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    • half-night stay

      Penzance 1 hours ago


      I just got the summer job with my friend at one of the Hotels in Isle of Scilly. We are arriving to Penzance this weekend. We are coming by bus from London and we will arrive at around 2am at Penzance Bus Station. Our boat leaves at 9am. We don't have much money and renting a room for half a night seems too expensive (we are already spending over 200 ponds on the tickets. We were wondering if there is some sort of waiting room opened? Maybe at the railway station?

      We tried calling hotels with 24h reception asking if we could wait in their lounge, for a small charge if necessary but no luck here.

      It is our first visit to Cornwall and we would appreciate any help.

    • From Southampton to Bath

      Southampton 20 hours ago

      Is there any cheap taxi recommended? I have quite a lot luggage with me.

    • staying at london gatwick

      London Jul 11, 2014 at 5:50 AM

      hi,,,anyone have a clue with regard to whats best to get for a party 0f 3 ad 1child....we are in london for a sat/sunday in october.....we will need to go gatwick/victoria...then tube it round london for both it best to get a travel card?...or buy non express gatwick/victoria rail and use oysters for the tube?

    • Parking other than the market square

      Masham Jul 3, 2014 at 3:43 AM

      I've been to Masham just once before, other than the Market square are there other parking sites close by? Thanks

    • Transfer at T2: Do i need to go through border control (immigration control)

      Heathrow Jul 21, 2014 at 4:20 AM

      Hi, I'm Vietnamese citizen and I've a german permanent residence permit. I'm flying with BA from Munich, Germany to Seoul, Southkorea via London. My inbound flight will arrive at terminal 5 and outbound flight will also depart at T5. Do I have to pass through the border control or Immigration control. Do you know if I need a Transit visa?

      thank you very much in advance for your answer!


    • Short Transit

      Heathrow Jul 15, 2014 at 7:34 AM

      I,m traveling from Milan to Heathrow with my wife she is continuing on after our arrival but I,m staying in London. Her flight does not depart for three hours after our arrival, can she get through customer as I need to exit to collect luggage so I can't stay airside. Are there any other options ?

    • Bus Route Hoylake to West Kirby

      Hoylake Jul 15, 2014 at 1:20 AM

      Are there buses running from Hoylake Wirral to West Kirby

    • Security clearance time

      Heathrow Jul 12, 2014 at 7:27 AM

      I am travelling on a domestic flight from Hrathrow T5 to Edinburgh next week at about 5pm. How long is security clearance taking at the moment?

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      Bristol Airport to Plymouth

      Plymouth Jul 9, 2014 at 4:34 AM


      What would be the best way to get from Bristol Airport UK to Plymouth? And is it possible to buy tickets online?

      Thank you!

    • reliability of service in rush hour

      Market Harborough Jul 8, 2014 at 9:15 AM

      I am moving to market harborough next month and will be commuting to london everyday in the rush hours.
      Is the train service reliable? frequency of delays in the rush hour? and do you usually manage to find a seat on the train? According to my research there is no interchange so all trains are direct to london kingscross. Many thanks in advance for your comments/helps.

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      Afrobeat music in London ?

      London Jul 6, 2014 at 8:46 PM

      Hi everyone, where can one find concert venues or clubs that plays Afrobeat or similar music in London ? Thank you so much for your help .

    • Hose Riding?

      Frinton-on-Sea Jul 3, 2014 at 7:51 AM

      Hello, Can I ride my horse on the beach? or what times are we allowed to?

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      iPhone use in England

      England Jul 19, 2014 at 9:37 PM

      I now have an iPhone. I have no problem communicating with family by email, but it may be that I will have to actually make a phone call. Can I do this with an iPhone as I don't think there is a sim card in it. (I traded in the phone with the sim card as it was so irritating - it would turn itself on in my pocket.) I don't know if it is unlocked or locked. Does an iPhone get locked? Do I have to buy a phone when I get there to use?


    • Looking for a hotel

      Barrow in Furness Jul 17, 2014 at 3:18 PM

      Hi, I'm Hyun, from south Korea. I'm planning my first visit to the UK. I will come to Barrow in Furness from Windermere(Glencree, Windermere, LA23 2EQ). My last stay will be in Barrow in Furness and the next day I will have to go to train station to go to Manchester air port.

      So I'm looking for a hotel here, which hotel is within walking distance from the bus stop, to come and go back .

      please, help me with this problem.

    • Things to do with a teenager and a dog

      Isle of Wight Jul 15, 2014 at 6:49 AM

      Hi, we are travelling to the IOW next month, it will be myself, my teenage son and our small dog. We are trying to fill the week up and looking for places to visit/do, can anyone recommend anywhere, preferably that are dog friendly, or things suitable for a teenager. Thanks


      Liverpool Jul 14, 2014 at 7:50 AM

      When I was a boy it was free!! As a longtime Merseyside 'exile' in the South, please tell me the cost today... a simple Liverpool New Brighton return on the ferry as I am planning a return visit to the area for my 81st birthday next month.
      Kind Regards
      James E Branigan

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      CLOTHING for mid-Sept. VISIT

      Cornwall Jul 9, 2014 at 2:38 PM

      Hello from Canada!
      Hubs & I are visiting England in September & have a 4 day tour of southwest England planned for the middle of Sept.
      Can anyone advise what is the most appropriate casual attire for that time of year? Short, capris,jeans or ?
      real jacket for warmth? hoodie? Track shoes ok? or something waterproof? I know the weather changes quickly but like all females, I like to get some advice from those who have gone before me.
      Much thanks,
      Chris in Canada

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      Bristol Airport to Plymouth

      Plymouth Jul 9, 2014 at 4:47 AM


      I'm going to a conference in Plymouth next week. What would be the best way to get from Bristol Airport to Plymouth?

      Would be very thankful for tips.

    • travelling from St. Ives/Cornwall to Dublin

      Saint Ives Jul 8, 2014 at 2:58 PM

      best way to get from St. Ives to Dublin

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      How much time needed to pass through customs?

      Luton Jul 7, 2014 at 1:33 PM

      Dear VT friends,
      I have question about Luton airport. As I'll be flying with two flights switching them Luton/Stansted, I wanted to know, how much time approximately takes the immigration things? I want to buy bus tickets but not sure how much time to count.
      Thank you in advance.

    • Craft Fair

      Goathland Jul 2, 2014 at 10:46 AM

      I heard about a (craft) fair in Goathland on 9-10 July.
      Can someone confirm?
      We are staying in Staithes, no car, travelling by bus, I wouldn't like to go there in the wrong date :-) though I know it's a lovely village.
      Thanks a lot!

    • What is Lancaster like (to live) just north of the river (i.e. around Skerton/Ryelands Park)

      Lancaster Jun 24, 2014 at 5:28 AM

      I am considering a move to Lancaster and have been looking at properties in this area (Skerton/Ryelands Park - between Torrisholme Road and Owens Road) but my husband is concerned that this is not a good area to live in...can anyone help and give an indication of what this area is actually like to live in? We have had a look at the crime stats which are low by comparison with where we are now but any help you can give would be greatly appreciate. Thanks

    • Arrival time

      Heathrow 4 hours ago

      Our flight to Shanghai, leaves T4, at 22:35 on the 22nd of September, what time should we arrive there?

    • Baggage transfer

      Heathrow Jul 16, 2014 at 6:46 AM

      If I buy a ticket from leeds to Hong Kong via Heathrow will my luggage be transferred automatically between flights. The leeds flight lands at terminal 3 and the hong kong flight leaves from terminal 5.

    • Heathrow in the evening - Passport Control

      Heathrow Jul 2, 2014 at 7:40 AM

      I will be arriving into Heathrow Terminal 1 at 8:10 PM (20:10 PM). How long should I plan to clear passport control? I am not a European citizen.

    • Packing for Northumberland in May

      by nannatravelling Online Now Mar 30, 2014 at 5:08 PM

      Hi, I'm visiting Northumberland in May and would like some advice on what to pack. will be visiting the Farne Islands and doing some bird and wildlife watching as well as walks on the coast. Thanks

      12 Answers Apr 1, 2014 at 9:31 AM
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      Your favourite museum and place to have a (pub) lunch?

      by ATLC Online Now Feb 11, 2014 at 1:10 AM

      Hello! I am in the Toon for a few hours next week and wondered if any of you can point me to a favourite museum and some good Newcastle grub. What's the speciality?

      13 Answers Feb 20, 2014 at 6:50 PM
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      Please read.

      by MatsF3 Online Now Jan 4, 2014 at 10:32 AM

      Please all of you Newcastle members. We really need your help!!!


    • over 30's on a thursday

      by daz_ford Online Now Nov 7, 2013 at 12:18 PM

      whats the best bar/club for the over 30's in Newcastle on a Thursday

      3 Answers Nov 10, 2013 at 3:30 AM
    • Hello moving to newcastle (:

      by lenasof Online Now Sep 28, 2013 at 10:55 AM

      I am thinking in moving to Newcastle in June and I would like to know if is a safe city and if is hard to make friends. I would be working and studying .
      Thank you for your answers .

      4 Answers Sep 29, 2013 at 12:17 AM
    • My novice and I are looking for area to live

      by dmonera Online Now Sep 8, 2013 at 2:05 PM

      Hello! My novice and I are thinking in move to UK, especifically to Newcastle. We are spanish and we are going to look for a job and a new life. We are looking to share room but we don´t know what could be the best areas to look, because we need this are will be cheap more or less (of course we don´t want to live with yonkis, etc), and it should be near (20 minute walking more or less) to some commercial area because we need to find job and it could be easy in thins kind of area. Someone can help us??? Thank you very much!!!

      4 Answers Sep 9, 2013 at 1:15 AM
    • Italian Restaurant

      by karenmac Online Now Sep 4, 2013 at 1:57 AM

      I am looking for an Italian restaurant near Newcastle University

      1 Answer Sep 4, 2013 at 3:11 AM
    • URGENT!

      by doganswersnow Online Now Jul 24, 2013 at 3:49 PM

      Hi I am moving to Newcastle upon Tyne and NEED to find a place where I can live with my dog. She's a 40 pound border collie, very well behaved. Any ideas would be SO WONDERFUL! Thanks!

      4 Answers Oct 6, 2013 at 5:03 AM
    • old photos jones fried fish shop

      by Clemwelsh Online Now Jul 12, 2013 at 1:42 PM

      Heritage magazine which has photos of Jones fried fish shop 1835 - 1934

      6 Answers Jul 13, 2013 at 4:25 AM
    • Anyone want to explore Newcastle this weekend 5th - 7th july.

      by jazzalova Online Now Jul 3, 2013 at 5:34 AM

      I'm visiting and looking for people to explore newcastle the following weekend. perhaps get in touch on email -

      1 Answer Jul 3, 2013 at 11:12 AM
    • Study abroad

      by rosdizam Online Now Jun 4, 2013 at 1:09 AM

      Hello guys...
      I'm from Malaysia and will do my PHD at Newcastle on April 2014. My problem is that besides paying the tuition fee my scholar will only provide me GBP 800 per month as my monthly allowance. I am married and have 2 sons ( 4 & 2). Is that possible to bring along my family? With only GBP 800, can we live there? Help please...
      Thank you....

      10 Answers Jun 5, 2013 at 11:12 PM
    • Fun place to stay for young female backpacker?

      by ajcri Online Now May 26, 2013 at 9:32 PM

      Hi I'm 22 and from Australia. I am looking for a really fun hostel to stay where heaps of backpackers go. Preferably near clubs and the city centre? Thanks guys!!!

      4 Answers May 27, 2013 at 4:43 AM
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      by hmb10 Online Now May 21, 2013 at 10:57 PM

      Hi ! We are two active 60 yo..we will be walking Hadrians Wall Path, after spending time in Newcastle,before catching public transport to our start in Whitley Bay. May we have some suggestions for Must See,visit ,explore places...reachable by public transport? Also,is it better to catch train to Whitley Bay, or is the bus service better?We will be staying in the Jesmond park area. Thanks for all suggestions

      5 Answers May 22, 2013 at 4:15 AM
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      Are you a literary tourist?

      by tourism_student92 Online Now Mar 30, 2013 at 8:02 AM

      Has anybody ever traveled to the North East of England for a literary tour? Or read any Catherine Cookson novels and traveled to or wanted to travel to some of the places set in her work or related to her as an author?

      17 Answers Apr 21, 2013 at 6:48 AM
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      newcastle airport to adelphi bed&breakfast jesmond

      by hmb10 Online Now Mar 25, 2013 at 2:40 AM

      Hi! Would appreciate public transport options to reach The Adephi B&B in Jesmond...or nearest train,bus stop. we will be arriving into Newcastle airport 8.30 am. Would also appreciate an aproximation of time for the trip. Thanks for your advice

      3 Answers Mar 25, 2013 at 6:05 AM
    • Celebrating ,my birthday with the Ladies

      by CherryKai Online Now Mar 8, 2013 at 9:14 AM

      Hey Fellow Tourists!
      I've just moved to the UK (midlands) from Canada, and am looking for a great night out with the ladies. Have heard that New Castle is the place to go. (ages 24-28)
      We are planning on spending a weekend in April in New Castle and were hoping for some recommendations of the best pubs, bars and clubs to head to.
      Friday night not too heavy and Saturday night planning a full day of partying, and would love some advice.

      5 Answers Mar 30, 2013 at 4:41 PM
    • Newcastle fan

      by Franncis Online Now Mar 6, 2013 at 12:09 AM

      Anyone keen in joining me to go to Newcastle from London, and watch the match on 13 Apr?

      5 Answers Mar 9, 2013 at 5:20 AM
    • Where to stay?

      by lmarinel Online Now Feb 26, 2013 at 12:11 PM

      What is the best area to stay in? We are arriving by train and it would be great to know the best area to stay within walking distance to some great sites. Thanks!

      4 Answers Mar 13, 2013 at 10:59 AM
    • Where to go in newcastle

      by Smoggy74 Online Now Feb 8, 2013 at 12:47 PM

      Hi we recently moved back to the north east and I'm looking for places to take the wife in Newcastle I'm 38 and she's 37 she's into clubbing and I've never been before please can anyone give me some suggestion ?

      1 Answer Feb 9, 2013 at 3:43 AM
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      Most central part of Newcastle

      by SpyrosZ Online Now Oct 6, 2012 at 7:27 AM

      Hey guys i was wondering what is the most central part of Newcastle (with the most pubs,live music clubs etc) and how much the rent goes for there? On a side note, is it a nice place to live for a couple of years as a University student?

      7 Answers Oct 17, 2012 at 4:15 AM
    • newcastle in the summer

      by landcruiser123 Online Now Jul 18, 2012 at 2:54 AM

      hi, we are thinking about going to newcastle this august.
      do you guys think this is a good idea or is everybody off town because of the summer break and its gonna be boring?

      12 Answers Jul 22, 2012 at 12:28 PM
    • Moving to Newcastle for school/work

      by jen_m78 Online Now Jun 27, 2012 at 3:14 PM


      My fiancee and I will be moving to Newcastle Upon Tyne in August. We currently live in the San Jose area of California (silicon valley.) I'm moving to attend Newcastle Uni and he will be joining me and transfering his job. We have never been to the UK before and have so many questions! Here is what we really need to know:

      1) City Centre or Quayside? Which is better for the under 25 crowd? Pros? Cons? Pricing isn't a huge factor since we are coming from such an expensive city in Ca.

      2) Mobile phones: we have tmobile currently and are considering going with Tmobile UK upon arrival. Good idea?

      3) Dog: we are bringing our 4yr old dog with us. Is Newcastle (generally) a pet friendly city?

      4) Rental (or letting) policies: what is generally required to let a flat or home in England? We will have a deposit prepared but are there specific documents required?

      5) Culture: I am a biracial young woman (Italian/Black American.) Are there many types of people in Newcastle or will we be looked down upon?) We come from such a diverse city, I want to know what to expect!

      6) Banks: Which bank(s) are best for temporary accounts? We will be in Newcastle for 1-1.5yrs

      7) weather: we know it's cold and rainy usually....right?! Does it ever get hot or snow?

      8) Driving: I am terrified of driving on the opposite side of the street! Will I need a new/different drivers license to drive in the UK? Or since I have a valid Ca license, will that work?

      Anything else that you would like to share would be so helpful to us! We appreciate your help! Looking forward to our journey!

      13 Answers May 22, 2013 at 4:16 PM
    • Karting or activities to do

      by MHA13574 Online Now Jan 26, 2012 at 5:29 AM

      Hi, I am currently arranging a stag weekend & have chosen to come to Newcastle. I am aware of the excellent bars & clubs but have no idea what to do during the day...

      Can you recommend Karting or quadbiking or anything similiar???? (names of companies please)


    • US Family Moving from Surrey County to Newcastle upon Tyne

      by leebear Online Now Feb 4, 2011 at 9:24 AM

      My husband is considering a job in the Newcastle area. We have a 5 year old and need to know good areas to begin our housing search (we will be renting at first) and which schools to look into. Also, is there an US expat group that I can contact there? There is a Women's American group in Surrey, I didn't know if a resource like this meets in Newcastle. Very excited about the possible move. We have heard amazing things about the area.

      Thanks for the tips!

      38 Answers Aug 24, 2011 at 12:42 PM
    • Hotels to avoid

      by gwyneddman Online Now Jan 6, 2011 at 2:54 PM

      I am considering staying in Newcastle later this year. Are there any hotels in the city centre of Newcastle which should be avoided because they are so bad. I have come across a hotel called Whites which has generally received dreadful reviews. Are there any other really bad hotels around the centre of Newcastle.

      7 Answers Jan 6, 2011 at 11:07 PM
    • Accommodation

      by celtic10 Online Now Oct 24, 2010 at 9:14 PM

      Hi Heading to Newcastle upon Tyne early November for a few days, can anyone recommend cheap and clean accommodation, doesn't need to be fancy just a bed as hope to get out and about to see thing, and any ideas on what to make sure to see.

      3 Answers Oct 25, 2010 at 1:23 AM
    • Newcastle Restaurants, Clubs and Pub Recommendations

      by dkinny14 Online Now Oct 7, 2010 at 12:45 PM

      Hello. I will be visiting Newcastle this November (20-23), and I am looking for recommendations as to good restaurants, pubs and clubs. I have yet to book a hotel, but am looking at the Hilton, Marriott Gosforth Park and the Copthorne. I want to stay somewhere that is accessible to nightlife, but still nice. I have read about Jesmond as being a nice area with ample nighlife, is this true? If so would it be better to stay in that area? Any recommendations will be greatly appreciated.

      Debbie in NYC

      2 Answers Oct 8, 2010 at 12:49 AM
    • Cost of living & Hostel question...

      by yommi Online Now Sep 25, 2010 at 4:31 AM


      We're two aussies moving to Newcastle in March 2011 on a working holiday visa.

      Wondering if anyone who is from that general area or has done a simliar trip can offer some advice/opinons on how much a couple would on average spend (per month) on groceries, eating out, going out, transport, small trips over weekends etc....

      I have come up with 1800GBP for the both of us, yet I have no idea if this is "just" enough, not enough... etc etc (1800GBP being after rent)

      When we first arrive we're looking at staying at the Albatross hostel until we can find some share accommodation.

      Can anyone offer any opinions on the Albatross or recommend any other hostels?

      Any help would be great appreciated....


      7 Answers Oct 1, 2010 at 11:51 PM
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      Moving to Newcaste from US

      by junierae Online Now Sep 9, 2010 at 7:58 PM

      My husband has been offered a job in Newcastle and we are pretty sure he is going to take it and we will move there by the end of this year. I have never been (visiting next month-Oct) and of course I have a ton of questions. Mainly, I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice or guidance on schools for my children. I have a 9yr. old in 4th grade and a 13yr. old in 8th grade. I'm wondering what are the best state schools in and around Newcastle. My husband's contract is for 2yrs.-do we put them in British schools? I have heard of others putting there kids in "American" schools-Not sure what to do or what is best.

      Thanks so much!

      11 Answers Sep 19, 2010 at 11:02 PM
    • Moving to Newcastle Upon Tyne

      by Nannou79 Online Now Aug 18, 2010 at 4:30 AM

      Hi !
      I am a middle eastern muslim female doctor, I will be moving to Newcstle Upon Tyne late October or early November to work in the RVI.
      Will I be facing any trouble being "visibly different", I have been brought up in a Catholic Sisters' school, travelled to the US and visited London, and I have never faced any troubles with racism for being veiled or coloured. Will I have any problems living in Newcastle, and where is the best place to have a flat that is close to the hospital and in a welcoming safe neighbourhood ?
      Thanks in advance

      12 Answers Aug 20, 2010 at 1:26 PM