Europe - UK & Ireland
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I have some questions to plan my itinerary using all public transportation for the first part of my trip from London to Ediburgh. I am having trouble putting it all together by using public transport and to get a variety of experiences and I would appreciate any info you can give me or changes of any sort. Thank you!!.
Arrive London, 8:30 AM, Heathrow--- Cotswolds, 3 nights.
(Are there buses that go directly to this area from Heathrow? Or, would it be better to take the train to Paddington and then on to Moreton-in-Marsh)? I would like to do some easy walks. I read of one out of Moreton.., another from Bourton..and one in Broadway. Hidcote Gardens. Any comments? Best base of operations--Moreton...because of transportation?
(How best to get to this area, train from Moreton.. or)? I would like to see Snowdonia via Wels... more »
Ive just had my E.U health insurance card renewed in the Uk and wanted to ask your opinion if you have recently used it in a hospital anywhere in the E.U...
If presented in a hospital in an E.U country do they ask to see your passport?
If Im only traveling with my Uk drivers license is this ok? I have a second passport (non E.U) and was going to travel with it not the E.U one.
When you were treated in the hospital was it completely free of charge on presenting the card?
If you were going to go to Ireland and/or France from London, would you fly or catch the train/ferry? The benefit of flying is it's quicker, but are there other benefits of not flying? Is one comparatively cheaper than the other or would they be about the same? The time factor is not really of the essence. Is there a ferry from Ireland to France?
Hi all. I am flying into Dublin and need to get a Sim Chip for my unlocked phone. Does anyone have suggestions? Thanks so much Leah
Should both be done on a back packing trip of Europe? Or do they have a lot in common and I could use the second locations day else where? Suggestions?
I'm planning a backpacking trip for next Spring/Summer and I intend on spending 4 days in London but I also had planned on Stopping in Liverpool and Manchester for a couple days, do you think it's worth it? I could use the days else where but if it's a must see I don't really want to miss it but from my research it seems to have a lot in common with London itself... Suggestions?
What is the best car hire company to go with picking up from Dublin airport?
Myself and my partner are living in Cork. We are both keen hikers and walkers and heard that Devil's punch bowl in Co. Kerry offers fantastic opportunities. The only problem is we don't know how to get there and don't have a car. We would have to take public bus from Cork to Killarney town and from there try to organize to get to starting point of the trail and trasport back into town.
Can we walk from Killarney to the start of the trail? Could we get a taxi or a public bus?
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London: Does anybody know if it possible to visit the queen elizabeth olympic park/Orbit Tower as a tourist (next weekend) ? Thanks.
I would like some advice on trekking in the western highlands/north (around inverness).
I have noted some nice treks in the area but ideally I would like to do a circuit walk for about 3 days of walking, as it will be easier for me and my walking partner to organise transportation etc.
We are looking at walking around 25-35 km a day and staying lodges/B&B. I could use Fort Willams, Fort Augustus or Inverness as a starting point, or other hub
Any suggestions welcome...
I wil be traveling London on 15th May all by myself just for a day ..
It will be great to meet some companion along the way .. if anyone's around/traveling.
i was planning to take the hop on off bus, but i see most services have last tour at 430 pm only , so I plan to take the tube and walk .. is this a better idea ?
And, 1 question is: Is the view of London more pretty in night/day from the London eye
Looking for a quick response !
Thanks in advance !
Any advice for a nice, medium price, boutique hotel near Victoria Station, for 1 night?
Can be booked via Hostelworld?
Link for it?
I was just wondering about London and if there are any great backpackers cafes or coffee shops?
I've travelled a lot in Asia and came across quite a few cool hangouts that were similar to the community areas in hostels but, obviously not IN a hostel. I personally prefer to get out of the hotel/hostel and seek my city/country information from locals. In some places around Asia they had really great little cafes with maps covering the walls, free books to look through and helpful staff to help me find or books things. It was nice also mixing with other travellers and locals.
Is there anywhere like that in London???
I've been to London a couple of times but never found anything. Mind you, our hostel community hangout areas were great.
Any advice would be appreciated.
We plan to visit the UK, Scotland and Ireland in July and August. We'll stay in Glasgow from 2nd August to 8th. Later we want to go to Belfast. Looks it is better for us, going by coach/ferry/coach. I would like to know if I need to buy the tickets in advance, on line. Any possiblity running out of tickets?
I will be travelling with my sister and her 2 kids (10 + 8) in July. We are trying to find out whether there is any way of getting from St Austell to Eden project other than hiring a car.
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