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I've not stopped much on the west, although can recommend Cumbria - or anywhere in the Lake District really. So Carlisle - very nice town. Part of the start of Hadrian's Wall, which is pretty great to see and walk a segment of. Up the East Coast is another option - you could stop in York, and Edinburgh, before crossing over to Glasgow. Edinburgh speaks ...


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If you are starting from Largs then I would suggest going across to Brodick, on Arran, or from Wemyss Bay to Rothesay, on Bute, as both these destinations offer not only a nice cruise, but plenty to do when you get there. They can give a great day out for all age groups - my father in law recently took my kids on the Bute day trip, and they had a great time. ...


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For completeness I will say where we did eventually go (the information about the Sir John Moore came too late). We went to the Wee Guy's Cafe at 51 Cochrane Street. It opens at 7:00am and is at most 10 minutes walk from Central Station, even with quite a bit of luggage. It is therefore very suitable for someone arriving on the sleeper hungry. It serves a ...


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There are two early-opening Wetherspoon's pubs right by Glasgow Central. Wetherspoon's do well priced, reliable vegetarian breakfasts. I've been in one for a super-early veggie fry-up and it was quiet, spacious and relaxing on a morning, with very comfy sofas. Can't remember which one, is probably true of both. The Sir John Moore, which opens at 7:30am The ...


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In the uk you can usually exchange currencies in most major banks, lloyds, nat west, hsbc, royal bank of Scotland. However from personal experience the rates are not competitive. I have found that travel agents (Thomas Cook, and Thomson/first choice/tui) and marks and spencer department stores with buearax de change in them offer a better rate than the ...


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Yes, riding a bicycle in the parks of Glasgow is allowed. Now even more so that there are new bicycle rental schemes in place, right at the entrance of parks.


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Apart from other suggested places, consider stopping in either Cambridge or Oxford - these are really nice, historic towns. It is certainly easy to get there from London, you would have to check the onward transport to your next destination. Probably it will be not that hard to get to Birmingham from Oxford. Some people recommended Liverpool, but I haven't ...


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tl;dr: all told the single (one-way) journey would be around the ballpark of £20, and you don't need to buy anything in advance. The price would be more or less double this for a return (ie round trip) journey. I'm assuming here you're going from Glasgow Airport, the non-rail-connected one by Paisley. If you are instead going from Glasgow Prestwick Airport ...


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