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Spouse and I are travelling to the UK in May. We have 17 daysin country total. Current plans are five nights in London and we're pretty locked in on that (Chamberlain Hotel in the City.) Rest of trip plan is to get a car. drive to Edinburgh, then to Inverness, and work our way back down to Heathrow.

This is our second trip England--first (30 years ago or so) was to the South and York, so we're not going to redo any of that with one exception.

So--sixth day get a car midafternoon and drive to and overnight in Durham at Premier Inn Durham.

Seventh Day: see Cathedral, etc., then drive to Stirling Castle, see it, then to Edinburgh for three nites (I know parking is expensive, but the train from London would be $400 per Britrail website). Staying at Edinburgh City Apartments. Parking will be somewhat of a hastle, but there is a public car park not that far away.

Tenth Day--to Inverness via Perth (stopping to see Scone Castle). Overnight Inverness at Tulloch castle near Dingwall.

Eleventh Day--drive down the Glen and overnight in Glasgow..

Twelfth-Fifteenth Days: Three nites somewhere between Lake District and Hadrian's Wall area. Right now thinking Penrith. We're both big fans of Roman history so want to take time for it. One full day in Lake District.

Fifteenth to Seventeenth Days: drive to Chester, see a bit of Liverpool, and little of Wales, then drive to Heathrow via Oxford so we can see Blenheim Palace which we skipped last time. This will be two nites, and not quite sure of where to stay. Chester looks central.

We have reservation at Heathrow Airport for the last nite so can drop the car.

Anyway, what do you Fodorites think? I've reserved rooms up to Inverness but all on a refundable basis, and probably will reserve the rest. But if someone tells me rooms are plentiful., or that I'm making a major mistake on lodging. I have not note that the lodging--including London--has been much more reasonable than I had expected.

Also, do any of you have lodging suggestions for rest of trip (or even for those I've booked already? spouse does not like B&Bs. We do like quiet hotels in tiny villages (and for the Lakes/Wall portion of trip could also enjoy an evening meal or two) but we are not "fancy people" and put convenience, economy, quiet and car parking ahead of most else.

Thanks to you all.
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