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Cheap Tips For London and Ireland
Saturday, 31 May 2008
Big Ben The dollar isn’t doing so well in Europe right now, but ubiquitous travel authority Rick Steves recently offered a number of insightful tips on things to do – and ways to save money – while visiting England and Ireland. Some are patently obvious (get a transit card and use the London Underground and city buses, for example), but others provide ways of stretching your money that you may not have thought of on your own.

Try picking up a cheap English mobile phone, especially if you’re staying in a B&B or hostel, which might not have public telephones. Prices for local mobiles can run as low as $40 for a phone with a SIM card and paid minutes.

You can enjoy a guided tour of Ireland’s Cliffs of Moher – for years, the cliffs offered unencumbered access, but so many people fell off that the government now staffs “rangers” to keep an eye on wandering tourists. And since they’re already there, hey, free tour.

In Belfast, a new a 196-foot-high Ferris wheel called Big Wheel , similar to the London Eye, offers a breathtaking spin for $12 for a 15-minute trip. And back in England, the Thermae Bath Spa in – where else? – Bath has opened (Steves recommends visiting in the evening around 7:45, when it’s less crowded.) For other recommendations and information on closures and changes to a number of attractions, check out the Chicago Tribune article .
Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 May 2008 )
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