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Quick history, this trip is My Sister, Myself, our Mother and Grandmother, ages range from 27 - 80. Grandma was born and raised in Scotland and this is likely her last trip home. This is my second trip to the UK, first being a whirlwind 3-week summer study abroad in college, and my Mom and Sisters first trip. I will be renting a car after London in order to have more control over times, destinations, etc.

My Mom and I are Flying from the US into London, arriving LHR at 8:05AM Monday July 15th. My Grandma and Sister are flying from the US into Glasgow arriving GLA at 3:25PM Friday July 26. We all fly home Sunday August 4. From 7/26 to 8/04 my Grandma and Sister have the reins so that part is set in stone, prior to that I am in charge of giving my mom a taste of pretty much everything in a short period. Below is the itinerary as it stands now, there are only 3 things that cannot be changed at this point 1) the dates, 2) the flights, 3)accommodations in London. I know this is a lot but my mom and I are very active and both used to long drives as we live 5hrs apart and I visit her at least one weekend a month and she drives a school bus for a living.

Mon 7/15:
Arrive LHR 8:05am
Tube to Euston station, purchase National Rail Pass 1-day vouchers to use 2for1
Check into Hostel, freshen up
Tube to Waterloo Station, London Eye and Tate Modern
Tube to King's Cross, pics in front of the platform 9 3/4 sign and British Library

Tues 7/16:
Tube to Victoria Stations, Buckingham Palace for changing of the guards
Tube to London Bridge Stations, play at Shakespeare's Globe 2pm
Tower Bridge
Tube to Tottingham Court Rd station, British Museum

Wed 7/17:
Tube to Tower Hill station, Tower of London
Tube to Westminster station, Jewel Tower, walk-by Parliament & Big Ben

Thurs 7/18:
Check out - London
Leeds Castle
Bodiam Castle

Fri 7/19:
Stonehenge
Avebury
Uffington (to see White Horse hill carving)

Sat 7/20:
Rollright Stones
Redcot Bridge
Clifford's Tower

Sun 7/21:
York Castle Museum
Yorkshire Museum

Mon 7/22:
Hadrian's Wall at Cawfield's Roman Wall & Milecastle
Rosslyn Chapel
Stirling Castle

Tues 7/23:
Wallace Monument
Dunnottar Castle

Wed 7/24:
Delgatie House
Huntley Castle

Thurs 7/25:
Balvenie Castle
Braemar Castle

My questions based on the above are
1) Best way to get from London to Leeds and eventually pick up the car for the rest of the trip
2) I am hoping to do this with only 4 hotels/B&B's/etc. with the nights of 7/18 & 7/19 in the first, 7/20 & 7/21 in the second, 7/22 in the third and 7/23, 7/24, & 7/25 in the fourth. Are the stops in those groups of days too far apart for this to be feasible?
3)The order is basically how I would like to do this, is there anything obviously wrong?

Of course any and all ideas are welcome.

Thank you ahead of time for any assistance.

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