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Marycarol Jun 28th, 2010 12:00 PM

7 days touring Wales, Cotswald, or Lake District?
 
My husband and I are visiting the UK in late September-Early October. After 7 days in London, we will be able to spend an additional 7 days touring and I am undecided where to visit. We plan to see the sights along the way, and hopefully take in some day hikes as well. We will have to return to London for our flight home. I am considering northern Wales, the Cotswalds, or the Lake District. We are not fond of crowds. Does anyone have any advice?

janisj Jun 28th, 2010 04:21 PM

All three (it is the Cotsw<u>o</u>lds BTW) would make a fine base for your 7 days of walking/hiking/sites. None will be crowded in early October.

The Cotswolds are mostly small villages/towns/gardens/gentle scenery

North Wales is mostly magnificent castles/mountain scenery/interesting towns.

The Lake District is lake/mountain scenery/literary connections

You can't go wrong which ever you choose -- we really can't choose fo ryou since everyone has different likes/expectations.

Hooameye Jun 28th, 2010 11:49 PM

I think there must be a place called "Cotswald" in a parallel universe somewhere, as so many people ask about it!

Josser Jun 29th, 2010 12:44 AM

It's the site of Stonehedge

TheBigMan Jun 29th, 2010 02:53 AM

It's next door to Sterling!

WWanderer Jun 29th, 2010 02:05 PM

I agree, it depends on your likes and dislikes. I haven't been to Wales, but have been to both of the Lakes and the Cotswolds. Hiking in both, more challenging in the Lakes, probably even more challenging in Wales.

The Lakes is also the farthest, but is certainly worth the trip, it's enchanting.


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