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Trip in England

Hi, my family of 5 adults and 2 kids will be visiting UK in mid August for 14 days. Wanting to know what major cities we should visit and stay. We plan to stay in London for 4 nights when we first landed and would like to visit other region within England. for the rest of the holidays. This is the first time we visit UK, and we plan to rent a 7 seater car to travel.

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1. Re: Trip in England

This is an impossible question to answer without knowing what you want to see, and what you like, but I would make the following observations:

1. obvious destinations would be York, Bath, Oxford or Cambridge, Windsor - these are all accessible as a day-trip from London by train;

2. Edinburgh is another candidate but will require an overnight stay - plane or train would be the best way to go;

3. Paris is also a possibility via Eurostar, it can be done as a day-trip but it will be a very long day - an overnight (at least) would be better;

4. 7 seater cars will not fit 7 people + their luggage - 5 people + luggage is usually the max - you will therefore need a 9-seater minibus or 2 vehicles (if you get one at all);

5. Trains are a good way to get around and in the UK with group travel tickets they are not too expensive if you book ahead of time;

6. Having a car in London will be a headache - parking is scarce and expensive and, with an extensive train network, you don't really need it unless you want to drive into the countryside and explore villages, beaches etc that are not on the rail network

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2. Re: Trip in England

Do you mean just England or are you including the rest of the UK? and do you mean you are only interested in cities, or is any countryside included?

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3. Re: Trip in England

Do you only want to see cities? Woudl you like to get out and see the countryside as well - hills, villages, mountains.. walks through farmland.

Here's a random example of what you miss if you only go to cities:


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4. Re: Trip in England

A guidebook to England would be a good start, or look at an online guide. Then come back here when you have some idea of what you want to do.

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5. Re: Trip in England

Thats a huge question to ask, imagine if a first time visitor on a trip to Malaysia asked the same, where would you start. You give no indication of your budget, likes/dislikes age groups etc. so the question really is to big to answer without a lot of other information.

Either get some information from a travel agent and look at what they have on offer or suggestions and see what you like the look of, or read up on some guidebooks (Popular do stock the Eyewitness guides the UK guide is good to get you started). Plenty of info here on Trip Adviser from others who have taken trips and shared their own experiences with Trip Reports.

Even if the driving is not as bad as KL, hiring a car in London is not a good idea. Find out information on public transport in London as you can easy get around with out a car to the major attractions.

So really its a case of doing your homework first then come back to TA with more specific questions.

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