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Hello! My sister and I are planning a two week trip to include England and Scotland. Our plans right now are as follows:

Day 1--arrive and see British Museum and Library, stay in London.
Day 2--Stay in London, go see Jane Austen house in Chawton/Hampshire area, we'd like to do more stuff that day, is it possible to do Windsor and Chawton? How far apart are they, what do you recommend to pull that off? Ideally get back in London in time to see at least one major London site.
Day 3--Stay in London, Churchill War Rooms, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Jewel Tower, Buckingham, Handel House,
Day 4--Stay in London, St. Paul's, Tower of London, Shakespear's Globe.
In addition we'd like to see the Wimbledon tour and Kew Gardens in this time frame.
Day 5--we will still be in London, planning on attending at service at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, we are debating whether to still stay in London or go to our next destination. We're kind of flexible at this point, and could use the time to see the stuff that we missed in the above list.
Day 6--we want to see the main sites in Bath
Day 7--stay in Bath, do a Stonehege/etc. tour
Day 8--go to Blenheim Palace (suggestions on the best way to get there from Bath?)
Day 9--leave Bath....this is where it gets complicated. Ideally, we want to go to York and see the following from York, but I'm not sure if it's possible or not. We want to see Chatsworth, Bronte House, and Beatrix Potter sites, and the main York sites. All on days, 9, 10, and 11. We really need suggestions on how to pull it off. Or if it's better for us to stay one night in one of the towns close to one of those places, then head to York.
Day 12, leave York and head to Edinburgh
Day 13, do a Highlands Tour
Day 14, do the main Edinburgh stuff
Day 15, leave to go home.

Main things to note are: We are not using a car, we will be using either trains or buses. Actually would love suggestions on whether or not to get a bus pass or an brit rail pass, and the best way to handle transportation issues. Does the above plan sound plausible or are we planning on too much stuff to do? The more I think about it, I'm thinking we should skip the Beatrix Potter sites, and focus on something closer to York.

In London, we are hoping to arrive from Gatwick and have a B&B close to Victoria Station. Is that a good location for the stuff we want to do?
Is an oyster card or travel card better for our plans?


Thank you so much for your time and response!

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