There’s a company in the UK called Haggis and they have the best backpacking tours. They’ve got a great one in Scotland. I had soooooo much fun on that one. Also, staying in a hostel in Edinburgh or London is relatively cheap and you meet tons of other people and is central to everything. My favorite in London was The Generator. Great place. Cheap. Had a big bar.. very close to everything. You’ll have a great time and meet tons of people to figure out what you’ll be doing.
Thank you so much for your answer! The haggis tours sound great, definetly something I’d be into and I had heard of the Generator hostel in the past but never what people thought of it.
Everyone’s always talking about Edinburgh so maybe it’s time I went! :)
i stayed at the generator and its basically like living in the dorms. at least like the ucla dorms. its a huge building with different floors. its really easy to meet people. they got like a cafeteria that is really huge too.
i backpacked europe and i was in london for about a week. dont know about any tours but if you stay at the generator you will for sure meet a lot of people.
make sure to check out the tate moderns and that other main museum in london. forgot what its called.
the cool thing about london is the tube (the subway) so you can get to just about anywhere at anytime.
Some great places (in my opinion) to go are Edinburgh, Bath, Oxford/Cambridge, London, but you won’t need more than a couple of days in each so these are probably better for the occassional weekender. For 5 weeks a tour is good as suggested by AnnieMar.
If you wanted to tour outside of the UK the same people who run Haggis also run Shamrocker tours to Ireland (see http://www.radicaltravel.com/) and you can fly quite cheaply from Birmingham to Dublin or Shannon on Ryan Air (www.ryanair.com).
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