Subject: UK Travels
Hi Everyone I am planning a tour of the UK in August. I will be there for a month and I'm travelling on a tight budget. I was wondering if anyone can help me with some questions I have. 1. Does anyone know a good cheap hotel in Edinburgh, preferably central. Would like a single room, but don't mind shared facilities. 2. Any good recommendations for tours out of Edinburgh (I will be there for 5 days, but would like to see the Highlands if possible) 3. I am planning on doing a Paddywagon Tour of Ireland - has anyone had any experience with this company? Any thoughts? 4. What's the best way to get to Hampton Court from London? Can I use a Zone 1-6 Travelcard to get there? Also Windsor Castle as well, I would love to visit both places. Would I need a full day for each? and finally... 5. I am planning on taking a number of train trips around England - both out of London and Liverpool. Are BritRail passes the best way to go, or would I get better deals if I just book when I am over there? This is the second time I have been to England (my first to Scotland and Ireland). I am attempting to arrange the entire trip myself over the internet, without a travel agent. It's a lot of work, but the planning is half the fun!!

Thanks for any help you can give me Megan Karon Christchurch, New Zealand