We are 4 adults who plan to do a 2 day whirlwind tour of the Lake District and Scotland.
Our Dates of travel are fixed owing to certain other obligations.
Our mode of transport is RAIL for London – Lake District – Edinburgh - London
Our query is:
Depart London by TRAIN on Wednesday, 15th. July 2015 -- Early Morning.
Arrive Lake District and put bags in our B & B.
Would like to tour the Lake District for the day.
Night of 15th. in a Bed & Breakfast accommodation with 2 rooms in Double Occupancy.
Depart Lake District by TRAIN on Thursday, 16th. July 2015 – Early Morning
Arrive Edinburgh, Scotland and spend the day sightseeing and visiting a distillery @ woolen factory.
Night of 16th. in a Hotel in Edinburgh with 2 rooms in Double Occupancy (+ B/F)
17th. July - Spend the day sightseeing and board the TRAIN in the evening to arrive at London in the late evening.
We would appreciate your inputs and suggestions for :
a. Return Train Tickets Booking – London – Lake District – Edinburgh - London
b. B & B accommodation in Lake District
c. Sightseeing in the Lake District
d. Accommodation in Edinburgh
e. Sightseeing in Edinburgh
f. Any other suggestions / inputs to help in planning this trip
Thanks and regards
Hi all, am new to the site. My fiancee and I are heading to Cockermouth in June and are wanting to know of any hidden gens within the lake district worth checking out. We are there for 7 days and want to try and fit as much in as possible.
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my parents are here from India and would like to spend a few days visiting the Lake District. Could you please recommend some rough plan of where which parts to visit and some hotel/b&b recommendations (if you happen to know of any).
Bear in mind they will be traveling from London by train to get there and will have to use whatever forms of public transport, trains, buses/coaches to move around once there. They are quite elderly...so don't suggest the areas which are more for hiking etc. Just some nice scenic areas and if there are also some historic "stuff" to see would be great.
Thanks for your responses in advance :)
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Thanks so much!
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Thanks for your help folks.
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Thanks so much!
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Hi VT friends,
Long time no see... :o)
After our next May holidays in Scotland having been planned... I wonder if someone knows where to find the most quite and loveliest caravan & camping site in the Lake District.
Thank you & Kindest regards,
I'm doing a short tour in Scotland and was wondering if it makes any sense to take a train from Edinburgh to Lake District for an overnight stay. Is just a one day stay in Lake District worth it?
I'm actually unaware of what one (as a tourist) really sees or does when visiting "Lake District". Any advice would be welcome. I'm actually asking for my parents. I'm not even sure if it's a straight train that'll go from Edinburgh to Lake District (Windemere right?)...and if they arrive in the afternoon...spend that evening and the next morning there and leave in the afternoon the following day. Does this sort of "stop over" tour make sense?
Look forward to your helpful responses :)
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I don't fancy being too out of the way and would like it to be somewhere my son and his friend can be entertained, sports, pool etc - night time enetertainment isn't a must but would possibly be used if available.
I would love somewhere with a private hot tub if possible - just something extra for his birthday.
Oh and I'd rather not pay the earth as he's at risk of losing his job!
I know it's a large act - I am a travel agent so have tried the usual hoseasons, cottages for you etc!
Thought I may get more options from those in the know!