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Help with UK Itinerary for Fall 2012

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My husband and I are planning a "once-in-a-lifetime" 16-day trip (actual time there, not including flying) to the UK this fall. We plan to fly into London and spend several days there, then rent a car and drive around the countryside; we hope to include Wales and Scotland. Our return flight departs from Edinburgh.

We'd like to see as much HISTORY and NATURAL BEAUTY as we can, and would very much appreciate some feedback on the following travel itinerary, including the order in which we should arrange our itinerary (to eliminate "back & forth" driving), how much time we should allocate to each area, what we might want to eliminate in the interest of time, what we absolutely should not miss, etc.

Even as I'm writing this, I'm thinking we might have to take Canterbury and Dover off our itinerary and head from London straight to Hampton Court, Kew,etc ... although I would like to see Sissinghurst and Hever Castles. Since we're driving (except for inside London), we have a lot of flexibility in our travel plans. Here's our preliminary itinerary:

London (4 days)
Canterbury Cathedral
Dover Castle
Sissinghurst Gardens
Hever Castle
Hampton Court Palace
Kew Gardens
Windsor Castle
Winchester Cathedral
Salisbury Cathedral
Stonehenge
Bath
Coswolds
Cardiff Castle (WALES)
Warwick Castle (is this more of an "attraction?")
Beaumaris (WALES)
Conwy Castle (WALES)
Rievaulx Abbey (YORKSHIRE)
York
Fountains Abbey (NORTH YORKSHIRE)
Whitby Abbey (NORTH YORKSHIRE)
Barnard Castle (NORTH YORKSHIRE)
Hadrians Wall
Glasgow (Scotland)
Stirling (Scotland)
Edinburgh (Scotland)

Whew, that DOES look like a lot -- I'm sure some things will have to go! I really appreciate any constructive advice! Thanks in advance! :-)

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