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11. Posted by rgdicola (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

Quoting smilidave

Many thanks for all your time and answers on our trip.

We talked about it between us and decided to follow your advices. We'll balance + and - about Cornwall and Scotland and decide which way we wanna go...

As we heard in France, Prince William is marrying on the 29th of April... Unfortunately, we planned to do our little trip at the end of may (14th to 28th) so we won't be here for the big day (might be better though...).

I'll keep you posted with the details and a map of what we're planning to do when decided.

Thanks again for all these good advices! :)

My mom and I are actually traveling to the UK the same dates you are and are having the same trouble biting off way more than we can chew. Will you let me know what you decide for your itinerary? We really wanted to go many of the same spots so I would be curious what you decide to keep! Thanks!

12. Posted by smilidave (Budding Member 5 posts) 5y

Hi there,
Thanks for your interest.
Well we haven't decided yet because my holidays haven't been confirmed by my boss, but I hope it will be soon enough.
As a matter of fact, we can travel for only 10 days so we had to cut through some stuff... It appears that we might concentrate our trip to Scotland. Doing the big tour around would be a waste as we won't have enough time to spend in each spot... That's a shame, but we keep others areas for next time!
Hope it helped.

13. Posted by walker11 (Budding Member 9 posts) 5y

Edinburgh is a lovely place and there are so many sights, monuments, museums and things to see right in the heart of this city. Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile, Holyrood palace, Princes street and Royal Scottish Academy are some of the main attractions. It also has two extinct volcanoes.

14. Posted by wkirky (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

If you are coming to England and you like stunning coastline, then Cornwall is a must. I love St Ives, it's quite a drive but well worth it. A charming town with great beaches. From here it's not far to landsend, just to say you have been there!!! St Ives is on the north coast, but at this point Cornwall is very narrow, so it's only about 10 miles to the south coast. Here St Michaels mount is stunning.

From St ives, you could work your way North, there s NewQuay and tintagel.

If you are traveling to York, a stunning city, then it's worth visiting the North Yorkshire Moors. Whitby is a lovely place, if you like history ( it has an ancient cliff top Abbey) and a lovely beach. Other coastal villages include Robin Hoods Bay, Staithes and Runswick Bay, all very picturesque. The villages of the North Yorkshire Moors are equally charming

Has great info on the area and lovely photos

Hope you have a great trip!!!!

[ Edit: Edited on 20-Apr-2011, at 05:26 by wkirky ]

15. Posted by smilidave (Budding Member 5 posts) 5y

Yeahn Cornwall looks really great! Thanks for all these good points Wkirky.
We'll save it for a next trip, definitely!!!

As I said before, we did decide to go around Scotland.
The ideal route would be Edinburgh -> Perth -> Aberdeen -> Inverness -> Oban -> Glasgow.
The stop to Aberdeen might be cut off as petrol is quite expensive these days and because I was told that the West coast is far prettier than the east coast.

We'll try not to take big roads and travel on small ones.
If you got "check point" like little villages or nice areas to see...

Hope to have a great trip to!

Speaking of costs, we found a RV for 500€/10 days. The crossing by the tunnel costs 200€ as for the petrol we're around 900€ for the 10 days... so 500+200+900=1600 / 4 persons = 400€/pers for the 10 days. We'll try to bring some found like pastas, rice and potatoes :)...

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17. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 5y

Edinburgh is great, but apart from that try to spend as much time in the West, North of Glasgow, as possible. All of it is lovely, I have particularly fond memories of a holiday spent in the area around Loch Torridon. It's also possible to drive across to Skye, and Skye is just stunning.

If you want to break up the long trip up there then the Lake District is a really good bet.

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