Well I might be a wee bit biased here given that I am studying at Edinburgh... but I did have a flatmate who studied English Lit this year and quite enjoyed it. She was in her final year but said the Scottish Literature really fascinated her. In terms of the locations, I also considered Bath as an option when applying. Bath is of course a lovely little picturesque town but - and again I may be a little biased - you cannot beat Edinburgh on beauty. In terms of travel time, that's something you'll have to decide for yourself personally. 9 hours is quite a long trip but I'd say it's worth it. The only regard in which I would favour Bath is accommodation; a mate from Bath had his sorted at Christmas, whereas Scottish Law means that I'm going to be searching in August/September. Not a worry in first year anyways but bear in mind that Edinburgh has a housing crisis. Hope something in here helps!