We are planning a trip next spring, and we are thinking about starting from Bath and either taking the train or driving up to York and then on into Scotland. We have visited some of Scotland before, so we are thinking about heading up to Inverness and then traveling back south along the western coast.
Train tickets from Bath to York and York to Inverness in particular are pretty pricey. Since we plan to rent a car in Scotland anyway, we are thinking about possibly driving the entire way instead of going by train.
I was wondering if someone could tell me how difficult the Bath to York and York to Inverness drive would be? Since we would just be starting the trip, we would like to "ease" into the driving until we get the hang of driving on the left side again.
I would also appreciate any advice on which method you would recommend for these two parts of our trip - car or train? This would be for both driving between destinations and for having a car in Bath and York. We have visited a number of towns on past trips where a car is just not practical for parking and getting around.
Thank you very much for your help!