I'll be able to spend two days in Edinburgh (a saturday and a sunday), and I would like the help of our fellow travelers.
- I'll arrive saturday very early, from London (probably around 7 or 8 AM), and I'll depart late on sunday (probably around 9 PM);
- Since I'll spend just two days, I'm not planning a trip to either Glasgow or Stirling. I know one day in dinburgh and one in another city will just make the trip more expensive and less pleasant;
- My interests are almost 100% history (some slight secondary interest in art and architecture), so I'm planning to visit the follow: Edinburgh Castle (the highlight and major reason for my desire to visit Edinburgh) and the Scottish MIlitary Museum, Scottish National Museum, Craigmillar Castle and a quick look in the National Gallery and National Portait Gallery (a nice place to have a look on a country's history). Rossyn Chapel only if I have the time, which I don't think I'll have, the same applies to Lilinthgow, so I'm not planning on any of them. Are those places affordable to visit in 2 days, or I'm overrating my tourist capacity?
- I'll probably go either in december or march. In march I'm OK with weather, but, since I'm from a tropical country, I'm slightly scared of Scotland in december. I saw the temperature ranges between 2 and 6 degrees, and I was able to endure a 8 degrees winter last year without adequate clothes (aka fleece and thermal underclothes), so, if this is the real average (with probably a 0 or -1 apparent temperature), I'll be able to survive. Is Edinburgh colder than this? And, considering my home place, I never saw snow, so, is there a chance for me to see it? Since I'll need to endure cold weather, at least I want to see some snow. And last but not least, I know december will have less daytime, compared to other periods, and I'm taking this in consideration when I made my sightseeing list.
I appreciate and apologize in advance on any spelling mistakes (English isn't my first language)