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    • What is ideal location for hotel. Do I need to book.

      Isle of Wight 17 hours ago

      We will be arriving on 1st July. We are only staying 2 nights with a car. Looking at the map would it be better to stay at Newport or Shanklin. We basically want to drive around the island and look at sights and shops etc.

      Bing July should we book first or drive onto island and hopefully find accommodation that we would like. We are both in our sixties.

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      Whats the average price of Harry Potter Studios facilities for lunch?

      London Jan 20, 2017 at 7:14 AM

      On the website is said that there are 2 restaurants available for lunch: The Blacklot and the Studio Café.
      Whats the average price for a meal on those places?

      Thanks!

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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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    • 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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    • 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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      18 days. England, Scotland or Ireland?

      United Kingdom 13 hours ago

      Hi. I'm planning to travel by myself on my 26th birthday in May. I want to spend approx 18 days to visit UK. I am not into big cities and more interested with beautiful relaxing scenery (castles, mountains, lakes). I am planning to fly into London and spend maybe 2-3 days just to see the big ben and other touristy area then off to somewhere relaxing. Do you think I can visit both Scotland and Ireland in this timeframe? If not, which of the two would you recommend in terms of beautiful scenery? Also, would it be better if I hire a car and drive or take public transportation? Thanks 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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      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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    Near Swansea

    • fancy dress

      by laurajohn Online Now Mar 27, 2014 at 8:05 AM

      for my daughters 21st she wants a nite out in Swansea with her mates wearing pyjamas/nitewear of some sort so would it being a problem going into pubs & clubs dressed like that?

      2 Answers Mar 27, 2014 at 12:14 PM
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      Llandeilo, South Wales north of Swansea by rail or the M4 & A483

      by charlesracine Online Now Jan 12, 2014 at 8:25 AM

      Accommodations recommendations, good pubs, restaurants and all comments appreciated. Has anyone been to Llandeilo and is there a taxi service? What is there to see and do in this small village? We are going there, by train from London Paddington via Swansea, likely in August. Can anyone recommend a hotel and a genealogy researcher as my ancestors came from Llandeilo on the river Towy? Their surnames are Pulker and Peacock.

      Sorry, I would have posted this under Llandeilo not Swansea but, VT doesn't know this location though it is shown on the VT map.

      All comments are greatly appreciated. Thanks, Chuck

      7 Answers Jan 14, 2014 at 11:06 AM
    • Flat to Rent

      by A.G Online Now Sep 27, 2013 at 2:38 PM

      Hi - I am moving to Swansea by Jan 2014 and will stay for long time because i received a job offer there. Do you have or can recommend a proper flat to rent?

      4 Answers Sep 28, 2013 at 2:12 AM
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      Cliff top Italian restaurant

      by tedmac Online Now Aug 21, 2009 at 12:51 PM

      A couple of years ago a friend took me to an Italian restaurant in Swansea that was overlooking the bay and it was high up. But I cannot for the life of me remember the name of it. I do remember the salt and pepper seabass was amazing.Anybody any ideas ? If its any help the road to it was winding down a hill and reportedly went past Catherine Zeta Jones's house !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Or he could have been winding me up ? Any help gratefully received thanks Roverbhoy

      2 Answers Aug 21, 2009 at 1:33 PM
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      place to live

      by rubenpurcell Online Now Aug 26, 2007 at 10:11 PM

      Hi I'm going to th e university of Swansea ...were are the best places to live for a student, were should i look?

      2 Answers Aug 27, 2007 at 11:42 AM
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      moving to Swansea

      by Wloczykij Online Now Aug 5, 2007 at 1:49 PM

      I'm moving to your lovely ugly city in two weeks. Do you have any advice what to expect, where to go, what to take? I have many questions e.g. where should I go to set up internet access. what should I know about buses etc.

      regards and thanx in advance for replies
      Ania

      8 Answers Oct 8, 2007 at 11:28 AM
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      Bachelorette Party?!

      by Cenoteazul Online Now Jul 20, 2007 at 9:15 AM

      Hello,

      My daughter is getting married in early August in a town called Llanddowror, the home town of her fiance. She thinks it's going to be only her father and I going. We are from the US and have never been to Wales.

      She has no idea yet, but I have arranged for 4 of her best friends to surprise her and meet us there!!

      The problem? We want to have a fun bachelorette party, but I have NO idea what to plan or where we might go for some action. We would like to be in a bar or club with lots of people.

      Is Swansea the best place? How far away is it from Llanddowror?

      The other problem? It's going to have to take place on the first MONDAY night in August! Not the best night of the week for a party - but it has to be that way.

      Can anyone give me some ideas of where to go? Thanks so much!

      5 Answers Jul 21, 2007 at 9:48 AM
    • Need your help

      by a4mduc Online Now Jun 5, 2007 at 4:38 AM

      Need your kink help

      Please tell me the telephone number of Hing Sing restaurant at 110 Swansea road (Swansea). (I called 01792 872648 but it's wrong).
      Thank you so much for your help.

      1 Answer Jun 5, 2007 at 10:22 AM
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      Cost of living

      by rubenpurcell Online Now Mar 5, 2007 at 11:07 AM

      Hi I'm traveling on july has an postgraduate student and I jus want to know a estimate of how much you can spend in a month covering all your spences, I just want to see if i made a good budget.

      1 Answer Apr 28, 2007 at 9:59 PM
    • Cheap accommodation in Swansea

      by vlassyk Online Now Aug 26, 2006 at 10:24 AM

      Hi. I am looking for some cheap accommodation in Swansea for one person, about 15-20 quid, if it is possible, for one month in autumn. Could you advise me, please, where can I find it? I have looked for it everywhere in internet, but I have not found it yet. Thank you very much.

      1 Answer Aug 26, 2006 at 1:41 PM
    • coaches

      by emouse Online Now Aug 22, 2006 at 12:39 AM

      I want to know if you have some experience with http://www.megabus.com/uk/
      I would like to visit UK in September and I am finding the cheapest travelling from London to Swansea.
      Regards, Eva Sýkorová

      2 Answers Aug 29, 2006 at 12:13 AM
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      Bus station in Swansea

      by christine.j Online Now Jul 30, 2006 at 6:51 AM

      Is the Central Bus Station the same as the Quadrant Bus Station? I came across both names in time tables.

      4 Answers Jul 31, 2006 at 1:35 AM
    • need help

      by ame23 Online Now Jun 14, 2005 at 2:42 PM

      Hi
      I'm looking for double room for let in swansea or port talbot. If uoy can help me please write some telephone numbers where i would call for room. Tkanks
      anna

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      accomodation

      by halikowski Online Now Jan 24, 2005 at 3:41 AM

      Any ideas where to come and stay for three nights in MArch with girlfriend? Somewhere cheap, but not grotty. A B & B, preferably in Mumbles or somewhere nice (is UPlands nice?) Thanks STefan

      2 Answers Feb 11, 2005 at 8:03 AM
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      cost of living in Swansea

      by sand.storm Online Now Jan 11, 2004 at 10:32 AM

      Hello VT! I wanted to know about the cost of living in Swansea. I'm planning to study there for a couple of months (in residence)and I wanted to know roughly, how expensive is it for food, transportation, movies, sports, books & magazines, etc. Mind you, i don't drink so my costs will be definitely lower than the average tourist =DDD only serious people: please email me at a_elhaki@alcor.concordia.ca thx! Dina

      3 Answers Jan 14, 2004 at 6:42 AM