My husband and his mom are planning a sightseeing vacation to London, Salisbury, Bath, and Warwickshire for summer 2014. My mom-in-law found an 8-night special at the Stansted Airport Hilton for $504! This is a great deal, but my concern is how much time they will be spending commuting into London and the other towns for their sightseeing. What I'm finding is at least 30-45 minutes each way and almost another $500 for a two-person 7 day pass on EurRail. Are there much less expensive alternatives that don't take so much time that half their vacation would be spent commuting?
Secondly, is it feasible to do day trips to Salisbury, Bath, and Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle from Stansted or is that just too far? (And neither of them is interested in driving on the left, so no car rentals for them!)
Lastly, my mom-in-law has a heart condition and we don't want to tax her stamina any more than necessary.
Thanks in advance for any help!