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    • places to eat

      Rotherham Dec 17, 2014 at 2:48 PM

      Best places to eat near rotherham theatre there's 11 of us Inc a 4 year old. For Sunday evening.

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    • Aberfoyle of Callander

      Aberfoyle Dec 19, 2014 at 4:43 AM

      Hello, Thanks everyone for previous assistance. Still having trouble deciding where would be the best place for easy walking - not hiking, as we have to rely on public transport. Have 6 days to experience the countryside in June 2015 and looked at Aberfoyle, Callander or Balloch (transport maybe more accessible) Also thought maybe spend 4 days walking and then travel to Isle of Mull and experience a little of island life for 2 days instead of 6 days in one place. Of course 1 day would be taken up travelling. Don't know the area as we are from Australia. Appreciate any suggestions or advice. Thank you

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    • Luggage storage

      Southampton Dec 11, 2014 at 1:17 AM

      Is there a facility or company in Southampton that stores luggage while I'm off touring UK?

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      Peppa Pig World

      Hampshire Nov 30, 2014 at 9:35 AM

      Hi! I'm preparing a 4 days break to Peppa Pig World with my children (next may). I would like to know if there is any advantage buying tickets in advance via web. Also If tickets allow the entrance to Paulton's Park and if is it good for 3 years old children, and any other advice you can give me. We'll be using a rental car. Is there any other good attraction near there?
      Thanks a lot.

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    • Transfer between Heathrow Central and Terminal 4

      Heathrow Dec 22, 2014 at 10:59 AM

      Hello, i will be catching the N9 bus from Central London to Heathrow central Bus Station aiming to arrive around 5:45am. I will then need to get to Terminal 4. Is the free Heathtrow Express shuttle only Free to those who connect from other Heathrow Express services or anyone who wishes to use it. Thank You

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    • Regarding connection times at London Heathrow

      London Dec 17, 2014 at 1:42 PM

      My thanks to all of you that replied to my questions about the connection time for flights at Terminal 5. Certainly put our minds at rest and we shall now relax and if necessary implement some very good suggestions should things go 'pear shaped'!!! We are tackling route 66 over four weeks so any more problems and i shall come calling !!! Once again thank you all.

      Regards
      Alan

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    • URGENT - Grainstore Apartments next to Excel London

      London Dec 9, 2014 at 6:32 PM

      Does anyone in London know if the Grainstore Apts. on Canary Wharf are still operating?

      Their emails bounce, phone # doesn't work and the website is expired.

      We have PAID reservations for tomorrow and can't get a hold of them.

      Please HELP.

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    • Souvenir UK car registration plate from London

      London Dec 5, 2014 at 3:42 PM

      I plan to get a license plate with my personal lettering as a souvenir from ‪‎London‬. Where to get it from?

      The plate need not be original but a replica close to original would do. I like to collect the plates with my custom lettering from countries I visit. Is it possible to get one from London? Where?
      Thanks for the help.

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    • Places of interest

      East Ham Dec 16, 2014 at 3:26 PM

      What are the places of tourist interest in east ham??

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    • connection times at London Heathrow

      London Dec 16, 2014 at 9:03 AM

      We are flying from Madrid departure 0820hrs and arriving Heathrow 0950hrs thro American but operated by Iberia. We are leaving Heathrow at 1120hrs and arriving O'Hare 1345hrs thro American but operated by BA. We have 1hr and 30mins between flights - is this enough time? Both flights arrive and depart from T5. If time is tight can we ask a member of staff for assistance in order to connect with flights ? Does anyone know the procedure for a missed flight connection? We booked the flights thro American Airlines. I assume we just both clear security and not immigration.We are both UK citizens.

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      connection times at London Heathrow

      London Dec 16, 2014 at 8:24 AM

      AFJ posted in misc and said he / she was not able to post in travel. So I have C & P........

      connection times at London Heathrow

      by AFJ 1 hours ago

      Dep Madrid 0820hrs arr Heathrow 0950hrs on American 8816 operated by Iberia. Leave Heathrow 1120hrs arr O'Hare 1345hrs on American 6195 operated by BA. Connections at Terminal 5 with 1hr 30 mins spare - will this be enough time. If time is tight what are my options - not going till May so times may change again. When we made this booking we had a two hour window but not now. Can i get a member of staff to hurry us thro if necessary? Do i have to just go thro security and not immigration. We are UK citizens.

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    • Queensway area

      London Yesterday

      We will be staying near Queensway tube station. What is this area like in the evening. Are there many nice bars and restaurants about? How does it compare with Paddington in terms of quantity and quality of local bars and restaurants, safety walking about in the late evening, transport links to Victoria station. Many thanks in advance to anyone taking the time to respond?

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      Rail and rental car question

      London Dec 19, 2014 at 2:40 PM

      I want to travel from London to Truro by train and rent a car from Enterprise on March 17th. I want to be picked up at the train station and dropped off at the airport. The Enterprise man's email does not give me a confirmation number - he seems to want me to buy a ticket on the train first. The National Rail Enquiries - Journey Planner will only give me train times up to 2015 March 12th. But www.thetrainline.com/‎

      is perfectly willing to sell me a ticket for the 17th. How can I get a car reservation confirmation without a train time (is there a website I can go to?), and should I go ahead and buy a ticket through 'thetrainline' people or wait a week and get one from National Rail?

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    • What's the fastest airside method for transferring from terminal 3 to 4?

      Heathrow Dec 1, 2014 at 7:44 AM

      I have a Virgin Atlantic - Delta code share flight arriving from Bombay to LHR terminal 3 and LHR - Detroit (USA) from terminal 4 since Delta is in terminal 4. I have a valid US visa so I "think" I can transit airside without a transit visa even if I am an Indian passport holder and not in the DATV list . See: gov.uk/government/uploads/sy...
      Question is what is the best way to connect between terminal 3 and 4 without picking the wrong train, subway, etc. ?

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    • places to eat

      Rotherham Dec 17, 2014 at 2:46 PM

      Could you tell me were there is to eat family friendly for 11 of us before the panto on Sunday night in Rotherham thanks.

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    • Budget accommodation and public transport.

      Bamburgh Dec 5, 2014 at 6:51 AM

      Is it possible to explore this area by using public transport, we are here mainly on a walking holiday but would like to use Bamburgh as a base and visit places like Lindisfarne, coastline walking to nearest villages with a return bus, maybe some walks in the Borders area? Also looking for either self catering accommodation or budget B & B for approx. 5 days in June 2015. Would appreciate any suggestions. Also does anyone know what season the puffins may be visible in this area. Thank you

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    • Do i need a transit visa?

      Heathrow Dec 9, 2014 at 8:33 AM

      I have a philippine passport and a valid irish visa. I booked a through-ticket flight via etihad which requires me to stay at heathrow for less than 3 hours while waiting for my connecting flight. I will be arriving by terminal 4 and departing by terminal 2 on my way to ireland. Will i be needing a transit visa?

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    • Public transportation to Loo from St. Ives?

      Saint Ives Dec 8, 2014 at 8:18 AM

      We're a party of three seniors heading for St. Ives and wondered if there was bus service to Loo? We're travelling in early April of this coming year and would love to spend a night in Loo but dare not rent a car as we're from the US and the roads are daunting to us. Can anyone assist in public transportation information to Loo from St. Ives?

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    • is anything open in february in scarborough,?

      Scarborough Dec 6, 2014 at 3:01 AM

      Wondering if the amusements etc are all open

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    • Visitor visa for transit?

      Heathrow Dec 3, 2014 at 12:02 PM

      Hi I have a visitor visa for uk. Is that okay to transit Heathrow with ?

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    • afternoon tea in belfast

      Belfast Dec 2, 2014 at 12:08 PM

      where is best for afternoon tea please

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    • London-Salisbury/Bath-Cardiff-Edinburgh-Dublin

      United Kingdom Dec 7, 2014 at 4:40 PM

      I have a convention excuse to visit London in April 2015, and since Husband and I have never been off North America we're looking into making a trip of it. I tried to build-my-own tour, but I couldn't get it under $10,000 USD for both of us for 14 days with airfare. H suggests looking into tours, but we can't find many that include Cardiff. It seems the biggest price-busters are car rental for the London-to-Salisbury/Bath-to-Cardiff-to-Edinburgh transportation ($420 USD total), London and Edinburgh hotels (£105 and £125 respectively, breakfast included), and estimated food budgets (£60 per person a day in London and Edinburgh, £50 in Salisbury/Bath and Cardiff, and €75 in Dublin). Am I grossly overestimating food costs in those locals for two meals (every hotel chosen has breakfast included)? Any suggestions for reasonable hotels in London and Edinburgh that are cheaper, or transportation options that will suit our needs and be more affordable than a car rental? Or suggestions of tour companies we should be looking at? Thanks!

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      Travel from Heathrow to Penzance

      England Dec 27, 2014 at 2:57 AM

      What would be the best way to get from Heathrow to Penzance? I have looked at getting the train into Padington, staying the night thn getting the train to Penzance the following day. It is quite expensive and adds the cost of accommodation in London. I then looked at staying overnight at Heathro and hiring a car to drive to Penzance. One car hire company has a drop-off point in Pnzance. This is half the cost of the train from Paddinngton option. How long would it take to drive from Heathrow to Penzance? The bus looks like an all-day affair and not that appealing. I am going walking the Coastal path from Penzance to Falmouh at end of May 2015. Any ideas/advice would be appreciated. Thank you. Jenni

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      Art deco hotels

      London Dec 11, 2014 at 6:56 PM

      Does any one know,what area i should look for in London for art deco hotels,with either afternoon tea or 2 nights acomadation as a gift to a newly wed couple,not fusssed on price as 5 of us will be chipping in

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    • Travelling to London August 2015. Cost of living ??

      London Dec 11, 2014 at 2:14 PM

      Hello everyone, how are you?

      I'm travelling to London for a 7 days holiday, next summer (August) with a friend. And as I lived there from 1996 to 2007, I know how expensive London can be for a tourist, compared to any other city in Europe (unless, of course, you from Norway or Japan). So this time I'll go as a tourist, as there are things I never did or visited when I lived there.

      Since it's been 7 years I left London (by the way I miss London so much), I don't actually know what is the cost of living in London for a budget tourist at this moment in time. I've already booked the flight, accommodation and London Pass, for London attractions + Travelcard which costed me a total of €700 (about £560) all inclusive.

      Having done that (flight, accommodation, pass and travel card), what remains is food, drink and entertainment. So I was thinking on a (low) budget of £60/£80 (€76/€100) per day (that's £420(€530) for 7 days). What do you think? Can we live on or spend our holiday with this budget for a week? We obviously won't be spending £60/£80 a day, everyday. Surely we'll go clubbing a couple of times, some evenings we'll go to a pub or a bar with music and stuff like that, and then we'll get some souvenirs for friends and family back home!

      Also we'd like to go to see Stonehenge (if we can squeeze some time in), on a day trip. What is the fastest way to get there and how much do you does it costs?

      Thank you in advance friends!

      Take care !!!

      francis_opalm@yahoo.it

       

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    • Stornoway taxi costs

      Stornoway Aug 11, 2013 at 3:30 PM

      Just wondering how much a taxi would cost from Stornoway airport to Back on a Thursday around midday.
      Thanks :)

      1 Answer Aug 12, 2013 at 11:02 AM
    • Best way to tour the Western Isles

      Western Isles Sep 11, 2011 at 1:30 PM

      We are considering touring the Western Isles in November. I would appreciate advice on the route I should take including sailings, places to see & stay. I would prefer a round trip boarding at Ulapool and returning to Oban or vice versa but open to any advice.

      3 Answers Sep 30, 2011 at 5:21 AM
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      Colonsay Visit

      Western Isles Dec 14, 2010 at 7:08 AM

      Any advice on visiting Colonsay in Oct '11 would be appreciated. I'm looking at a 4 day visit, to include arrival and departure days.

      1 Answer Dec 14, 2010 at 8:47 AM
    • Travelling the Western Isles

      Western Isles Dec 10, 2010 at 12:34 PM

      Hi all.

      I'm thinking of doing some travelling before I start University next year and really wanted to visit Scotland in particular a few of the Western Isles. I want to go for either 7-10 days in early July or mid September as I can't do anything from mid July to early September due to work.

      Has anyone any experience of camping on the islands? I'm thinking of doing, Barra, both Uists, Skye, Lewis, Harris, Ullapool, YHAs are pretty much useless as there isn't one in every location. My intention is to do:

      Day 1: Travel from home to Glasgow, stop the night.
      Day 2: Up to Oban by train, then off to Barra for 9pm
      Day 3: Barra, onto Eriskay on the 1230 ferry to Lochboisdale for 3
      Day 4: Early bus to Lochmaddy, hour there then ferry to Uig (Skye)

      Day 5, 6, 7, 8: Option 1.
      Day 5: Over to Tarbert for 1120 then 1600 bus to Stornoway
      Day 6: Day in Stornoway and Lewis
      Day 7: Stornoway to Ullapool, 7am ferry. Day in Ullapool, last bus to Inverness
      Day 8: Go home from there.

      Day 5, 6, 7, 8: Option 2
      Day 5: Day on Skye
      Day 6: Head to Fort William
      Day 7: Day in Fort William, sleeper train to Crewe
      Day 8: Make my way home from Crewe.

      Questions on the above:
      Are these islands camper friendly?
      I like to see things but could I see a lot in the time I would allow or are some islands worth an extra day on? Ferry times do dictate I'm afraid, this is a Tuesday to Tuesday schedule!!
      What is definitely worth visiting if I was to do this?

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      My uncle knows quite a lot about the likes of Arran, Jura, Mull and Islay, is there enough to do on these islands for a good 3-5 days? If so, what is worth visiting? Are any of these good for camping or are there hostels/cheap B+Bs (I was born in Yorkshire (lol!!) )

      Anyone any good websites for info on these islands and a link to ferry times and that? CalMac is only useful for the far western isles listed above!


      Thank you in advance

      Tom

      5 Answers Jan 23, 2011 at 11:44 AM
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      car rental

      Western Isles Jun 10, 2010 at 12:13 PM

      Hi,
      has anybody got good experience with any of the car rental companies in Inverness? What type of car would you recommend?
      Thanks in advance,
      Katja

      7 Answers Jun 11, 2010 at 7:47 AM
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      ferry reservations

      Western Isles Jun 9, 2010 at 12:05 PM

      Hi,
      a friend of mine and I are travelling to Skye, Harris and Lewis in the beginnig of August and we are wondering how far in advance (if at all) we should book the ferry tickets. We'll also have a car.
      Thanks for your help.
      Katja

      6 Answers Jun 11, 2010 at 12:58 AM
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      Is Misty Isles Boat Tour a Good Bet?

      Western Isles Mar 12, 2010 at 6:16 PM

      We're staying on Skye for two weeks in May. Saw the website for the Misty Isles boat tours to Loch Coruisk. Anyone taken this tour? Any advice on whether or not to take this? Cheers!

      3 Answers Mar 13, 2010 at 11:10 AM
    • Is it necessary to book B&Bs in advance for the summer?

      Western Isles Jan 30, 2010 at 9:00 AM

      Hi

      We are planning to visit the Outer Hebrides this summer.

      We were planning to just fly there, hire a car, drive around and stay in a different place every night. (We did that in
      mainland Scotland in 2000, without any problems.) (Our plan is also to go from Stornoway to Barra and back to Stornoway.)

      Do you think this is possible, or will every B&B and guesthouse be completely full?
      In other words: Do you think we have to book all the accommodation (way) in advance?

      Thanks a lot.

      5 Answers Jan 31, 2010 at 4:51 AM
    • From Mull to Skye

      Western Isles May 17, 2009 at 11:03 PM

      Hi, was wondering if its a good idea to take the ferry from Tobermory in Mull to Kilchoan and then drive all the way to Mallaig? I hear its a scenic drive but slow going. Or then if anyone can suggest a better route to reach Isle of skye..

      2 Answers May 19, 2009 at 10:40 AM
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      reporting trip to Lewis and Harris May 13-18, looking foreward to get in touch with you

      Stornoway May 7, 2009 at 9:58 AM

      Dear friends,
      I am a free lance travelling journalist writing and photographing forGerman language magazines, newspapers and working for the radio. May 13-18 I will be on the Hebrides islands for a report trying on these very few days to get the “spirit” of the islands and hoping to find out a little bit about what life is like there. Therefore, I would be happy to hear from you and to meet you maybe for a good pint in a joyful island pub.
      Looking foreward to your message – best is directly to rfi02@email.de
      Yrs
      Robert

      1 Answer May 19, 2009 at 10:49 AM
    • Cheapest way to get to Lewis from Ullapool

      Lewis Mar 3, 2009 at 4:15 AM

      Can someone help me find out the cheapest way to get to Lewis from ullapool. I put down by a ferry, but im not sure about the routes like where to get the ferry and would it take me to Lewis? Thanks.

      1 Answer Mar 3, 2009 at 6:05 AM
    • Fort William

      Western Isles Nov 15, 2008 at 3:49 PM

      I like taking Scenic Photography where are there nice areas in Fort William I could go to for this

      2 Answers Nov 25, 2008 at 2:09 AM
    • Four year old boy in Stornoway

      Stornoway Nov 11, 2008 at 4:04 AM

      Please tell me what a four year old boy could do in Stornoway while he is on holiday with his parents?
      Thanks

      1 Answer Nov 11, 2008 at 9:03 AM
    • Stornoway to Tarbet

      Lewis Jun 12, 2008 at 10:57 AM

      How long would it take to drive from Stornoway to Tarbet, and is there a "best" route for the round trip. Where would be the best stop for a 4 year old to enjoy himself? Thank you!

      9 Answers Jun 30, 2008 at 6:19 AM
    • Stornoway to Tarbet

      Lewis Jun 12, 2008 at 10:55 AM

      How long would it take to drive to Tarbet, and is there a "best" route for the round trip. Where would be the best stop for a 4 year old to enjoy himself? Thank you!

    • distance from Stornoway to the Callanish Stones

      Stornoway May 29, 2008 at 6:18 PM

      How far is it from Stornoway to the Stones? Can anyone recommend a guide or transport?

      3 Answers May 30, 2008 at 9:13 AM
    • transport in Outer Hebrides and accom.....

      Western Isles Apr 3, 2008 at 2:28 PM

      Hi there,

      Well I am up to the Outer Hebrides in my planned itinerary, but I am unsure about the frequency of public transport and also choosing a place to stay for a couple of days is getting difficult.
      So far I will be staying 2 nights in Castlebay on Barra, then get the ferry to Lochboisdale.

      From here I cant decide where to go because I cant find any info about bus services in the area and I am unsure about which destinations would be the most 'photogenic'.

      Any suggestions of where to stay between Lochboisdale and Tarbert on Harris?

      Is it difficult to get to Tarbert from Lochboisdale by bus?

      Will I be missing a lot if I just catch a bus from Lochboisdale to Tarbert without staying somewhere in between?
      I was thinking of staying in Howmore at a hostel there, but again I cant find any buses that go there.
      Sunday travel seems to be a problem too.

      help!! please:-)

      1 Answer Apr 4, 2008 at 5:32 AM
    • Driving from Ft William/Glencoe to Skye

      Western Isles Apr 2, 2008 at 10:57 AM

      My husband and I will be renting a car in Edinburgh, driving to Ft William/Glencoe area for 1 or 2 nights then driving on to Skye for 3 days. Should we see about the ferry from Mallaig to Armdale or go northwest on A87 to get to Skye? About how long would that trip take? Can't decide if we should stay in Portree or Uig -- I don't want to be driving much at night after dinner so would like to be able to walk back to wherever we stay (i.e. not too far out in the country). Also, if the weather is nice we might take one day to go to Lewis by ferry from Uig to see the Blackhouse Village. Is this fun? This will be in early June. Would it be too difficult to drive from Skye back to Edinburgh in one day? We are healthy 50-year-olds from New York. All help is appreciated.

      4 Answers Apr 4, 2008 at 5:38 AM
    • Travelling to lewis

      Lewis Mar 6, 2008 at 1:49 AM

      hi was wondering if anyone could tell me the good sights on lewis for the best scenery? going there in the summer.

      2 Answers Mar 9, 2008 at 1:11 AM
    • FAMILY TRIP TO SKYE

      Western Isles Feb 28, 2008 at 7:24 AM

      DOES ANYONE KNOW OF ANY INTRESTING THINGS TO DO ON THE ISLE OF SKYE IT WILL BE MYSELF AND PARTNER ALSO OUR FOUR YEAR OLD BOY

      1 Answer Mar 2, 2008 at 1:29 AM
    • Sights to see in Stornoway

      Stornoway Jan 11, 2006 at 6:17 AM

      Can any one recommend any good places to visit whilst in Lewis? Thanks

      4 Answers Jan 19, 2006 at 3:10 AM
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      Archaeological tour operators

      Western Isles Nov 17, 2005 at 5:43 AM

      I want to tour the ancient sites - cairns, standing stones, megaliths, etc. on the Western Isles.
      I know where they are, and have sites which tell me about them; don't need help with that.
      However, in searching for info about them, I realised that there are a number of specialist tour operators who organise tours around such sites.
      Can anybody recommend one which is reasonably priced and which does a fairly comprehensive one or two week itinerary?
      (NB This relates to a query I placed in the UK forum I wish to combine the tour with a visit to the Isle of Man. My idea now is to take an arranged tour of the W.Isles, and travel on to Man to arrange my own itinerary there.
      Thanks

    • St Kilda

      Western Isles Aug 20, 2005 at 2:46 AM

      Is it possible to visit St Kilda and if so how can it be arranged?
      What overnight accomodation is available there?

      3 Answers Aug 20, 2005 at 3:22 AM
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      What to do in Stornoway

      Stornoway May 3, 2005 at 2:29 AM

      I am planning a trip to Stornoway soon and was just wondering if anyone knew of any nice places to visit or of any exciting things to do while on my trip?

      2 Answers Feb 26, 2006 at 3:53 PM
    • help

      Lewis Apr 25, 2005 at 3:30 AM

      i am going to Lewis for a holiday in the summer and i was wondering if there are any good places of interest that i would enjoy anlo if there is good accomodation that would be great
      thanks
      bill

      3 Answers Apr 27, 2005 at 1:01 PM
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      Nude Sunbathing in Stornoway

      Stornoway Jan 29, 2005 at 3:28 AM

      Hi, I live in Norway, I will be bringing a coach-party of gay men to Scotland in July, we will be visiting at Outer Hebrides. Can anyone tell us, is it okay to sunbathe nude in Stornoway? Here in Norway people aren't too bothered about such things: in my village people can sunbathe topless or nude in the churchyard. Is it okay to sunbathe nude in churchyards in Stornoway? Or do we go to the local nude beach?

      11 Answers Sep 15, 2013 at 12:17 PM
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      western isle tips

      Western Isles Dec 23, 2004 at 8:43 AM

      Hi all Can anyone tell me the cheapest way to get to the western isle's and which ferry company to use. Also any tips on where to stay and where to go oh and of course any pubs that are English friendly ha! ha! must improve my Scottish accent. Thanks for your help Carl from a wet and windy Oldham

      8 Answers Dec 27, 2004 at 6:58 PM
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      ferry routes

      Western Isles Oct 4, 2004 at 6:58 AM

      I'm going up Barra to Lewis,Harris and down through Skye nbext week. Is there any way I can get from Skye to Tiree without going through Oban? CalMac only has the Tiree-Oban route, I believe. Also: Can I get a decent plane from Glasgow-Barra? Landing on the beach sounds delectable, but I won't do it if it csts as much as my fare from the US. Tl

      1 Answer Oct 4, 2004 at 7:13 AM
    • HAS ANYONE ANY ADVICE AT ALL????

      Western Isles Aug 18, 2003 at 12:07 PM

      Am I going to be the first VT member ever to go to the Western Isles! I'm off for a week to Lewis and Harris at the end of August and are looking for any must do tips from anyone?

      8 Answers Sep 15, 2004 at 5:25 AM