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Welcome to the UK, described by Lonely Planet in the latest UK guide as "simply one of the most beautiful islands on earth". You'll find that whilst people can appear flippant and/or sarcastic on this branch, it's only part of the unique British sense of humour so don't take it personally.

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We are planning a 5 day trip to Donegal in late August. We'll fly in to Belfast I think as it seems the closest airport that is also cheap, and is quicker to get there than from Dublin?

Once there, are there any recommendations for an itinerary given that a) we will be reliant on public transport and b) we are keen photographers?

Many thanks

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Hi, all.

I’m going to be in Scotland, walking St. Cuthbert’s Way (which finishes at the eastern end of the borderlands), after which I’ll have a few more days before going home. Trying to decide how to spend those days. Most likely, I’ll improvise, but would welcome your input.

I think quiet and not overly busy, maybe a coastal town or village would be best. Some places which seem appealing are Kirkcudbright, Crail, Pittenweem, and maybe Crovie or Pennan (I know the latter two are a good…

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Hi, I am going to Edinburgh for 7 days at the end of May ( long weekend ). This is the first time I am going to travel entirely by myself. I am nervous but excited at the same time. I have planned ( so far ) to explore Edinburgh and vicinity for 3 and half days and the Lake District ( England ) for 2 and half days. So far I have booked a hop on hop off bus tour for the city of Edinburgh and booked a Best of Lakes all day tour for Lake District from Windermere where I am staying. I have planned…

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Hello TTF Friends,
I will be travelling with 4 other adults throughout Ireland from May 28- June 8th. We will start in Dublin and stay until the 31st, at which point we will need to book a car rental for the rest of our trip. I checked out Enterprise and Hertz. They were somewhat expensive. I was hoping I could get some car rental tips from any folks out there that may have figured out the trick to getting a cheap (but reliable) car rental in Ireland. We would be picking the car up in Dublin on…

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Hello everybody,
I am planning a week off in Scotland this early summer.Its gonna be my first time in the country and i cant figure out must-see's and must-do's in such a short time.
I love nature,animals and wildlife as well as history( such as castles,palaces).I have been reading alot online and i came to the conclusion that Edinburgh is a lovely city to visit for a couple of days if not for more.I would really love to see some islands and i cant decide which ones ( Outer Hebrides,Inner…

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Flying from OZ thru Heathrow to Edinburgh, travel agent says luggage will be transferred from Royal Brunei flight to internal BA flight so all I have to do is change terminals. Another "expert" says I must retrieve luggage at Heathrow, go thru customs and transfer it to the onward flight to Edinburgh myself. Can anyone tell me which is correct as am elderly and not up to charging about Heathrow with luggage. Thanks!

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Hey :)

My girlfriend and I will be spending 2 weeks in Scotland at the end of August/Beginning of September. We both do not feel very confident about driving on the left side on the street, and hiring a car is more expensive for us because we're apparently "too young" (23) to get a normal price (is this the case with every company?) Therefore we want to get around by public transport, maybe with one of these "X out of Y days unlimited travel with bus/train/ferry" offers.. I already searched the…

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Hi, my wife and I are traveling with our daughter (who will be @ 1 and a half) to Ireland this August for about 2 weeks. We're flying into Dublin and flying out of Shannon. I've been toying around with intineraries and wanted to get some feedback /ideas on this possible plan:

Day 1: arrive in Dublin, sleep in Dublin
Day 2: Dublin, sleep in Dublin
Day 3: rent car, Dublin to Belfast, sleep Belfast
Day 4: Belfast, sleep Belfast
Day 5: Belfast - Giants Causeway - Derry, sleep Derry
Day 6: Derry…