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Home bases for 16 days in Sept
Hi. My husband and I will have 16 glorious days for our first trip to Scotland this September. I am wondering first if I need to reserve all my lodging ahead of time? We are flying in and out of Glasgow, which I will reserve, but after that, we kind of like to be flexible. We like B&Bs and wouldn't mind staying in a castle, if possible. I read that Skye will probably need a reservation. I am curious what are good home bases. We have no problem staying at different places every couple nights, but was thinking of finding a few towns that we could home base from.
So far we want to see things around Glasgow (Dunoon - his father was stationed there in the US Navy when he was a baby), Glasgow Cathedral, maybe a couple gin/whisky distilleries, Edinburgh and it's sights, Outlander sites (Midhope House, Blackwell Castle, Falkland, Inverness, Clava Cairns, Glencoe, Castle Doune, etc.), Fort William, Loch Lomond, Glenfinnian viaduct, Skye, Malliag and who knows what else we find along the way.
We may also be doing Kiltwalk Edinburgh on the 17th (day before we fly out) so we'll be coming back to Edinburgh and then probably driving to the airport the next day.
Are we cramming too much into this time period? I love photography and being outdoors so we definitely want to have time to do some walking/hiking and photographing. We will have a car and have no issue driving to locations.
Oh, and one last question are most places closed on Sundays? I know a lot of Europe is that way.
Thanks in advance.
I like the TripPlanner on this website. Only suggestion would be to make it so I could rearrange the order of sites. It puts them in order of when you add them.