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We're planning our first trip to England. We're US citizens aged 70. Although we have never had a traffic accident, have not had a traffic ticket this century, and are in excellent health, we have read than we may not be able to rent in car in England due to our age. Note: we did not read this in Lonely Planet's "England". Any thoughts and advice will be appreciated before I visit the car rental websites listed in Lonely Planet's "England". Thank you.
I'm planning to visit Castle Howard in May with bus. Bus schedule gives me two options - I could stay there for five or for three hours. Is three hours enough time (and I could get two extra hours for other places), or should I go for five hours stay?
Does anyone know how many villages, towns, and cities are in England? How many abandoned villages are in England?
I will be visiting London for the first time in May. Very excited about it. Unfortunately we only have 4 days to spare, and with all the great things to see and do, it seems too short. So we need to squeeze as much as possible within those days.
We are planning to visit the Buckingham Palace (to check out the change of guards ceremony.), Emirates stadium and Old Trafford in a day. By public. Any great tips from fellow travelers on whether this is possible? We are staying a few minutes from Paddington Station, and I'm pretty sure it is accessible to almost everywhere ard London.
It'd be great if you could include the route (by train/bus) as well. Thanks!
I want to start some walking at the end of this month on the cotswolds way
to give me more freedom i distance , walkingday ( or resting day ) and to be able to walk in line ( no loops )
i would use my car and bike combination.
park car at start, bike to end, walk back and pick up bike. Is this a possible in the cotswolds?
can i leave my bike locked safe in the villages?
I plan to come to the UK very soon and although I will be traveling around Europe, England will be my base. My question is: How would I got about renting a flat (clean, private, not too far from London) in the UK for 6 months? Are there pitfalls to this approach?
Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated
I have a few days in London either side of a Mark Knopfler concert at the end of May. I would like to take a day-trip to Newcastle to hire a car and take a look around.
Is anyone familiar with the reliability of the train services up that way? They say the journey is around 3 1/4 hours or so, but I have also heard of some great delays on the British rail network?
Thanks for any advice.
I have the potential for a new job, which would require staying in London for one weeknight every week. The job is for a charity, so they would only consider this if it were as cheap as possible. So, I am wandering where to start looking for a private room in the range of £20-£40 per night for a regular booking?
Does anyone know if hotels/hostels offer such deals, or are they generally inundated. Has anyone ever come across a website where people advertise such things?
Thanks for your help!
My daughter and I are planning our first trip together and her first trip abroad. She's 8. We're from the U.S.
We'll do some typical tourist things but if anyone knows of any unique, kid-friendly things to do, that would be great. Or, generally, I'd love to find some "off-the-beaten-path" destinations that aren't typical tourist traps. Even though we'll be staying in London, we might be up for a day trip somewhere. :)
Also, still nailing down accommodations. What's the best site to use for finding apartments for short-term vacation rentals? Airbnb? VRBO? Others?
Any help greatly appreciated!!
So I am going to Europe and have the first two weeks of June still to fill in!
I am looking at cruises and tours... anything that is pre-organised so I cant get lost!
Airport hopping like a mad man doesn't appeal to me too much either.
I am not interested in Contiki, sadly all the tours they offer that appeal to me are either booked out or the dates are not suited to my existing itinerary.
So does anyone know of or experienced some exciting things to do that will hopefully attract more people in my own age group? Similar to Contiki style.
thinking of hiking Hadrains wall . staying in inns, B&Bs, maybe taking 2 weeks. anyone else done this? we are a couple in our late 50;s. any suggestions of info would be great.
What areas close to the city would you recommend. A family member is considering moving there, his company is recruiting and it would be for at least two years. A reallocation allowance is provided, but they don't help with properties. His place of work is near Ropemaker Street, London. If he makes the move, his girlfriend will also go with him. She is a nurse. One of the big issues is the high Australian dollar compared to the English pound and it looks like they would effectively be getting less pay. One would get (and thiese figures are approximate) $10,000 - $15,000 less, the other around $10,000 less.
A small one bedroom flat in Pimlico was around 1.500 pounds a month (about AUD $2,200) he was told. From looking at google maps, the closest underground railway station to his work place appears to be Moorgate. Due to the long hours his work involves he would be catching taxis... more »
I know you need more time to experience a country and all that jazz, but I really can't handle Heathrow for 5 hours. So the plan is to take the airport express, head into town and have lunch before going back out.
Suggestions? I obviously value quick access and service...
Thanks to all who took time to consider my post.
We are a couple of Aussies planning to undertake the Coast To Coast walk in northern England late August/early September.
Can anyone advise us on the best way to undertake this?
We do not want a group tour but wonder how to transport bags etc between stopping places. We would prefer to walk with only a light day pack and have a heavier bag transported between B&Bs. Also booking overnight accommodation and any recommendations on that front.
If you have any tips at all please let us know. Is the track easy to follow?
could you recommend us (my girlfriend and I) a great place to eat delicious fish&chips in Torquay or near there?
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