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Heading on a family vacation to Dublin and London in the next month.  Any suggestions on must-see items in either place would be appreciated.

Also, with a family of 4, how would be the best way to handle phones and data plans?

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15 minutes ago, hammer said:

Heading on a family vacation to Dublin and London in the next month.  Any suggestions on must-see items in either place would be appreciated.

Also, with a family of 4, how would be the best way to handle phones and data plans?

Depends on your provider. A lot offer international service for $10/day. I'm not sure if that is per line or per plan. I just use my work phone when traveling over seas.

Never been to Dublin (beyond the airport). Some must-see London suggestions:

  • Imperial war museum
  • Tower of London
  • Windsor Castle

If you are going to Windsor Castle, think about a day trip to Bath and Stonehenge. You can do it all in one day.

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re phone: I would recommend unlocking your phone/sim and buying a prepaid plan from vodafone, o2, tesco, etc.  30 pounds gets you a reasonable amount of data and minutes (12gb and unlimited UK minutes, calls to the US will drain your account quickly as they are 1.50 gbp/min, so best to use VoIP or something else).  On my last trip for 5 days, i ran out as i reached the airport, and was using the phone in a normal fashion, including skype video to home, GPS, video, etc.

Lots of great places to visit in both your destinations, depends what you are interested in doing/seeing.

 

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Watching the change of the guards at Buckingham Palace, Tower of London (Crown Jewels) and Tower Bridge, Parliament, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square.  I got around on using the Tube which was pretty easy.

 

If you can get out of London, Oxford University is really cool to tour (takes a bit of time), Stratford-upon-Avon is also very interesting due to Shakespeare influence and then there is Blenheim Palace (Churchill's)

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Watching the change of the guards at Buckingham Palace, Tower of London (Crown Jewels) and Tower Bridge, Parliament, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square.  I got around on using the Tube which was pretty easy.
 
If you can get out of London, Oxford University is really cool to tour (takes a bit of time), Stratford-upon-Avon is also very interesting due to Shakespeare influence and then there is Blenheim Palace (Churchill's)

I never would have thought to tour Oxford. What is there to see?


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2 hours ago, Weatherman said:


I never would have thought to tour Oxford. What is there to see?  The library has many original Sharespeare writings, the observatory, high up views of Oxford, museums, etc. .  It is made up of 30 colleges and they all have unique things to see.  it was fun for me!

 

Might give you an idea - http://www.experienceoxfordshire.org/venue/oxford-official-walking-tours/


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