My husband and I, (mid 60’s) are planning a 15 day trip to England and Scotland in May

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Post by Guest »

.. (not including travel days) got a great deal on airfare. Fly into London and fly home from Edinburgh.

We are very active and looking for the best places to visit. We were thinking 8 days in England and 7 days in Scotland. We plan to rent a car once we get to Glasgow or Inverness to see the northern highlands. We like unusual spots.

I love this forum because of the diversity of suggestions. please help! Other than London, we really have no idea what to see. Thanks!

Post by Tara »

So many options, but I'll name a few. From Glasgow, drive north past Loch Lomond up through Glencoe for some fabulous scenery. Along the way are some pretty Castles such as Inveraray, and the ruins of Kilchurn castle. In Fort William you can see the Jacobite Steamtrain, or drive along to Glenfinnan and watch it go over the pretty Glenfinnan Viaduct. From there, if you drive north past Loch Ness you can visit the lovely Urquhart Castle. Up near Inverness you can visit the Culloden Battlefield, the Clava Cairns and just north of Inverness is a stunning Castle called Dunrobin Castle. Another option is to drive more east after heading north from Fort William, and go over to the Isle of Skye, passing by Eilean Donan Castle on the way. Like I said too many options really.

Remember driving can be slow going on Scottish roads once you get in the Highlands, it will take longer than you think to drive to various locations.

Post by Heidi »

York is my favorite city. Lots of history, including the Viking museum, a breathtaking cathedral, a Tudor-era shopping district and a railway museum are all must-sees. I’d take the train, spend a couple of days exploring, then rent a car (Enterprise is at the main railway station) and see the beautiful countryside of the Yorkshire Dales before driving to Scotland.

Post by Louise »

Really depends on what you like. History? A particular era in history? More interested in natural wonders? I would not have a rental car except when necessary, the train service is excellent and if you are staying in cities, especially in the old parts of the city, parking is impossible.

Post by Ashley »

My friend and I rented a car in Edinburgh and headed up to Inverness and around to Findhorn and then down to Grantown-on-Spey where we stayed at a b&b and then explored that area for a few days from there.

Post by Marci »

my hubbs moved from yorkshire to the US when we got married. he created Landscapes of Yorkshire (facebook group) you're welcome to join to get ideas. i second the suggestion of going to York. it's got so much history. loads to see and do!

Post by Kep »

If you to visit Stonehenge, rent a car and drive. After Stonehenge, you can visit Bath since you are close by. And Bristol and part of Wales are not that far off, if choose to cover that part of the the UK.
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