After pouring over these forums for 6 weeks, I have a basic plan...just need help with fine tuning. Leaving for the UK next week, arriving in Edinburg by train from London. We have 4 nights in Scotland (not enough, I know) Route; Edinburgh, St. Andrews, Glencoe, flying out of Glasgow 6 pm day 5. Hiring a car in Edinburgh on the way out of town- Dropping Glasgow airport.
Goals enroute; 2 castles, 2 distilleries, 1 hike, magnificent scenery, local flavor. Very comfortable driving, but don't want to push so hard that we miss the beauty in the details.
1) 2 nights in Edinburgh?
2) Coastal route to St. Andrew's?
3) St. Andrew's to Glencoe thru Perth? Or Stirling/Callander?
4) Overnight in St. Andrew's? Glencoe? Oban?
5) Castle/distillery suggestions along the way?
6 Route down to Glasgow?
Thank you so much for your time. This kind of advice is invaluable and has made all the difference in the past when I travel. Hope I can help with California details someday :)