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Help with July 5-day Scotland Itinerary - thanks!

My family of three (5 year old daughter) will be landing in Edinburgh at 12:35 coming from Ireland. We want to emphasize nature and castles. My daughter is a great road-tripper, but of course we want to enjoy our time out of the car! Please let me know your thoughts on the following itinerary.

Day 1: Land in Edinburgh, to Edinburgh
Day 2: Edinburgh (Castle, etc.)
Day 3: to Cairngorms National Park (feed reindeer, ancient forest hike), stay Inverness
Day 4: Jacobite Loch Ness tour, stay Inverness
Day 5: to Glencoe, stay in Barcaldine Castle in Oban
Day 6: Drive to Lake District for rest of trip

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Looks good to me.

One thing you might want to do if you daughter likes Peter Rabbit and other Beatrix Potter books is swing off the highway at Birnam and Dunkeld. You can check out the Beatrix Potter Garden. It will probably be about time for a stop anyway.