Europe - UK & Ireland
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First off I really like the Forum, have very often gathered loads of Information one would not get anywhere else.
But I am struggling a bit with a Cycling trip round Ireland. So here's the set up:
We, a couple 22/24 years old are going to a wedding in Limavady in August, so we decided to make a holiday of it.
We're flying in to Dublin with our bikes and then have 4 days to get to Limavady. That stretch is easier to plan.
After that we will head Southwest by train/bus for 10 days ending up in Dublin and that's as far as we've come concerning planning, the mayor must sees for us lie between Galway and Cork.
1. The big question is, can one camp in Ireland?
(Many reasons - I can elaborate if necessary)
2. Then how true is the don't-cycle-from-North to South-myth concerning the winds?
Didn't look that bad on a weather chart yet it constantly pops up.
2b. How ... more »
I will be in Edinburgh / Scotland for the first time in late september this year, for just six days.
Apart from Edinburgh itself, I´d love to visit other atractions like castles, destileries, lakes and the highlands. Since I am on a short schedule and travelling on my own, I am considering to take an excursion for two or three days.
Do you think it´s a good idea?
Any tour shops to recomend?? >>
I thank you all for any info !!
We finally decided to hire a car (cheaper and faster than public transport for 3 people), and make a trip the first week of September (8 days). The itinerary is the following:
Edinburgh-Loch Lomond-Glencoe-Fort William-Mallaig-Armadale-Portree-Kyle-Inverness-Caledonian Canal (Loch Ness)-St. Andrews-Edinburgh
Is it a good idea?
Is there something we shouldn´t miss in the way?
Thank U +
Anyone familiar with the hotels listed below?
Looking for an appealing location relatively quiet for a good night's sleep but conveniently located close to sites.
We like a historical feel but higher end accommodations with good "fluff" factor on the blankets and a traditional feel rather than something contemp./mod. Which of these would you chose if you were travelling to London and why:
- The Cranley
- The Royal Park
- The Goring
- Covent Garden
Horseguards is a possibility but we are staying there on the second part of our trip - thought we'd try another for the 1st.
I am planning to visit London with couple of friends next week , anyone knows how to find personal tour guide :) to hang out with us.
Maybe I didn't search the FAQs long enuf, as this must be a common question. Where can I find information about VAT refunds? I'm planning a trip at the end of August/early Sept. beginning with a professional conference in Edinburgh and 2 weeks of self-directed travel in Scotland following. VATs for the conference alone are substantial, and I'd like to find out how to get a refund. Thanks!
Hi, all. I'm on a Delta flight from Dublin to JFK that leaves from Dublin's T2, where immigration and customs pre-clearance to the U.S. is available. My question is, is the pre-clearance REQUIRED? Or could I opt to skip it and then just go through all that at JFK? I ask because my connecting flight into Dublin (on a different airline) only leaves me about a 2-hour layover and it'd be nice to know I have the option to skip this if the lines are long and I'm running late.
Thanks for any insights!
Does anybody know a good and reliable search web page for cheap flights to / from the UK?
How about cheap european air companies?
Thank you all!!
My wife and I plan to spend l4 days in Ireland late Aug. to early September. We will be arriving in Dublin and driving a car. Rather than going from one place to place and to reduce stress we have decided to try and find some good regional cities to settle in for a few days and then move on to another area. Most interested in Ring of Kerry, Galway, Sligo, Giant's Causeway, Belfast and Dublin areas/cities. Other than Belfast and Dublin we prefer to know about smaller towns that have more character if possible.
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We posted here about a trip to Scotland but soon after lost our accommodations so we need to repost.
We are in a position where we must chose between a few locations - our choices are:
- travel to Glencoe, then to Aberdeen, then onto Edinburgh
- travel to Glencoe, then to Fife, then onto Edinburgh
- travel to Glencoe, then Loch Ness, then onto Edinburgh
- travel to Glencoe, then N. or S. Skye, then onto Edinburgh
Which location would you chose to fill in between Glencoe and Edinburgh: Aberdeen, Fife, Loch Ness, or SKye? Why?
We are looking for sightseeing, culture/history and some great scenery - travelling as a family with young teens.
What's a good disbursement of nights for each of these locations?
Replies would be great - thank you.
Am planning a four day roadtrip between London and Edinburgh in early August. I want to take my time and see some of the sights, and I'm looking on suggestions on which sites to visit. I'm a bit of a history and heritage buff, but would rather see it in the countryside and towns and villages rather than in museums. I'm thinking of using the A1 as a guide, but would rather not spend all my time on a dull, grey motorway. Not all the interested in large towns or cities as we'll be spending time in London and Edinburgh. I'd love to spend at least one night in an old pub or tavern in a small town, or even in the countryside.
So, basically, I'm looking for ideas on interesting sights within distance of the A1 on the way from London to Edinburgh. Thanks in advance.
Oh, and I'm planning on spending four nights on the roadtrip.
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I have a plane ticket into London to start a holiday in the UK and Europe. I'm not clear if I will need to present proof of intention return to my home country Australia - I'd rather not as that seems too far ahead to plan.
As far as I can understand, I can provide proof of my funds (e.g. bank statement) that I have enough money to fund my trip or is it possible for a train ticket into Europe, for example Paris or Amsterdam, will be sufficient to gain entry?
We need a tip for a small and non-touristic destillery or degustation place for whiskies around:
- Fort William
- Loch Lomond
It shall not be touristic. Thanks for any tipps!
I would like to visit Skellig Michael in August. Does anyone know if there are tours from Killarney? Or does anyone know what's the best way to book it beforehand?
I’m an Aussie tourist in UK. !‘d like to buy some camping gear from Amazon UK while I am in UK. I am flying directly from London out of EU. Is there any way I can get a VAT refund (on the spot or sent later to a credit card or bank account), if I show the items on departure in a similar way as in Aus and other countries in SE Asia. If not this way, is there a system for reclaiming VAT.
Thank you for your help.
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