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    • Bikers cafe

      New Brighton 3 hours ago

      Hi could people tell me he name of the cafe all the bikers park outside please. And on Monday the three ships line up, what is the best time to see them together, and from where in new Brighton!

      Thanks

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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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    • poem In Liverpool museum in front of the liver bird building

      Liverpool Yesterday

      there is a poem about Liverpool starting by I am...and it is like some sort of riddle.I can’t remember its name.
      does Anyone know it? It was in the museum
      Thank you!!

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    • Highland Games - Piping/dancing competitions

      Scotland May 17, 2015 at 1:51 AM

      Any ideas as to which are the best Highland Games for piping/dancing competitions and music rather than tug o war - I accept that all of them are good. Can flex as to where and when we go but so far my short list is:

      Nairn
      Glenisla - good celidh - looks fun!!
      Bridge of Allan
      Inverary - could be tight as we have to be home by 23July
      Kenmore
      Invergordon
      Lonach
      Argyl
      Cowal
      Pitlochry
      Dundonald

      Any suggestions for caravan sites nearby much appreciated. Many thanks in advance

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      hiking in Scotland

      Scotland May 11, 2015 at 11:46 AM

      I would like to go to Scotland for hiking (never did it before) starting from 12-13 June. Maybe there is anyone who would like to join, or to give some guidance on possible routes for beginners? thank you in advance. Neringa

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    • Rental car or Bus

      Lymington 15 hours ago

      We are a family of 4 people, going to Lymington on a 7 day vcation. Please advise whether we should hire a car or use bus service going around

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    • One evening only

      Liverpool May 19, 2015 at 9:27 AM

      Hello! I will attend a conference at the end of June and will have one evening only to explore Liverpool... Any must-dos? I will have been to the Cavern with a group the evening before, and one evening is the only spare time that I will have. Thanks for suggestions. (I will be based at the Hard days night hotel).

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    • Airport transport

      Orkney May 19, 2015 at 4:48 AM

      What's the best way to get from Kirkwall airport to Stromness?

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      Have you ever bought limited view tickets for Billy Elliot?

      London May 15, 2015 at 1:16 AM

      Hi I want to see Billy Elliot and I am getting a price of 38-47 pounds to see the play in limited view seats (second floor, first row)(london box office is selling the tickets). have you ever been there at Victoria Palace? Do you think it will be ok? Thank you!!

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    • terminal two bag transfer

      Heathrow May 14, 2015 at 11:33 PM

      How do I collect my bags in terminal two from Unired Air and get them to departures check in at Aer Lingus?

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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.

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    • May Day Sunday

      Oban Apr 27, 2015 at 1:41 PM

      im thinking of spending a night in Oban for mayday with my partner for a change of scenery. I live just outside fraserburgh where during May Day Sunday all the bars have bands and other entertainment and wondered what Oban has to offer during this day ?

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    • visit to isle of skye

      Scotland Apr 30, 2015 at 4:14 AM

      Hi all
      After reading so many reviews from you all i have decided to visit isle of skye. Pl tell should i go with a 3 day tour by Timberbush.as I will be using public transport. If not then is it possible to move of our own I mean the transportation and all will be convenient. I have booked 2nights stay in portree. This is in july.

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    • Is there public transportation in Forres Scotland?

      Forres Apr 27, 2015 at 10:16 AM

      Hi,

      I'm planning on a visit to Forres Scotland in June 2015. Can you tell me if there is Public Transportation around the town? I will not have a car to get around town and need to know if there are buses I can take to get around.

      I would like to go see the Brodies Castle, Cawdor Castle and Suenos Stone. I also want to see the monastery. It all hinges on if I need to hire taxis to get around.

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    • Wheelchair access

      Newcastle upon Tyne May 17, 2015 at 4:31 AM

      Hi, I'm off for a stag weekend in the next few days. Does anyone know which clubs and bars are wheelchair friendly/accessible and that have disabled toilets to hand? Any response is greatly appreciated!! Thanks in advance!

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      Ingliston Park and Ride - long term stay?

      Edinburgh May 15, 2015 at 2:15 AM

      Dear VT members,
      I need to leave my car for 9 days near Edinburgh airport. I have found Ingliston Park and Ride to be very convenient and free. However, they indicate no overnight stay in website. Is there any VT member who left his car there for a long duration? I don't want to find my car towed when I arrive back. If this will certainly happen, where do you suggest to park the car?
      Thank you for your help.

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      hiking in Scotland

      United Kingdom May 11, 2015 at 12:01 PM

      I would like to go to Scotland for hiking (never did it before) starting from 12-13 June. Maybe there is anyone who would like to join, or to give some guidance on possible routes for beginners? thank you in advance. Neringa

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    • HELP TO PLAN AND ROUTE

      Lake District National Park May 7, 2015 at 3:01 AM

      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

      Jolly

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      Falkirk Wheel and Stirling.

      Glasgow May 5, 2015 at 11:28 PM

      Hi All, I am arriving into Glasgow via Cruise Ship and have about 8 hours here. I was hoping to experience the Falkirk Wheel and then mooch around Stirling. Is this doable without booking an excursion and if so advice please.Tia.

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      Any Hidden Gems?

      Lake District National Park May 5, 2015 at 10:47 AM

      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.

      Many thanks :)

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      Short connection Terminal 5 and Terminal 2

      Heathrow May 4, 2015 at 8:36 PM

      Hi everyone,

      I have booked flights with Singapore Airlines from Edinburgh to Singapore next month. I arrive at Heathrow Terminal 5 at 0925on a BA flight and leave from Terminal 2 with Singapore Airlines at 1130 so just over 2 hours connection time.
      Will this be enough? I'm not sure if I can check my suitcase through from Edinburgh as I don't think there is a Singapore Airlines check in there.(The BA ticket was bought through them though.)
      I'm panicking a little as, although I know Singapore Airlines will be obliged to get me back if I don't make the connection, all the later flights seem to be full and I have an onward connection to New Zealand that I need to get.
      I'd really appreciate any advice. 3

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    • public transportation in Forres scotland

      Forres Apr 26, 2015 at 8:24 PM

      Does anyone know if there are public buses around the town of Forres Scotland? I plan on visiting there first week of June.

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    • Fruit picking in the UK

      United Kingdom May 15, 2015 at 11:48 AM

      I'am from Portugal and along with my friend we are looking for work fruit picking.in another country. We are ready to work already in June but we don't know where to search for work. I see some websites like www.haygrove.co.uk or . www.withersfarm.co.uk/ Are they of trust? Do they provide good conditions?
      Should we look at other places?

      Thanks in advance

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    • Belfast city center to belfast port

      Belfast Apr 30, 2015 at 6:20 AM

      Hi,

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

       

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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.

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    • snowdon today

      by wonkey Online Now Feb 23, 2015 at 12:38 AM

      Hi again do you think it is safe to walk Snowdon today.

      2 Answers Feb 23, 2015 at 5:25 AM
    • Snowdon challenge May 2014

      by SteveHaworth Online Now May 4, 2014 at 4:29 AM

      Hi there folks. Would first of all like to say I AM taking this very seriously, I will be fully prepared and fully kitted up. I have 4 weeks planning and getting mu kit together with 2 weeks left. I am going to attempt doing all 6 official ascents to the Summit of Snowdon. Starting May 19th to the 23rd 2014. I am physically ready but still training in preparation. The logistics of my kit took 2 weeks of planning and although some people think my kit may be over the top, I do not care as I will be prepared for almost any scenario. I have to do 2 routes on the same day and was planning to do the Snowdon ranger and the Rhyd Ddu path starting at 8am, straight up and down, of course depending on weather. Not doing this to prove a point, just set myself a personal challenge. My facebook page is Snowdonia challenge May 2014 absolute any advice is welcome or if you fancy joining me on any of the routes, please do shout up, thanks Steve

      7 Answers May 4, 2014 at 6:05 PM
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      North Wales - Driving route - Tips

      by csuresh Online Now Apr 17, 2014 at 7:16 AM

      I am planning to take the driving route starting from Halkyn where I am staying on Day 1 and follow Llandudno, Conwy, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Caernarfon, Porthmadog, Bala Lake and Aberystwyth. I wanted to include Holyhead, but seem to be a long travel. Can anyone suggest what I can add or remove in my route? I will be travelling with 2 kids (aged 9 and 5) and will be interested in any short stop-over on the route. Aberystwyth will be stay place on Day 2.

      5 Answers Apr 22, 2014 at 6:30 AM
    • Good time to climb Snowdon?

      by asahoo Online Now Jan 16, 2014 at 12:49 PM

      I appreciate the fact that the weather can change drastically in this part of Wales but as a general observation, would April be a good time for the climb?

      I apologize for asking a question that may have been repeatedely asked.

      4 Answers Jan 19, 2014 at 2:49 PM
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      equipment for walking snowdon

      by NeilW22 Online Now Oct 7, 2013 at 2:21 AM

      my wife and i would like to walk snowdon early next year.as beginners what sort of equipmenr would you advise

      5 Answers Oct 7, 2013 at 12:37 PM
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      Cottages in Snowdonia for May 1st & 2nd

      by dhdear Online Now Apr 26, 2010 at 11:32 AM

      Hello VT friends!

      We are travelling this May 1st weekend to Snowdonia for 2 nights. 6 adult + 2 kids. Does anyone know a decent Cottage around? We checked on the internet, but guess we are now too late, all are full. :(
      Please help

      Thanks
      dh

      7 Answers May 5, 2010 at 11:52 AM
    • Snowdon by Train

      by chr.s Online Now Feb 19, 2010 at 12:47 PM

      Hi there,

      We're trying to plan a trip in Summer, with the aim of walking up Snowdon, but can only travel by train and by foot - although possibly by bike if the trains allow it. The plan is to climb Snowdon, then move on to Scafell and then Ben Nevis by the end of the week... in theory at least.

      What I'd like to know is where would be a good place to head for to pitch a tent that's fairly near to a train station, but also has relatively good access to the peak. We don't need an electricity hook-up, but sanitation is a definite plus. A view would be great as well as a few local attractions, but accessibility is the most important factor.

      Any suggestions, anyone?

      Thanks in advance
      Chris

      21 Answers May 9, 2010 at 12:34 PM
    • Help to choose what to see in Snowdonia in 3 days

      by zalek Online Now Jul 6, 2009 at 3:34 PM

      Hi there.
      We have a rough plan prepared for our trip to Snowdonia and need and advice to make sure we do not miss any 'must see/ be there'. We are mainly interested in nature - amazing views and great waterfalls and other wonders of nature (something of which there is plenty in Snowdonia), perhaps an old castle. We are certainly not that much interested in towns and villages and museums.

      Short climbs can be managed but my friends by no means are hikers, so climbing any mountains out of question. If you think there is something really worth viewing that is missing from our list than please do say so (as this is the main reason for this post). It would be even better, as our plan is kind of full, if you could not only make a suggestion of what we are missing but also what we should drop from our list to make time for that new thing?. Actually I'm not quite sure if the list below isn't too tightly packed anyway and what with all the travelling around.

      We plan to spend there 3 days and 2 nights. Will leave very early and get to our first attraction around 9 am. I have not yet checked if what we want to see can be fitted in that time but in rough order of our trip this is what we hope to see:

      Pass of the Cross (off A470 at Dinas-Mawddwy),
      Rhiwargor Waterfall (by Lake Vyrnwy or Llyn Efyrnwy)
      Hirnant Pass (or through Cwm Cynllwyd and Bala Lake, depending on which rout we choose)
      Betws-y-Coed (for Fairy Glen and Conwy Falls)
      Swallow Falls
      Lyn Ogwen (with short climb up Cwm Idwal, perhaps Llyn Bochlwyd and Ogwen falls)
      then up A5 through Nant Ffrancon (Falcon Valley, right?)
      if we have time than Caernarfon Castle
      then down through Pass of Llanberis (and mountain railway up Snowdon)
      Dolbadarn Castle
      then down A498 to Pass of Aberglaslyn
      then down A496 to Harlech Castle
      Barmouth (for Panorama Walk or rather few glimpses)
      Dolgellau (for Torrent Walk - ther is also apparently well worht seeing a route from Dolgellau to Arthog on B-roads)
      and that would be about it


      Any comments, suggestion would very welcome. Suggestions of which roads to take to reach our destinations so that to have the best views etc. are more than welcome. I know 3 days is not a lot but that's what we have and we are determined to make best of it. We did this kind of thing in Pembrokeshire last year and it did work - we had a glimpse of Pembrokshire magic that we marvel at to this day.

      6 Answers Jul 23, 2009 at 2:27 PM
    • A few questions about my first trip to Snowdonia...

      by costyy2k Online Now Apr 17, 2007 at 8:13 AM

      Hi guys,

      I'm planning visiting the area for the first time in early October this year. I have several questions I hope some of you can help me out with...

      1. What are the hiking conditions like on Snowdon at that time of year?
      2. I plan on climbing Snowdon via The Llanberis Path on one day and hiking in the area for my other days. Where would you recommend as a base? A nice village with B&B and pubs hopefully.
      3. What would you recommend for my toher hike, not involving Snowdon but starting from the same base.
      4. Any specific B&B to recommend in the suggested base area?

      Many Thanks
      Ryan

      5 Answers Apr 18, 2007 at 3:58 AM
    • public transport to snowdonia

      by hm1234 Online Now Jun 29, 2006 at 4:23 AM

      Hi. I'm only just beginning to look into this but how close can you get to Mount Snowdon, and any nearby hostel / hotel to use as a base, on public transport? ie what's the nearest train station, then do I need to get a bus....? The internet has proved quite unhelpful so far.... Any help at all will be much appreciated...

      3 Answers Jun 29, 2006 at 11:48 AM
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      tips for a short trip

      by ynnpar Online Now Jun 21, 2006 at 1:58 AM

      Hi everyone. I'll be visiting Snowdonia for a few days in August - on a quick break from London. I want to hike; I don't want to rent a car. So where should I stay? Ideally I'd take the train to Betws Y Coed or thereabouts. I'd like to hike around Snowdon, but hear that there's an area to the northeast of Snowdon that's actually supposed to be much nicer and less crowded (name escapes me? Glyer something, perhaps) I'm also open to suggestions for other destinations. Thanks.

      1 Answer Jun 21, 2006 at 9:04 AM
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      Driving Holiday In the UK

      by DaveDeakin Online Now Mar 25, 2006 at 2:10 AM

      Hi all
      My wife and I are in the process of planning a driving holiday around the UK this coming summer. Our itinerary, at the moment is to leave Sussex where we live and drive to Wales and the Snowdonia National Park, spending a few days touring around the park before driving on to the Lake District, where we will spend another few days, and then driving onto the Yorkshire Dales, where we will spend another few days, before heading south and home, a total of about 12 to 14 days.
      My question is, ?if you have been to any of the above locations, which routes would you recommend that give the most spectacular views and are there any little villages that you thought were out of this world and well worth a visit?.
      Thank you for any help.

      3 Answers Jun 21, 2006 at 9:12 AM
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      Urgent poll

      by JulesH Online Now Aug 26, 2005 at 5:31 AM

      My boyfriend Rob and I are leaving for Snowdonia tomorrow morning and we haven't yet decided which of the paths up Mount Snowdon we would like to take. We are using the trip as part of our training towards climing Mt Kilimanjaro in September, so we'd like a relatively challenging climb, but with no steep and dangerous cliff drops which might cause us to fall and possibly die, thereby never actually making it to Africa! We'd like the route to be interesting and varied in it's terrain, and we would also like to stay away from the crowds if that's going to be possible on bank holiday weekend. Can anyone recommend a route to the summit which will satisfy all our requirements?

      Many thanks

      Jules

      2 Answers Aug 26, 2005 at 10:10 AM
    • Road by Watkins Path

      by headcoat Online Now Mar 22, 2005 at 1:38 PM

      While walking up the Watkins Path I noticed a type of road going up the side of the mountain, this is very steep in places and unsuitable for a vehicle. Anyone know what it is?

      1 Answer Mar 23, 2005 at 2:09 PM
    • travelling to snowdonia

      by nemof Online Now Jul 28, 2004 at 9:40 AM

      hi there. Me and my friend want to go camping and walking in snowdonia around tryfan, however transportation is a problem. We can only go for four days. I live in Pembrokeshire so it's really not that far away from me, however we need to use public transport to get there. everytime i try looking it up on national express for coaches or the check rail timetables the shortest journeys i can find are 9 hours which is way to long. Does anyone know a quicker way of getting from Pembrokeshire (or near to there) to snowdonia? thanks nemo

      1 Answer Jan 21, 2008 at 4:15 AM
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      A question about the rout on Snowdon

      by Kanasyy Online Now Jul 6, 2004 at 1:41 PM

      Have any one here tried the Horseshoes before? I did the Pyg and Miners tracks last fall and they were quite fun. I was told that the Horseshoes is a lot harder than those two but it is possible and save for climbers with no scrambling experience to tackle the Horseshoe in a fine weather? Many thanks!

      6 Answers Jul 6, 2004 at 11:12 PM
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      is the mountain railway worth it?? LLanberis Path

      by christine.j Online Now Jun 19, 2004 at 11:02 AM

      Hi, in a few weeks I'll be travelling in Wales.I was considering taking the mountain railway up Mount Snowdon. However, on their website I read that you have only 30 minutes on top and then have to take the train down.To me, that sounds like the "out of the bus, take a picture, back in the bus" tourgroups. What if I want stay up for more than 30 minutes? That doesn't seem to be possible. I also considered walking. The LLanberis Path is - according to guide books - "easy". Can anyone here tell me what "easy" means? I do a lot of walking and am reasonably fit, but I have problems when there is a sharp drop right next to a path.I once fell down a gorge and ever since I have problems with this.Is there any type of this during the course of the LLanberis path? I'd be very thankful if anyone here could answer these questions. Christine

      5 Answers Aug 6, 2004 at 5:07 AM