What about Edinburgh?
My friend has stayed here .
You can get around Edinburgh quite easily on foot and with a buggy. If you want to go further afield you would need a car but bear in mind it takes 6-8hrs to travel from London to Scotland which really means you lose a day either side on your holiday. You can get cheap flights to Scotland from Standsted.
(I am Scottish btw although I now live in England)
GNER east coast line is the easiest way to get from london kings cross to scotland. its fast and fairly reliable, nice big seats and a restaurant/buffet car. i have often travelled to london on the gner (i live on the east coast mainline)
flying is a bit of a pita, glasgow airport is fine but edinburgh has no links to edinburgh apart from buses, and its quite a bit out of the city. other airports like dundee and aberdeen dont have a very good service.
and driving may take too long, unless you have a couple of stops overnight, at the very least
nice places to go on the gner east coast line are edinburgh (which is expensive), perth, pitlochry and aviemore
Ah but NP the Edinburgh airlink bus only takes about 30 mins to get to Waverley which is only a stone's throw from the apts I linked to. You would need a car to go futher afield in Pitlochry tbh I don't think Pitlochry has that much to do and it is a long way for a weekend.
Ok. Sorted then, Edinburgh and by the train! . If you go to Edinburgh by train, the apts I linked are close to Waverley station. The apts are within walking distance of all the major attractions Edinburgh has to offer and the shops!. Where's Expat??????????????
I have been looking for travel London to Edinburgh for the Easter weekend too, but have yet to find any cheap (enough) flights or even train tickets to beat good old driving. We usually leave in the early evening (after work/school) and drive through the night.
thanks for the suggestions, I was beginning tot hink edinburgh was a good bet, since we've never been and we have a baby in tow.
i like your recommendation grumpyfrumpy, might just be what we want.
Ideally we would have liked a hotel with babylistening, but haven't seen anything on the web, but an partment with take aways and video might be a decent alternative!!
Are links to the airport so bad? how much would be a taxi to the city centre?
Im having after thoughts about the train because of the baby....and I've checked the times and it arrives a bit late in the morning with dh having to rush into work and me (probably shattered) ahving to haul luggage and kids all the way home....)