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Late summer trip to Scotland, England and Ireland

We are 2 couples around 70 traveling for 3 weeks. We fly into Glasgow and will probably spend 4 days in Scotland. I am sure that the Highlands are beautiful but we are not into hiking or such. We are interested in knowing more about the area of Scotland below Glasgow and Edinburgh. What is in that area? Is renting a car and driving the best way to see the area? We are open about how many days we spend in Scotland at this point.
We will travel to London when we leave Scotland.

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My husband and I have driven around Scotland twice. If all you have is 4 days for Scotland there is a lot to see in or near the 2 Cities. Edinburgh is a easy walking city. The Castle, Prince St and High St have sites that can take 2 days. I have not lingered in Glasgow, but they have wonderful Museums and the Necropolis is worth a trip. You can take a day trip to Sterling. Or Loch Lomand. Just start touring on the Web for other ideas. Look up the World Heritage (we liked New Lanark) and Historic Scotland sites. SW Scotland has several historic castles. If you drive to London: The Borders has several relic abbeys and cathedrals. You should also visit the Old Border Hadrian's Wall which is in England. Some of the Auto Rentals do not rent to over 75.

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Sorry, the Borders are in Scotland. Once you cross into England you are either in Northumberland or Cumbria.
How about Perth, or Fife (an area).
If you are travelling from Edinburgh to London by train, it would be a crime not to overnight in York and spend a day in the city.