I will be in Inverness in middle of June (after a few nights each in Oban and Portree.) Trying to sort out my itinerary using public transportation.
One of the days we might spend around Inverness -- Culloden battlefield and/or Loch Ness.
Another day, I was thinking of doing the North Highland Line. From what I gather this ride to Wick is a very scenic.
The only issue here is needing to set out by 7am for a well spaced out trip -- that is, a longer stay at Wick. I will be traveling with my 11 yr old son, hope he will be up for that early start. So the two questions I have are:
1) Is this ride worth it?
2) I suppose this is partly a question that we have to answer for ourselves. But starting at 10:41am (which means an hour in Wick before we have to turn around) -- would that be too much? I assume the train would be comfortable, would it have a dining car?