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Old 12-09-2004, 10:52 PM   #1
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Can anyone help us,
We are trying to plan a two week trip of the UK, making our way up to Edinburgh.
WE want to see Ireland, and a bit unsure of where else.
WE are considering a Paddywagon 6 day tour of ireland. Has anyone done one of these? Anygood? Are there any other good tour companies in Ireland or is independent travel better?
Would like to see Poole/Bournemouth area as family from there. IS there much to see/do here?
Would we be better travelling by air,bus or train?
What is worthwhile seeing in Wales and Scotland?
We'll be travelling in early Jan if this helps.
Hope you can all help!
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Old 12-22-2004, 10:59 AM   #2
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Uk huh? Nice pick for your trip. I have been to theUK a few times, cities mostly with some small town day trips. But do not pass up the chance to spend a couple of days in Dublin, The city walks are wicked, and if you can afford to vistit some of the historical sites ( which I could only view from outside due to budget restraints) there are many to pick from.

There is a frquient train from Dublin to Belfast which I would also put onto my list a places to see, the Giants Causeway should be one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The city of Belfts might seem a bit dark, and its recent past have given it a bit of a bad rap, but its rebounding nicley and I met many really nice people.

You can Pick up a flight o Easyjet or Ryanair to Glasgow, which is only about 35 min by air. And Industrail city that I wish I had of spend more time there to appreciate what it had to offer, so many people rave about the night life, but I unfortunatly did not get into it. ( one of my travel regrets)

About an hour by train you can end up in Edinburgh, where I spend 3 days and had an amazing time, the night life, the history, the old city, trust me you never run out of things to see there. Prob near the top of my fav list of cities.

When you in Scotland, PLEASE PLEASE make the time to head north to the Highlands, ( Another regret) these are suppose to be some of the most beutiful landscapes in the world, and plenty of small towns to vist on the way. Check hostel pin up boards for people going your way who might have rented a car, you might be able to hitch a ride for some fuel.

And then there is London, and what can I say about London, Its Big, Historic, and almost never ending, you would need a week just to get adjusted. but I loved it. Every corner you turn has a story. but do not expect much in the way of cheap there, its rather expencive.

Either way you will have a blast.

Hope that helps a little.

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I 2nd CD's nice itinerary. I regret not having time to see Giant's Causeway and Glasgow - but I must also add Stonehenge to the list. It is definitely a must-see and was probably the coolest site, IMO.

I took a STRAY bus tour through the UK/Ireland and loved it, btw. And, I've got a few dozen pix on my site from my "UK & Ireland 2002" trip if you want to see for yourselves.
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I've heard very nice things about Poole. If you're able, try to see some of the Cotswolds, even if it's just a drive through there. Bourton on the Water is a pretty little town. And Voyd is right-- Stonehenge is great. I've also heard that the Lake District is breathtakingly beautiful-- definitely on my list for the next UK trip!
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why does wales always get missed out?!
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