We're taking a 2 week trip to Britain in 2013. 1 week in Scotland, 1 week in Wales/bits of England. We're a group of DH, me, 2 teen boys - 14 & 16. The Scotland part has me thrown for a loop. I found an awesome place to stay in Ayr, but don't know if I'd rather be north of Edinburgh/Glasgow? North I've found places near Perth and south of St Andrews. We're interested in all the normal tourist things - castles, cathedrals, villages, football, but want to mix it up with some different things. We'll have a car, but want to stay in one place, taking day trips our from there. So would you stay north or south of Edinburgh? I feel like crossing through Glasgow/Edinburgh to go up north from Ayr seems so daunting and long....so we want to make sure there's enough stuff to keep us busy for a week whichever we pick. (I'm not opposed to driving south from Ayr for a day trip either - is the lake district too far for a day trip?) Thanks so much for any light you can shed on this.