Hello, I have gained so much helpful information from this forum and trying to make a decision and would like some input please.
Husband and I (60's) traveling to Europe 1st time. Will most probably not be back in this lifetime. Arriving Edinburgh early a.m. 9/30. Departing London 10/7.
We are well aware that is a limited time. We also don't plan on running constantly so are trying to see what we can and keep our expectations reasonable.
That said.... I am thinking 3 nights Edinburgh. So Sunday, Monday tour city, and Tuesday possible 1 day Rabbies tour to the Highlands.
My plan was then to take the train to York for an overnight Wednesday (thanks for that idea on this forum) and then train to London early Thursday, seeing what we can until Sunday.
I still like this plan, but husband threw me a curve when he said he might like to rent a car for a short while on this trip. He enjoys trying new things and I really think it is about experiencing driving on the left though it also has to do with the difference when touring by car.
So, if we were to substitute the train to York with a car rental what should our expectations for that journey be? What route would you recommend with a few stops on the way or would we really need to overnight on the way?I see it is about 6 hrs to York with no stops versus the 2 hr train ride. I suppose we could arrive in London late on Thursday to accommodate some stops.
Thanks for any and all thoughts.