My husband and I are planning a trip to England and Scotland in August. Finding planning a little overwhelming because we've never been to Scotland. We plan to rent a car but are thinking we will wait until leaving Edinburgh to do so and take trains up until that point. We are thinking of the following itinerary but would like to get feedback as to whether it is too ambitious:
8/13 Arrive London mid-day (we have been before so don't need to do all the typical first timer sites)
8/16 Cotswolds--what village(s) in particular should we visit?
8/22 St. Andrew's/Stirling
8/26 Portree, Isle of Skye
8/27 Portree, Isle of Skye
8/28 Glasgow--last night before flying back to US from Glasgow on 8/29
Would like to hear pros and cons of sleeping in Aviemore vs. Inverness to see sites in Highlands. Also, has anyone driven the North Coast 500? My husband is interested in driving a small part of it. Thanks for any suggestions/recommendations anyone can provide!