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    • Oban SYHA hostel

      Oban Jan 6, 2017 at 11:41 AM

      Looking for comment or review on this place. In particular, the three or four bedded lodge.

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      Specialist advice re coach holidays

      United Kingdom Jan 9, 2017 at 2:58 PM

      We have a long established local company that organises local day trips, theatre trips as well as short and longer holiday breaks in the UK and Europe..
      We have, so far, only used them to take us to and from events in the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.
      They have an excellent reputation amongst local people who have used then for longer holidays in the UK and overseas.
      . We are considering a coach and Eurotunnel trip to the Austrian Tyrol. 8 days in all.
      Can you please advise me if we should see any particular details of affiliation to any travel authorising associations ABTA - that sort of thing.
      They are www.europeanheritagetours.com
      We usually travel independently with full Travel Insurance but now octogenarians like the idea of sitting back and enjoying the view with somebody else at the wheel
      I would be very grateful for any advice you can give.
      Thanks

      Barbara/ranger49

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    • where do would i clear costoms

      United Kingdom Jan 2, 2017 at 3:04 AM

      Flying from South Africa to landing in London then on to Scotland on British Airways where would i clear costoms

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    • Will there be any public transport in Manchester on Boxing Day December 26 ??

      Manchester Dec 22, 2016 at 7:43 AM

      Will there be any public transport in Manchester on Boxing Day December 26 ??
      thanks

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    • Eurostar to paris

      London Jan 12, 2017 at 1:52 PM

      Seat selection recommendations

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      Freddie Mercury

      London Jan 4, 2017 at 12:39 PM

      Hi there, I'm going to visit London next week and as a big fan of Freddie Mercury want to find some souvenirs with him like flags, t-shirts. Can somebody tell me where in London can I find such things to buy?
      Thanks in advance!

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      World Nomad Insurance

      Scotland Jan 2, 2017 at 9:28 PM

      Hi. Has anyone used this for the rental car CDW insurance? In the fine print it says some won't accept it. That is the main reason I am buying travelers insurance. Thanks

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    • how much money do you need to be granted a visa to visit the UK for 1 or 2 weeks?

      England Dec 25, 2016 at 12:22 PM

      In order to have the visa application approved, you need to show that you have a certain amount of money, the means to look after yourself for the duration of your stay and to get back to your home country on your own. You need to show that you have a reason to return home.. The person who will visit me from morocco is a student who wants to visit the UK for 1 or 2 weeks, they can also stay with me in my house so there is no need to pay for a hotel or anything like that, even food I would provide everything. But we dont know how much money they must show is in the bank account for the visa to be accepted or denied. There seems to be no guideline about any kind of threshold. Does anyone know more about how much money is needed for the visa application to be accepted?

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    • day trips out of Oban

      Scotland Jan 2, 2017 at 7:11 PM

      Looking for ideas of day trips out of Oban (other than the islands). We won't have a car so will be depending on public transportation. Have an 11 year with us who likes castles, medieval history, and fiddle music.

      THanks,

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      Should I do it?

      London Dec 23, 2016 at 7:05 PM

      I want to send my parents to London....(no, not permanently). Can anyone recommend a hotel which is reasonably priced? It doesnt need to be in the middle of London but not too far away either. They are in their mid 70's and I dont want them to have to walk too far. Thanks so much for your help. Happy Holidays everyone. With Love,

      Robert

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    • Question about a layover

      Heathrow Jan 5, 2017 at 4:00 PM

      I am from the USA and traveling internationally for the first time to Newcastle. I have a layover at Heathrow during the travel. I know in the USA you have to go through immigration and customs at the first port of entry into the country. Do I have to go through immigration and customs before I catch my flight to newcastle? I am traveling with American Airlines for the whole trip.

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    • VISA Question

      London Jan 1, 2017 at 5:01 PM

      Hello, guys. Here I have some dilemma. Due to UK's Immigration procedure, citizens of Ukraine need to obtain VISA to step on Her Majesty's soil. But, there are also some rumors that once you have NATIONAL LONG-TERM VISA (in my case, I'm currently holding National Long-term student VISA of Spain) from any EU/Schengen Agreement country, you could travel to GB without another. Please, reply me as soon as you can, because I've tried several times to figure it out both in UK's Government website and Spanish. None of them replied. Thank you in advance.

       

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    • Traveling with baby for 1 month in Scotland. Help please!

      Scotland Dec 31, 2016 at 10:14 AM

      Hi there,

      My husband and I are planning a trip to Scotland in the month of June. As we will be traveling with our baby daughter, we're hoping to find an area to base ourselves for the month (or split our time between two home bases; a couple of weeks in each place). We will be renting a car from Glasgow and returning to Glasgow at the end of the month. We would like to see the Highlands (possibly the Isle of Skye) and castles. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!

       

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      Northumberland or Kent?

      United Kingdom Dec 27, 2016 at 10:48 AM

      We're taking an 8 day trip to England and I have one free day to choose between two options. We'll either be doing a tour at the beginning of the trip, from Edinburgh to Alnswick Castle, the Holy Island, and the Northumberland coast - OR we can do a one day tour from London to Kent, Leeds, and Dover. I'd been interested in Northumberland and the Holy Island as I have a Scandinavian heritage and also have traced lines back to the Northumberland area, and have also heard about the beautiful, remote landscape. However, this tour will be a lot of time spent scenic driving. The other tour will be rushed, but allow me to see Kent, Leeds Castle, with a stop at the cliffs of Dover. Which would you suggest?

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      Where to from London?

      England Jan 8, 2017 at 11:30 AM

      Deciding whether or not to take advantage of a great deal on airfare to London but don't want to stay in London. Will have about a week to explore. Will/can have a car. Looking for small towns to explore. Just looking to chill. Any suggestions?

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    • Travelling time between Terminal 5 and 4

      Heathrow Dec 20, 2016 at 4:45 AM

      I'm arriving to terminal 5 on flight BA244 at 6:30, and I have to book another ticket which is departing from terminal 4. What time should I book this ticket to be sure I won't miss it? I have to go through the customs and baggage claim. I have an option on a KLM flight KL1010, which departs at 11:45, is it possible to take this flight or should I wait the next? The second option is to wait for another BA flight same departure time, but it costs 4x more than KLM's.

      Thanks a lot for your help, waiting for your answer!

      Santiago

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      VT - Future

      London Jan 7, 2017 at 1:24 AM

      Sad to receive an email VT will close on 27th Feb. Being member from 2002 and finding it easy to ask and reply questions, will really miss this site.

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      Chepstow Jan 25, 2013 at 12:50 PM

      please let me know where i can park in chepstow closest to the national express bus station. I will be driving there on a saturday and returning by coach on the following day.

      2 Answers Jan 25, 2013 at 1:20 PM
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      Around Chepstow and Tintern Abbey

      Gwent Jan 17, 2013 at 7:36 PM

      Ma and I will be in this area for 2 nights in April. We plan to view Chepstow Castle and Tintern Abbey, before heading back to London. We are using trains/buses. The goal is to photograph the scenery in this area, old castles, baths, medieval architecture, etc etc (the stuff of romance!). If I had only 1 more spot to visit in this area, what should we see? Has to be in the Chepstow-Tintern area. I was thinking maybe Raglan Castle? But don't know how to get there by public transit. Anything else? We only have the 2 nights, 1 complete day.

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      Penhow Castle

      Chepstow Feb 7, 2010 at 11:51 AM

      Does anyone know why this castle is closed? What happened to it as a visitor attraction?

      An old fan of Penhow Castle :-(

      3 Answers Feb 12, 2010 at 5:35 AM
    • HELP TRAVEL FROM NEWPORT TO DOVER ON 8TH AUGUST

      Newport Aug 6, 2008 at 11:52 AM

      Can anyone offer any help or advice, my son his wife and 3 children are booked to go to france this friday 8th august for their first holiday in 9 years. the couple they booked with and who was the driver has let them down today. neither my son or his wife drive. they just want to get on their ship at 1 pm on friday.

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    • Tintern Abbey

      Chepstow May 15, 2007 at 9:31 AM

      My husband and I want to visit Tintern Abbey during our trip to England. We will be travelling by train and bus. We'd like to travel from Stratford to Chepstow and then on to Tintern Abbey. We'd like to stay overnight and see some of the area attractions while we're in Wales. Can anyone recommend a two-day itinerary. I am not very familiar with Wales, so I'm not sure where we should stay what we should see, etc. Any advice will be appreciated.

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    • music played

      Newport Aug 23, 2006 at 3:07 AM

      what kind of music is played at all the clubs and is dance music like techno music?

      1 Answer Aug 24, 2006 at 11:10 AM
    • dresscode for nightout

      Newport Aug 23, 2006 at 2:58 AM

      I'm from canada and want to know what would be appropriate to wear for a night out in newport, are jeans like not really acceptable...becasue in canada some places are really strict about what you wear and i dont know what places we will be going to and i dont want to miss out on anything just becasue of what i'm wearing
      thanks in advance

      1 Answer Aug 23, 2006 at 4:57 AM
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      Is The Incredible Deconstructing Clock Demolished?!

      Newport Aug 6, 2006 at 2:10 PM

      I'm planning a 2 weeks vacation in UK.

      I read with great interest from M0B1US's Newport Travel Guide about the "In the Nick of Time" kinetic clock at John Frost Square and I started looking online for more info about this clock. (members.virtualtourist.com/m...

      Along with some interesting write up about the clock, I chanced upon a pdf "Planning Application Schedule" dated 17 May 2006 mentioning the removal of this clock as part of the redevelopment of John Frost Square. (newport.gov.uk/stellent/grou... I couldnt quite believe what I read.

      It didnt help when I chanced yet upon Page 5 of "Newport Matters - the official newspaper of Newport City Council" (newport.gov.uk/stellent/grou...

      "The iconic new bridge structure is in place, highways
      improvements are underway and one of the city centre’s
      worst eyesores has reduced to rubble."

      So is it true that The Incredible Deconstrucing Clock is removed? I was planning to see this clock after M0B1US's interesting writeup. And from there, I was intending to walk uphill to the St Woolos Cathedral. If there are so much construction going on, I'll give Newport a pass.

      9 Answers Aug 19, 2006 at 2:28 AM
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      How long a walk from the bus to the train station?

      Newport Apr 3, 2006 at 2:24 AM

      Judging from what I've found on google it takes about 15 minutes to walk from the bus station - National Express stop - to the train station. However, I wasn't able to find a good map, so I pieced this together from the "how to get there" infos of some hotels. Does anybody know if it is about 15 minutes? Or much longer?
      I'm still trying to find the best way to get to Abergavenny and Brecon and an open jaw ticket by National Express seems to be really good.
      Thanks for any help.

      2 Answers Apr 3, 2006 at 3:24 AM
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      Chepstow Races

      Chepstow Aug 23, 2005 at 2:23 PM

      Hi,

      I wonder if anyone can recommend a hotel near to the racecourse. I don't want anything too expensive but would like a nice restaurant, as it's for a special birthday.

      I would be looking to stay overnight, have a nice meal and go to the races the following day.

      Many thanks