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      Heathrow 7 hours ago

      I am planned to travel in 2 days with spouse and kid from Los Angeles to Delhi via heathrow.
      My h1b visa expired in feb16.
      I have got valid i797 approved till 2018.
      Do i need transit visa?
      Can i get it at check in at Los Angeles at the time of travel?
      What all i can do if British airways denies me entry?
      M an Indian citizen.

    • Heathrow Central Station to Hoppa - disabled passenger

      Heathrow 11 hours ago

      My relative, who has limited mobility, will be travelling by coach to the Heathrow Bus Station, taking the Hotel Hoppa bus from stops 9 or 10, staying in a hotel for the night, then flying from T2 the next day. Whilst my relative is able to walk, she cannot do so for long distances or with luggage.

      I am concerned that she will have difficulty getting from her coach to the Hoppa bus stop, and then from the Hoppa bus stop to T2 Departures. I emailed the Heathrow special assistance team and received an unhelpful automated response. National Express have not yet responded. There is a Help Point with a telephone inside the Central Bus Station, but I'm not sure of the kind of assistance that can be provided.

      Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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      Time to walk to high force waterfall

      Durham Oct 22, 2016 at 3:32 AM

      Is two hours enough time to walk from main road to High Force waterfall and back,?

    • Canterbury coach station to Northern France

      Canterbury Oct 10, 2016 at 12:18 AM

      Which places in Northern France can you get to from Canterbury coach station ?
      Which coach companies operate there ?

    • heathrow to reading

      London Oct 5, 2016 at 2:54 PM

      1. how do I travel heathrow to reading.
      2. is there sightseeing companies from reading to london and back to Reading
      3. what hotel you would recommend in Reading. 4* +

    • Confused about bus vs heathrow connect option

      Heathrow 19 hours ago

      I have an international flight arriving at terminal 3. I will have only carry on baggage. I will need to transfer to terminal 4 to catch a flight to Malta from another carrier (no affiliations with first flight). I will have my boarding pass to go to Malta.

      I am confused as to options. I have read to follow purple signs marked "flight connections" and catch a bus that will take me to terminal 4. I have also read to make my way to Heathrow Connect and take this to Terminal 4.

      Questions: where do you catch the connecting bus and it that something different from the central bus station shown on the terminal 3 map?

      Do I follow a different sign (not the purple flight connection sign) to take the Heathrow Connect?

      For a time crunch, what is the better option?

      I know that I will need to go through security at the new terminal but will I need to go through passport control?

      Thank you.

    • Heathrow transit

      Heathrow Yesterday

      My wife is due to transit heathrow airport when she flies from Moscow to Shannon. Is there a border control between terminal 5 and terminal 2. I understand from the UK government website that a transit visa is not required if passengers do not pass through border control. However, British Airways insist that a transit visa is required. She will have bags checked to final destination in Moscow, so she expects to make a direct airside transit. Can you enlighten me please?
      Kind regards, David.

    • Stansted to London, sightseeing 2-4-1, London to Luton airport

      London Oct 15, 2016 at 12:58 PM


      We (1 adult and another 20 year student from EU ) are staying in London for last 7 days of January 2017, hotel is near Paddington station.

      Now I am looking for best transfer between airports, transportation in London city, to WB Studio London (Euston -> Watford Junction), journey to Oxford or maybe somewhere else and sightseeing (free museums and 2-4-1 offers.)

      Our Ryanair flight lands to Stansted on 25th January (Wed) 7.30am, and we fly back from Luton on January 31th 16:30 (Tue). So I'd like some advice on these things:

      1. How much time will we need in Stansted when we arrive to go from the plane to shuttle stop (bus or train)? Considering queues, passport checking (we are from EU), is airport very busy in these morning hours? Coach companies recommend to leave 1 hour, will it be enough? For example, in Paris Beauvais airport walking from plane to shuttle bus took us less than 10min, but France is in Schengen Area, and UK not :/.

      2. And flying back, it is recommended to be in Luton airport 2 hours before flight. With construction works going on in Luton, will it be enough? I read about huge traffic congestion to enter airport teritory and people leaving vehicles and going on foot miles not to miss the flight and some missing it. Can I trust coach companies written arrival time, will traffic situation be better in January? Or shortly, what time should I be in Luton airport, if Ryanair flight is 16:30.

      Now coaches and trains

      3. Infamous Easybus. In their website, I even found tickets for ~ 2-3~4£ (for two persons to and back it was around 12£ - similar to single shuttle ticket price) and 60min early/late availibility to board a coach. But do there exist people who were satisfied with Easybus services (whose bus came on time or just came, not full, and didn't have to take taxi to Airport). I heard that Easybus sell tickets to National express coaches, but the price is really lower than National Express. Do National Express tickets buyers have priority or something to Easybus buyers when bus arrives? (If arrives :D). Is there someone who had good experience with easy bus?

      4. National Express. I found "funny fares" from Stansted for £5 but if I correctly understand if we are late or early due to flight, we couldn't take other bus. (+£5 for ability to have flexible times makes me want to use Stansted Express train advance tickets for £8 (available 30days before). Stansted express ticket is available that day all hours?).

      National Express tickets from London to Luton airport on January 31 are for 12-13 pounds which are not very tempting. And these amendable but not refundable tickets, you have to amend the hour of travelling online in the website, you can't just board other bus which arrived in the place? Or what? How is National Express reliability?

      5. I saw Stansted Citylink to St. Pancras (£8) and Greenline to Luton (£10) coaches. Do they have flexible times, if we are late/early? And reliability? (Terravision resells these tickets as Easybus does with National Express :D)

      6. And lastly, I'd very much like a train to Luton airport. As we'll live in Paddington neighbourhood, I think to depart from St Pancras railway station. I saw that there are different train companies (Thameslink and East Midlands). Which would be better? Will we have to be on exact hour, or will ticket be valid all day (like Stansted express train)? And there is a bus from Luton railway station parkway to Luton airport, how long does it take, I hope it won't make us late to the flight if there is traffic congestion :(. I searched for train prices in this website: https:/… It now says £15,50 for a single ticket, but 12 weeks before journey there will be cheaper advance tickets. Does anyone know how much advance train tickets to Luton will be cheaper? And will they be tied to exact hour and minute or could I choose a time to board the train myself? I couldn't find this to make comparison to other means of transport.

      7. When I'll get to central London, I plan to buy 7day paper travelcard 1-2 zone from railway station to use 2-4-1 offers. But if I had Stansted express and train to Luton tickets, they would qualify for 2-4-1, right? So maybe 7day travelcard loaded on Oyster card would be better planning to go Watford Junction (WB Studio London). I guess I'll go there on Saturday to avoid peak/off peak pricing. How long before does WB announce their tickets, it's not available yet. P.S. I read about cheap decoy train tickets, but maybe I'll do without them.

      8. Living near Paddington, what attractions I could reach on foot and how much time it would take in realistic thinking? We don't have problem with walking, but if raining prefer not to get much wet :D. So transport card will be needed.

      9. From 2-4-1 offers my favourites are Tower of London and London Zoo. P.S. How is London Zoo in winter, are all animals available to see? What else are worth of visiting (not tourist rip-offs) from offers? I am planning to visit Natural History, British, Science, V&A, National Gallery museums and to escape possible bad weather. How queues to the museums will be in late January. :)

      So my main question is: what is the best budget- wise transport from Stansted and after seven days to Luton airport? The one reliable which won't make us miss our flight . And which hour to choose according to flight times?

      P.S. Sorry for such a long post, I just had to put my thoughts into written words. And thanks very much for your answers.

    • Boxing Day Travel

      London 18 hours ago

      I have a flight coming in heathrow on Boxing Day at 7am. Need to go through customs but not checking baggage. What is the fastest way to get to Stansted airport on this day?

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      Taxi from Moreton in marsh to Chipping Campden

      Chipping Campden Sep 27, 2016 at 10:53 AM

      Does twenty pounds sound reasonable? And yes I have the links to the taxis already but they seem to be connected.

    • How does my 4 days itinerary review sound?

      London 5 hours ago

      Hi there

      Me and my partner are planning to go to London next year in Feb and we have already purchased the 3 Days London pass which seems a good value given we intend to go to some attractions more than it would have costed us to pay for. This is the London Pass i.e.

      We intend to go to the following attractions
      - Tower Of London
      - Hop on/hop off bus tour
      - Thames River Boat Cruise
      - Westmintser Abbey
      - London Bridge Experience
      - Tower Bridge Exhibition
      - Windsor Castle
      - Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
      - Wimbledon Tour Experience

      Will depart from HK & arrive Heathrow @ 5am and have already booked the Airbnb near Waterloo station (around 10 min walk). I assume we will arrive at place for check in at 7:30am given early in the morning (correct me if I am wrong) as I assume the waiting in the immigration may be less in early morning and that it takes an hour to arrive to the property? The host is very flexible for check in and allowed me to go as early as I wanted.

      So here is my rough itinerary plan and let me know what you guys think

      Day 1 (Friday) - Check in say @ 7:30am. Drop off the luggage and off we head to our first day trip

      We will head for London Hop On bus tour. Now I need to get/redeem the ticket to get activated. Given I am staying in Waterloo (near Archbishop Park/Herclues street around Lambeth North train station to be precise), so therefore where is the closest place I need to get to redeem the ticket given I am not familar with the place as we have a choice on the following places:

      11a Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0EP
      or bus stops @:
      Duncannon Street St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Stop G
      Park Lane Southbound Park Lane, Southbound, Coach stop at Marble Arch
      Aldwych West arm, Tourist Stop, Outside No. 1
      Kings Cross St Pancras Road, Bus Stop T
      Tooley Street Tourist stop, opposite London Bridge Experience 7 Tower Hill Tourist bus stop, opposite Tower Hill Station
      Tower Hill Tourist bus stop, opposite Tower Hill Station
      Parliament Square Stop C, HM Treasury
      York Road North of Chichley Street

      As I assume the bus tour starts at 9am, will ride around and then go to as in order (please correct me if I am going in the wrong order or whatever it suits the route best!)

      1) RIDE AND GET OFF @ Westminster Abbey

      2) Buckingham Palace (Hopefully we can see the change of guard @ 11:30am if weather permits and if that is the time that starts)


      3) Tower Of London

      4) Tower Bridge

      4) London Bridge Experience

      5) Borough Market (as I am aware it closes at 5pm, hopefully we can get there by 4pm to stroll around). This is NOT a MUST though


      I assume they will all be finished before the attraction closing time average @ 5pm?

      Day 2 (Saturday) - This is where it gets challenging! We want to go to Windsor Castle, Wimbledom Museum & the Wimbledon Tour experience. I would like to ask for your suggestion. Do you think we can go half day in WC and then go to Wimbledom afterwards? Or do you think it is too rush and requires a day to tour in WC? Because if so, we might have to sacrafice the Wimbledom and can go on the next day.

      As I assume that weekend is counted as OFF PEAK all day for train/tube?

      Because we got a London Pass, we can get FREE travel from Paddington to Windsor Castle, so we will catch the train from Waterloo to Paddington @ around 8:30am. Then from Paddington, we show our London Pass to the train staff & then we can get free travel to WC (according to the London Pass benefit) transferring in Slough. Assuming we arrive at 9:30am. How many hours you think is required to go to the whole castle as well as having a walk in Eton and maybe take a boat ride on the French Brothers boat? Because if you tell me "well, its going to take you the whole day", then like said, we will not go to Wimbledon or otherwise feel free to advice what time is good to take the train from Windsor Eton train station?

      Day 3 (Sunday) - Continuing with my London Pass, we can go:
      1) Thames River Boat Cruise starting @ 8:30am - ride for 1-2 hours round trip and I assume it finishes at Waterloo? Correct me if I am wrong.
      2) Have brunch
      3) Take train from Waterloo to Wimbledon tour & museum departing around 12pm.
      4) Finish at 3 or 4pm? Return back to London

      SUGGESTION AT NIGHT for dinner?

      Day 4: (Monday) Because my London Pass expires, I can go freely without any worries as in order:
      1) London Eye
      2) Big Ben
      3) St. Paul's Cathedral (not a MUST)
      4) Chinatown

      PLUS ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS for the day/night?

      Day 5: Leave Heathrow airport for the 12:15pm flight. PS: What is the time recommeded to travel off peak to avoid rush hour from Waterloo station? 7:30am or 8am is ok?

      Sorry for the long message and would be appreciated for your comments and suggestions!


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      Is it allowed and possible to bring big luggage on our rail trip to Edinburgh from London?

      London Oct 16, 2016 at 3:07 AM

      We are planning to visit Scotland from London this coming December 2016. My itinerary will be start in London on my first arrival, then on the 3rd day, I'm planning to go to Edinburgh by train for 5-6 days and I'm just wondering if is it possible to bring my big luggage about 24" and cabin luggage with me in the train to Edinburgh? or should I just leave the big luggage in the left luggage in London station? since this is my first visit to UK and Scotland, so it would be so appreciated if anyone can give us advise or suggestion for this matter. Thank you so much for your help.

    • Transport from Airport

      London Oct 17, 2016 at 11:49 PM

      Hi All,

      Wondering the best(cheapest and easiest) way of getting from Heathrow Airport to our Hotel in London?

      We will be arriving at 6pm on Boxing Day too if that effects anything..


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      Car Hire UK Avis or Hertz

      England Yesterday

      We are touring around the UK and plan on hiring a small car. We have narrowed our search down to either Avis or Hertz. Does anyone have any experience with either of these?
      We plan to pick up from York and drop off at Dover.
      Thank you

    • Travelling to Welling, UK from which London airport

      London Oct 7, 2016 at 2:52 AM

      I am travelling to Welling, London in Jan 2017 from Dublin with family. I would like to know from which London airport, I could catch a direct train to Welling train station, if this option is available.

      Otherwise what are my options?

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      transport between Heathrow and Cornwall

      England Sep 29, 2016 at 9:55 PM

      Besides driving, what are some good ways to get from Heathrow to Zennor in Cornwall?

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      Which 3 or 4 stars hotel nearby Kings Cross Station?

      London Oct 19, 2016 at 6:59 AM

      Hi, I need some advises for hotels nearby Kings Cross station that is clean, quite new but reasonable price and reachable by walk distance to Kings Cross station, and if possible with luggage storage facilities.
      Is The Nadler Kensington / Nadler Victoria hotel quite close to Kings Cross train station?
      Thank you beforehand for your help.

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      Where to drop hire car traveling Dover to St Pancras station

      England Oct 22, 2016 at 5:20 PM

      Hello All, We are touring around the UK with a hire car and would like to see Dover. We will then be traveling to Paris via Eurostar from St Pancras. Can you please suggest drop off locations (outside congestion zone) for our hire car to get back to St Pancras via train. Will most likely be hiring a car with Hertz. Thanks





    • one night in lake district

      by IrfanI Online Now Sep 11, 2016 at 10:56 AM

      hi all,
      Me and my wife are going to Glasgow on 19th Sep, but we want to stay one night in lake district on our way, can anyone tell me any nice place in lake district to stay for a night, we will arrive there by 3 pm , so we will have half day to visit any nice place.

      kindly send your suggestions.


      3 Answers Sep 13, 2016 at 2:52 PM
    • Holidays in the Lake District

      by myszeidos Online Now Apr 24, 2016 at 6:57 AM

      We (2 adults) are going to the lake district for holidays for 6 days in august. What do you recommend to visit in lake district? Where to stay?

      6 Answers Apr 25, 2016 at 4:18 AM
    • Small Pub or Inn by the river or a lake in Lake District

      by pinklady0110 Online Now Mar 1, 2016 at 3:20 AM

      Hi, I am trying to find a small quaint little pub in the lake district that is situated on a lake side or a river running through it. I want to get married in a church in the lakes (open to where at) then take our small wedding party (30 guests) to a small quaint little pub for a meal. We want it to be a small low key affair that would suit us perfectly but not too small. The most important thing for us is that its picturesque and gorgeous!

      It's harder than you think to find this on the internet! Suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated!


      3 Answers Mar 3, 2016 at 1:38 AM
    • visiting /sightseeing

      by turkishair Online Now Aug 27, 2015 at 5:02 PM

      - What are the most scenic and accessible- by car - thing/places to visit in the Lake D NP?

      Any reasonable place to stay?
      Great hikes - 3-4 hours?

      4 Answers Aug 28, 2015 at 3:51 AM

      by JollyOlia Online Now 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


      4 Answers May 7, 2015 at 7:19 AM
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      Any Hidden Gems?

      by MichaelJTopley Online Now 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 :)

      4 Answers May 6, 2015 at 3:56 AM
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      One day tours to lake district from Edinburg

      by nj0110 Online Now Mar 25, 2015 at 3:10 AM

      Can anyone suggest one day tours to Lake district say Windermere which through my search have found to be one places that could be visited in Lake distrcit when you just have a day.

      3 Answers Mar 25, 2015 at 7:19 AM
    • Could someone provide a rough plan for a trip please?

      by madfish369 Online Now Sep 29, 2014 at 12:00 PM


      my parents are here from India and would like to spend a few days visiting the Lake District. Could you please recommend some rough plan of where which parts to visit and some hotel/b&b recommendations (if you happen to know of any).

      Bear in mind they will be traveling from London by train to get there and will have to use whatever forms of public transport, trains, buses/coaches to move around once there. They are quite don't suggest the areas which are more for hiking etc. Just some nice scenic areas and if there are also some historic "stuff" to see would be great.

      Thanks for your responses in advance :)

      6 Answers Sep 30, 2014 at 4:44 AM
    • 2 day tour of lakes with kids

      by Juinismama Online Now Jul 26, 2014 at 4:26 AM

      We are visiting the lakes this summer and as it is only for 2 days, would like some advice on where to visit, drive, eat and camp (just for a night). We have 3 kids 13,9 and 5 plus a well behaved dog. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Many thanks

      2 Answers Jul 27, 2014 at 6:07 AM
    • lake district to Edinburgh?

      by sylvesterclan Online Now Jul 24, 2014 at 2:55 AM

      Are there any buses or coaches travelling up to Edinburgh from the Lake District?

      5 Answers Jul 25, 2014 at 10:14 AM
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      One day to spend - tips

      by csuresh Online Now Apr 12, 2014 at 2:58 PM

      I am planning to travel from London by Train to Manchester. Then take rental car to Lake District. Then I wanted to spend till noon next day to make return journey. This means I will have almost full 24 hours to spend wisely. Please suggest me an itinerary.

      4 Answers Apr 13, 2014 at 5:37 AM
    • Holiday away for me and my girlfriend in summer

      by Brockle Online Now Mar 9, 2014 at 11:06 PM

      Me and my girlfriend are planning a week away in the lakes this coming summer, we need somewhere nice but also relatively cheap to stay, preferably somewhere close to Windermere so we can just get the train as neither of us has a car.

      11 Answers Mar 11, 2014 at 7:56 AM
    • Accommodation required for next week!! :-)

      by Emma_Paul Online Now Aug 20, 2013 at 12:37 PM

      Can someone recommend somewhere for family of five (2 Adults, 3 children 13,13 & 15) to stay on the lake. i.e. cottage, lodge, boat house, cabin etc.

      9 Answers Aug 21, 2013 at 6:27 AM
    • Dog friendly B&B Pub

      by KGlover Online Now Jul 28, 2013 at 9:42 AM

      I am looking for a quiet spot in the lakes to stay in a pub B&B that welcomes dogs, preferably close to the water at a price that wont break the bank can any one recommend such a place.

      6 Answers Jul 29, 2013 at 10:18 AM
    • Nottingham to the Lake District

      by loiedunn Online Now Jun 3, 2013 at 11:58 AM

      Hi guys, my parents are flying over here from Canada and I thought a trip to the Lake District might be nice...however I've noticed that trains with East Midlands only go to either Bootle (Cumbria) or Oxenholme...which seem about an hour drive from the National Park. Do you have any tips on how to get closer to the park? Any recommendations on where to stay?

      Thanks so much!

      4 Answers Jun 3, 2013 at 9:55 PM
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      Good accomodation in the Lake District

      by Thunderdarts Online Now May 7, 2013 at 3:01 PM

      Hi everyone,

      I will be visiting the lake district with my family for about three nights at the start of June (We have a 3 year old and an 8 month old)

      Can anyone recommend some excellent accomodation near any of the lakes? We visited Bowness-on-Windermere briefly last year and were enchanted.

      Budget is a consideration & self catering is fine, but our main desires are cleanliness, scenery and hopefully the likes of a rustic log fire!

      Thanks for your help folks.


      4 Answers Aug 18, 2013 at 5:42 AM
    • Train from Lakes District to Heathrow

      by marathonfc Online Now May 1, 2013 at 1:02 PM

      What is the best way to get information about a train to get us to Heathrow?

      4 Answers May 2, 2013 at 4:00 AM
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      Nicest places to visit in the Lake District with a 2 year old

      by Carluchita Online Now Mar 19, 2013 at 6:20 PM


      My husband and I will be staying in Lancaster with our 2 year old boy for about 5 days. We will go to Liverpool for about 2 days (hubby super fan of the Beatles) and we were wondering where should we go the rest of the days. We were thinking Conwy, Blackpool, Chester. Since we are traveling with a toddler we will be slower than normal because of naps, feeding, etc. What other places do you recommend we should visit that would be fun for my son and for us too? We rented a car.

      Thanks so much!

      6 Answers Mar 26, 2013 at 7:10 AM
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      Next October, camping in Lake District

      by Porteplume Online Now Jan 20, 2013 at 6:52 AM

      Hi VT friends,

      Long time no see... :o)

      After our next May holidays in Scotland having been planned... I wonder if someone knows where to find the most quite and loveliest caravan & camping site in the Lake District.

      Ideas? Suggestions?
      Thank you & Kindest regards,


      6 Answers Mar 26, 2013 at 7:14 AM
    • Does a single day trip to Lake District make sense?

      by madfish369 Online Now Apr 24, 2012 at 8:17 AM


      I'm doing a short tour in Scotland and was wondering if it makes any sense to take a train from Edinburgh to Lake District for an overnight stay. Is just a one day stay in Lake District worth it?

      I'm actually unaware of what one (as a tourist) really sees or does when visiting "Lake District". Any advice would be welcome. I'm actually asking for my parents. I'm not even sure if it's a straight train that'll go from Edinburgh to Lake District (Windemere right?)...and if they arrive in the afternoon...spend that evening and the next morning there and leave in the afternoon the following day. Does this sort of "stop over" tour make sense?

      Look forward to your helpful responses :)


      7 Answers Apr 24, 2012 at 5:26 PM
    • driving in the lake district

      by eric44 Online Now Apr 22, 2012 at 6:27 AM

      Hi, I'm going to be spending a few days driving around the lakes at the end of may,in a classic mini, I'm looking to use mainly B and single track roads, I have some routs that I'm going to take but would welcome any local info has to good back and off main roads I can try the more winding and narrow the better it's what these little cars were made for, I'm staying in Ambleside and will be running out of there doing a different circular tour each day.

      3 Answers May 19, 2013 at 2:51 AM
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      Advice on places to stay!

      by mickey.p Online Now Mar 27, 2012 at 12:37 PM

      Hi, I am thinking of taking my other half to the Lakes for his birthday as he's never been. There would be 4 adults and 2 children in total and we would need 3 bedrooms. I would consider a chalet, cottage, lodge but not a caravan - my 13 year old son who is Autistic doesn't sleep well and in a Cabin Bed he has no chance as he's nearly 6'!

      I don't fancy being too out of the way and would like it to be somewhere my son and his friend can be entertained, sports, pool etc - night time enetertainment isn't a must but would possibly be used if available.

      I would love somewhere with a private hot tub if possible - just something extra for his birthday.

      Oh and I'd rather not pay the earth as he's at risk of losing his job!

      I know it's a large act - I am a travel agent so have tried the usual hoseasons, cottages for you etc!

      Thought I may get more options from those in the know!

      7 Answers Apr 6, 2012 at 9:12 AM
    • North or South?

      by winkd2 Online Now Dec 21, 2011 at 7:25 PM

      Would like to spend a few days in the Lake District in July. Will have a car.
      Trying to decide between Keswick/Derwentwater or Windermere as a home base. Any suggestions?

      9 Answers Dec 29, 2011 at 6:44 AM
    • Cheap Holiday Cottages in The Lake District?

      by travellingchris Online Now Nov 7, 2011 at 7:04 AM

      Does anybody know of any cottages which are still available for the Christmas period. I'm looking at going for a week say 21st to the 28th.

      Also can anyone recommend a good pub/ event to spend New Year in the Lakes?

      thanks in advance,


      5 Answers Nov 9, 2011 at 11:12 AM
    • Ambleside over New Year

      by OlderRam Online Now Oct 28, 2011 at 6:16 AM

      Wonder if anyone can help with some information

      My wife is looking at a cottage in Ambleside for a week over New Year. Can anyobe tell me if there is likely to be anything open during this period - restaurants etc.

      I don't want to get there and everything be closed for winter as we would be looking to eat out most evenings at least

      Thanks in advance

      2 Answers Nov 3, 2011 at 5:51 AM
    • Accommodation For Geohustle Big G

      by stevo178 Online Now Sep 14, 2011 at 4:08 AM


      Im taking part in the Geohustle 'Big G' mountian challenge in Keswick early October, i was hoping that someone may be able to recommend a walker friendly, and more importantly cheap b and b or bunkhouse.

      I dont fancy camping this time but dont have big bucks to spend on a fancy B & B, maybe a bunkhouse would be a good idea but i dont know of any in the centre of Keswick so thats a no no.

      Look forward to your suggestions.



      2 Answers Sep 14, 2011 at 8:27 AM
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      Can anybody suggest B&Bs or hotels that take 1 night bookings in Bowness?

      by clareabee Online Now Jun 6, 2011 at 2:21 AM

      We want to stay for one night on a saturday towards the end of july in Bowness on Windermere but everywhere seems stipulate a minimum of 2 nights on a weekend - that would be lovely but due to work restrictions we cannot commit to two days!

      Thank you in advance,


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