We are meeting our family, who live in London, up in Scotland for a family adventure. We are wanting to spend a week in Scotland, the last week in July when my nephews are going on holiday for the summer.
I was hoping to find one place & then do train or driving trips from that location. I was hoping to be a reasonable train ride away from Edinburgh so we didn't need to try to drive in the city.
I was thinking of North Berwick or Linlithgow because I have checked them out for train rides & they don't seem too bad.
Ok now the questions:
Any other ideas for a town that would be reasonable to stay in without staying in Edinburgh itself? I know we are a week before the craziness of the festival which we are hoping to avoid for the most because of the crowds.
Other ideas of places to visit in surrounding areas around Edinburgh besides just castles? We like walking tours as long as it do able for 4 kids. We were thinking of going up to Stirling but I think that is as far north as we want to go.