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Trip Report Trip Report: Edinburgh, York, Cornwall and Highclere

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Hello Fodorites - Mom and I returned from our trip nearly two weeks ago, and I am just now settled back into my daily routine enough to consider starting this trip report. I owe many thanks to those on this forum who helped as I planned this trip.

I didn't keep a journal on the trip and am not one to keep track of what we ate or every last thing we did, but I do want to share our itinerary and impressions and will try to do so in enough detail to perhaps help other travelers. I truly hope I can finish this now that I've committed myself - please forgive me if I disappear for a day or two between postings (for such things as work and family!).

This was the third trip my mother and I have taken to the UK together, and quite possibly our last for various reasons. We had two major destinations on our wish list - Scotland and Cornwall - and combining them in one trip didn't seem at all logical at first. However, after doing some research and receiving positive feedback on this forum, I determined that it wasn't such a stretch to do a bit of both. After much jostling of details, we settled on the following itinerary: One week in Edinburgh, one night in York (two would have been better), one week in Cornwall, and two nights in Newbury to visit Highclere Castle.

We flew into Edinburgh and out of London, took the train between each location and rented a car for a few days in Cornwall. We had a good range of accommodation - each of which was perfect for our needs. In Edinburgh, we rented an apartment right on the Royal Mile; in Cornwall, we rented a "character" cottage right by Mount's Bay; in York, we stayed at the Hazelwood (a wonderful B&B); and in Newbury, we stayed at the Carnarvon Arms (a beautifully renovated coaching inn). I hired a private taxi to take us to Heathrow from Newbury. All reservations were made at least 6 months prior to our trip, and everything worked out perfectly. The weather was - much to our surprise - beautiful. Of 18 days total, we were only rained on (very lightly) one day - the rest of the time was partly to mostly sunny. I have no idea what we did to deserve that stroke of luck, but I'm very grateful!

I will post a condensed day-by-day, to be filled in as I have time.

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