Hi all! We are taking a 2 week trip to Scotland next year with family. We'll have 2 kids and our party will be splitting for a portion of the trip. Could you look at our suggested itinerary and give me your ideas? Is this feasible? Anything to add? We're looking forward to castles, scenery, short scenic walks (no more than 3-4 hours), Fraser sites (family name).
- Friday- arrive and explore edinburgh
- Saturday- explore Edinburgh/day trips
Sunday- travel to Balintore Castle (Angus) via St Andrews
Monday- Explore Angus/ Day trips. Glamis Castle?
Tuesday-Head to Royal Deeside via Dunnotar, Drum, Crathes? Is
it a better option to move these castles and Explore the
hikes around Royal deeside instead?
Wednesday- Explore Fraser Castle (spend a lot of time here) and at least one more nearby.
Thursday-Head to Inverness via Fraserburgh. Visit Fyvie on the way. Maybe Craigievar as well. Stop along
Moray coast for dinner. (rest of party head on to Skye)
LONG day of driving, but plenty of stops to break it up.
Friday- Explore Inverness- Clava Cairns, Culloden, Moray Coast
Saturday- Explore Loch Ness on the way south.
Meet back up with rest of party at Glenfinnan viaduct.
Drop some of the family at Fort williams train station.
Head to Pitlochry for the Highland games @ Blair
Atholl Castle (husband really doesn't want to drive the 2 hours in the morning so we're going the night before)
Sunday- Highland Games then drive to Glencoe or Oban
(still leaning toward Glencoe)
Monday-day trips from Glencoe or Oban, (some options. very open to more suggestions: jacobite train, isle of
Tuesday- day trips from Glencoe or Oban
Wednesday- Travel back to Edinburgh via Stirling castle stopover Edinburgh or Falkirk/Stirling to leave next morning.