My son and his family (wife, 2 boys, age 8 and 10) are including me (widow, age 75) on a trip to Scotland this April. We have our plane tickets to London where we will stay for 2 nights (Sunday, April 19 and Monday, April 20), but our travel in Scotland is still undecided and, quite honestly, overwhelming to plan since there seem to be so many beautiful areas to visit.
We are planning to travel by train to Edinburgh (a train trip for the boys), stay one night and then rent a car. Here is our very tentative itinerary.
Day 1: Arrive in Edinburg by train from London. Overnight in Edinburg.
Day 2: Travel to Inverness. Overnight in Inverness/Drumnadrochi area
Day 3: Travel to Skye along Loch Carron. Overnight in South Skye/ Lochalsh area
Day 4: Travel around Skye, taking the ferry to Mallaig. Overnight I Fort William area
Day 5: Travel to Crianlarich, across Rannoch Moor to Loch Lommond OR
Travel from Fort William to Oban and then to Crianlarich, taking the same route to Loch Lommond. Overnight in Loch Lommond area
Day 6: Morning drive to Glasgow to take flight or train back to London for flight home
We would like to tour at least one castle and one distillery, and take seaplanes in Loch Lomond leaving from the Cameron House (which is closed I discovered). We’d also be interested in staying in a castle or a not-to-be-forgotten venue.
I have read in other posts that it may be worth spending more time in Skye than Inverness, but I know my grandsons will want to see Loch Ness and the Exhibition on Nessie. Still, we are limited on time.
Is this itinerary feasible?
Any recommendations on anything (lodging, activities, pubs/restaurants) will be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much.