England/Scotland Itinerary

Feb 23rd, 2014, 07:18 AM
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All I did was give a realistic timetable in order to show how much time would be spent on the road vs. IN places seeing/doing things. I don't see how that is not helpful.

If you wish to do what you have indicated as your latest plan Gina then I have given you a realistic outline of how it might look. There's no 'leg pulling' in that.

If your family is happy with that kind of division of time, that's your choice.

If I personally wanted to do some kind of driving trip I would do it differently, but I went with your plan, not mine.

"Dul is wrong - if you drive through Callander you won't drive through Aberfoyle."

Janisj, your desire to indicate I got something wrong simply results in you putting your foot in your mouth yet again. The route would indeed 'pass' Aberfoyle as I wrote. YOU foolishly decided that 'pass' meant go 'through'. I never wrote 'through'. The route will also 'pass' Killin in the same way. The point was there is no time for little side trips to go IN to those places or other places of interest.

So no, I am not wrong, YOU are janisj. No surprise there. You're so busy trying to make a personal attack, you lose sight of the facts. What in either of your last 2 comments is of help to Gina?

The last plan you outlined actually has no time for anything other than driving. You even admitted as much, "No time for canoeing - or hikes, except maybe something short on Skye."

Why don't you lay out that plan with realistic times so that Gina can see for herself how it would play out. THAT would be of help, feeble attempts to attack me are not of help.
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Feb 23rd, 2014, 08:09 AM
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You ruined my first topic, which got closed, and now you are doing the same thing to the second one. FYI, I have already contacted the moderators asking to do something about this.

I have to ask you to please stop commenting on my topic. I do NOT need your advice.

You have no idea where I am going to stay overnight and what the exact logistics of my trip is. You assume it's Fort Augustus. Fine. I have already gotten the advice from Janise to stay in the Trossachs area. As you can see, you are too late. She has given me enough information and I can work out the details myself.
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Feb 23rd, 2014, 09:57 AM
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In your dead thread, did you mention eating at the Three Chimneys?
If you do, just up the road is Skye Silver http://www.skyesilver.com/about_us.shtml
I've bought many a birthday and Christmas present there.
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Feb 23rd, 2014, 12:25 PM
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I did not mention but thanks for the link. Interesting designs. I will check it out.
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Mar 8th, 2014, 11:26 AM
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I have one more question, if you don't mind. We have three nights between Scotland and London. We would like to spend them in the Cotswolds area to see the villages and would like to see Bath, as well. We don't want to change hotels, and it seems that it is possible to see quite a bit from one location with a car.

Is it better to stay in the Cotswolds or in Bath? My choice in the Cotswolds is the Bay Tree BB in Burford. My husband has booked a hotel in Bath (don't remember the name, can be cancelled). Both places seem nice but Bath is more expensive: $500 per night for two rooms vs. $400 in Burford. It wouldn't hurt to save $300 for three nights but if Bath is better for the purpose, we'll go with it. Our concern is that it may be boring in Burford in the evenings.

Which one do you recommend? Thank you.
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Mar 8th, 2014, 11:52 AM
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Burford is a fabulous base for the Cotswolds plus you could easily fit in a day trip down to Bath.

Me personally, I'd choose Burford for sure.

Burford would be no more 'boring' in the evenings than Bath. There are several pubs, restaurants etc. what would expect to do in the evenings?
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Mar 8th, 2014, 12:07 PM
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Thanks, janisj.

After dinner, we like to walk around a little bit before going to bed, especially during summer when days are long. If we are in a city, we like to see a performance.

We assumed that there might be more to do in Bath, since it's larger. Of course, that may not be the case. I also realize that it may be easier to park, get in and out of Burford on a car, compared to Bath.
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Mar 8th, 2014, 12:21 PM
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sure there is theatre in Bath. But for walking -- you can hardly do better than Burford. And pubs, and evensong in a truly beautiful wool church.
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Mar 9th, 2014, 11:05 AM
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Where is it best to park our car when we go to Bath for a day trip? I am afraid that inside the town it maybe difficult to navigate and park.
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Mar 9th, 2014, 11:22 AM
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Use one of the Park and Rides. They are well signposted. Park and take a bus into the very center of town. Not on Sundays though.

http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/p.../park-and-ride
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Mar 9th, 2014, 11:36 AM
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Thank you!
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