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Lake District and Scotland

Germantown, TN
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Lake District and Scotland

In the next 2 years, my wife and I would like visit England. We would fly in and out of London, spend a few days there, then visit the Lake District and on into Scotland.

Would it be best to get a tour group from London and let them take care of everything or can a person do this on their own? We would not rent a car, but try to use the train or bus. We are in our late 60's.

Thanks for any help.


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1. Re: Lake District and Scotland

You will probably get differing opinions and it depends on your own preferences and whether you can find a tour that really suits you. However, I can say that getting from London to the Lake District by train is easy, and bus transportation around that area is also pretty good. The area is PACKED with small hotels and B&B's so arranging accomodation is not a problem. There are also companies (well, I know of at least one) that do day van tours in the Lakes so you can see a lot without driving. And of course there are walks for everyone.

I'm not as familiar with travel around Scotland although there are reasonably good rail links and getting to Edinburgh or Glasgow is also simple. You might look into a short organized tour out of one of those two cities if you find that public transport won't do it.

If you find your way to the various British train operators (start at nationalrail.co.uk) some of them will provide links to local bus schedules, which can be very helpful.

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