My husband and I, both in late 50s, have decided to use some airline credits and go to Scotland this October. The dates that worked for us are flying out on 10/10 and coming back on 10/19. We will be flying in and out of Edinburgh and we will be renting a car, at least for some of this trip. Here is a rough outline of what I have so far and would love your feedback before I start booking anything:
Arrive 10/11 in Edinburgh and stay two nights.
Head to Inverness area and stay two nights at Tulloch Castle (I know this is not right in Inverness, but I want to stay here as it was the Castle for Clan Davidson and I am a Davidson :-))
Head to Isle of Skye for two nights (thinking Portree)
Spend one night (open for suggestions) somewhere between Portree and Edinburgh
Head back to Edinburgh for very early flight next morning back home.
Please let me know your thoughts so far and any suggested hotels and stops along the way. We were thinking that we would like to stop in St. Andrews on the way to Inverness and we are interested in seeing at least one distillery. We love castles and ruins, too. My husband is a big history buff and I love the outdoors.
Thanks for your help!