December 26, 2006 4:27 PM Subscribe
So we're testing out the other side of the road and driving from London to Edinburgh for Hogmanay
. What's to see on the way? What's to eat? What rules of the road should we, naive Yankees, know before striking out?
posted by xaire to travel & transportation around United Kingdom (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We probably don't have time for more than a couple stops both ways, but this is our first time in this part of the UK and want to make the most of it. Based on the recommendations of others, we're probably taking the A1 with various detours depending on what we want to see.
We'll start EARLY in the morning on Dec. 30th to get in as much daylight as possible. Big things that stand out on google maps are Durham Cathedral and Hadrian's wall, but I'm not sure how far these are off the beaten path, not to mention what other obvious/not so obvious stops/Kodak moments we're missing.
Most importantly for our actual enjoyment of the drive, what traffic rules should we know besides the obvious other-side-of-the-road? Are there more expensive/less expensive places to buy gas (excuse me, er, petrol)? Rest stops: safe and clean, non-existent or horror-movie inspiring?
(P.S. yes, we know it's a long drive, and it'll be dark, and we'll get tired and cranky. we're ok with that).