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My husband and I are travelling to Scotland in August for 10 days - neither of us has ever been, and neither of us knows anything about it besides haggis, sheep, Macbeth and kilts (sad, I know!) so we have NO IDEA what to do or how to plan what to do. We'll be staying in Falkirk (renting a flat) and want to see as much of the 'real' Scotland as we can, not just tourist destinations and hot spots. We love nature (outdoor walking/mild hiking/biking), want to see the countryside, castles and scenic landscapes. It seems like organizing something to include all those activities is mind-bending with all the different options, not mention figuring out how to get from point A to B and C all the way to Q! Is there any way to narrow it down or know how to get things together (bikes, for example, or if it's better to rent a car and drive ourselves around or book a tour). We appreciate any help we can get!