I'm visiting Edinburgh for two days in August, then renting a car at the airport to see some of the country for two days. I'm a solo traveler who's comfortable driving on the left (I drive in Ireland all the time), and would like suggestions for a couple of places to visit. Someone recommended I head to Stirling, then Callendar overnight, then around to Crief to Perth to stay overnight, then back to the airport in the morning. Are these long drives? The first day looks like a 3 hour drive.
I want to get a taste for the country, the lakes and glens, but not plan too cover too much ground. I'm comfortable with 4 - 5 hour drives including stops along the way for photography. After spending two days in Edinburgh, I'll look forward to seeing a bit of the countryside. Advice on routes and hotels/B&Bs along the way welcome!