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    • Origate's Profile Photo

      Shipping PC

      Derry/Londonderry Jan 27, 2017 at 3:00 PM

      Hi guys, I'm heading to Londonderry for a 2 months. As I'm programmer working remotely i will have to bring my PC with me. As I'm in Czech Republic right now taking it on the plane is not an option. Do you have any idea how to ship it safely and in possible cheapest way?

      more
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      Advice for baggage and accommodation on The Thames Path and The Cotswold Way.

      England Jan 30, 2017 at 6:57 AM

      I'm looking for any advice on finding places to stay and/or companies that move baggage/set up accommodations. Thanks.

      more
    • Warmest place in/near Europe nearest to UK within 3 hrs flight?

      London Feb 6, 2017 at 7:51 AM

      Is it South of Portugal, Spain, Greece ,Cyprus, Turkey or someplace else?

      more
    • MAMVECTRA's Profile Photo

      Family travelers with children

      United Kingdom Feb 23, 2017 at 4:54 PM

      Hi !

      We are a spanish family of travelers. My wife, son and me.

      I am trying to teach english to my son 7 years old. We shared our home with a babysitter and now he understands lot of english and he tries to speak it.

      I am asking myself how go on teaching it.
      One idea is to travel to UK
      Or to share our holidays with an english spoken family in UK, Spain or other country.
      Or other family to exchange our language and culture.

      Whatever idea will be great...

      Where I could find families with children to enjoy the holidays.??
      We use to travel in July.

      more
    • Accommodation at Newmarket

      Newmarket Feb 18, 2017 at 5:24 AM

      Hello,

      I am currently searching for cheapest hotels/hostels/motels/guest houses in Newmarket. Our accommodation would be 2 nights, from May 5th to May 7th. The rating and stars do not matter. Could you please help us find something like that?

      Thank you for your help!

      more
    • Gatwick to London plane due in 21.45

      Gatwick Feb 12, 2017 at 11:44 PM

      Hi, Can someone please help me as this is doing my head in! We land at Gatwick at 21.45 and need to travel to York. What is the best way to go about this? Get into London and stay overnight in a cheap hotel close to Kings Cross and then set off the next morning. I take it the trains run around the clock, not knowing how long we may be held up in Immigration etc.

      Thanks in advance.
      Alexandra

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      Kensington, London - places for lunch

      London Jan 26, 2017 at 7:18 AM

      I am visiting the V&A Museum with three friends. Can anyone recommend somewhere for a reasonably priced lunch, other than the museum itself. Two of us are vegetarian. Thanks.

      more
    • Mobile Phone Carrier?

      Scotland Jan 27, 2017 at 9:26 PM

      We plan to purchase our first smart phones before visiting Scotland in June. Are their providers you would recommend and/or any we should avoid? We'll mostly be in Edinburgh and the Highlands.

      (The more I learn, the more excited I become in anticipation of this trip.)

      How sad that this site is closing! The Scotland page has been so welcoming and helpful! Many thanks to all who've responded to my questions.

      more
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      Family travelers with children

      United Kingdom Feb 23, 2017 at 4:54 PM

      Hi !

      We are a spanish family of travelers. My wife, son and me.

      I am trying to teach english to my son 7 years old. We shared our home with a babysitter and now he understands lot of english and he tries to speak it.

      I am asking myself how go on teaching it.
      One idea is to travel to UK
      Or to share our holidays with an english spoken family in UK, Spain or other country.
      Or other family to exchange our language and culture.

      Whatever idea will be great...

      Where I could find families with children to enjoy the holidays.??
      We use to travel in July.

      more
    • Not much lodging available due to bank holiday.

      Edinburgh Feb 21, 2017 at 8:59 AM

      We are flying in to EDI for the start of a 3-week driving trip around Scotland. We arrive on Thursday 5/27 and will stay near the airport for 1 night (we arrive late in the evening). We thought we would then spend 3 more nights in a B and B in central Edinburgh. However, due to the bank holiday, many of the places where we would like to stay aren't available. So, instead of touring Edinburgh first, we thought we would head out of town and see some other sights/cities first and see Edinburgh at the the end our middle of our stay. Any suggestion of where we should go first since Edinburgh will be crowded? Thank you, Cynthia Burbank, CA

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    • MAMVECTRA's Profile Photo

      Family travelers with children

      United Kingdom Feb 23, 2017 at 4:54 PM

      Hi !

      We are a spanish family of travelers. My wife, son and me.

      I am trying to teach english to my son 7 years old. We shared our home with a babysitter and now he understands lot of english and he tries to speak it.

      I am asking myself how go on teaching it.
      One idea is to travel to UK
      Or to share our holidays with an english spoken family in UK, Spain or other country.
      Or other family to exchange our language and culture.

      Whatever idea will be great...

      Where I could find families with children to enjoy the holidays.??
      We use to travel in July.

      3 Answers Yesterday
    • MAMVECTRA's Profile Photo

      Family travelers with children

      United Kingdom Feb 23, 2017 at 4:54 PM

      Hi !

      We are a spanish family of travelers. My wife, son and me.

      I am trying to teach english to my son 7 years old. We shared our home with a babysitter and now he understands lot of english and he tries to speak it.

      I am asking myself how go on teaching it.
      One idea is to travel to UK
      Or to share our holidays with an english spoken family in UK, Spain or other country.
      Or other family to exchange our language and culture.

      Whatever idea will be great...

      Where I could find families with children to enjoy the holidays.??
      We use to travel in July.

      7 Answers Yesterday
    • Not much lodging available due to bank holiday.

      Edinburgh Feb 21, 2017 at 8:59 AM

      We are flying in to EDI for the start of a 3-week driving trip around Scotland. We arrive on Thursday 5/27 and will stay near the airport for 1 night (we arrive late in the evening). We thought we would then spend 3 more nights in a B and B in central Edinburgh. However, due to the bank holiday, many of the places where we would like to stay aren't available. So, instead of touring Edinburgh first, we thought we would head out of town and see some other sights/cities first and see Edinburgh at the the end our middle of our stay. Any suggestion of where we should go first since Edinburgh will be crowded? Thank you, Cynthia Burbank, CA

      8 Answers Feb 22, 2017 at 4:54 PM
    • Accommodation at Newmarket

      Newmarket Feb 18, 2017 at 5:24 AM

      Hello,

      I am currently searching for cheapest hotels/hostels/motels/guest houses in Newmarket. Our accommodation would be 2 nights, from May 5th to May 7th. The rating and stars do not matter. Could you please help us find something like that?

      Thank you for your help!

      4 Answers Feb 18, 2017 at 12:24 PM
    • Gatwick to London plane due in 21.45

      Gatwick Feb 12, 2017 at 11:44 PM

      Hi, Can someone please help me as this is doing my head in! We land at Gatwick at 21.45 and need to travel to York. What is the best way to go about this? Get into London and stay overnight in a cheap hotel close to Kings Cross and then set off the next morning. I take it the trains run around the clock, not knowing how long we may be held up in Immigration etc.

      Thanks in advance.
      Alexandra

      4 Answers Feb 13, 2017 at 1:30 PM
    • Warmest place in/near Europe nearest to UK within 3 hrs flight?

      London Feb 6, 2017 at 7:51 AM

      Is it South of Portugal, Spain, Greece ,Cyprus, Turkey or someplace else?

      2 Answers Feb 6, 2017 at 5:11 PM
    • HDHansen's Profile Photo

      Advice for baggage and accommodation on The Thames Path and The Cotswold Way.

      England Jan 30, 2017 at 6:57 AM

      I'm looking for any advice on finding places to stay and/or companies that move baggage/set up accommodations. Thanks.

      2 Answers Jan 31, 2017 at 2:52 AM
    • Mobile Phone Carrier?

      Scotland Jan 27, 2017 at 9:26 PM

      We plan to purchase our first smart phones before visiting Scotland in June. Are their providers you would recommend and/or any we should avoid? We'll mostly be in Edinburgh and the Highlands.

      (The more I learn, the more excited I become in anticipation of this trip.)

      How sad that this site is closing! The Scotland page has been so welcoming and helpful! Many thanks to all who've responded to my questions.

      6 Answers Jan 28, 2017 at 10:49 AM
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      Shipping PC

      Derry/Londonderry Jan 27, 2017 at 3:00 PM

      Hi guys, I'm heading to Londonderry for a 2 months. As I'm programmer working remotely i will have to bring my PC with me. As I'm in Czech Republic right now taking it on the plane is not an option. Do you have any idea how to ship it safely and in possible cheapest way?

      1 Answer Jan 28, 2017 at 12:17 AM
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      Kensington, London - places for lunch

      London Jan 26, 2017 at 7:18 AM

      I am visiting the V&A Museum with three friends. Can anyone recommend somewhere for a reasonably priced lunch, other than the museum itself. Two of us are vegetarian. Thanks.

      4 Answers Jan 26, 2017 at 2:09 PM
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      A Big "High Five".

      United Kingdom Jan 25, 2017 at 8:30 AM

      Yes I know this is not a travel question but I put it here deliberately. Please don't move it to miscellaneous as it's aimed specifically at all the people who follow or have helped out in the UK Travel forums.

      Of the top 30 Travel Forum Gurus here on VT, 5 are from the UK. That's 1 in 6. For a relatively small nation far outnumbered by the rest of the world that's quite amazing.

      Not withstanding all the other international members who have helped out with invaluable information about the United Kingdom. Well done and thank you everyone.

      It's now time to delete the direct link to UK Visa rules in my browser, probably one of the most asked questions ever on VT and enjoy my virtual retirement.

      A big "High Five" to everyone for making this the best travel forum in the world.

      4 Answers Jan 31, 2017 at 5:58 PM
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      Accessible place for tea near Phoenix Theatre

      London Jan 24, 2017 at 11:50 AM

      I'm going to a Saturday matinee with my mother in law who is not very mobile. She would like to go for tea afterwards - any recommendations?

      5 Answers Jan 25, 2017 at 2:35 PM
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      Accessible place for tea near Phoenix Theatre

      London Jan 24, 2017 at 10:58 AM

      I'm going to a Saturday matinee with my mother in law who is not very mobile. She would like to go for tea afterwards - any suggestions?

      1 Answer Feb 8, 2017 at 1:24 AM
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      18 days. England, Scotland or Ireland?

      United Kingdom Jan 23, 2017 at 3:49 PM

      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! :)

      22 Answers Jan 28, 2017 at 11:06 AM
    • What is ideal location for hotel. Do I need to book.

      Isle of Wight Jan 23, 2017 at 11:42 AM

      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.

      1 Answer Jan 23, 2017 at 12:31 PM
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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!

      2 Answers Jan 20, 2017 at 12:39 PM
    • Eurostar to paris

      London Jan 12, 2017 at 1:52 PM

      Seat selection recommendations

      4 Answers Jan 13, 2017 at 4:07 AM
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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

      3 Answers Jan 10, 2017 at 1:21 AM
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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?

      12 Answers Jan 16, 2017 at 2:42 PM
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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.

      18 Answers Jan 11, 2017 at 7:46 AM
    • 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.

      2 Answers Jan 6, 2017 at 2:11 PM
    • 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.

      8 Answers Jan 6, 2017 at 11:25 AM
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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!

      4 Answers Jan 6, 2017 at 5:30 AM
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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

      4 Answers Jan 3, 2017 at 10:45 PM
    • 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,

      6 Answers Jan 7, 2017 at 2:04 PM
    • 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

      3 Answers Jan 2, 2017 at 12:31 PM
    • 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.

       

      6 Answers Jan 2, 2017 at 3:20 PM
    • 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!

       

      11 Answers Jan 2, 2017 at 4:31 AM
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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?

      12 Answers Dec 30, 2016 at 12:28 AM
    • 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?

      4 Answers Dec 26, 2016 at 1:32 AM