I'll be going to Ireland (from US) this September. I'll be landing in Dublin, renting a car, driving down to Wexford and then up north to Co. Down. From there, I'd like to go to Scotland and I'm trying to figure out the logistics and the best way to do so. Can I take a ferry from NI to Scotland? If so, can I take the rental car to Scotland? Or do I have to return it in Ireland, take a ferry and rent another car in Scotland.
Another question, is it better to get a round trip ticket to and from Dublin (in which case, I'd need to return to Ireland from Scotland) or get 2 one way tickets - one flying into Dublin, the second departing back home from Edinburgh?
Cost considerations are an issue.
Still in the planning phase.