13 days in London & Scotland

Jan 28th, 2017, 04:15 PM
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13 days in London & Scotland

We are going to London and Scotland for 13 days in March/April. Would like to visit Bath & Stonehenge. Should we stop there on our way to Scotland? What would you recommend to do for 4 days in Scotland? We would come back to London the evening before our departure. Planning to stay in Air BNB in London. Any other ideas welcomed. We will be doing rail to go to Bath & Scotland & Oystercard for the tube in London. We are 60, like quiet, gardens, nature, history, birds, good wine.
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Jan 29th, 2017, 05:50 AM
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Fly "open jaw" into London and home from Either Glasgow or Edinburgh. You don't want the expense (in money or time) to backtrack to London.
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Jan 29th, 2017, 06:18 AM
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if as I suspect you are already locked into a round trip flight into London, to maximise your time I suggest going straight from LHR to Windsor, stay there overnight, then pick up a car and drive to Bath via Stonehenge.

once your stay in Bath is over, drive to Bristol airport, return car, and fly to Edinburgh or Glasgow. Finally fly back to London and finish trip. This means that you don't break up your stay in London and puts you where you need to be for your flight home.

Lots of lovely gardens to see near Bath, plus the Mendip hills, wonderful Wells with its Cathedral and Bishop's Palace, Glastonbury [the town is overrated but the Hill is fun to climb] and if you are birders, you might want to take a trip to the Wild Fowl Centre at Slimbridge.

Good luck!
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Jan 29th, 2017, 02:03 PM
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Are you wanting to stop in one place in Scotland or travel around? If one spot, then Edinburgh is the obvious choice. Public transport is so good (and trafic and parking so bad) you won't need to have a car. If you are wanting a 4 day tour then have a look at this website and have a look at the suggestions for 3-5 day itineraries.
https://www.secret-scotland.com/

Alternatively catch the train back to London. You could use the overnight sleper to save time.
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Jan 29th, 2017, 02:11 PM
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For rail book early at www.nationalrail.co.uk for nifty discounts in both classes - first class IMO is way way more relaxed and comfy than Standard (2nd) Class -anyway check these sites too for lots of great info on British railways: www.seat61.com; www.budgeteuropetravel.com and www.ricksteves.com.
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