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      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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      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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    • 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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    • 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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      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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      London & Ireland for 2 Weeks - Seeking Advice

      London Nov 20, 2016 at 3:28 PM

      My husband and I are thinking of doing this trip next summer (likely mid-July or early August).

      We want to spend 2 weeks: 1 week in/around London then 1 week for Ireland including travel time.

      We have lots we want to do in London - I am a huge British monarchy & literary history buff, plus we have some family in Suffolk so I feel like we have enough to occupy us there for a week. Then we were thinking of doing the rail & sail through Wales to Dublin and renting a car in Dublin to cruise around a bit for 5 days. We'd like to stay in Dublin a few nights, want to visit Blarney Castle, the Cliffs of Moher, maybe drive the Wild Atlantic Way, and stay in Galway as well. We'd then have to head back to London as I'm sure it will be cheaper to fly in/out of there.

      Does this sound like a feasible trip? Any recommendations you can offer for the Ireland leg - that itinerary is just based on the very basic things I know about Ireland, obviously, so very open to hearing what you all think! Any suggestions for things to do in London, too, are appreciated.

      We are planning on getting an airbnb outside the city centre for London and also wondering about affordability of lodgings in Dublin/Galway. Thanks!

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    • London Travel

      London Dec 3, 2016 at 7:49 PM

      Hello Good Day. I am travelling to London for a day on 24th Dec. Can you please let me know:
      1. What ticket can I purchase for a days journey from Heathrow 5 to central London which would work on trains and buses for the day.
      2. Can I purchase the ticket at Heathrow Terminal 5
      3. How much will it cost and can i use credit card issued internationally.
      4.. Are there any timings restrictions for trains or buses as it is a Saturday and Christmas eve.
      Thank you for your help. Best Regards.

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      Helpful advice

      London Nov 26, 2016 at 10:08 AM

      What is the least expensive and best time to try and send my parents to London?

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    • Any suggestions

      London Nov 18, 2016 at 1:19 PM

      Im visiting London soon. We are a family of 7 , 4 kids 2 x19, 17, 8 and 7. We are staying on tower bridge road. Hopefully visiting London eye, buckingham palace, hyde park, Tower bridge and Tusaudes and hoping to see the sky gardens too.
      Can anyone offer local info on places to eat on tower bridge road. We´ll probablly need to be near the apartment early evening for the younger children.

      Also is transport easy from tower bridge road into the centre ? Is it easy enough to get 2 x cabs to take us into the centre or will we need to get a bus to the local tube station.

      Any info or tips will be muchly appreciated.

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    • Tips for a night out?

      by chrissi_schne Online Now Jun 15, 2015 at 5:07 AM

      Hi,
      Can anyone recommend a good spot for dancing in Stratford on a saturday night, ideally not one full of teenagers?
      many thanks
      Christina

      1 Answer Jul 10, 2015 at 4:35 AM
    • coach drop off

      by bella1572 Online Now Feb 23, 2015 at 10:10 AM

      hi can anyone tell me how far is the national express coach drop of is from the town centre please as im walking into town as im staying at Premier Inn payton street...Thanks Beinda

      5 Answers Feb 25, 2015 at 10:50 PM
    • Renting a place in Stratford

      by shadowsandveils Online Now Jul 9, 2013 at 12:56 PM

      Hello everybody. I live in Washington D.C and would like to buy a place in Stratford to spend summers there. In the meantime I thought the best idea would be renting a flat see if I actually like the town that much: -) .What would you suggest? Is it a safe place to live in? I know it is very quaint and pretty when one is a tourist :-). Thank you.

      11 Answers Jul 14, 2013 at 1:50 PM
    • Heathrow airport to Stratford-upon-Avon

      by Barbadis Online Now Jun 25, 2013 at 8:37 AM

      Hi,

      I was wondering what's the best commute from Heathrow airport T1 to Stratford?
      Say on a Monday around 13 or 21 o'clock. Driving isn't an option and I've been trying to find smart Train / bus times.

      7 Answers May 30, 2014 at 7:26 AM
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      Bus service

      by KFEC Online Now Jun 23, 2013 at 9:20 PM

      We have tickets to Romeo and Juliet at 8 PM on Saturday, October 5, 2013.

      I believe the last train leaves before the play ends. Are there buses back to London after the play is done (sounds like between 10;30 - 11:30 PM)? If not, can one hire a driver to return to London at that time?
      Thank you

      8 Answers Jun 24, 2013 at 8:54 AM
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      Stratford Upon Avon - Anne Wood - Rosie and Jim; Ragdoll Productions; Teddy Bears

      by leecouk12324 Online Now Oct 28, 2011 at 5:19 PM

      Hi - off to Stratford Upon Avon in a couple of days.
      OK - well we all know that it is very famous for William Shakespeare.
      However i am very interested in what else there is to see?
      Many people are very negative about this - and many say there is little else to see - i do not believe this - there has to be some things other than Shakespeare.
      Now in my FootPrint Britain book it mentions about the Teddy Bear Museum - this looks no longer here - which is a damn shame.
      Then I was following in the footsteps of Anne Wood - famous for Telletubies - but also Rosie and Jim - so i would like to go to the Canal where it was flimed - i think Rosie and Jim was great. On google maps you can go to the former home of The Ragdoll Shop and you go to streetview you will see Rosie and Jim looking out of the top window.
      So would like to follow in footsteps of Anne Wood - and any other notable people that have had an effect on the town.
      Then there may be other things to see in Stratford Upon Avon.

      5 Answers Oct 30, 2011 at 1:34 PM
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      Room number for veiw of the river

      by vancan7 Online Now Aug 6, 2011 at 12:26 AM

      We are staying at the swan nest hotel for a w/e break. Has anybody stayed in a good room overlooking the river and what room number-s would be that be please. Note we are using Tesco vouchers!!!!

      3 Answers Aug 6, 2011 at 2:50 AM
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      Pudding Lovers Club

      by manuna Online Now May 19, 2011 at 7:12 AM

      I heard that there is one (the name may be not exact) not far from Shakespere's House. Can anyone help with more details, may be address?

      5 Answers May 19, 2011 at 12:22 PM
    • transport

      by celtic10 Online Now Mar 1, 2011 at 5:50 AM

      Hi
      I am presently in Bath and looking at visting beautiful Stratford-Upon-Avon, what is the most economical way to travel there from Bath. Also looking for budget accommodation I have been told YHA is quite good, only problem they say is bus into Stratford is 4 pounds each way, would this be correct seems expensive. Can anyone advise on transport into town.
      Cheers

      6 Answers Mar 2, 2011 at 8:38 AM
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      Would any visitors like a free ticket to Shakespeare's Birthplace?

      by tango_jd Online Now Mar 5, 2010 at 10:15 AM

      Hi - if anyone is going to Stratford before end of March 2010, I have a free ticket for Shakespeare's Birthplace (Worth £11 I think)
      @@ It must be used by 31st March.
      @@ It must be used by someone accompanied by one full-paying adult.
      Reply here and we can sort out how I post it to you - allow time for post!
      For information, it was given to me yesterday when I bought a "Subway" sandwich.
      FREE!
      (Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry". - Hamlet (Act I, Scene III)

      2 Answers Mar 6, 2010 at 6:36 AM
    • searching for shop visited in summer

      by jillepep Online Now Nov 30, 2009 at 2:47 PM

      Opposite the shakespeares birthplace heading back in direction of town we looked in a small jewellry shop selling pretty handmade jewellery. Can anyone tell me the name as I wanted to phone and order something. I've searched online but no luck. Thankyou
      Jill Pepper

      7 Answers Dec 2, 2009 at 11:06 PM
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      By cab, bus or train?

      by DelaneyDriscoll Online Now Jun 11, 2009 at 1:03 AM

      What is the best and least expensive way to get from the Birmingham Tuesday? Thank you for your help.

      2 Answers Jun 11, 2009 at 9:45 AM
    • travelodge

      by nech56 Online Now Jun 2, 2009 at 10:55 AM

      Are the travelodge rooms comfortable for an adult to share a bed with a 12 year old? As I mentioned we are 2 adults traveling with a 12 year old boy and a twelve year old girl.

      Is Reddich far from Stratford? Birmingham?

      Thanks again..the replies have been so helpful.

      4 Answers Jun 2, 2009 at 12:59 PM
    • thanks

      by nech56 Online Now May 19, 2009 at 11:48 AM

      You are all great...thanks for the great advice..how long a drive from Stratford to Heathrow? Warwick to Heathrow? London to each of them?

      3 Answers May 20, 2009 at 10:46 AM
    • Attractions in and near Stratford

      by nech56 Online Now May 19, 2009 at 7:50 AM

      We're thinking of staying in the Holiday Inn in Stratford for a couple of nights. Any comments on the hotel?
      Also would appreciate any suggestions of places to go with Stratford as a home base. We are two adults traveling with two 12-year-olds. We think
      warwick castle would be good and maybe Alton Towers. Any ideas on these or other places? We will have a hired car.

      11 Answers May 20, 2009 at 10:54 AM
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      What to do in the Stratford area

      by diamond_skies Online Now Oct 31, 2008 at 7:35 AM

      We are headed to Stratford next weekend and have been several times before so we are trying to find things to do in the surrounding area. We were in the Cotswolds in April so not sure we want to go back - unless someone can recommend them in November?

      Bournville has been suggested. We would probably give Cadbury World a miss (being a big Green & Black's fan I couldn't really show my face there!) but would the town itself be worth a visit? What about Warwick? The castle is waaaay too expensive to visit but what about the town?

      I guess what I am trying to find is someplace that would be a nice day trip from Stratford where we can have a dander about and take photos and might have some lovely autumn colours. Any ideas?

      31 Answers May 24, 2009 at 9:42 AM
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      What are some great Cotswold villages to visit?

      by amandajayne81 Online Now Jun 27, 2008 at 11:41 PM

      I have about 2 days to see some Cotswold villages in September. I like the look of Chipping Campden and Broadway (and of course Stratford-upon-Avon) but am wondering if I am missing out on any other must sees.

      I am travelling with mum and we are more interested in short walks (less than 5 miles within villages or in the countryside), and looking at lovely houses, etc than being inside museums.

      We will have a hire car.

      Sorry to have to post this in the Stratford-upon-Avon section. I couldn't find a 'Cotswolds' section.

      12 Answers Oct 16, 2008 at 12:56 AM
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      Getting from Stratford to Birmingham Airport early Sunday morning

      by wombles Online Now Feb 8, 2008 at 12:49 PM

      Hi, I've got a 9am flight booked from Birmingham on a Sunday morning. I've since discovered that not only does the bus outside my house not run into Stratford on a Sunday but the first train isn't until about 8am. Any bright transport ideas??

      2 Answers Feb 9, 2008 at 6:19 AM
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      Boscote Guest house

      by clarecas Online Now Jun 18, 2007 at 4:35 AM

      Hi,Has anyone stayed at the Boscote Guest Appartments?Do they provide you with basics to start you off in the kitchen?
      Thanks very much,
      clare

      2 Answers Jun 18, 2007 at 9:57 AM
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      In desperate need of a hotel!

      by clarecas Online Now Jun 14, 2007 at 1:15 PM

      Hi I was just wandering if anyone could help me. I'm a student and I'm travelling with a friend to stratford for three nights and are looking for cheap accomodation preferably not too far from the town centre. Unfortunately everything I've found is way above our budget, do you have any suggestion of hotels/hostels?or sites that can be helpful?
      Thanks very much,
      clare

      4 Answers Aug 23, 2007 at 12:31 AM
    • Injured Birds on the river

      by cazw16 Online Now Jun 2, 2007 at 2:38 PM

      I was walking near the river tonight and spotted an injured canadian goose with a bad leg. It couldn't put weight on it and didn't look to be able to swim.
      Do people check the birds over at any time? I heard that they were looked after but wasn't sure if they just fed them.
      I hate seeing any animal hurt so hope that people do check them, because Stratford isn't the best at night and would hate for it to get hurt.

      Your response would be much appreciated.

      Kind Regards Caroline Wright

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      Restaurant

      by robine Online Now May 1, 2007 at 6:54 AM

      We're going to the theatre this Saturday to celebrate my mother's 87th birthday. Could anybody recommend a good restaurant for dinner after the show?

      Thanks in advance, Robin

      4 Answers May 3, 2007 at 11:52 AM
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      Hertz car rental in Stratford

      by londonlover Online Now Mar 31, 2007 at 11:41 AM

      Hello,

      I see on Hertz car rental's website that they have a pick-up office at 1 Abbey Road in Straford-on-Avon, but I can't find any evidence of that on Stratord's websites, including the official tourist site or the railway station's site, so I'm a little suspicious of Hertz's claim. :) Can anyone verify that there are Hertz cars typically available to hire near the rail station in Stratford?

      Thanks,
      Tara

      1 Answer Apr 1, 2007 at 5:12 AM
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      Nice Hotel in Stratford upon Avon

      by kmuffle Online Now May 26, 2006 at 1:36 PM

      I am looking for a nice hotel there is no cost limit.

      It is for my in laws they are over 60 and would like a hotel with maybe some entertainment in the hotel in the evening, but with in possible walking distance to everything as I would like them to just park the car up and not need it again until they are going home.

      3 Answers Sep 13, 2006 at 3:02 PM
    • Holiday Inn Stratford upon Avon...Any comments?

      by HildaP Online Now Apr 19, 2006 at 7:33 AM

      I am traveling with 4 12 year old children and was thinking of staying at the Holiday Inn Stratford..Is the place good for children? Has anyone stayed there that can give me any input on it?

      Thanks :-)

      4 Answers May 28, 2006 at 1:03 AM
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      Monk's Barn Farm.

      by lou31 Online Now Jan 2, 2005 at 1:24 PM

      Hello....Has anyone stayed at a B&B called Monk's Barn Farm just south of Stratford. I am thinking about booking a 3 night stay there but would like to know a little bit more about the place. I would be grateful of any tips on B&B's in the area. Also I have heard of a place called the Shire Horse Centre. Is it worth a visit? Thanks in advance and cheers..............Louise

      4 Answers Jan 13, 2005 at 8:14 AM
    • Do you know this pub?

      by Silverarrow226 Online Now Dec 12, 2004 at 8:01 AM

      My husband and I had the time of our lives, way back in 1988, visiting with the locals at a Straford pub called the Fox Inn. They invitied us back again for 'Quiz Night'. I would love to take my kids there but don't remember where the pub is located. Does it even have the same name? Can anyone help? Thanks

      7 Answers Jan 4, 2005 at 10:12 AM
    • laundry service?

      by Silverarrow226 Online Now Dec 10, 2004 at 10:53 AM

      Can anyone tell me if there is a laundry service located in or near Strafrod-upon-avon that we can drop off and pick up the same day? Looking for the same thing near the West End of London. What would this cost? Thanks, Debbie

      1 Answer Dec 28, 2004 at 3:34 PM
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      Cotswolds tours

      by lou31 Online Now Oct 23, 2004 at 8:29 PM

      Hi to all, I will be in Stratford mid May next year and am trying to organise an itinery for my UK holiday. Can anyone tell me if I can get some sort of tour either day or overnight to the Cotswolds from Stratford? Also if I hired a car how far is it to places such as Broadway or Evesham and how long would a drive take? One more thing.......Can I catch a train from Stratford to Scotland and if not which would be the nearest station? Thanks in advance.........I'm in a bit of a pickle about how to best see the Cotswolds in 3 days. Cheers..................Louise

      3 Answers Oct 24, 2004 at 10:23 AM
    • Getting to Stratford-upon-Avon

      by Yuna_11 Online Now Apr 26, 2004 at 10:23 PM

      Hi, does anyone know how to get from the Warwick Castle to Stratford-upon-Avon? I know they are just about 8 miles away but does anyone know if there's a local bus that runs btw the two places? Thanks so much!

      1 Answer Apr 27, 2004 at 2:32 AM