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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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      Heip,northern ireland

      Northern Ireland Jul 26, 2016 at 1:49 PM

      Going end of October , about 10 days.....where would suggest we go.......just looking for places.....we don't do bar scenes....

      4 Answers Jul 27, 2016 at 12:59 AM
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      Help for Northern Ireland

      Belfast Jul 21, 2016 at 6:34 PM

      Tourist , not loving those big city vibes and traffic....if you have been to Galway ,then would know of a city like that , not Belfast

      2 Answers Jul 22, 2016 at 5:27 AM
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      Is it worth 8 days

      Northern Ireland Jul 20, 2016 at 5:26 PM

      We were in Ireland last October ,going back this year...staying first 10 days in kinsale ,near cork.....then up Northern Ireland ...don't love big cities like Dublin .. We loved Gaway ....what about Northern Ireland , ( Belfast ). Need some other places....need your help......Martin

      3 Answers Jul 21, 2016 at 7:21 AM
    • Chinese Restaurant in Derry.

      Derry Jun 11, 2016 at 6:35 AM

      What's the name of the Chinese restaurant in Derry that has an Elvis impersonator?

      2 Answers Jun 11, 2016 at 6:33 PM
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      car rental , American license

      Belfast May 14, 2016 at 8:53 PM

      Can I rent a car in Belfast with only my American driving license?

      15 Answers May 16, 2016 at 3:48 AM
    • How long till I can return to Ireland?

      Belfast Mar 22, 2016 at 5:21 PM

      I flew into Belfast to stay with my fiancé in Northern Ireland for 6 months, then flew home to the US out of Dublin as it was cheaper. I did not work while I was there but was supported my my fiancé and Dad. My fiancé is moving here to the US and I would like to fly back for 2 months to help him move. I've been home for 2 months. Will it be a problem getting back into Ireland through the Dublin airport as it's cheaper? Will customs frown on this kind of travel?

      2 Answers Mar 23, 2016 at 2:15 AM
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      Belfast 1 night stopover

      Belfast Mar 15, 2016 at 7:00 PM

      My husband and I have a stopover for a night in Belfast at the beginning of May.
      Arriving in Belfast at 9pm leaving at 11am.

      1) What good area should we stay in to be able to walk around at night and be able to feel the city/have a good drink?
      2) What can we visit? (I've seen the Titanic museum is pretty popular but they're not opened that late...)
      3) Should we rent a car or would public transportation be more convenient?
      4) Do US citizens need a special Visa?

      Thanks :)

      7 Answers Mar 17, 2016 at 5:59 AM
    • accommodation

      Derry/Londonderry Dec 18, 2015 at 11:27 AM

      i would like to book a hotel for the apprentice boys parade in august 2016.
      are there any hotels in waterside? or in a protestant or neutral area of the city

      18 Answers Dec 22, 2015 at 12:43 AM
    • transport from bfs to larne ferry

      Larne Oct 14, 2015 at 9:04 AM

      Hi
      we are flying into bfs to get to scotland.
      we plan to ferry from larne to troon.
      what is the best way to get to larne from bfs?
      Taxi, bus, car rental?
      Thanks

      6 Answers Oct 15, 2015 at 11:32 AM
    • Travelling from Dublin to Belfast...passport control.

      Belfast Sep 7, 2015 at 6:22 PM

      Hi all, I will by flying into Dublin from Paris and continuing onwards to Belfast via bus/coach to the City Center, what is the requirements for passport control once in Northern Ireland/UK. Do I need to have my passport stamped (Australian passport) thanks very much, Lenny

      8 Answers Sep 7, 2015 at 10:53 PM
    • accomodations

      Belfast Aug 23, 2015 at 6:03 PM

      any inexpensive places to stay

      2 Answers Aug 24, 2015 at 2:04 PM
    • Scenic day trips by Bus to Glens and Coastal route

      Northern Ireland Jul 28, 2015 at 4:34 PM

      Had considered making overnight stop near Mourne Mountains in Co. Down. I now have some brochures from Tourist office in NY and considering using Belfast for first overnight, taking bus to Carrickfergus next day to see scenic route and hope to have time next day to see Ballycastle. Do I need to have B&Bs reserved in advance as do not see many listed on websites? I would then need to get Ulster Bus back in direction of Enniskillen. Any help much appreciated. Is it possible for me to pack these day tours into 3 and a half days and have some time to see some Belfast city sites? What kind of multi ride bus tickets are available if this is easiest way and avoid wasting time in stations. Please let me have comments. Going end of August.  Need suggests for Belfast accommodation as well as other stopovers. Thanks to all.

      28 Answers Aug 15, 2015 at 2:10 PM
    • Planning short visit using public transportation (Ulster Bus, day trips and popular tours)

      Northern Ireland Jul 26, 2015 at 11:09 AM

      I arrive Dublin end of August. Have been to Belfast previously on day trip also Mourne Mountains region.
      I will not be driving and need some help please on best way to accomplish sightseeing taking several day trips. I looked for a short coach tour which would include sightseeing and hotel but did not see anything listed on UK tour sites. Which city is good choice as base? Are there more tours out of Belfast? Might like to take 3 or 4 scenic tours and did see Carrickfergus on one of the brochures I received from tourist office in NYC. Have not been to this town previously.

      If I can pack it in might like to visit Titanic exhibit and if staying in hotel would like to take walks (if its safe enough for solo traveler) in evening, to see city historic places. I am active and enjoy walking and hiking.

      Would appreciate hearing from members with some suggestions, also some hotels that I might consider, or B&B guest houses in case accommodation is limited since its peak season. What area of Belfast is good for overnights or what other towns where I can get good bus routes to some of the scenic areas making stops. Will need to return to Dublin or areas close to Enniskillen for next leg of journey. Many thanks to all.

    • Things to do at Belfast Port?

      Belfast Jun 21, 2015 at 11:12 AM

      Hi all -

      I will be at Belfast Port for a day. Are there things to do within walking distance or should I travel out of the area?

      Thanks for any responses.

      Laura

      4 Answers Jun 22, 2015 at 6:36 AM
    • Mountains of Mourne

      Northern Ireland Jun 20, 2015 at 8:30 AM

      I visited Downpatrick several years ago and would like information about planning return visit. I was at Donard hotel and enjoyed the lovely sightseeing.

      I will be using public transportation and need to know if there are any short stay sightseeing tours on offer I might connect with to enjoy this lovely area. Have visited Carlingford in last few years but do not have information on where I might pick up a tour, or even do 2 days sightseeing solo. Which area is better for overnight stop(s) and distances from towns to see the best views of Mountains down by the SEA! Thank you.

      3 Answers Jun 20, 2015 at 2:43 PM
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      Giant Causeway

      Belfast May 5, 2015 at 11:18 PM

      Hi All, I am visiting Belfast on a Cruise Ship and would like to go to Giant Causeway under my own steam rather than an excursion. I have about 6 hours. Is this doable and if so advice please.Tia.

      9 Answers May 6, 2015 at 2:56 PM
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      Tours and Public transport to visit sites of Games of Thrones

      Belfast May 1, 2015 at 12:14 AM

      Hi, we will visit Belfast to find sites of Games of Thrones from june 4 to june 7.
      I found some interesting tours : gameofthrones-winterfelltour...
      to visit the area around winterfell. I could not find any going up north l to Cairncastle ,Shillanavogy Valley to Cushendall and BallyCastle. Are there any daytrips or tours or will it be posible to visit these places by public transport??

      Thanks very much for your answers. Louise

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      Belfast city center to belfast port

      Belfast Apr 30, 2015 at 6:20 AM

      Hi,

      Can anyone please suggest for ways to reach belfast port from belfast city centres early in the morning at 6:00 AM please.

       

      5 Answers Apr 30, 2015 at 8:02 AM
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      Belfast day tour

      Belfast Apr 29, 2015 at 5:00 AM

      Has anyone taken the hop on hop off belfast tour. I have an option of either walking the destinations/taking a metro bus day card/hop on hop off. Which one do you think is a better choice? Thanks in advance.

      2 Answers Apr 29, 2015 at 12:02 PM
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      Weekend trip in Northern Ireland

      Northern Ireland Apr 29, 2015 at 3:51 AM

      I will be flying from London and landing at Belfast around noon. Then plan to take rental car and then proceed to Belfast Castle. Then head to Armoy, Antrim to see some locations of Game of Thornes. Then end the day in LondonDerry hotel. Then start next day drive around coast, visit Giant's causeway and head back to Belfast. I think we may have more time in Day 2 - please suggest if we can cover more., our flight back is at around 7pm, so we may need to drop our car around 5pm. If we can cover more - whatelse we can cover - or can we rearrange our itinerary to a better one?

      8 Answers May 11, 2015 at 8:56 AM
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      Trusted travel agencies in Belfast? Want to hear about your own experience.

      Belfast Apr 24, 2015 at 2:53 AM

      This summer we plan to make a trip to Europe. So, we’re looking for the not too expensive travel agency in Belfast. I’d like to hear about your own experience. Thanks.

      5 Answers Apr 29, 2015 at 7:18 AM
    • Bus from Airport and other transport

      Northern Ireland Apr 14, 2015 at 5:29 PM

      Flying into Belfast, will stay at Holiday Inn Express on University Street, were told to take bus 300 from airport to go to Europa Hotel Bus Station, is that going to be walking distance to Holiday Inn? Can't afford what I fear may be expensive taxi rides?Also is it about 10£ for return ticket (to and from) ? also where would I go to catch train to Dublin, from same hotel? Is that also walking distance? Thanks very much for any assistance. We are used to walking, though middle aged, just have to keep in mind we have two suitcases to tag from airport with us. :)

      3 Answers Apr 14, 2015 at 9:17 PM
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      2 days in Belfast

      Belfast Apr 14, 2015 at 5:37 AM

      Hi,

      I am visiting belfast during may. I am planning to take giant's causeway tour for one day and other day just going around belfast with the hop on hop off city tour.

      giants-causeway-tours.com/gi...

      Please let me know if this is the right plan or any other suggestions welcome.

      Thanks.

      6 Answers Nov 19, 2015 at 8:46 AM
    • Titanic experience

      Belfast Apr 6, 2015 at 1:53 AM

      In blunt terms is the Titanic Experience worth it - I know that this is a subjective question and is there parking nearby. How long should I allow for the visit. What exactly is involved with the boat trip. The website leaves a lot to be desired. So often these historical attractions are not worth their money - being on a tight budget would the money be better spent on a pub meal?

      Many thanx

      2 Answers Apr 6, 2015 at 9:14 AM
    • Transport from Belfast Ferry Terminal to Belfast City Harbour Airport - Hertz Pickup Office

      Belfast Mar 11, 2015 at 6:19 PM

      1. How far from the Belfast Ferry Terminal to the Belfast City Harbour Airport?

      2. If the Ciarnryan ferry arrives at Belfast Ferry Terminal at 1:45pm on a Wednesday, can i expect to get to the Hertz Rental Car Office at the Belfast City Harbour Airport by 3pm?

      2 Answers Mar 11, 2015 at 8:41 PM
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      Belfast & around - 2 days itinerary

      Northern Ireland Jan 13, 2015 at 7:57 AM

      I was thinking of visiting belfast and around for two days travelling from London to get some Irish experience. Please suggest me itinerary so that I can make the 2 days of my trip worthy. I originally planned for Dublin but dropped due to elaborate visa formalities. I can rent a car if needed. Definitely want to goto Giant's causeway - but want to know if February month will be right to travel there. I will be travelling with my wife and 2 kids (aged 9 & 5).

      1 Answer Jan 13, 2015 at 11:31 AM
    • afternoon tea in belfast

      Belfast Dec 2, 2014 at 12:08 PM

      where is best for afternoon tea please

      8 Answers Dec 3, 2014 at 12:22 AM
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      #84 Charing Cross, London

      Derry/Londonderry Oct 9, 2014 at 8:01 AM

      My friend is looking for that famous small book store, located that address, the Google map's search result has found but the street view is only an interaction. Asked building #82's concierge, the lady said there is no Charing Cross #84!

      Any one local please verify, thank you all in advance!

      Strad

      9 Answers Oct 9, 2014 at 1:17 PM
    • Travelling by flight from Belfast to London need UK visa?

      Belfast Sep 24, 2014 at 11:09 AM

      I want to travel to London from Belfast. I hold Irish passport so I do not need visa to UK. But my parents are planning to travel with me too. They hold Non-EU passport. My parents are currently with me in Ireland. We plan to travel to London from Belfast to avoid passport control. Does anyone knows is there passport control or check travelling from Belfast to London and vice-versa?

      Thanks.

      18 Answers Sep 25, 2014 at 11:49 AM
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      European Heritage Open Days

      Northern Ireland Sep 7, 2014 at 2:40 PM

      Anyone in Northern Ireland this weekend (13/14 September) may be interested in the European Heritage Open Days. This is where you can visit buildings/sites that are not normally open to the public and usually have a guided tour. The buildings/sites range from houses to churches to boats, some of which are used as film sets (e.g. Game of Thrones). There are various talks at other locations, too. It's a great event and most sites are free - some even include a cup of tea!

      More info discovernorthernireland.com/...

      Is this event on in other European countries?

      6 Answers Sep 8, 2014 at 10:38 AM