My husband and I are planning a ten day trip to Great Britain in early May of 2018, flying into Gatwick Airport. We're thinking of spending several days in North Wales, then the Cotswolds, ending with a couple of days in London. We plan to use public transportation due to our reluctance to drive on the left side of the road. We originally thought we would hop a train from Gatwick to North Wales but I don't find any direct rail routes. Would it make more sense to book a short flight from Gatwick to Liverpool and take the train from there to, perhaps, Conwy? Alternately, our itinerary could start in the Cotswolds, taking a train from Gatwick to Moreton-in-Marsh and, after several days, find a rail route to Wales, then, back to London. We prefer North Wales, we think, for the scenery and castles. We're willing to hire local guides or taxis where needed. We hope to organize our itinerary and transportation in a way that will allow us to see as much as possible. Of course, the areas that interest us offer far more to see than the time we're able to spend at this time and we hope to return in the future.
Any and all advice or suggestions would be appreciated!