(Closed) England/ Scotland Bee's, help me plan a trip!

posted 7 years ago in Travel
Post # 32
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

@QueenSP11:  If you travel on the train at all whilst you’re there, really try and make use of this website:

http://www.daysoutguide.co.uk/

I’m going to London at the start of April and I’ve just downloaded so many 2-for-1 and money off vouchers from there it’s silly! All you need to do is show your train ticket for it to be valid.

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Wales boasts one of the top 10 beaches in the world according to trip advisor (and much to a lot of Aussies disgust! Haha) if you can, take a trip over to Wales, its a small country but it’s got some amazing sights and heritage plus the welsh are awesome (I may be slightly biased!) a train from London will get you to Cardiff, the capital in about 3 hours.

 

I now live in Scotland and would second, third and forth Edinburgh, the highlands and the west coast of Scotland. If you’re outdoorsy, there is just so much to do. You could hire a campervan and do a little tour 🙂

 

Londons great and all but I find a couple of days and an open top city bus tour covers it all for me, but then I find London too crowded! 

Post # 34
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410 posts
Helper bee

@MrsGo:  thanks!! I will definitely PM you maybe in a month or so when we really start planning the trip out. Thanks for the help and suggestions 🙂

@chronicwhimsy:  oo nice! I will look into it. I’m not sure how we are planning on getting around yet lol

Post # 35
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377 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Just got back from two weeks in England and Scotland. Wrong time of year regarding weather, but we still enjoyed it. I second the Western Highlands and Stirling Castle. We took a train from London to Glascow and then rented a car and drove up past Loch Lomond to a wonderful place on the coast called Oban. Lots of castles and things on the way to look at. Oban is the best! It is known for the whiskey distilery. The distillery tour was so cool. Also we had AMAZING seafood. The bed and breakfasts are soo cute. Look for deals on Groupon. 

In London we really loved the British Museum and Westminster Abbey. 

 

Post # 36
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343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@chronicwhimsy:  

The Edinburgh festival is in August, for pretty much the entire month. It is great, but the prices for accomodation are HUGELY inflated while it’s on. Just something to keep in mind. 

I would definitely suggest getting the train around, particularly in Scotland. I think the East Coast line was voted one of the most attractive routes in the world recently (or something) and it is stunning. The route between Perth and Inverness is just beautiful as well, as it takes you straight through the Highlands. 

@whitefuzzy:  

We’re getting out engagement pics done next weekend just outside of Oban! So excited. 

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

@QueenSP11:  Please do! I’d be happy to help. 🙂

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