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Need help for 10 days trip planning in Britain

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1. Posted by Nattat (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

It is my first time to go from Thailand to Britain in the coming Apr. Need someone help to suggest the itinerary for 10 days trip there.

2. Posted by vickim (Full Member 125 posts) 8y

It really depends on what you want to do.

In London, I would highly recoomend the London Pass including travel. This pass will give you access to the top attractions and will allow you to skip the lines. If you get a three day pass and plan well, you can hit all the top attractions. If you are short on time in London, look into the Big Bus Pass. It is a 24 hr hop-on-hop-off pass that passes all the major sights with commentary. It's good for 24 hrs from when you valid it. You can get on Day 1 at noon and use it up to 2pm the following day as long as the last time you hop on is before noon the follow day. Most of London's attractions close down around 5-6 pm. Most of the majoy museums and art galleries are open late one day a week. Check out the admission times for the Tate Galleries, British Museum, National Gallery etc. The late night are usually free. The British Museum and National Gallery are always free.

If you want to see a lot of Britian I would suggest taking the 5-day Haggis Adventure (it's safe to book online with them). You would cover most of Britian, including a little bit of Scotland and Wales. If you are travelling on your own I would stick to the south of Britain and see the major attractions: London, Windsor, Bath, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon. There are loads of sights in these areas: Stonehenge, Avebury, Roman Bath, Cotswolds, Cardiff, Shakespeare, Warwick Castle. I would pick up a Lonely Planet or Let's Go and plan you itinerary ahead of time.

3. Posted by Nattat (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

Hi Vickim,

Thanks for your recommendation. It helps me a lot.

I and my friends will come on our own and is developing the trip plan now. We would like to spend 3-4 days in Scotland and haven't finalized the place to visit there yet.

4. Posted by KP123 (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

hey if you do decide to go to Scotland once of the best places to go in Glen Co!

Some of the most amazing scenery. Makes you forget about all the rain.

Or even Loch Lomand. There are little islands that you can rent out for a night and camp on the beach. Its really fun.

Or if you want to stay more central, Edinburgh is good for sights, though a little expensive.

Or if you want some good nightlfe etc. Glasgow can be pretty fun.

I guess everyone should see London once in their life although id defenatly say its wayy overrated and very expensive.

5. Posted by ashley87 (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

Yeah if you want to stay in Scotland i could suggest a few things for you to do!

Currently i live in Glasgow and loving it! Its a good place if you are looking for busy nightlife and cheap drinks! Also some good sights to see such as Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Botanic Gardens, Peoples Palace. Its also amazing for shopping (read a review which said it was 2nd to London in the UK)

I know a fair bit about Edinburgh-most people would agree that its a beautiful city. There is Edinburgh Castle, Hollyrood Palace, Scottish Museam, Scottish Parliament etc to go and visit. They also do a really good ghost tour if thats your thing which takes you into the underground vaults of the old city which is reported to be the most haunted place in Europe. But as someone has alreay mentioned-its an expensive city

And finally im orignally from the Borders. Its a lovely place if you are looking for a quiet and relaxing time. There is little to no nightlife but plenty of fields and sights to look at (if scenery is what you are looking for)

Hope that helps a little!

6. Posted by BlankFrack (Respected Member 280 posts) 8y

Given that it's quite a short trip and you'll be going from London to Scotland one way or another, you might want to consider using the Caledonian Sleeper service. It's an overnight train from London to various destinations in Scotland as far north as Inverness and it's generally quite comfortable.

You can book tickets online at the link below and there are often cheap tickets (as little as £19 for a bed in a cabin) if you get in there early - the website seems to be temporarily out of service, but they'll fix it shortly I'm sure!

www.firstgroup.com/scotrail/content/caledoniansleeper/index.php

7. Posted by Mikey85 (Budding Member 14 posts) 8y

york is a must!!! loads of things go do and see, beautiful city, history etc

definitly worth a visit

8. Posted by Nattat (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

Thanks for your all great ideas. Finally, we finished planing for the draft itinerary from Apr 9-17, 2008.

Day 1 : Arrive London at late evenining
Day 2 : London -> York
Day 3 : York -> Edinburgh
Day 4 : Edinburgh
Day 5 : Edinburgh -> Stratford-upon-Avon
Day 6 : Stratford-upon-Avon -> Bath
Day 7 : Bath -> London
Day 8-9 : London
Day 10 : Leave London in the early morining

We have't planned the visiting place in each city yet and will rent a car for this trip.

If anyone have any suggestion, please !!

Can you tell me what date is the easter day in England ? I'm afraid that it will effect my plan.