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Sept trip to England

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Sept trip to England

I am in the preliminary stages of planning a trip to England in September, 2014. It will be myself and my husband, both 65ish. We traveled to Ireland in 9/2012 and loved it -

We're planning two days in London (doing the Hop On/Hop Off bus - as we did in Dublin) then heading out towards greener pastures (so to speak). We both love history so our time in London would be in that area - however, if we go with a package deal and have a rental car, where should we go after London? We like the older towns/quieter areas....but also places of natural beauty (i.e. parks, rivers).....

It seems as if London can be a bit overwhelming - also would rather enjoy eating where the locals eat. Any advice?

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21. Re: Sept trip to England

BTGM - we posted at the same time, I wasn't picking on your suggestion of the Cotswolds as such - that's just my generally held view.


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Nothing wrong with hiring a car for travelling outside London. But it can be easier time and energy wise to hire from a largish town as rail links to big towns and cities are excellent. The possibilities are endless tbh. Personally I'd go for Scotland or Wales - stunning scenery and on the whole much nicer to drive around but it'd down to what interests you. Very easy to fly to Edinburgh or Glasgow and pick up a hire car at the airport. You can be in the Highlands in 1-2 hours. You could also probably fly home from there by adding a flight that connects with London London (try and do it as a through ticket) which would save a lot of time and hassle.

I do think 2 days isn't really enough for London particularly as you'll probably be a bit jetlagged the first couple of days. I'd probably split it 4-5 days London, 4-5 somewhere else.

Edited: 16 January 2014, 17:43
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