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Am loving our time in Scotland over past week, despite the current horrid weather. Currrently in Fort William.
Next week we will be catching a ferry to St Margaret's Hope from Gill's Bay at 13.30. The night before we are planning on staying at Durness. Now that we have experienced the one lane roads (eg Mull) I am .sure that we will be able to get from Durness to Gill's Bay in time. Can someone please advise me on the state of the road and an approx time it will take to drive across so we can changew our plans or get up very early. (I drive just under the speed limit)
hi everyone who has traveled ireland, were planning a 24 day road trip in the Republic of Ireland, i was wondering about leaveing Galway then on the M6 to spend a night in Trim, not wanting to go all the way to Trim where would be a good place to spend the night.
Will be driving in September from Worthing to Crowcombe in Somerset. Wanted to drive through rural areas to view scenes of rolling hills. Thought of driving through Dorset and make some quick stops along the way. Will probably stop at Arundel then not sure whether to go to Salisbury, stop at Shaftesbury, down to Dorchester then up to Sherborne before Crowcombe, or is it better to go through the New Forest stop at Dorchester then up to Sherborne. Would enjoy viewing nice rural scenes, and or lovely villages, towns and country sites. if time avails a quick walk, scenic trails, maybe bush track through trees and after views of rolling hills and plains.
Any ideas welcome.
Hi. Looking for some tough hill walking in Ireland. Ideally three days or so of walking. Have come across the 12 Bens, thinking maybe that looks more challenging than Wicklow? Will be on my own, so once I identify the region, I will probably look for guided trips I can join.
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Hi everyone! I am a Kiwi, who has been living in Ireland for the past 6 months after travelling South America for the six months before that. I am leaving Ireland tomorrow and am trying to purchase travel insurance last minute - I know, what an idiot. Should've done it sooner. But, I can't seem to find anyone that will insure me as I need to be an Irish resident or else there is a 72 hour waiting period before it kicks in! Does anyone out there now of any company (Except Wildnomads) that can do this? Any help would be awesome!
I'll be driving around Durham soon and I want to see parts of Hadrian's wall.
I may give Houseteads and Vinolanda a go but what I 'm most interested in are not necessarily forts. I'm trying to find parts of the wall with fewer tourists (I'll be there on a week-end), little if no tourist infrastructure (a simple walk would be more than enough) and beautiful scenery. the only thing is that it has to be fairly close to the road (less than 20 or 30 minute walk maybe).
here is what I basically want to see :
does anyone know the locations that would fit my needs ?:
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When I lived in Stockholm, I often take this cheap cruise line called Viking line to Estonia/Helsinki, where you can cheap alcohol and very cheap rooms with quite a bit young people.
After googling around, I found a DFDS line that goes from Amsterdam to New Castle, but it seems like a very family oriented from their website description. Anyone who's been on that line have any experience of the atmosphere? and Is there any other lines that goes to London or Brighton?
if someone knows a way to rent a scooter or tandem bike
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Hi all. Thinking of doing the St Bees to Robin Hoods Bay walk across Northern England.
I know the weather is never reliable & it can rain & rain & rain, but is there a time of year when this is less likely?
I did the walk once before in Sept '98 & we had a couple of days of rain (not too bad), but talked to others who had been thoroughly rained-out in June. Was I lucky or is Sept as good as it gets?
On May 15, I'll be flying from Canada to Cape Town, South Africa but will have a 10-hour layover at Heathrow. My flight arrives at 9:35am and leaves at 7:30pm. Rather than just hang around the airport the entire time, I'd like to see a bit of London and have a bite of lunch in the city. Ideally, I'd like to stroll around a bit but I'd be perfectly happy just to see Big Ben and have fish & chips and a pint in a traditional English pub. However, I don't want to risk missing my connecting flight and I'm not sure what will happen with my luggage in the meantime. Given the time constraints, will I be able to venture downtown or is it better to just stay in the airport?
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I'm researching the cheapest way to drive from Denmark to a point in England and back. Right now I'm looking at the channel tunnel car train. It seems it is cheaper to take a one day round trip than it is to take an ordinary one way ticket. Why wouldn't I do this? Is there any way they can sanction you for not using the return trip?
Can anyone give me advice on how to travel from Whitby to York, in North Yorkshire by some form of public transport?
I can't hire a car there and the train and National Express service travel a very circuitous route.
Is there a local bus service connecting the two towns.
We are probably traveling on a Saturday or Sunday.
I did already write this - but it doesn't seem to have come through (so apologies if I've posted this twice!).
We are taking our 9 year olds to the Tower of London in September this year - and I have tickets for us to attend the Ceremony of the Keys in the Tower of London.
My question is whether the Yeoman Warder tour would also be worth attending (when we do our proper Tower of London visit earlier in the day (or another day) - or whether it would be similar to the Ceremony of the Keys.
I'm embarking on my first trip to London in a few weeks. My flight is going to arrive early in the morning but I can't check-in to the room I'm renting (via Air BNB) until late afternoon. Are there train stations or popular areas that have luggage lockers or luggage leave services? I'm having quite a bit of difficulty locating this sort of information. I'd hate to waste a day just because I'm saddled with a suitcase.
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