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    • Adam_uk's Profile Photo

      Where to go before evening ferry from Harwich

      Colchester Sep 23, 2016 at 3:35 PM

      Hi and thanks in advance for your time!

      Towards the end of October, I'm going to be coming by car from southern England to Harwich to catch an overnight ferry to Holland. I'm going to have some time to kill from probably 1pm to around 7.30pmish, as I think check-in starts at 8pm. I'm thinking of going to Colchester zoo in the afternoon then to the Waterfront restaurant, Lower Marine Parade, Harwich then to the port to check-in.

      My main concerns are the weather could turn out to be terrible, with the zoo turning out to be a bad idea, especially at this time of year. I have looked at information on Colchester itself and it looks pretty from what I can tell, but am unsure if I could spend so much time there around shops, etc.

      I'm looking for options in the event of bad weather. I'm fairly open minded as to where to go, as long as it's not too far from the A12 (15-20 minutes or thereabouts) or A120.

      Any suggestions would be really appreciated and sorry for the length of this!

      Adam

      4 Answers Sep 24, 2016 at 2:16 PM
    • Airside Transit Query in Stansted

      Stansted Aug 19, 2016 at 12:16 AM

      Hi All, I hope someone can respond to this - many thanks!

      Very simply, I'm aiming to fly with Ryanair from Glasgow to Stansted, then pick up another Ryanair flight from Stansted to Cork. I'm travelling on an Irish passport, and I'll have hand luggage only.

      I have slightly overly 1.5 hours to do this, and my question is this: is it possible to stay 'in transit' and therefore disembark at Stansted, check the flight information board when I arrive for the Stansted to Cork departure gate, then make my way to that gate WITHOUT having to go thru immigration and re-circulating via security etc.?

      When I have disembarked (from other flights) via Stansted I have noticed a 'flight connections' sign, and assumed that that was in place for that very purpose, but I'm not entirely confident about this.

      Many thanks again.

      6 Answers Aug 19, 2016 at 5:48 AM
    • Do I need visa for transit in Stansted?

      Stansted Feb 19, 2016 at 12:18 PM

      Good day.
      Can anyone please help. I'm planing to make transit in Stansted airport. The route will be Barselona->Stansted->Vilnus.
      I have a Belarus passport with shengen visa with first enter to Spain. Do I need UK visa for that?

      2 Answers Feb 20, 2016 at 12:23 AM
    • Customs for non eu travelling with eu

      Stansted Sep 17, 2015 at 12:28 PM

      My boyfriend and I are travelling to Salzberg, he is from England but I am a New Zealander so not on an eu passport. Because I am travelling with him and we booked our tickets together, am I allowed to go through border control with him or do I have to go in the visitors line?
      Thank you :)

      10 Answers Sep 22, 2015 at 12:36 PM
    • Clacton Zoo

      Clacton-on-Sea Sep 15, 2015 at 5:33 AM

      Is Clacton zoo worth a visit for two adults snd no children?

      2 Answers Sep 15, 2015 at 5:37 PM
    • Harwich, England to Edinburgh, Scotland

      Harwich Jul 23, 2015 at 8:21 AM

      Any information on train that goes from Harwich to
      Cambridge to Peterborough to Edinburgh?

      4 Answers Jul 24, 2015 at 2:55 PM
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      Airside transit zone in Stansted?

      Stansted Feb 11, 2015 at 3:47 AM

      Is it possible to take a tranzit flight in airport Stansted without British visa?

      8 Answers Feb 11, 2015 at 10:52 AM
    • Socialising

      Southend-on-Sea Feb 8, 2015 at 2:56 PM

      Shall be in Southend for a weekend, on 22 February 2015. I am gent, would like to know decent places where to mingle and make friends, pub or club. Can do a bit of salsa, Ceroc, ballroom and Latin dancing.

      1 Answer Feb 9, 2015 at 1:17 AM
    • buses on sundays

      Colchester Jul 24, 2014 at 12:13 PM

      are there any buses from colchester main train station to colchester bus station on sundays

      1 Answer Jul 24, 2014 at 12:28 PM
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      Cruise query

      Harwich Jul 18, 2014 at 4:14 AM

      Anybody on the Celebrity Infinity cruise out of Harwich on 1st October?

      5 Answers Jul 18, 2014 at 11:39 AM
    • Manor house in Harwich

      Harwich Jul 6, 2014 at 11:13 AM

      Looking for the exact location in Harwich of the old Marvin manor. Perhaps now occupied by the Lord family. I am a descendent of the Marvin family.
      Thanks
      David

      6 Answers Jul 6, 2014 at 1:17 PM
    • 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?
      Thanks
      Peter

      2 Answers Jul 3, 2014 at 9:33 AM
    • Willow Caravan Park

      Walton-on-the-Naze Jun 23, 2014 at 5:58 AM

      Is Willows Caravan Park still there? I used to stay there when I was little in the early 60's Caroline and all that!

      1 Answer Jun 23, 2014 at 6:15 AM
    • how to get from pris to harwich

      Harwich Jun 8, 2014 at 2:25 PM

      how to get from paris to harwich

      5 Answers Jun 9, 2014 at 3:27 AM
    • 3 days with a 13-year old

      Harwich May 30, 2014 at 4:45 AM

      hi, is there "enough" to do and see with a 13-year old in July? We have 3 days and I don't want him to sit all day long at his iPad ....

      4 Answers May 31, 2014 at 1:30 AM
    • Family Hotel

      Southend-on-Sea May 28, 2014 at 7:43 AM

      Hi can you recommend a family hotel which has a swimming pool in case the weather is bad?

      2 Answers May 29, 2014 at 1:44 AM
    • 12pm flight out of Heathrow

      Harwich May 7, 2014 at 3:38 AM

      Would I have enough time with private transport picking up at Port at 7:30 July 4th to make a 12:05 flight?

      7 Answers May 8, 2014 at 5:12 AM
    • What to do ti kill time in Stansted Airport?

      Stansted Apr 6, 2014 at 9:40 AM

      We plan to checkin at Stansted Radisson Hotel around 4 pm. Will stay a night to catch a morning flight. Anything we can do to kill some time and have an early dinner besides the airport?

      5 Answers Apr 6, 2014 at 12:50 PM
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      I want to know best place to have fun in southend

      Southend-on-Sea Feb 2, 2014 at 1:19 PM

      What is the well known entertainment area in Southend by the sea front called?

      4 Answers Jun 10, 2014 at 3:25 PM
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      transportation

      Clacton-on-Sea Aug 24, 2013 at 11:56 AM

      What does it cost to get from Brussels to Clacton on Sea by ferry, train or small plane?

      9 Answers Aug 24, 2013 at 4:16 PM
    • What to do

      Clacton-on-Sea Aug 23, 2013 at 11:40 PM

      I'm staying in st osyths- what is there to do on this rainy day?! Can travel up to 20 miles, something indoor and that will keep my nan and my 5 year old boy happy!

      2 Answers Mar 27, 2014 at 5:27 PM
    • FISH AND CHIPS

      Clacton-on-Sea Jul 21, 2013 at 7:54 AM

      WHAT IS GEOS FISH & CHIP RESTAURANT LIKE? AND DOES IT SELL ALCOHOL? WHAT ARE THE PRICES LIKE?

      2 Answers Mar 27, 2014 at 5:25 PM
    • help please

      Clacton-on-Sea Jun 28, 2013 at 1:02 AM

      from clacton on sea train station how far is it to walk to weeley park resort ? someone told me 5 mins

      4 Answers Jun 28, 2013 at 10:54 AM
    • Coach Trips to the Eden Project in Cornwall

      Southend-on-Sea Jun 6, 2013 at 4:38 AM

      Any recommendations for this ? 3-4 day break envisaged.

      1 Answer Jun 6, 2013 at 5:30 AM
    • LarryN3's Profile Photo

      Harwich train station at port to Stansted Airport

      Harwich Jan 24, 2013 at 7:31 AM

      Can anyone help me plan a trip from a cruise dock at Harwich to Stansted Airport in the early morning approximately 8am. I have a flight that boards at 12:30 pm. Thanks for your replies in advance.

      3 Answers Jan 24, 2013 at 12:58 PM
    • wine purchase

      Harwich Jan 12, 2013 at 2:44 PM

      Is there a store at the Harwich Port to buy wine before boarding a cruise ship?

      4 Answers Jan 13, 2013 at 8:31 AM
    • Help! ways to get to Cambridge, UK from Harwich on a Sunday

      Harwich Jul 24, 2012 at 12:36 AM

      Help! My family of 5 is traveling from Hook of Holland on the Stena line and arriving in Harwich on a Sunday morning. Car rental companies are not open so we need to get to Cambridge, where we can pick up a rental car. What is the most reasonable way to get to Cambridge? I checked into Greater Anglia train/bus but I must pick the tickets up at a self service machine station and Harwich is not one of them. Also, we do not reside in the UK, so we do not have a postal address in the UK?

      Any suggustions?

      18 Answers Jul 30, 2012 at 1:24 AM
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      Travel from Paris to Harwich

      Harwich May 8, 2012 at 3:15 PM

      I am travelling to Paris prior to cruising on the RCCL Jewel of the Seas. How the heck do I get to Harwich from Paris? I know EasyJet has a cheap flight to Luton, but I cannot figure out how to get from Luton to Harwich. There do not seem to be any cheaper flights from Paris to anywhere near Harwich.

      5 Answers May 9, 2012 at 1:41 AM
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      Harlow and environs

      Harlow Oct 6, 2011 at 12:02 PM

      There's a chance I'll be working in Harlow for an extended time, and I'm hoping someone can help answer a couple of questions.

      1) It looks like a commuting suburb of London - is that true?
      2) How is the cost of living compared to London?
      3) How easy is it to find short- (3 month) to mid-term (6-9 month) self-catering types of flats in a town like that?
      4) Ideally I'd like to walk, but I see there's a train line that stops close to where I'd be working - relying on public transportation, are there places nearby where it would be better to live? Big or small towns are both fine.

      Any advice would be much appreciated, thanks!

      16 Answers Oct 8, 2011 at 12:10 AM
    • NIGHTLIFE

      Brentwood Aug 9, 2011 at 3:17 PM

      Hiya !!! can any1 help....wil b there at the wkd....off 2 sugarhut.....wots on in or nr brentwood saturday night....13th aug.....karaoke anywhr ??????

      3 Answers Aug 11, 2011 at 1:05 AM