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Train: London to Edinburgh by sminobe on 5 May 2005 12:38am
 
I'll be traveling from London to Edinburgh in July. Which route is the most scenic? Is it expensive?

Any Palinites in Edinburgh want to meet for a drink (I hear Scotland has some pretty good whisky & MPs fav is Glenmorangie, yes?)?
 
Re: Train: London to Edinburgh by julwis on 5 May 2005 9:25am
 
Id say without doubt that the East coast line is the most scenic. Its also shorter than going along the West coast, or maybe I should say faster. It stays near the coast almost all the way between Newcastle and Edinburgh.
Havent ridden either route for ages, I usually find its cheaper to fly Easyjet from Stansted, but I have been on some of the trains running along the East coast route and Im quite keen to give them a try. I dont know how punctual they are but Bransons trains are decidedly fancier than the old BR equivalents. As for cost, I reckon London to Edinburgh second class would be around £100, whereas flying would be about half if you get the right flight.
As for Whisky, hmm, where does one start! I prefer the Islay malts myself, very smoky and peaty, but theyre not to everyones taste.
 
Re: Train: London to Edinburgh by Clare on 5 May 2005 5:50pm
 
Both ways are quite expensive, I prefer the west coast route as you can see parts of the Lake District. But the East coast line has some coastal scenery. You need to try and book it in advance if you can that way you might get a cheaper ticket.
Clare
 
Re: Train: London to Edinburgh by Ken Dunn on 5 May 2005 10:27pm
 
See the same message in the Travel page.
 



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