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We reserved a car through Auto Europe with the intention of driving to Leasowe Castle for Christmas. Unfortunately, Auto Europe failed to send us a confirmation telling us where to pick up the car, and our concierge (who deserved more tip than I earn in a year) was unable to locate them anywhere. Perhaps they are just a clearing house for real car rental agencies.
Faced with utter disaster, the concierge helped me work out a train ride to Leasowe with reasonable accuracy. The only downside was that we couldn't stop by Stonehenge in the train - it insisted on staying on the rails for the entire trip. Bugger!
Being ready for a new adventure, we followed the advice of the concierge ("It's just a short walk!") and took the Tube to our train station. Big mistake. The Tube works great for moving people from place to place. However, the British have no American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) equivalent - and thus, their Tube has few lifts (elevators). Meaning... drag the 50 pound suitcases down and up neverending flights of stairs, receive back rub from wife, repeat indefinitely.
The good news is that it was an adventure, and we did make the train to Leasowe in time.