I am a first-time poster, but I have found plenty of useful advice on these forums. I was hoping the Trip Advisor community might be able to help me with a query.
I will be travelling to Ireland/UK for the first time with my mum in June. It will be her first time out of Australia, while I have only ventured as far as New Zealand. We will be hiring a car to allow us more freedom.
My travel agent told me not to pre-book any accommodation outside London and that we would have no trouble finding somewhere to bunk down for the night. This is fine in theory, because it would allow us to just stop if we find somewhere we love instead of having to continue along. However, I have heard some horror stories about people getting stuck or having to pay exhorbitant fees for last-minute bookings. My concern is that June would be a busy time and we could end up with some such horror stories of our own. The travel agent said they are the exception rather than the rule, but I haven't actually heard of anyone who has had success with the 'winging it' method over there.
I may be worrying unnecessarily, but I'd love to hear your tips and experiences. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!