Greetings!! I love reading this forum. So many of you are very gracious & helpful!! I am fulfilling a long time dream & heading to Scotland end of September with my hubby. We could not get off of work long enough so a 9 day-er will have to do.
Edinburgh 3 nights / Inverness 3 nights / Glasgow 3 nights
Rental car last day in Edinburgh until 1st day in Glasgow.
Planning 2 bus tours (so I can relax & enjoy views).
#1 on last day in Inverness to Skye (stop at Eilean Donan Castle).
#2 on last day in Glasgow to Stirling, Loch Lomond & Trossachs NP
My questions are regarding our drives from Edinburgh to Inverness & then Inverness to Glasgow.
To Inverness: I am considering heading straight up the A9 since it will be day #1 of driving on left (which I’ve done before all over Ireland, but....). Stopping somewhere that catches our interest on the way (Pitlochry, Killecrankie?). I see from reading this board that this route is not very scenic. I feel that may be a waste then.
To Glasgow: My plan on the return trip is to stay west & drive thru Glencoe. Possibly stopping first in Fort William. Would it be “better” (more scenic, easier...) to go thru Glencoe when driving north to Inverness? And stop at Fort William after, time permitting? I love to stop at lookouts & areas of interest when driving. And I see from the info here that driving takes longer than one would expect.
There are other places I would like to fit in on our trips up & down. INPO: Oban, Aviemore, Doune Castle, any other castle or drive a bit thru the Cairngorms. I do not want to do all of these, one or two added to our trip would be great! I just don’t know what is do-able.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!! Thank You!!