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Trip Report Oxford, Cotswolds, York and Edinburgh in 9 Days During UK's Summer Deluge

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My DH, DS and I just got back from a wonderful trip to the UK despite the horrendous weather they have been having. We avoided London this trip entirely and took the route outlined above.

We were three hours delayed on the ground before take off because engineers had to come on board to fix technical issues. Once in flight it was smooth.

Landed Heathrow airport on a Friday afternoon, saw the immigration line and got a bit worried about how long it would take but it really was fast moving, retrieved our checked luggage (sorry could not pack light to fit everything in carry-on--just don't have the knack), followed the signs for the central bus station and hopped on the Oxford bus to Headington. We each had a 24 inch checked bag and a small shoulder carry-on. The bus ride from Heathrow to Headington was very pleasant and took about an hour. We got off at Headington shops and found the Barclays to get some cash. A couple blocks down was the Red Mullions Guest House where we stayed. Our room had a king bed and a pull out sofa for DS. The bus into town was right across the street and took maybe 10 minutes but we didn't do that the first day. We ate at Rosemary's Chinese restaurant in Headington which was nice and had an early evening. Tomorrow--Oxford! More to follow.

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