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highlands and orkney

we are planning our first trip to Scotland and cant figure out how long to stay in  1 place --or where to use a place as home base. We want to see Edinburgh, the highlands, skye and Orkney. we are interested in history--medieval, roman, Viking pict,and Neolithic. and we love scenery. How can we arrange an itinerary that's best for us. we plan on using public transit in edinbugh but renting a car  in the highlands on. We will have 3 weeks. are we best to  go to Orkney-how long to stay? or just get a day tour to see the Orkney neothlic sights? I am 65 and my leg gives out occasionally so I'm not a fan of walking tours but can walk sites ourselves   at a slower pace. I want to see the fairy glen and the fairy pools. and hopefully a fishing trip on one of the lakes. Sorry if I'm asking too much at once. I'm exicted to go Scotland--trying to narrow it.

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  • Heather1Heather1 Member
    Thank-you for the useful info. We are not seasoned travelers. We will be flying in from Canada and trying to figure out distances  and home bases. On  our last trip( Nevada) U.S.)we misjudged  time and distances and ended up arriving when sites were closing. We want to make sure we don't have to drive 6 hours to see something and try to get back that night. I very much appreciated your reply. Thank-you.
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