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Old Jul 14th, 2003, 08:14 AM
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3-4 day trip out of London

Will be in London in Sept....will have 3-4 days extra......any suggestions where to go for quick easy getaway? If by plane, no more than 1-2 hour trip to destination...want to make most of limited time. Thanks...any suggestions greatly appreciated!
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Old Jul 14th, 2003, 08:24 AM
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Have you thought about a few days in the Cotswolds? Then you could have a city experience and a country experience, without another airport experience
 
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My suggestion, as an alternative to the Cotswolds, would be Edinburgh
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Old Jul 14th, 2003, 08:58 AM
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Another suggestion, a hybrid "city/country" expereince, is to take the train to York. Spend a day or two seeing this medieval walled city, then rent a car and tour rural Yorkshire...either north Yorkshire moors and/or the Yorkshire Dales.

Train trip is about 2 hours from London. You can rent a car at the York rail station.

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Old Jul 14th, 2003, 09:29 AM
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I second the Edinburgh suggestion
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I would spend a few days in South Wales. The costline around Pembroke and Tenby is beautiful and unspoiled and the small villages, farmhouses, etc are very quaint. Relatively few tourists here unlike the Cotswolds so you are seeing real working towns not towns preserved or restored for visitors. Some of the best castles can be found here as well. Only about a four hour drive from London. I would suggest maybe a couple nights in Tenby and then a night in the Brecons around Abergavenny.
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Old Jul 14th, 2003, 01:46 PM
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THANK YOU for recommendations within UK...hadn't really considered staying in UK...but may now since I have done little traveling in the countryside...it does sound fantastic....depends on time frame. Was thinking intially about flying out of UK...have done short flights to Amsterdam, Dublin,etc. and Eurostar to Paris on past trips.
Wasn't sure if there were any other short flights like that? And, where? Worth it, etc.? Please advise...
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There are LOTS of other "short flights like that," and several airlines that specialize in the. Ryanair is one.
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Old Jul 14th, 2003, 02:17 PM
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Brussels is another easy one; about three hours city center to city center by train from London. Great food, interesting sightseeing in the city, or take a day trip to Brugges from Brussels.
In Great Britain, I would also recommend Cornwall or North Wales as well as the other destinations that have been suggested.
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Old Jul 15th, 2003, 05:32 AM
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Thanks for the input...looking forward to trip!
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