We are planning a short trip to UK from 23rd Dec to 1st Jan. We are particularly interested in London (and nearby towns), a few places in Scotland and Liverpool (only because I am Beatles fan). In Scotland so far we have shortlisted Edinburgh, Lake District and Loch Ness. I had a few questions about these places:
1. Would any of these places be open around Christmas?
2. Should we rent a car once we are in Scotland or it would be better to rely on bus/train?
3. Is Liverpool worth a visit in such a tight schedule?
4. Is this going to be too hectic? Should we exclude a few places?
So far the plan to is spend 5 days in London, 1 day in Liverpool and 3 days in Scotland.