As some of you may know, I'm taking my wife to Edinburgh from the 1st to the 5th of January. We are visiting family in Liverpool before and after so that is where we would be travelling from. I would just like to get some opinions on how I should get there?
Basically, I have the following options:
1. Drive there. I don't mind the 4 hour drive, but my concern is the condition of the roads at that time of year - especially in Edinburgh. I have no idea if the roads are treturous or not going into the city centre.
2. Take a train. The dilemma is the price and the number of stops. For about £56, I can get two standard returns which is great. But the problem is on the way there (Liverpool to Edinburgh) there is one stop, and on the way back there's 2 stops. And I don't know how good standard and first class is, and whether first class is worth it. Currently, the price I'm getting for first class is around £150 return.
3. Go by plane. Manchester to Edinburgh return is advertised as £84 each return, but when you add on hand luggage and pick your seats it comes to about £270 for the both of us. That is pretty expensive but the journey would only be about an hour.
Any opinions on the matter would be appreciated!
At the moment I'm siding on first class train travel, but I am still unsure about how good first class is and whether it's worth it.