Our family of 12, including eight grndchildren ages 10 to 22 will travel to Scotland and England in July, Our theme is Harry Potter. We have read the books and seen the movies together since their beginning. I know, HP is a fictional character, but the movie sites have established a pleasant itinerary. We'll fly into Glascow, stay to Fort william 2 nights for the steam train to Maillag and a hike to Steall Falls, then travel to Edinburg for 2 nights, with an overnight somewhere (suggestions?) en route. Then to London. We will travel in a hired minibus with a driver.
In addition to HP we are interested in Medieval history and would like to see as many castles/ruins as possible without spending long days driving out of the way. Is there a route between Glasgow and Fort William where we could see castles? Not necessarily restored castles for touring, but on a hillside or byway to establish the history of the area? How about on the drive to Edinburg? We'll include Blair Castle for the Blairs in our family and Edinburgh Castle. Any others along the route? Thanks so much for your expertise and willingness to share your experiences.