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First trip. My husband and I purchased a package deal, which included airfare, a night at a "castle", a rental car, and 5 nights at B&Bs of our choosing. We know it'll be just a snapshot, but my husband really just wants to see the highlands.
Flying into Edinburgh -- first night is at the non-changeable "castle," which is actually a manor home (but has wonderful reviews) in Peebles, which looks like an hour south of Edinburgh. The next day, we're driving to the Inverness area for 3 days, where we'll do the Culloden battlefield and Ft. George the first day; Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, and a distillery tour the 2nd; and a day trip (group tour) from Inverness to Skye for the 3rd.
We're in Morar for the next night (Glenfinnan, Ft. William), then back to Edinburgh (through Glencoe, with stops at Stirling and Doune Castles) the night before our plane leaves. We'll be taking notes for a planned longer trip in the future (particularly want to spend more time on Skye, and in the north).
I've been getting advice that the Peebles place is lunacy, that we should just forfeit the night and pay to stay north of Edinburgh in preparation for the trip to Inverness. I'm feeling reluctant (or cheap?), but wanted to get more advice.
Thanks in advance for your help.