Me and my two 30s aged son and daughter are flying into Aberdeen 7 Nov 2023 and departing via Glasgow 16 Nov. We will visit Braemar Castle area, but looks like the management has been renovating it for some time now. Has anyone in the area learned more about when they will take visitors? We are going to honor my late husband’s wishes to see the castle which was locked when we (a family trip) stopped there in 2014. His grandfathers ancestors are connected to the Farquharson clan. We will rent a car in Aberdeen for a day to go there. Our prior Scotland trip was all over the Highlands and Skye and a stay in Edinburgh, so we want to explore other areas this time.
We stay 3 nights in Aberdeen, then take a train to Glasgow and spend 6 nights there. A few questions:
What train routes do you recommend Aberdeen>Glasgow central city where we will stay—close to central station? Mind you this is mid-November. I’m concerned about limitations the season will bring. Timing of trip has to do with my kids work schedules.
I want to take a couple day trips from Glasgow (been to Oban and Loch Lomond) without renting a car. What sorts of historical sites might be open? My son is interested in attending a football game so some tips about that for foreign visitors will be appreciated too.
Tips, comments, advice are much appreciated!