Good afternoon everyone,
My husband and I just booked flights to Edinburgh for the beginning of October (it was a great deal!). We are leaving our children at home and it will be just the two of us! I was originally thinking we would stay in Scotland but the more I’ve researched, it seems like October is not ideal for visiting. I’ve been told it is to rainy and cold to be much fun.
We are not planning this trip with a lot of time to spare as it is a bit last minute BUT I would love some guidance. I’ve also always wanted to visit England (Cotswolds area included) so should we explore Edinburgh and then just train into England? We have 10 nights in Europe and then will fly back home from Edinburgh. Another idea would be to just explore Scotland but not go to the most western parts as that (so I’ve been told) is going to be where the worst of the weather will be.
We haven’t booked any hotels so we are completely open to do whatever…but we do need to decide soon so we can book things before it is all gone. We are in our mid-30’s and have been to Europe several times (already once this year). We love the idea of this being a more relaxing trip since our kids won’t be with us. Walking, hiking, seeing the “sites” and enjoying an evening in a local pub all sound lovely (we are definitely passionate about great, local food!)!
I know this is super vague but any guidance would be so helpful! Should we stay in Scotland? Go to England? Do a bit of both? Neither of us has been to either country so we are excited about this upcoming adventure!