Going to Great Brittain

Nov 20th, 2002, 10:29 PM
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Monique
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Going to Great Brittain

I'm going to spend 6 weeks in Great Brittain (England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales)

I'm starting in London, but then where should I go?

Tell me some sights I have to see in order to make my vacation unforgettable.
 
Nov 21st, 2002, 03:02 AM
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You should get plenty of ideas from
http://www.visitbritain.com/nl/home3.asp this is the part of the Visit Britain site for people travelling from the Netherlands.
The bit for Americans has a "virtual vacation" at
http://www.travelbritain.org/newhome...al/virtual.htm this will give you a good overview and ideas about what to do..
It also has sections for different sorts of travellers, mature, gay, students etc.
 
Nov 21st, 2002, 07:54 AM
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Topping
 
Nov 21st, 2002, 09:52 AM
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In the absence of more specific knowledge of your interests, here's a list of places I've enjoyed visiting. All are "unforgettable" to me.

ENGLAND:
London
Greenwich
Hampton Court Palace
Windsor Castle
Cambridge
Norwich
King's Lynn
Castle Rising
Ely
Peterborough
Lincoln
York
Durhan
Newcastle
Haltwhistle
Hadrian's Wall
Carlisle
Windermere
Keswick
Medgdiobognum
Hardknott Pass
Muncaster Castle
Ravenglass
Castlerigg stone circle
Warwick
Stratford-upon-Avon
Oxford
Salisbury
Old Sarum
Avebury
Bath
Hastings
Rye
Winchelsea
Battle
Pevensey
Bodiam Castle
Canterbury
Dover
Leeds Castle

SCOTLAND:
Edinburgh
Craigmillar Castle
Inchcolm Abbey
Linlithgow Palace
Stirling
Callander
Perth
Scone Palace
St Andrews
Loch Lomond
Oban
Glen Coe
Ft William
Inverlochy Castle
Rannoch Moor
Inveraray
Kyle of Lochalsh
Eilean Donan Castle
Portree
Dunvegan Castle
Inverness
Urquhart Castle
Cawdor Castle
Clava Cairns

WALES:
Conwy
Dolwyddelan Castle
Beaumaris Castle
Bangor
Caerphilly Castle
Cardiff

IRELAND:
Galway
Kylemore Abbey
Clifden
Dunguaire Castle
Cliffs of Moher
Doolin
Dublin
Drogheda
Brugh na Boyne (Newgrange)
Glendaloch
Wicklow Mountains
Rock of Cashel
Cork
Blarney Castle
Dingle
Bunratty Castle

A list of places I didn't like:
Grantchester (England) - a long walk for little gain
Limerick (Ireland) - award for worst castle renovation
 
Nov 22nd, 2002, 01:46 PM
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Ireland is not part of Great Britain. Neither is Northern Ireland, although NI is part of the United Kingdom.
 
Nov 22nd, 2002, 02:00 PM
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. . . just continuing Dan's lengthy list.

ENGLAND:
Conniston
Ambleside
Hawkshead
Troutbeck
Grasmere

SCOTLAND:
Doune Castle
Castle Stalker
Castle Campbell
Castle Menzies
Alt na shellach
Dalwhinnie

WALES:
Canaerfon Castle
Devils Bridge

List of places I didn't like:
Departure lounge at Heathrow
Departure lounge at Gatwick
Departure lounge at Manchester
Stupid bar in Invergarry where I got into a fight over a pint of stupid beer.
 
Nov 22nd, 2002, 05:08 PM
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Monique, it would be best if you narrow your options and preferences. Do you want an urban or rural experience? Train travel or coach (bus)? Museums or nightclubs. This forum has a wide range of advice to offer, but you have to help us help you. I can help with the Southwest of Scotland, (or those places I've visite), others have much more to offer. Six weeks is a long time, but the four places you have listed could take 40 years each to explore. I can't wait to hear what you discover, have a grand time!
 
Nov 22nd, 2002, 09:08 PM
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All departure lounges, especially back to the US.
 
Nov 22nd, 2002, 11:51 PM
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Not so sure abouts Dave's unforgettable list. I am constantly trying to forget Peterborough. I would suggest going to Stamford instead of Peterborough (unless you are using the train station, or perhaps making a quick visit to the cathedral).
 
Nov 23rd, 2002, 04:54 AM
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I have tried to e-mail you two documents, each with some inserts on England, Wales and Scotland [notes and URLs on some of my favourite areas} but the first one has just been returned with address unknown and I expect the second shortly. If you want them, send me an e-mail and I will try to insert them by return - it usually works.
 
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