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    • LouiseTopp's Profile Photo

      Sally Lunns

      Bath Nov 30, 2016 at 11:39 AM

      Is this far from the railway station please?

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    • 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

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    • Arriving Gatwick South to Bus terminal - how long?

      Gatwick Nov 14, 2016 at 1:48 PM

      Hi,

      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?

      Thanks.

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    • TERMINAL TRANSFER

      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

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    • 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

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    • London gatwick layover time

      Gatwick Nov 13, 2016 at 10:06 AM

      Hi,
      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!!

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    • 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?

      Thanks!

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

      Heathrow Yesterday

      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 !!

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      Best restaurants in Nottingham, near City of Caves

      Nottingham Dec 5, 2016 at 7:18 AM

      Hi!
      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 alltheviews.com/restaurants-... but still can't decide on a place to visit. Is Ibérico World Tapas really great?

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    • 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 alltheviews.com/Ye-Olde-Mitr...), 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?

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    • 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.

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    • 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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    • 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?

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    • 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.

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    • 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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      Weatherspoons

      Bath Nov 30, 2016 at 11:43 AM

      Is there one in Bath please?

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    • 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 .

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    • 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

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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
    • csuresh's Profile Photo

      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
    • Strad's Profile Photo

      #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