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After lots of constructive comments on my first thread (thanks to all) and after obtaining further info, this is the second iteration of our UK Trip:

Arrive in London around 12:15 P.M. and to hotel. Five nites at Chamberlain Hotel. Not set in stone, but there are so many things to see and do in London that we could spend at least a month there.

Check out after fifth nite, take baggage to Euston station and see some more stuff in London before train.

Caledonian Sleeper to Edinburgh arriving early. Three nites in Edinburgh.

One day in Edinburgh will be a day trip by train to Glasgow to save hotel room and parking. We're staying relatively near the station, so this should work well.

Pickup car at Edinburgh train station. Then Perth (Scone Castle) and Stirling Castle, then to somewhere near Hadrian's Wall via M6. I don't know if this is realistic from a time viewpoint so could use some input. If so, we'd probably prune Perth.

Three to four nites near Hadrian's Wall (probably Hexham as that is supposed to have lots of hotels). Hexham, Durham, Beamish, Hadrian's Wall. Hotel undetermined at this time. This is the heart of the part of the trip outside of London, as the things to be seen around here coincide with our interests. If necessary, we would sacrifice Wordsworth's Cottage to see the things I've listed. Anyone know of small country or town hotel with good food and car parking in this area?

Drive to Chester/North Wales, visiting Wordworth's Cottage on the way. I think this is doable because most will be on M6, but I may be wrong..

Three to four nites around Chester-- Visit Caernafon Castle, Chester, Liverpool. This may be two nites in Wales, two nites in Liverpool, or three/four nites in one central place where we could leave the car and take the train to Liverpool and perhaps to Chester if parking there is a hassle. City and Hotel(s) undetermined at this time.

W do want to visit Liverpool because it's an important city. We would like to see the Maritime/Slavery Museum and the docks; this is one of our particular interests.

Last day: drive to LHR via Blenheim--I put this back into the plan after thinking about driving/flying from Liverpool. Think this is doable, and keeping the car will be the best way to arrive at LHR--otherwise, will spend at least half the day on the train/plane and getting back to LHR from airport/station. Plus, we will have already paid for the car, so one more day is going to be relatively inexpensive. So turn in car at LHR, then overnite and home the next morning.

Again, thanks to everyone who commented on my first go at this. What do you all think about this one? Any suggestions?

DWD

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