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travel to UK and Ireland

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travel to UK and Ireland

We are starting to plan a trip to the UK and Ireland. Looking at the map it seems to make sense to start or end in London. Go from London North to Scotland and then over to Ireland (or the reverse). Any suggestions on the best path of travel or the best places to fly into or out of coming from the US?

Would appreciate any advice.

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1. Re: travel to UK and Ireland

It makes a lot of sense to fly into one and out of the other - or even London - Ireland - Scotland and book low costs flights.

However what would be the best is you doing the maths for your dates and using something like kayak.com to get some sense of what's the best routing. For Scotland include both Glasgow & Edinburgh airports, for London just select London & for Ireland select Dublin.

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2. Re: travel to UK and Ireland

London has by far the most flights to and from the UK so your itinerary makes sense.

Most everyone from the US goes to London, but If you prefer countryside to big city ( and the UK and Ireland have some spectacular countryside) you might want to fly to Manchester, and miss London out entirely. Arriving in Manchester, Chester ( Historic Roman City) or Liverpool would be good places to start with, then head North staying on the west side of the England to spend a few nights in the Lake District before heading into Scotland, from where you can fly or ferry to Ireland.

Have great trip!

Weatherford...
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3. Re: travel to UK and Ireland

Thank you! It will be fun planning this trip and sounds like a great time when it gets here! Can't wait.

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4. Re: travel to UK and Ireland

One way would be Aer Lingus via JFK to Dublin, Ryanair or Aer Lingus to Edinburgh then train (4,5 hours) or British Airways or Easyjet to London then back to the US from London. You can search for multi trip deals in Kayak.com as Alanrow suggested or skyscanner.net or similar sites.

Beware of the baggage allowances for airlines like Easyjet and Ryanair, they are strict and it will cost you dear if you dare to go over the limit. No seat booking either, turn up at the gate and fight for the best seats.

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