatles stuff - Liverpool, obvs; we are also bug music lovers - we will have a 9 year old, but we do love pubs and jam sessions
5. Kid fun stuff - our kiddo is active and loves 'doing' things, so ideas on 'must do' cool kid stuff
6. Literary sites - I'm an English/Language Arts teacher
7. Museums: archeological, natural history, etc
8. Gardens, the 'countryside', the highlands, etc. I want to see cliffs and country gardens/cottages, etc
9. Geeky stuff - Dr Who, Harry Potter, etc
Other things we should do/see? We love diverse cultures, food, photographic opportunities, and just overall seeing the amazing sites and trying to balance being tourists, while also seeing actual local life.
Thanks much for any and all information!