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we are a family w 2 teenagers travelling to London and have approx. 4 days to visit the...

we are a family w 2 teenagers travelling to London and have approx. 4 days to visit the country side. where would you recommend we spend this time? We've heard of Edinburg as a suggestion. what would you recommend. where should we stay and visit what, how should we get there (car apparently not an option as we drive on the right hand side of the streets here in Brazil).
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     asked this on June 07, 2011 at 06:53 PM
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Hi Dushinkos! Britain's train system is extensive enough to mitigate the need for a car in most cases. Quite apart from driving on the left (it's not that bad!), petrol is also very expensive. The East Coast train service from London's King Cross to Edinburgh is pretty fast (4-5 hours) and fairly affordable, especially if you can book in advance. If you plan on doing any other trips around the UK, you might look into a family railcard as a way to save some money. Another option is to break your journey back from Edinburgh with an overnight stop in somewhere like York or Durham, both lovely, historic towns that are on the London-Edinburgh line. I would worry, though, that you'd be packing too much in with only four days to spare, including travel to and from Edinburgh. Another option might be to do a day or overnight trip from London to towns like Oxford, Cambridge, or Bath, all within easy range of the capital and with lots of things to see and do for families. You don't say what your teenagers enjoy, or when you're traveling to the UK. These are also factors. I think Edinburgh's a great choice (I went to high school here!). Remember that late July/August is festival season in Edinburgh, which means loads of stuff to see and do but also crowds and fully-booked hotels. Plan in advance if you're traveling in those summer months!
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     answered this on June 09, 2011 at 07:11 AM
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Hi there,

London is a major tourist hub where we can travel around and shop in high-end shops. But perhaps nothing can be more perfect than choosing to stay in prime locations like Kensington, Marblearch and Marylebone that has seen something of resurgence in the past few years, with many new developments going around.

I think you should take help of real estate agency that would able to solve all your matters regarding to stay and transportation as well. In London, http://www.plazaestates.co.uk/properties-to-rent-in-marble-arch who have an experienced and qualified team, which gives an accurate valuation as well.
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