Looks like I'll be flying into London on or around May 31st to attend the Queen's 60th Jubilee with my family... however I will have a couple days to myself that I am free to do whatever I want... like visit some Scotch distilleries!
With only a Thursday, Friday and Saturday available to travel Scotland, I don't expect to visit every distillery I want. But I figure it will be just enough time to stop in to Islay, Campbeltown and some other islands off the southwest coast! I think most Scotch distilleries I want to see are going to be in that area anyway. (Laphroaig, Ardbeg, Springbank mostly)
So, my question is, how does one travel from London to Scotland (and around) alone? I've heard rail prices are a bit ridiculous right now but can't think of a better method short of flying. I've also wondered if tour groups leave from England to visit distilleries but I doubt there are any doing the route I'm most interested in.
Beyond that I'm more concerned about traveling from distillery to distillery... never used a lot of public transport in my life and I have no idea what the customs are like out there so I hope someone has advice!
Also, I'm going to need 1-2 nights accommodation up there, so recommendations on where to stay are welcomed! Thanks guys.