York to Edinburgh

Old Aug 16th, 2002, 09:19 AM
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York to Edinburgh

How easy, viable, and scenic is the drive from York to Edinburgh? Worth the trip or better to do it via rail? Noting that there will be 5 of us with luggage. Appreciate any suggestions.
 
Old Aug 16th, 2002, 09:34 AM
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We enjoyed the drive up to Edinburgh. We went towards the coast and stopped at Alnwick and Bamburgh castles. Lindesfarne is out that way also, but you have to catch it at low tide.

Here's a site that dicusses some of the castles in the area.

http://www.onlineweather.com/v4/ireland/climate/index.html

By the way, while in York, if you enjoy great beer, travel to the Samuel Smiths Old Brewery in Tadcaster. IMHO the finest beer in all the world. The Taddy Porter there is SO MUCH better than we get to buy in the States. Also, the York Brewery is nice. Good Beer too.

Bill
 
Old Aug 16th, 2002, 09:35 AM
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Ooops, wrong website:
http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/vg/rcastle.html#f
 
Old Aug 16th, 2002, 09:44 AM
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There is soooo much to see enroute you could take a week. Durham, Hadrian's Wall, St Abbs Head, Tantallon Castle, Direlton Castle, Berwick on Tweed, North Berwick, plus the already mentioned Lindesfarne (Holy Island), Bamburgh, Alnwick.

If you are planning on one overnight Durham, Hadrian's Wall and one or two other sites are possible. If you plan on doing it in one day then pick ONE place - Hadrian's Wall, Holy Island or Bamburgh would be my first choices.
 
Old Aug 16th, 2002, 09:53 AM
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Renting a car or van big enough for 5 with bags won't be cheap, but it's worth comparing it with train fares along with taxis to the station etc.

If you can drive, do so, and stop at any or all of the places mentioned. The NE coastal area is one of the best parts of England IMO, and then you're rewarded with Scotland. Best of all worlds.
 
Old Aug 18th, 2002, 05:26 AM
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Gus,

I second all the reply so far! Durham is a beautiful wee city to stay in, and so is Eyemouth. Have been to all these places, and plan to do it again!
Enjoy! If visiting Holy Island, have lunch or a drink at the Manor House Hotel. What great people!
 
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