Will be traveling in Scotland and Ireland for 11 days in May. We have a rough itinerary but would love some feedback.
Day 1-Edinburgh city sites- mainly interested in Royal Mile and Castle and Holyrood House. We are not big on museums.
Day 2- 3- travel to Inverness. Explore town, Loch Ness and Urquhart castle.
Day 4- travel back to Edinburgh in am and see what was missed the first day.
Day 5 - flight to Dublin in am then see what we can in Dublin. We are not big on city scene and would prefer to spend our time in countryside. Planning on seeing Trinity college and catching cultural show in Pm.
Day 6- 9 - travel to west coast by car. We would like to get to Killarney and use it for our home base the remaining of the trip until last day where we will stay in Bunratty the night before we fly out from Shannon.
Day 10 - travel to Bunratty to be close to airport.
So here are my questions.
1- We are thinking about stopping for the night on way to Killarney but not sure where is the best spot. Cashel, Killkenney, maybe Cork?
2 - other than Killarney national park! where would you suggest to go? I know how much Dingle is loved by Rick Steve's readers and Tralee but any other places? ( we have decided not to do Cliffs of Moher due to length of travel and the big wall that seems to be in the way of seeing the cliffs, We are also traveling with my 70 year old mother.
3 - is the castle or Bunratty worth seeing?
4 a Is the Kerry living history village a tourist trap or worth seeing?
Any other advice is welcomed!
Thanks for your input!!!!