London to Scotland, and back: A few questions
I'm thinking of bringing a few people and our folding bikes on a train + bicycle trip from London to Scotland this summer.
The trip will start with a long week-end in London, then taking the train (either day or night) to Glasgow, from which we'll catch the West Highland Line to Mallaig, then go to Edinburgh, and back to London through some East coast towns.
Here's the map on Google.
I'd like some feedback:
- considering this trip, are InterRail or BritRail likely to be cheaper than buying individual tickets, either in advance or when we're there?
- Edinburgh is only about 50km from Glasgow: Is the area worth riding our bikes, or should we take a train?
- Are there other cities on the way back that you would recommend?
Thanks for any help.