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    • StassS's Profile Photo

      Walk Hampshire - England

      Hampshire Nov 19, 2015 at 8:20 AM

      Does there anybody here live in Alton, Hampshire, or is there anybody here is a walk-enthusiast, who had done some walks in Hampshire : Alton - Chawton - Farringdon (Upper) - Selborne; walk the South Down National Park and / or benefiting the South Down's rambler services (Refer to : Visit-Winchester or Visit-Hampshire) ?
      I am interested in those activities, yet haven't "seen" the latest reviews on them.
      Thanks anyone for sharing and posting reviews.

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      Best Indian in town

      Basingstoke Nov 5, 2015 at 6:37 AM

      Off to Basingstoke for a weekend in a couple of weeks. Sat/Sun

      Can anyone recommend a good Indian/Chinese for 2 people on a Saturday evening,


    • Send a gift

      Newcastle upon Tyne Yesterday

      My Granddaughter is studying in Newcastle University. I want to send her either candy/flowers for her birthday but I would like to order them from a local shop. Any recommendations?
      I would charge the item since I live in NY

    • Restaurants with fairy lights.

      London Nov 22, 2015 at 9:50 AM

      Hi there, so my question isn't really a travel related question at all it's actually just about dining in London.. I'm trying to be very picky but I'm looking for a nice romantic restaurant of any cuisine that is decorated with fairy lights, now I know this sounds crazy but my parter has wanted to go to a restaurant of this description for some time and I just haven't been able to find anywhere. Somewhere that uses fairy lights to decorate the inside of the restaurant or even the trees around the building and things like that.. I really hope someone can help me! Thank you all for reading!

    • Boxing Day

      Edinburgh Nov 13, 2015 at 11:37 AM

      I'll be in Edinburgh over the Christmas holiday and wondering what will be open on Boxing Day. I know the museums and castles are closed, but what about shops and restaurants? Will there be anything for me to do that day?

      Also, on Christmas day I want to eat somewhere nice but not stuffy - kind of old school/traditional with a good, warm environment. I'm staying in New Town and will be alone. Any advice?


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      Bus Tours to Stonehenge

      Horley Nov 13, 2015 at 7:56 AM

      Is there a bus tour from Horley to Stonehendge? We will be arriving July 2016 at Gatwick and would like to stay in Horley overnight and then take a bus tour. Or will we have to head into London to take tour? Thanks to your help!

      Any advice on good hotels or Bed and Breakfasts near Horley?

    • Night out near wembley post concert

      London Nov 7, 2015 at 7:16 AM

      I am going to a concert in Wembley on a Saturday night and I would like to go out afterwards... My question is where can I stay so there is nearby access to it worth staying nearer the city?or should I stay near the arena and go out around there?sorry I really don't know the area at all but will be travelling by tube. Any advice would be really appreciated!

    • 3 day trip

      Scotland Nov 3, 2015 at 2:40 PM

      My boyfriend and I be in the Blair Atholl area for a wedding and am wondering if it's worth travelling afield, or whether there's enough to keep you entertained in Blair Atholl for 3 days. We are travelling from London, via Edinburgh and would love to visit a very remote, scenic village with good (mild) walking tours and small, local pubs. Any suggestions please??

    • 3 night trip

      Blair Atholl Nov 3, 2015 at 2:39 PM

      I am planning to be in the Blair Atholl area for a wedding and am wondering if it's worth travelling afield, or whether there's enough to keep you entertained in Blair Atholl for 3 days. We are travelling from London, via Edinburgh and would love to visit a very remote, scenic village with good (mild) walking tours and small, local pubs.

      Any suggestions please??

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      Transport to Manchester Airport

      Blackpool Nov 2, 2015 at 12:40 PM

      Hi there, what is the cheapest airport transfer from Blackpool to Manchester?

    • Rustic castle b&b

      Scotland Oct 28, 2015 at 7:07 PM

      Looking for a castle stay which has an historic feel not one remade into a five star hotel. We've stayed in Carbisdale in Southerland, Blackcraig in Perthshire, and Castle Leven in Inverclyde, they are no longer in business, but reflect what I'm looking for. Any location ok. Thanks for any input

    • Christmas market from Dakota Nottingham

      Nottingham Nov 19, 2015 at 10:13 AM

      The best method of transport to get from the dakota nottingham hotel to the old market square (where the christmas market will be?)

    • Do I need a VIsa

      Heathrow Nov 18, 2015 at 7:40 PM

      So I booked my flight from DME (Moscow) to Boston and i have a 2 hour layover in Heathrow. I was wondering if I will need to change the airport or to get out from the gate? Will a need a transit visa? I am a citizen of Vietnam

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      A wonderful world - where to go?

      United Kingdom Oct 30, 2015 at 11:19 AM

      Just to change tack while the Mods are being kept busy do you think this would make a good journey -

    • Transit Visa required for UK if flight lands departs from same terminal? (Passport Indian Citizen)

      Heathrow Oct 28, 2015 at 10:38 AM

      I'm Indian citizen working in amsterdam with residence permit of netherland. I'm having flight from amsterdam to delhi via LHR. Do i need transit Visa if my flight is from same terminal with a layover of 5 hours. If yes, then please can you tell me what is the process and fees of the same. Also my first flight is of KLM (Amsterdam to LHR) and second flight is Jet Airways (LHR to New Delhi). There is change of planes so do i need to check in again and go from border control?? Please advice.....

    • Can I stay Airside?

      Gatwick Oct 27, 2015 at 4:06 AM

      I need to book flights from Belfast to Bordeaux. The Belfast flight (aerlingus) arrives in Gatwick South Terminal at 12.10 and the Easyjet flight to Bordeaux (also South Terminal) departs at 2pm. I will be doing online checkin and am only carrying hand luggage. Can I stay airside and follow the "connecting flights" route or do I need to go through security again? if I do have to go through security would 1hr 50 mins between flights be enough time?

    • Night Time Facilities at Terminal 3

      Heathrow Oct 26, 2015 at 7:25 AM

      Hi all,

      I'm catching an early flight out of terminal 3 next month and I'm thinking of getting to the terminal about 4-5 hours before my flight due to lack of transport options into London during the middle of the night.

      What facilities are avialiable before security after midnight in there? Any coffee shops/bars etc... wifi, power points for laptops etc... any info would be great.


    • Minibus/Van from Central London Hotel to Airport

      London Oct 31, 2015 at 8:41 PM

      Greetings guys.
      My group of 12 paxs will be staying in 2 nearby locations (within 500m) in Lambert, London. I would appreciate if anyone can suggest to me how to hire a minibus/van or any better way to go to Gatwick Airport?
      Thank you.

      Wanzul WD.

    • Can I use Flight Connections Bus-separate tickets and no checked bags?

      Heathrow Nov 14, 2015 at 1:29 PM

      I have two separate tickets--Virgin Atlantic from the U.S. to LHR arriving Terminal 3 and then a British Airways flight from Terminal 5 to Brussels. No checked baggage and I'll have my boarding pass for BA flight with me (on phone and paper backup). Can I use the "Flight Connections" path and bus to transfer to Terminal 5? Or must I follow the "Arrivals" path and then have to get over to Terminal 5 on my own via Tube or Heathrow Express?

    • Visiting student at University Edinburgh in December

      Edinburgh Oct 27, 2015 at 9:33 AM

      I will be visiting daughter at University of Edinburgh in mid-December. Can anyone recommend a nice hotel walking distance from both university, sites, restaurants?

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      Traveling to UK for first time

      Newbury Oct 26, 2015 at 1:24 AM

      I am traveling alone to UK next week from India. This is the first time I am going to board a flight and first time to go anywhere alone. I am going there to work and will stay there in Berkshire for 9 months. I will be going to london by flight and then to Berkshire. I dont know anything about transportation and accommodation there. Can someone please tell me about the check in, boarding and check out process, about transportation from London to Berkshire and any others suggestions.
      Thank you

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      Enough time?

      London Oct 25, 2015 at 8:35 PM

      I am arriving at 7:15 via transat flight from Vancouver Canada. There is a flight leaving the same terminal to Malaga Spain at 9:55. I will only have carry on luggage. Will I have emough time to clear passport authority and customs and make my new flight? I can also probably use Gatwick Connect in this siutation as well.

    • first impression

      Brighton Nov 1, 2015 at 4:24 AM

      whats your first impression about brighton?

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      The Lion King

      London Nov 1, 2015 at 6:14 AM

      My class and I come from Germany.We were in London for one week. We showed the musical ,,The Lion King´´. I knew the lion king as a cartoon film and it gives the lion king one,two and three .I ask if this gives as a musical.That was cool.?

    • Wales Trip

      Wales Oct 26, 2015 at 4:35 AM

      Hi.. I need help and suggestions on a few things. I'll be travelling with my wife and 3 kids (4yrs,2yrs & 1yrs). We be renting a car from Manchester Airport. We be in UK for 8 days and hope to have a wonderful scenery trip there. Someone told me Wales is a mix of both Cornwall & Scotland. The only downside is maybe I'll be travelling in early April where weather is either can be very good or bad. I was thinking of 2 base for accommodation (3 days each). One at the North and the 2nd near South but not sure which area is best to stay.

      North Wales
      I read that Nant Ffrancon pass and llanberis pass via Capel Curig are both scenic route. Any other route that I can add on to it.

      Places of Interest
      (1) Would love to hike up to Snowden but with kids I understand that it is impossible. Read that there is a train that went up but it depend on the weather. Any easy hiking trail route apart Snowden. I've heard about Yr Eifl but not sure hows the route there.
      (2) Like to try the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (return trip). Not sure where to start and how long is the trip.
      (3) Like to explore Lyn Peninsula,Caernarfon,Anglesey etc. Any scenic route that I can pass. Any place where I can stop for cliff view pictures.

      South Wales
      Drive via A70 route. Heard that route is quite scenic. Would love to stop by Hay-on-Wyes just to feel the books before moving off to my 2nd base. For South Wales I would like to discover more on Pembrokeshire (St Davids,Solva, Goodwick etc) area. More to the beaches, cliffs with views.

      Place of Interest

      Basically I am willing to drive any routes that is for picturesque views. Though I understand roads in UK can be congested during peak, I will try to keep it simple and just drive where I can or pass through. This is also not a finalize plan so I am open to suggestions.

      Once I am done with Wales, I may travel up back to Birmingham for a day before heading up back to Manchester.

      Thank you in advance.

    • transport from bfs to larne ferry

      Larne Oct 14, 2015 at 9:04 AM

      we are flying into bfs to get to scotland.
      we plan to ferry from larne to troon.
      what is the best way to get to larne from bfs?
      Taxi, bus, car rental?

      6 Answers Oct 15, 2015 at 11:31 AM
    • Travelling from Dublin to Belfast...passport control.

      Belfast Sep 7, 2015 at 6:22 PM

      Hi all, I will by flying into Dublin from Paris and continuing onwards to Belfast via bus/coach to the City Center, what is the requirements for passport control once in Northern Ireland/UK. Do I need to have my passport stamped (Australian passport) thanks very much, Lenny

      8 Answers Sep 7, 2015 at 10:53 PM
    • accomodations

      Belfast Aug 23, 2015 at 6:03 PM

      any inexpensive places to stay

      2 Answers Aug 24, 2015 at 2:04 PM
    • Scenic day trips by Bus to Glens and Coastal route

      Northern Ireland Jul 28, 2015 at 4:34 PM

      Had considered making overnight stop near Mourne Mountains in Co. Down. I now have some brochures from Tourist office in NY and considering using Belfast for first overnight, taking bus to Carrickfergus next day to see scenic route and hope to have time next day to see Ballycastle. Do I need to have B&Bs reserved in advance as do not see many listed on websites? I would then need to get Ulster Bus back in direction of Enniskillen. Any help much appreciated. Is it possible for me to pack these day tours into 3 and a half days and have some time to see some Belfast city sites? What kind of multi ride bus tickets are available if this is easiest way and avoid wasting time in stations. Please let me have comments. Going end of August.  Need suggests for Belfast accommodation as well as other stopovers. Thanks to all.

      28 Answers Aug 15, 2015 at 2:10 PM
    • Planning short visit using public transportation (Ulster Bus, day trips and popular tours)

      Northern Ireland Jul 26, 2015 at 11:09 AM

      I arrive Dublin end of August. Have been to Belfast previously on day trip also Mourne Mountains region.
      I will not be driving and need some help please on best way to accomplish sightseeing taking several day trips. I looked for a short coach tour which would include sightseeing and hotel but did not see anything listed on UK tour sites. Which city is good choice as base? Are there more tours out of Belfast? Might like to take 3 or 4 scenic tours and did see Carrickfergus on one of the brochures I received from tourist office in NYC. Have not been to this town previously.

      If I can pack it in might like to visit Titanic exhibit and if staying in hotel would like to take walks (if its safe enough for solo traveler) in evening, to see city historic places. I am active and enjoy walking and hiking.

      Would appreciate hearing from members with some suggestions, also some hotels that I might consider, or B&B guest houses in case accommodation is limited since its peak season. What area of Belfast is good for overnights or what other towns where I can get good bus routes to some of the scenic areas making stops. Will need to return to Dublin or areas close to Enniskillen for next leg of journey. Many thanks to all.

    • Things to do at Belfast Port?

      Belfast Jun 21, 2015 at 11:12 AM

      Hi all -

      I will be at Belfast Port for a day. Are there things to do within walking distance or should I travel out of the area?

      Thanks for any responses.


      4 Answers Jun 22, 2015 at 6:36 AM
    • Mountains of Mourne

      Northern Ireland Jun 20, 2015 at 8:30 AM

      I visited Downpatrick several years ago and would like information about planning return visit. I was at Donard hotel and enjoyed the lovely sightseeing.

      I will be using public transportation and need to know if there are any short stay sightseeing tours on offer I might connect with to enjoy this lovely area. Have visited Carlingford in last few years but do not have information on where I might pick up a tour, or even do 2 days sightseeing solo. Which area is better for overnight stop(s) and distances from towns to see the best views of Mountains down by the SEA! Thank you.

      3 Answers Jun 20, 2015 at 2:43 PM
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      Giant Causeway

      Belfast May 5, 2015 at 11:18 PM

      Hi All, I am visiting Belfast on a Cruise Ship and would like to go to Giant Causeway under my own steam rather than an excursion. I have about 6 hours. Is this doable and if so advice please.Tia.

      9 Answers May 6, 2015 at 2:56 PM
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      Tours and Public transport to visit sites of Games of Thrones

      Belfast May 1, 2015 at 12:14 AM

      Hi, we will visit Belfast to find sites of Games of Thrones from june 4 to june 7.
      I found some interesting tours : gameofthrones-winterfelltour...
      to visit the area around winterfell. I could not find any going up north l to Cairncastle ,Shillanavogy Valley to Cushendall and BallyCastle. Are there any daytrips or tours or will it be posible to visit these places by public transport??

      Thanks very much for your answers. Louise

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      Belfast city center to belfast port

      Belfast Apr 30, 2015 at 6:20 AM


      Can anyone please suggest for ways to reach belfast port from belfast city centres early in the morning at 6:00 AM please.


      5 Answers Apr 30, 2015 at 8:02 AM
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      Belfast day tour

      Belfast Apr 29, 2015 at 5:00 AM

      Has anyone taken the hop on hop off belfast tour. I have an option of either walking the destinations/taking a metro bus day card/hop on hop off. Which one do you think is a better choice? Thanks in advance.

      2 Answers Apr 29, 2015 at 12:02 PM
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      Weekend trip in Northern Ireland

      Northern Ireland Apr 29, 2015 at 3:51 AM

      I will be flying from London and landing at Belfast around noon. Then plan to take rental car and then proceed to Belfast Castle. Then head to Armoy, Antrim to see some locations of Game of Thornes. Then end the day in LondonDerry hotel. Then start next day drive around coast, visit Giant's causeway and head back to Belfast. I think we may have more time in Day 2 - please suggest if we can cover more., our flight back is at around 7pm, so we may need to drop our car around 5pm. If we can cover more - whatelse we can cover - or can we rearrange our itinerary to a better one?

      8 Answers May 11, 2015 at 8:56 AM
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      Trusted travel agencies in Belfast? Want to hear about your own experience.

      Belfast Apr 24, 2015 at 2:53 AM

      This summer we plan to make a trip to Europe. So, we’re looking for the not too expensive travel agency in Belfast. I’d like to hear about your own experience. Thanks.

      5 Answers Apr 29, 2015 at 7:18 AM
    • Bus from Airport and other transport

      Northern Ireland Apr 14, 2015 at 5:29 PM

      Flying into Belfast, will stay at Holiday Inn Express on University Street, were told to take bus 300 from airport to go to Europa Hotel Bus Station, is that going to be walking distance to Holiday Inn? Can't afford what I fear may be expensive taxi rides?Also is it about 10£ for return ticket (to and from) ? also where would I go to catch train to Dublin, from same hotel? Is that also walking distance? Thanks very much for any assistance. We are used to walking, though middle aged, just have to keep in mind we have two suitcases to tag from airport with us. :)

      3 Answers Apr 14, 2015 at 9:17 PM
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      2 days in Belfast

      Belfast Apr 14, 2015 at 5:37 AM


      I am visiting belfast during may. I am planning to take giant's causeway tour for one day and other day just going around belfast with the hop on hop off city tour.

      Please let me know if this is the right plan or any other suggestions welcome.


      6 Answers Nov 19, 2015 at 8:46 AM
    • Titanic experience

      Belfast Apr 6, 2015 at 1:53 AM

      In blunt terms is the Titanic Experience worth it - I know that this is a subjective question and is there parking nearby. How long should I allow for the visit. What exactly is involved with the boat trip. The website leaves a lot to be desired. So often these historical attractions are not worth their money - being on a tight budget would the money be better spent on a pub meal?

      Many thanx

      2 Answers Apr 6, 2015 at 9:14 AM
    • Transport from Belfast Ferry Terminal to Belfast City Harbour Airport - Hertz Pickup Office

      Belfast Mar 11, 2015 at 6:19 PM

      1. How far from the Belfast Ferry Terminal to the Belfast City Harbour Airport?

      2. If the Ciarnryan ferry arrives at Belfast Ferry Terminal at 1:45pm on a Wednesday, can i expect to get to the Hertz Rental Car Office at the Belfast City Harbour Airport by 3pm?

      2 Answers Mar 11, 2015 at 8:41 PM
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      Belfast & around - 2 days itinerary

      Northern Ireland Jan 13, 2015 at 7:57 AM

      I was thinking of visiting belfast and around for two days travelling from London to get some Irish experience. Please suggest me itinerary so that I can make the 2 days of my trip worthy. I originally planned for Dublin but dropped due to elaborate visa formalities. I can rent a car if needed. Definitely want to goto Giant's causeway - but want to know if February month will be right to travel there. I will be travelling with my wife and 2 kids (aged 9 & 5).

      1 Answer Jan 13, 2015 at 11:31 AM
    • afternoon tea in belfast

      Belfast Dec 2, 2014 at 12:08 PM

      where is best for afternoon tea please

      8 Answers Dec 3, 2014 at 12:22 AM
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      #84 Charing Cross, London

      Derry/Londonderry Oct 9, 2014 at 8:01 AM

      My friend is looking for that famous small book store, located that address, the Google map's search result has found but the street view is only an interaction. Asked building #82's concierge, the lady said there is no Charing Cross #84!

      Any one local please verify, thank you all in advance!


      9 Answers Oct 9, 2014 at 1:17 PM
    • Travelling by flight from Belfast to London need UK visa?

      Belfast Sep 24, 2014 at 11:09 AM

      I want to travel to London from Belfast. I hold Irish passport so I do not need visa to UK. But my parents are planning to travel with me too. They hold Non-EU passport. My parents are currently with me in Ireland. We plan to travel to London from Belfast to avoid passport control. Does anyone knows is there passport control or check travelling from Belfast to London and vice-versa?


      18 Answers Sep 25, 2014 at 11:49 AM
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      European Heritage Open Days

      Northern Ireland Sep 7, 2014 at 2:40 PM

      Anyone in Northern Ireland this weekend (13/14 September) may be interested in the European Heritage Open Days. This is where you can visit buildings/sites that are not normally open to the public and usually have a guided tour. The buildings/sites range from houses to churches to boats, some of which are used as film sets (e.g. Game of Thrones). There are various talks at other locations, too. It's a great event and most sites are free - some even include a cup of tea!

      More info

      Is this event on in other European countries?

      6 Answers Sep 8, 2014 at 10:38 AM
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      Murals in Belfast City

      Belfast Aug 6, 2014 at 12:00 PM

      I would like to visit Belfast for the first time this year to see the murals that adorn the city.

      Is there any kind V.T. member who would show me round for one day only.

      Many thanks.


      4 Answers Aug 6, 2014 at 2:49 PM
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      Taking the Antrim Coaster bus

      Northern Ireland Aug 5, 2014 at 5:17 PM

      We are 2 older women leaving Belfast on a Sunday and we want to end up at the Giants Causeway (our hotel is near there). We are reliant on public transport. I noted that we could take the 'coastal route' bus 252 up to the Causeway but we wanted to stop off along the route for some sightseeing on foot. I see that there is a 6 hour gap between the 2 daily buses on that day, so I need to decide where to get off for a bit and make use of the time. I thought Glenarm's Walled Garden might be nice but 6 hours there? or Glenariff Forest Park but how to get there from the Waterfoot stop? Or maybe get off at Ballycastle and take a ferry to Rathlin Island? We will have our suitcases with us, so it would be nice to leave the cases somewhere so we can explore. Suggestions?

      1 Answer Aug 6, 2014 at 7:47 AM
    • Car parking

      Belfast Jul 26, 2014 at 11:04 AM

      is on street parking in Belfast free on a sunday

      3 Answers Jul 26, 2014 at 4:28 PM
    • self catering accomodation

      Derry/Londonderry Jul 3, 2014 at 12:24 PM

      what standard is accommodation at BT48 aparthotel? We have family of 4 staying this weekend but concerned about tri advisor reviews.

      1 Answer Jul 3, 2014 at 12:38 PM
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      Coffee in Central Belfast?

      Belfast Jun 21, 2014 at 6:07 AM

      Any recommendations for high quality coffee shops (non chain) in the central city area? Thanks!

      1 Answer Sep 7, 2014 at 2:51 PM
    • Money Exchange

      Derry/Londonderry Jun 4, 2014 at 7:55 PM

      What is the best institution for exchanging dollars for pounds?

      3 Answers Jun 6, 2014 at 4:18 AM
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      first time visiting Belfast

      Belfast May 7, 2014 at 12:43 AM

      I want to visit Belfast for a few days for my birthday from 1st June-5th June. Is it safe to visit at the moment ?

      2 Answers May 7, 2014 at 3:14 AM
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      B&B in Londonderry

      Derry/Londonderry Apr 18, 2014 at 10:13 AM

      Any suggestion for a decent hotel or B&B in Central Londonderry around June 24th or 25th? It should be for two persons (my wife and myself) and should have a private bathroom. Help me out please. Thank you,
      Gerry The-Dutchman