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Brett.
Jun 28th, 2006, 01:50 AM
I am visiting London for three weeks from 4th of October till 27th of October to reunite my sister up there and of course for a holiday too.

I need your advice on any sightseeings or travel to any other good places in England and Scotland because i am working on my budget.

Feel free to make some suggestions or two.

Thanks guys for reading this. Cheers Brett :D :D :D

P.S I CAN'T WAIT!!!!! hehehe

drake3781
Jun 28th, 2006, 07:06 AM
Hi... I'll add some info on Edinburgh soon.

Mattographer
Jun 28th, 2006, 10:11 AM
Go to Loch Ness? It will eat you and we all will celebrate :)

wipeout
Jun 28th, 2006, 10:41 AM
What kind of places and stuff do you like?

fifiricci
Jun 28th, 2006, 10:57 AM
Check out cheap flights between London and Scotland with ryan air, easyjet and the other low budget airlines - you can get some obscenely cheap fares :devil: . Scotland is terrific - if I were you I'd spend disproportionately more time up there than in London ;)

Brett.
Jun 29th, 2006, 02:04 AM
What kind of places and stuff do you like?

Anything really, because i am interested in different sort of cultures that i haven't learn, including castles or whatever! :)

Brett.
Jun 29th, 2006, 02:06 AM
Check out cheap flights between London and Scotland with ryan air, easyjet and the other low budget airlines - you can get some obscenely cheap fares :devil: . Scotland is terrific - if I were you I'd spend disproportionately more time up there than in London ;)

If Scotland is terrific - That's why i want to go there! :p. But I'm not going on the plane. I am going to travel around london and drive up northern england and as about to enter into Scotland! :)

Brett.
Jun 29th, 2006, 02:11 AM
Hi... I'll add some info on Edinburgh soon.

I can't wait to hear your information! :)

Hayato
Jun 29th, 2006, 02:16 AM
Hope u have a good time :D

I have never been to Scotland but I've been to London many times. You have to visit The Tower of London, Madame Tussauds and the British Museum because they're a must see :worship:
Also the London Eye is great, it's goes around slowly and you can see good views of London and all the sights from above. It's pretty close to Buckingham Palace and Big Ben too and it's right next to the Themes.
You should go on a bus tour that goes non-stop through the streets coz u go past all the big attractions like the Tower Bridge and all the places on the Monopoly board :o :lol: :yeah: And it's good to experience going on a red double decker bus in the pouring rain ;)

Brett.
Jun 29th, 2006, 02:47 AM
Hope u have a good time :D

I have never been to Scotland but I've been to London many times. You have to visit The Tower of London, Madame Tussauds and the British Museum because they're a must see :worship:
Also the London Eye is great, it's goes around slowly and you can see good views of London and all the sights from above. It's pretty close to Buckingham Palace and Big Ben too and it's right next to the Themes.
You should go on a bus tour that goes non-stop through the streets coz u go past all the big attractions like the Tower Bridge and all the places on the Monopoly board :o :lol: :yeah: And it's good to experience going on a red double decker bus in the pouring rain ;)

Thanks for your time on the thread and i am sure i will have a great time by visiting those places in London! :)

partbrit
Jun 29th, 2006, 02:59 AM
The Tate. It is one of the most glorious art museums you will ever see. It is probably my favorite of all the ones I've visited.

The West End for theatre. And it's fun to knock around at the market in Covent Garden.

I agree that the British Museum is a must, but you probably won't be able to see more than a few sections of it; it is huge. And I think St. Paul's is a must-see also.

I've never been to Scotland. Only Wales, which is beautiful.

Brett.
Jun 29th, 2006, 03:08 AM
Thanks guys! i have to go!

Make sure you got plenty of suggestions that i want to hear! :)
Cheers!

Hayato
Jun 29th, 2006, 03:10 AM
Thanks for your time on the thread and i am sure i will have a great time by visiting those places in London! :)

:D no problem! :wavey:

Talula
Jun 29th, 2006, 07:25 AM
I'd also recommend Wales. Abergavenny and the Black Mountains is lovely with cute little villages like Crickhowell and you also have the Brecons. It is very unspoilt, lots of nice pubs with good food. And you could go to Cardiff which is a great city, small but tons of things to do. As a Londoner myself I don't recommend it if you're on a budget. It is EXPENSIVE and you will just get frustrated if you can't afford to do things. You need a lot of inside info to survive London on a budget, from travelling on the tube (you need an Oyster card otherwise it's £3 for a single in the central zone), to getting cheaper theatre tickets. Ask away if you want!

Kunal
Jun 29th, 2006, 07:32 AM
im goin there in august!

controlfreak
Jun 29th, 2006, 11:30 AM
If you like castles I recommend Stirling Castle. It's about an hour or two's drive or train from Edinburgh. It has all the usual castley things like stones, walls, drawbridges, ramparts, etc, plus museumy bits, plus AMAZING views of nothing but green countryside from all sides. It was also the most strategically important castle in Scotland. :)

Brett.
Jun 30th, 2006, 01:42 AM
I'd also recommend Wales. Abergavenny and the Black Mountains is lovely with cute little villages like Crickhowell and you also have the Brecons. It is very unspoilt, lots of nice pubs with good food. And you could go to Cardiff which is a great city, small but tons of things to do. As a Londoner myself I don't recommend it if you're on a budget. It is EXPENSIVE and you will just get frustrated if you can't afford to do things. You need a lot of inside info to survive London on a budget, from travelling on the tube (you need an Oyster card otherwise it's £3 for a single in the central zone), to getting cheaper theatre tickets. Ask away if you want!

Honestly, I'm going to save $3000 or more to bring it with me! So there won't be a problem but i know its very expensive over in London!

My sister lives in near Shephard Bush station, how can i get to there from Heathrow Airport and how much is it?

Also im going to catch a train from London to wherever station called in Epping, where my families lives.

Brett.
Jun 30th, 2006, 01:43 AM
Of course, I love castles. I love learning about cultures and history from oversea. ;)