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      Sally Lunns

      Bath Nov 30, 2016 at 11:39 AM

      Is this far from the railway station please?

    • London Reconstructing of Big Ben

      London Nov 27, 2016 at 11:14 PM

      Hi all,
      I will be heading to London for the first time in Feb 2017.
      News had mention that the reconstructing of Big Ben will start in early 2017. The last news available was in April 2017 about the works. I have also read the FAQ at the parliament website but they do not really have an indicative date.
      Read that scaffolding will take 4-6 months to build. Not sure if the view in Feb will be much effected. Saw google images of the tower with scaffolding and it's not a very pretty sight. :(
      Anyone knows of any news of the work schedule or any comments much appreciated.

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      London Gatwick changes

      London Nov 25, 2016 at 10:24 AM

      I have posted this on the TRAVEL ALERTS section here on VT but don't know if there is any other place to post.

      From the 25th January 2017
      These changes take place at London Gatwick
      British Airways will operate from South Terminal
      Easyjet and Virgin will operate from the North Terminal.

      Found this when I tried to book parking at Gatwick's aiport and this warning came up.

      Feel free to move to any appropriate section

    • Arriving Gatwick South to Bus terminal - how long?

      Gatwick Nov 14, 2016 at 1:48 PM


      Any ideas how long it will take to get from gate on arrival to the bus station at the south terminal? Domestic flight with no checked luggage.

      Could it be done in 25 min?


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      Airside transit or visitor in transit visa or no visa requirement in heathrow airport?

      Heathrow 21 hours ago

      Hi everybody, I am Brent, from Vietnam. Now Im living in Hungary and then I have resident permit of an EEA members (as Hungarian resident permit).
      In Jan 2017, my friend (Hungarian) and I (vietnamese, have an EEA resident permit) is going to travel to Vietnam by British Airways, in which we will transit in Heathrow Airport for about 5 hours. We are arriving to heathrow in terminal 3 and then departing in terminal 4. So please help us, in this case, do we need to apply for the airside transit visa or visiting in transit visa?

      1. We have 2 ways ticket (go to vietnam and back to hungary)
      2. We are a Hungarian and Vietnamese (Have hungarian resident permit) and ofc valid passport and vietnamese visa.
      3. British airways has confirmed that our checked bags will be sent directly to the last destination.
      4. We have to change terminal in the Heathrow airport.

      Thanks very much and best regard !!


      Heathrow Nov 24, 2016 at 2:05 AM

      I am travelling from Delhi to Terminal2 I have to get my complete luggage and then go to Terminal 3 for check IS this possible or I have to get visa

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      Bus service

      Carlisle Nov 22, 2016 at 12:06 AM

      Is there a bus service from Court Square ( or nearby ) to The Sands Centre ( or near ). I can't seem to find what I'm looking for on the internet

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      New Years Eve

      London Dec 6, 2016 at 3:04 PM

      Hi there, I am travelling to London over the new year with my Girlfriend. We've left it a bit last minute but we're wondering if anyone has any good suggestions on how to spend NYE. Whether that be a dinner and dance, street party, and kind of event really to make it a memorable new year? All suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

    • Transferring from international flight at North Terminal to domestic flight at South Terminal

      Gatwick Nov 14, 2016 at 4:44 PM

      Hello, I am looking at booking a flight from Sydney, Australia to Newquay, Cornwall via Gatwick with 2 children and 3 checked-in bags (the children are 10&13 so can wheel their own luggage).

      I have two connecting flight options with my Emirates flight, which lands at North Terminal at 7.20am:

      1. Flybe from South Terminal at 9.30am
      2. Flybe from South Terminal at 1.35pm.

      Common sense is saying hang around for the 1.35pm flight but that's a long time to sit at Costa, especially after a 23-hour journey & with two tired children ... Do you think (providing the plane lands on time) that I'd have a good chance of making the 9.30am flight or would it be just too much of a rush?

      Thanks in advance

    • London gatwick layover time

      Gatwick Nov 13, 2016 at 10:06 AM

      I have booked a flight from zurich to london gatwick by easyjet, landing at 11 am at the north terminal. Have an onward journey to dubai by emirates at 1.30 pm from the same terminal. I have luggage to check in and will have to go through border. Will the layover time be sufficient?.Couldnt find any earlier flights to book!!

    • Leeds, Temple Newsam, where to stay

      Leeds Nov 11, 2016 at 2:55 PM

      I plan to drive from the Scottish Borders, stopping at Hadrian's Wall then to Leeds where I'd spend one night then visit Temple Newsam the following morning.

      Can anyone recommend a pleasant b&b near TN?

      Is Temple Newsam in the city, a suburb or rural area? I'd like to stay in a less populated area.

      I haven't been able to learn much on the net. Is Wakefield convenient to TN?


    • Best area to stay

      London Nov 17, 2016 at 4:36 AM

      Which area is the best location and most convenient to stay? Traveling with my husband and 8 year old! Want to be somewhat close to all the sightseeing! TIA!

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      What is the best prepaid sim card for travelers in London and Scotland

      United Kingdom Dec 5, 2016 at 3:32 AM

      I'm going to London and Scotland next week for 2 weeks, and I need the prepaid sim card that supported 3G/4G internet data, actually I need the most for data / internet. Does anyone can help me which one is the best prepaid sim card for internet data with good coverage during my stay in London and Scotland (Edinburgh, Hihgland and Isle of Skye)? Can I get it at the Heathrow airport or any recommended shop that I can buy for that prepaid sim card? Thanks.

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      Best restaurants in Nottingham, near City of Caves

      Nottingham Dec 5, 2016 at 7:18 AM

      I'm planning a trip to Nottingham where I will show my friends the sandstone beauty, the City of Caves. Since we may spend there a lot of time, I need some recommendations on good cafes/restaurants/pubs near this attraction to have a dinner at. Where would you go? =) The cuisine doesn't matter, but the distance does (it should be near the City of Caves). I've found a list of restaurants at but still can't decide on a place to visit. Is Ibérico World Tapas really great?

    • Is this a good place to celebrate birthday in London?

      London Dec 5, 2016 at 4:23 AM

      Hi all,
      I'm new here and I hope you can help me with advice:
      Being studying various restaurant comparing sites (Tripadvisor, Michelin, Alltheviews...), I decided to try out Ye Olde Mitre Yelp and Tripadvisor estimate it pretty high (as I can judge from, but I want a real person opinionб who has been there recently. I forgot to mention the reason - why I'm choosing a place to go out: we want to celebrate my father's bithday and he likes bars a lot. So, we need one with a good atmosphere.

      So, is Ye Olde Mitre a good place to go to for a celebration?

    • Oyster or contactless

      London Nov 20, 2016 at 10:39 AM

      is there any advantage to buying the oyster cards or is using concatless cards just the same.

    • Best area to stay

      London Nov 17, 2016 at 4:36 AM

      Which area is the best location and most convenient to stay? Traveling with my husband and 8 year old! Want to be somewhat close to all the sightseeing! TIA!

    • Best transportation to Stonehenge and Glastonbury Tor

      London Dec 5, 2016 at 9:14 AM

      I will be visiting London for 3 days in March. I would like to take a day to visit Stonehenge and Glastonbury Tor (both in the same day).

      I saw there was a tour offered that included them both, but they are only on Fridays, and unfortunately I will not be there at that time.

      What is the best way to travel from London to these two sites? Rail? Bus? Some other way?

      Thank you for any information.

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      The Royal Crescent

      Bath Nov 30, 2016 at 11:12 AM

      Hi is this museum easy to find from the railway station, also how much time does it take to get round?

    • Family attractions

      London Nov 20, 2016 at 10:43 AM

      I need to keep two young children and 3 young adults entertained.

      I´ve book tussauds and the london eye. We are hoping to go to Winterwonderland and see Buckinhgam palace. Are there any must sees or child freindly activities.

    • Cheap accommodation near London

      London Nov 24, 2016 at 11:47 AM

      Hello! I'm travelling to London this Saturday, but I don't have a place to stay yet. I will be in London for 1 month and I was wondering if you recommend any location near London where it might be cheaper, or if you know of any Web page in which people offer rooms for short term accommodation. Thank you so much!

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      Narrowboat Holidays on English canals.

      England Dec 5, 2016 at 4:46 PM

      Mrs Flying.Scotland and I are considering a one week canal boat holiday next August / September. We will both be 70, are reasonably fit, and want a trip that goes through small towns and villages with good canalside pubs and nice countryside too. Can anyone suggest what is their favourite canal trips and also any pointers for first time canal boaters. Thanks for any help you can give us. Bruce

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      Bath Nov 30, 2016 at 11:43 AM

      Is there one in Bath please?

    • Luggage storage on departure day .

      London Nov 21, 2016 at 7:50 PM

      The accommodation we have booked dont have luggage storage facilities on our departure day. We check out at 10 and have a train booked for 4. I've checked at the train station and the cost is £87. ( 1 case and 6x Hand luggage) is this my only option? We were hoping to use our last day to visit winter wonderland .

    • visiting highclere castle from london

      London Nov 18, 2016 at 2:11 PM

      best way to get to HIghclere Castle from London. I was going to take a tour from London but they all include other stops for a full day. I'd just like to go to the castle and gardens. Any thoughts

    • Lunch around Glencoe

      by sansys Online Now Jun 29, 2015 at 10:51 AM

      Daughter and I driving thru around lunch. we are looking for some good home style Scottish lunch. any comments appreciated.

      2 Answers Jul 21, 2015 at 6:36 PM
    • Fort William to Inverness via Isle of Skye

      by Cherylja Online Now Feb 8, 2015 at 6:29 PM

      We are walking the West Highland Way ending in Fort William. Looking for transportation options to visit Isle of Skye and then go on to Inverness before flying to London then home to Canada I.e. Tour, bus or train - not really wanting to figure out driving on the other side of the road. Although there seem to be options to and from Skye, seems we need a vehicle for flexible exploration?

      4 Answers Feb 9, 2015 at 10:24 AM
    • What should I pack

      by Toxopholite Online Now Jul 14, 2014 at 10:23 AM

      Holidaying in Fort William area at beginning of August, what should I take to wear?

      4 Answers Jul 14, 2014 at 9:46 PM
    • Visiting Fort William - Mid October

      by Bunjaraa Online Now Oct 10, 2012 at 10:02 AM


      I will be reaching Fort William on 19 October for 4 days with my husband and 3 year old kid. Can anyone please suggest day tours from Fort William? I will be coming as a part of Coach tour from Birmingham. For two days - 20 and 21 October, I wanted to explore myself. Are there any day trips I can take to nearby locations? If yes, then which are the tour operators I should contact.

      5 Answers Oct 11, 2012 at 10:22 AM
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      Rainy day activities

      by milliturtle Online Now May 18, 2011 at 8:06 AM

      Hi, I am checking the weather forecast and it looks like there will be light to heavy rain this weekend. Since I originally plan to hike to Steall Falls, it looks like the rain may put a damper on those plans. Can anyone suggest some activities for a potentially heavy rain day? If not, I guess I'll be spending a lot of time in the pub!


      5 Answers May 18, 2011 at 5:03 PM
    • Best itinerary for 5 days in Scotland by rail?

      by mafalda47 Online Now Jul 13, 2009 at 5:11 PM

      We are traveling England, Scotland and Wales by BritRail pass. For our 5 days in Scotland we are thinking of visiting Edingburgh, Glencoe, Fort William and the Isle of Skye. Not sure if we can fit anything else.

      Would appreciate advice on how best to use the 5 days while traveling on our Britrail pass.

      2 Answers Jul 14, 2009 at 7:49 AM
    • Fort William-Steam Train Journey

      by agnuscastus Online Now Nov 18, 2008 at 2:56 AM

      Could someone tell me about the steam train from Fort William to Mallaig? There is a family from london with a four year old boy on holiday in Scotland, the boy would like to go on this train journey.

      2 Answers Nov 18, 2008 at 3:30 AM
    • Four year old boy in Fort William

      by agnus_castus Online Now Oct 21, 2008 at 3:32 AM

      Please suggest some sites for a 4 year old boy to visit. He is going to be in Fort William with his parents for a day only.

    • Camping??

      by Seonaidframe Online Now May 21, 2008 at 1:45 AM

      Anyone know any good (secret!) camping spots, reasonably close to the centre of fort william?

      1 Answer May 21, 2008 at 6:03 AM
    • Getting to Fort William from Skye -- trying to make the train

      by margems Online Now Apr 16, 2008 at 10:53 AM

      First, thank you all so much for the responses to my earlier questions from earlier in April (the Driving from Edinburgh to Skye post) -- all of the information has been really helpful
      I would love to ride on the Jacobite steam train but it doesn't run on Sundays until late in June. Here's my question: If we get an early start from Skye (Broadford or Portree) is it possible to get to the train station for the Jacobite train at 10:20AM if we give ourselves 2 1/2 hours? What if we allow 3 hours? I used the AA website to get directions and a map -- they say it's 1 hour and 50 minutes from Broadford to Fort William but I want to allow lots of extra time. I know we can't take the Armadale ferry to Mallaig because we wouldn't have enough time to get to Ft William. We would have to take A87. Is this a reasonable thing to do or should we just forget it? Is the train station for the Jacobite train in Ft William itself? Thanks to anyone who can help me with this. Our day for this trip would be Wednesday June 4th.

    • nice places to eat

      by spursboy Online Now Nov 6, 2007 at 5:03 AM

      Will be in Fort William 21st Nov for 4 days. Can let me know which are the best places to go for an evening meal. No kids involved just a couple.

    • Sightseeing

      by Raymoon Online Now May 31, 2007 at 3:02 AM

      Hi There, I Am going to be visitng Fort William on a holiday in a few weeks and I would like to know of some tourist attractions in the area and places may be of interest.

      Thanks in advance.

      2 Answers May 31, 2007 at 5:13 AM
    • accomodation in fort william

      by donnawii Online Now May 25, 2007 at 3:20 AM

      where is the best place to stay in fort william for a short break before travellign on to skye?

      1 Answer May 25, 2007 at 7:46 PM
    • What to see

      by borntwiztid Online Now Mar 15, 2007 at 3:31 AM

      I was planning a trip to Fort William sometime soon and i was wondering which sights would be worth seeing on the way.

      3 Answers Jun 14, 2007 at 2:37 AM
    • great glenway and ben nevis

      by stadimiri Online Now Mar 6, 2007 at 10:20 PM

      my wife and i intend walking the great glenway and then climb ben nevis. i have been told that the walk is better when done from inverness to fort william rather than the reverse. is this true?/ also we intend climbing the ben nevis after that> is this feasible? do we need to book in advance accomodation on our route and is there bus service from glasgow to inverness?
      captain srini

      2 Answers Mar 7, 2007 at 12:43 AM
    • Advice please! Trip to Ben Nevis

      by mikan- Online Now Aug 30, 2006 at 2:41 PM

      need a bit of advice. I promised my friend that I would take her to see Fort william and Ben Nevis.
      I think we will talke the citylink bus so we go through Loch Lomond and Glencoe, does anybody know if you get a good view on this route?
      Also how easy is it to get to Ben Nevis? Does the bus stop really close? Is the cablecar up Ben Nevis a good idea? And is it expensive?
      I have no idea about this trip and I am supposed to organise it!!! Need help!

      5 Answers Aug 31, 2006 at 3:00 PM
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      Fort William week then Edinburgh day

      by kph100 Online Now Aug 18, 2006 at 2:12 AM

      We have rented a cottage near Fort William for the week, 9-16th Sept.
      2 pieces of advice please.
      Firstly on things to do, so far considering Ben Nevis, mallaig train or drive, Loch Ness, Glen Coe, isle of Skye, any other ideas ?

      I am considering driving early on the Sat morning to Edinburgh, use the park and ride and see Edinburgh for the day. Then get hotel outside edinburgh before driving back to Gloucestershire on the Sunday.
      Is it worth doing Edinburgh for the day, if so what realistically do you suggest we can see in the day say arriving at park and ride at 8am

      Thks ian.

      9 Answers Aug 27, 2006 at 8:52 AM
    • Fortwilliam Nightlife

      by thereyago Online Now Aug 4, 2006 at 7:03 AM

      I'll be arriving into Fortwilliam late on Fri. night. Are there any late night watering holes/niteclubs in fortwilliam to wet my whistle after the long drive or does everywhere shut up at 11pm?

      2 Answers Jul 17, 2007 at 1:31 PM
    • Fortwilliam Nightlife

      by thereyago Online Now Aug 4, 2006 at 5:42 AM

      I'll be arriving into Fortwilliam late on Fri. night. Are there any late night watering holes/niteclubs in fortwilliam to wet my whistle after the long drive or does everywhere shut up at 11pm?

    • harry potter train

      by sheryll Online Now Feb 27, 2006 at 4:27 PM

      can anybody help my daughter is desperate to ride on the harry potter train hogwarts express does this train actually do journeys and if so when or is it only the jacobite steam train

      1 Answer Feb 28, 2006 at 3:58 AM
    • Lodging

      by 7093smhs Online Now Dec 14, 2005 at 12:56 PM

      We are planning on being in Fort William, Highlands, Scotland, area for 2 days and would appreciate suggestions for 1) lodging and 2) how to structure our time. My husband is a good photographer and is interested in the best places to take pictures. Thanks!

      2 Answers Dec 21, 2005 at 4:25 AM
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      Jacobite Steam Train

      by jag17 Online Now Aug 27, 2005 at 9:05 AM


      My friend and I will be in Fort William on September 12-14th. I have had a hard time reaching anyone by phone to make reservations for the train. Are reservations a must at this time of year, or should we be able to get a spot on the train once we arrive.

      Jo Ann

      3 Answers Aug 28, 2005 at 9:35 AM
    • Highland Itinerary

      by LynnDobbie Online Now Jun 1, 2005 at 1:32 PM

      I'm trying to plan a trip to include Fort William, Ullapool and the Isle of Lewis for a familt with one small child. Any suggestions for exciting things to do?

      7 Answers Jun 22, 2005 at 3:23 AM
    • info on fort william

      by kmowatt Online Now May 11, 2005 at 1:36 AM

      I am looking for more information about fort william's landmarks if you could get the info that iam looking for it would be very grateful.

    • Fort William Research

      by darrenglasgow Online Now May 4, 2005 at 1:42 AM

      Hi. I was wondering if anyone can give me anymore information or go into more detail about one of fort williams famous landmarks Old Inverlochy Castle Ruin. This would be much appreciated. Thanks

      2 Answers May 4, 2005 at 9:27 PM
    • a queston for you all

      by ravenofdarkness Online Now Apr 29, 2005 at 3:47 AM

      hiya has anyone been to fort william or know anywhere to go or things to do for adults and children

      3 Answers May 10, 2005 at 1:31 PM
    • Places Of Interest In Fort William

      by billpcp Online Now Apr 21, 2005 at 2:41 AM

      i was just wondering what were the best places to see in Fort William, i have looked online but could only really find information on Ben Nevis and Old Inverlochy Castle, any suggestions?

      3 Answers Apr 22, 2005 at 2:18 AM
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      by JuniperBerry Online Now Apr 10, 2005 at 11:01 PM

      Which is a more interesting and feasible day-trip from Fort William:

      1. Driving through the "Road-to-the Isles" (Passing through Glenfinnan [esp. Glenfinnan Viaduct because my sister is a Harry Potter fan] and, Arisaig, Morar Mallaig)

      2. Visiting Eilean Donan

      Please note that we plan to take the 7:00 pm train from Edinburgh to Fort William (arriving at 12 noon), and returning to Edinburgh the same day via CityLink Bus departing at 7pm So this roughly gives us 7 hours only for the day trip.

      Thanks in advance. I look forward to all your feedback!

      9 Answers Apr 16, 2005 at 2:51 PM
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      by JuniperBerry Online Now Apr 10, 2005 at 11:00 PM

      Which is a more interesting and feasible day-trip from Fort William:

      1. Driving through the "Road-to-the Isles" (Passing through Glenfinnan [esp. Glenfinnan Viaduct because my sister is a Harry Potter fan] and, Arisaig, Morar Mallaig)

      2. Visiting Eilean Donan

      Please note that we plan to take the 7:00 pm train from Edinburgh to Fort William (arriving at 12 noon), and returning to Edinburgh the same day via CityLink Bus departing at 7pm So this roughly gives us 7 hours only for the day trip.