We are thinking about coming to Fort William after 2 days in Edinburgh, and hike for a day up to Ben Nevis. Then we would like to do a longer hike for a few days. Which trek (East Highland or Great Glen) has better scenery? Which one is easier to hike? We would like to see mountains, lakes, castles and abbeys, and forests. Rugged and dark, "middle age" landscapes. We have about 7 days. We were also thinking about doing the famous West Highland Way instead, but fear it will be a bit too crowded (in mid Spetember).
So which option would you recommend?