Hi Forum folks!
My friend and I will spend our first two nights in Edinburgh (9/18 and 9/19) and on 9/20 head up to Inverness (to use as a base) for 2 nights. We have booked a flight out of Edinburgh on 9/23 at 1:30 pm for Ireland (Shannon). Wondering if we should take a train up to Inverness and rent a car once there to tootle around (vs just renting a car in Edinburgh, driving to Inverness and then back). On the 2nd Ireland leg of this trip, we will be doing LOTS of driving, so taking a train is a nice break. I've also heard the train ride is scenic.
When taking the train back to Edinburgh, the train schedule will not get us back to the airport in time for our 1:30 pm flight that same day. If we do the train, our plan, as of this moment, would be to take an afternoon train from Inverness back to Edinburgh on 9/22, spend one last night there and have an easy transfer the next morning to the airport.
P.S. I've already driven from Edinburgh, counter clockwise through St. Andrews to get to Inverness on a previous trip.
Any thoughts? Advice, suggestions?