We will be flying in from London Monday morning the 14th of April to Glasgow. At this current time, not planning on spending time there but getting our car and heading to Ayr. I’ve read some articles that this might not be the place a tourist would pick to do on their trip but we have family from the Ayr/Cumnock area and would like to traipse around there for a day, including seeing Culzean Castle, Robert Burns’ sites and whatever else suits our fancy. Spend the night in Ayr at a farmstay. ?
Tuesday- head to Loch Lommond and explore the area there, would like to stay for two nights at the Loch Lommond youth hostel (yea/nay?). One day to head towards Glencoe/Ben Nevis. The next morning, spend some time around the area exploring and then head towards Stirling for Wednesday night.
Wednesday- enjoy Stirling Castle, putz around for awhile and then head up towards Aberdeen to see Dunnotar Castle. Spend the night near there.
Thursday- head towards St. Andrews, visit the beach, the golf course, eat! ? Spend the night near there.
Friday- The Falkirk wheel, Linlithgow Palace, Blackness Castle Spend Friday and Saturday night in Edinburgh, fly to London Sunday evening.
Now that I’ve typed this out, I wonder if we’ll have enough to do? I tried to lay it out so that we would have time to do what interested us once we got there instead of having every single thing planned out. Am I missing something you all would consider a do not miss? As far as Loch Ness goes, I have no desire to see that. I plan on returning to Scotland and that’s why I’m not trying to cram every single region in on this trip. Are there B&B’s that you would recommend for Wed/Thursday nights? I feel like I’ve forgotten something on this list, but I suppose it’ll come back to me. Thanks for all your help.
Oh, I should note that there will be three of us traveling if that makes a difference on recommended B&B's.