Hey all! My fiance (soon to be husband) and I will be traveling to Edinburgh on our honeymoon. We will be there for 4.5 days. We want to explore the city, but we'd also like to see the countryside outside of the city. I've looked at a variety of tour companies, and while they seem to "hit" many major Scottish sites, they also have you sit on a bus for hours and hours. I'm not sure if I am thrilled about seeing Scotland through a bus window.
Any recommendations for day trips? My fiance and I are up for just about anything. We want to get a feel for the Scottish countryside (or even just Scottish culture outside of Edinburgh). We are fairly novice European travelers -- I did a post-college Europe trip with friends and he traveled with his family in high school -- so the day trip would need to be something that we could navigate without too much stress or drama. The more information you can give me, the better!
Thank you so much for all of your help!