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Before I am forced to kill my husband, can someone help with with a trip south of London?

Before I am forced to kill my husband, can someone help with with a trip south of London?

Aug 13th, 2007, 07:52 AM
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Is he a polygamist?

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Aug 13th, 2007, 09:10 AM
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Rye is easy to get to by train and is a lovely walkable historic town.

So is Canterbury.
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Aug 13th, 2007, 09:47 AM
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You are in Winchester? (good call BTW) and want a cute little seaside town nearbye? Piece of cake my dear.

What about poole (upmarket and chi-chi)?

Or if you like sailing try Lymington with the snotty yachtys.

Buckler's hard and the surrounding area is nice too.

Bournemouth if you want to 'ave it large.

And according to saturdays guardian Christchurch is Britains most perfect get-away.

Not at the seaside you could go to Romsey (home of Lord Mountbatten) or to any number of pretty little villages in the Test and Itchen valleys.
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Aug 13th, 2007, 11:03 AM
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but audere - to get to many of those places efficiently from Winchester one would need a car. I thought that was the whole point, the OP's DH doesn't want to drive - at all . . . .
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Aug 13th, 2007, 11:10 AM
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Nope (and I should know - innit):

Poole - direct train from Winchester - about an hour, ditto Bournemouth, Christchurch and lymington.

Bucklers hard is a short bus trip from Brockenhurst (again a direct train) and there are buses to Romsey every half an hour from the Town centre.

Like I said - sorted.
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Aug 17th, 2007, 04:53 AM
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I'd go for Brighton.
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Aug 17th, 2007, 05:17 AM
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Not from Winchester you wouldn't. It's a bugger to get to.
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Aug 17th, 2007, 05:22 AM
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Maybe I didn't read the spec properly, but I thought this was starting in either London or Winchester ?
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Aug 17th, 2007, 05:55 AM
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It's a confusing post. Does the OP want to base themselves in a place from which they can get to London and Winchester easily. And then latter, but staying in the same place, do other stuff as well. Or is this a question about where to go once the London/Winchester festivities are over?

If the latter, then Bournemouth or Poole would be a good choice, as Wilts and Dorset bus company have good services to places like Salisbury and Swanage or Weymouth - all worth a day out. To really appreciate the beautiful county of Dorset - the tiny villages and the country lanes - it is best to have a car - but if you don't want to do that, well, there's always the bus. Or just shop in Bournemouth; sit on the beach - or take a trip to France on the Ferry.

I'd vote for Dorset over Kent or Sussex any day.
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Aug 17th, 2007, 03:19 PM
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We were car-less in England/Scotland and still managed to enjoy the Lake District, York, and Edinborough. (Bath, too, but I uderstand that Bath is out.) York is especially enjoyable..the kids just have to go to Jorvik, where they travel back in time to pre-Roman times.
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Aug 17th, 2007, 04:25 PM
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All sorts of cute little seaside towns with history can be reached economically with a Southern Railway DaySave pass. Unlimited travel for £20 a day. Here's the spiel (and a network map): http://southernrailway.com/main.php?page_id=189

Brighton is there, Hastings, Bognor Regis, Southampton, and the Historic Naval Shipyard at Portsmouth (HMS Victory and the whole nine yards).
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Aug 18th, 2007, 01:45 AM
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Another thing that overseas visitors often really like is castles. Obviously there are some superb examples around Kent (Dover being my favourite, but Hever and Rochester are excellent as well.)

If based in Winchester, Portchester near Portsmouth and Arundel would both be quite easy to get to by train.
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Aug 18th, 2007, 02:36 AM
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hi lisa,

don't think I've seen Chichester mentioned yet. good train connections to London, easy to get to winchester, interesting historic town, and great theatre.

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Aug 18th, 2007, 02:48 AM
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Really, who cares where you go? You've got 3 days away with your husband; just go. Go anywhere. Rye is fine and if its 3 hours, consider the journey as just part of the adventure. You've got 3 hours of completely dedicated one-on-one time with hubby; this could be nice. I'm guessing you're both putting a lot of pressure on yourselves to do only the 'perfect 3 day trip'; no trip is perfect (thank God - we'd all miss so much if they were). Every trip, though, is soooooo worth it. Just don't pack along any preconceived notiotions of what the perfect destination is or how to get there. Live those 3 days together.

And...if that doesn't work out, you can always resort to Plan B.
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Aug 18th, 2007, 03:13 AM
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People people people.....

The person (as I understand it) wants to get to places from winchester without driving - so please stop suggesting places in Sussex!

The trains don't work like that. Winchester is on the London-Weymouth train line.

At least it was when I lived there - they may of course have completely re-laid the track....
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Aug 18th, 2007, 04:07 AM
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Well said, Audere.

Seems like many visitors think Beeching never happened.
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Aug 18th, 2007, 05:58 AM
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ok, audere, well said.

but I do know Beeching existed, I used to live in his house!

regards, ann
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Aug 18th, 2007, 06:13 AM
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ANybody happen to notice that the original poster never came back after the first day? Stop trying to help her, people.
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Aug 18th, 2007, 06:18 AM
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Maybe she did kill her husband after all
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Aug 19th, 2007, 04:18 AM
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yep, i had noticed, but having too much fun.

regards, ann
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