Thanks for all the additional info everyone! The suggestion of considering Bristol via train is a good on, and one I will consider for sure. I am hoping to visit a few different ladies, and get about 2 hours or so per visit, so 40 mins on the train is just fine.
Another noob question that hit me, everywhere else in Europe I have hit I needed Euros. Am I correct in assuming I should be bringing Pounds with me on my trip, and not Euros?