New to this website and first time traveling to Great Britain for 14 days (Januaray 2009). <-- I have purchased both R.S.'s 2008 DVD and Guidebook which I've been reviewing religiously.
We'd like to hit Edinburgh, Snowdonia and/or The Lake District, Cardiff (I want to visit Hay-on-Wye), Bath, Canteburry and London.
Your experience, help and recommendation(s) would be MUCH appreciated!
(a) buying separately: Britail Felxi Pass, Airline ticket, b&b's/hotels (Travelodge seems to be a decent chain for us) and the Oyster card.
(b) investing in an airline/hotel combo and base out of London for 13 nights along with the BritRail Flexi Pass and the Oyster card.
I LOVE shopping and plan to bring home a lot of souvenirs - but traveling and stopping a night here and there (and as recommended to bring as little as possible on the Britrail) limits my luggage and thinking it might be tiring (which is why the 'basing out of London' idea sounds tempting).
p.s. I've NEVER been on a train before! :)
I'm so confused but excited about going to Great Britain! :)
Thanks in advance!