Please help us choose a one night stop during our driving vacation in Scotland in July 2020! And critique our itinerary. We enjoy outdoor scenery/experiences and short easy hikes (more like walks) and, to a lesser extent, history and small towns. We like take leisurely road drives, but are nervous about driving in Scotland since we are Americans. Would like to tour one distillery, but not a must.
We will be arriving in Glasgow, spending the night and looking around, then picking the car up at the airport, then heading towards Oban for 2 nights. Would like to do a sea Kayaking 1/2 day and a tour of the Hebrides (leaving our car at our B&B). Then leaving Oban to Portree on Skye for 2 nights these 5 nights of accommodations have been booked).When we leave Skye, we will be drive towards Edinburgh airport to drop off the car (will then be spending a couple of nights in Edinburgh without a car).
We would like to spend the night between Skye and Edinburgh and that would allow us to have a scenic drive with stops and perhaps stay someplace "special" in terms of lodging (castle or high end hotel...we like to splurge for one night on vacation). Any suggestions? Any suggestions re routes on our journey? Thank you so much for everyone's input!