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Scotland and England-Need Help With Itinerary!

Jun 13th, 2012, 10:07 AM
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Thank you janisj- it is looking like a second day trip from London is not a viable option! It's ok, I am very excited to explore London.
Any thoughts on the Edinburgh, Glasgow and Liverpool situation? I'm almost tempted to take out Liverpool but the bf may not want that, haha.
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Jun 13th, 2012, 11:29 AM
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All that work I did to get you a useful itinerary goes to waste.

Don't overnight in Glasgow, keep the hotel/apt in Edinburgh and revert to it for your last evening because (a) Glasgow is a short ride from Edinburgh; (b) checking out in Edinburgh, transporting your junk and checking in in Glasgow will take longer than the return train ride.

York or Liverpool. You have little enough time for Edinburgh or London (especially) as it is.
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Jun 13th, 2012, 06:39 PM
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You're right BigRuss, we have decided to drop Liverpool and go straight to London.
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Jun 14th, 2012, 11:26 AM
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I personally prefer Liverpool to Manchester.
I wouldn't bother with Glasgow
If you do go to Glasgow, do it as a day trip from Edinburgh. A better idea would be St. Andrews
York is very nice! Definitely do York, Bath and Cambridge. I find Cambridge is the nicer university town- much more idyllic. You can do York and Cambridge on the way down from Edinburgh to London. Alternatively, you could stay somewhere like Manchester or Durham and do both the Lake District and York as day trips.
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Jun 15th, 2012, 12:01 AM
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Sorry to come into this so late.

This is what I would do to capture your aspirations at teh Scotland end.

Notwithstanding your exuberant youth, I think you'll still be tired when you get here.

First up, I'd stay in Queensferry. It's a good half hour out of central Edinburgh and it's charming. Try to stay in the Hawes Inn for all its historic connections. It's not expensive, although at this notice it may not have free rooms. Otherwise book a B&B there. Go straight there from the airport and drop your bags. Take a taxi.

Get a bus into Edinburgh and do as much or as little as you have stamina for. There are boat trips on the Forth out of Queensferry and, if the weather's fine, thet'll blow away the cobwebs.

You say you'll be tied up with the wedding on Friday night. Queensferry is not so big you can't walk where-ever you want to.

Saturday, pick a single thing to do in the morning- National Museum of Scotland. Get an earl bus. Have a fabby breakfast in the wee cafe and enjoy yourselves. Bus back. You need to know a Scottish wedding will finish LATE.

T in the Park is great. BUT it's very young; and it's usually very muddy. Sorry about that. This is Scotland. OTOH, the line up for Friday is superb. Can you afford to buy tickets and choose not to use them? £70 for the day? And then decide? Go if the weather's good. If not, don't. And spend the day instead taking a Rabbie's (or someone else's tour) round Fife.

7th, take the train or bus to Glasgow. Given your interests, don't miss it out. Don't forget this was the UK City of Architecture. Go to the Lighthouse first to get some orientation. Get the last bus/train back.

Then go to England.
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