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UK-nice place other than London, Edinburgh?????

Aug 12th, 1997, 11:08 PM
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Su-jeong, Kim
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UK-nice place other than London, Edinburgh?????

I'm planning to stay in UK for two weeks...for the first time!!! I'll visit London, windsor, oxford, cambridge,and Edinburgh. I'm looking for some nice place between London and Edinburgh. (You know, it's a long trip between London and Ed...) I'll depart for London next week. Anybody who'd been in UK, please help!!!
 
Aug 13th, 1997, 05:53 AM
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It sounds as though you're limiting yourself to the big cities. We found that London and the rest of the UK were entirely separate entities. You'll get a completely different view of the country if you stop in some of the smaller towns on your way north. You won't find the luxury hotels there, but we found b&bs infinitely more interesting. Also, though London pub meals are dreadful, outside the city we found pub meals in general both more appealing and less expensive than restaurant meals. (But be forewarned, that if you're diet conscious, "vegetarian" there is NOT low fat!) We did find accommodations more easily south of the Scotland border, but other people may know of good stops in Scotland that we didn't know about. The Cotswold towns are really picturesque to drive through if you're not determined to stick to the M-roads. And if you're interested in side excursions, the Lake District is also very pretty. You won't see England on the M-roads--you might just as well be crossing the US on I-80. Enjoy your trip!
 
Aug 13th, 1997, 03:04 PM
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York, which is halfway up between London and Edinburgh - is one of England's most beautiful cities - still entirely walled. When I go, its always a "don't miss". Be sure to go to the York Minister and also see the sight where Constantine was proclaimed Roman Emperor. Lots of history and beauty in this town. Also concur with the Lake district and the Cotswolds. I bought a book called Stiillwells B&B 1997. It has 8,500 B&B's listed in it. That is the very best way to see the UK!
 
Aug 13th, 1997, 03:16 PM
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If you are not going in a straight line from London to Scotland... and are going to head west, to the cotswold etc... then head west a little more and come to the Wey Valley, just on the borders of England and Wales. Plenty to see, Tintern Abbey, Chepstow castle, the historic market town of Monmouth. The book town of Hey-on-Wey, Brecon are less than an hour away. A great place to stay is the 17th century Inn in the village of Trelleck, half way between Chepstow and monmouth. have a look at WWW.USERS.GLOBALNET.CO.UK/~ZSIGO

Enjoy you holiday...Tom
 
Aug 13th, 1997, 04:29 PM
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Oh, yes, York is well worth the time! We enjoyed the York Museum for an overview of local history and lifestyles. If you do decide to do the Cotswolds, check out the Bibury Court Hotel. It's a big old manor house on beautiful country grounds in the town of Bibury.
 
Aug 14th, 1997, 05:31 AM
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I agree, York is great. Since it's considered the most haunted city in the UK, I recommend the nighttime ghost walking tours. Near the Lake District is a town called Chester. It's a well-preserved Elizabethan and Tudor town with good shopping. Also not too far from the Caernarvan National Park in Wales.
 
Aug 14th, 1997, 05:31 AM
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I agree, York is great. Since it's considered the most haunted city in the UK, I recommend the nighttime ghost walking tours. Near the Lake District is a town called Chester. It's a well-preserved Elizabethan and Tudor town with good shopping. Also not too far from the Caernarvan National Park in Wales.
 
Aug 16th, 1997, 10:20 PM
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Concur with above, and consider staying in the Scottish Borders area in the Tweed River Valley. The town of Peebles is delightful and the Minnebank Guest House there is a fine B&B. In the Cotwolds, the town of Chipping Campden has one of the best high streets in England, great shops! The tour through Blenheim Palace near Oxford was great. Don't miss York, walk the walls for an astonishing mix of beautiful history to the mini-mall present. The Yorkshire Dales are worth a look. Stop in Grassington and then head over the hillocks. If you go to Aberdeen, eat Indian food at Shabazz (an inspiration) and visit Dunnotar Castle and drive up the Dee River to Lin of Dee. Have a great trip.
 
Aug 30th, 1997, 12:19 PM
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I agree that you should keep off the M roads as much as possible. I found that just setting off in a vague direction was fine. Most towns have a tourist inofrmation centre that will find a bed and breakfast place for you. Get a map from the British Tourist Authority - it indicates the towns which have these centres. York is fine, but it's full of Americans - the city of Lincoln is comparatively unspoilt. If you have the time head north into Scotland - Oban on the west coast is stunning but quite far.
 
Aug 31st, 1997, 02:23 PM
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My family and I visited Wales two years ago, and I LOVED it!! We went to Cardiff and visited Cardiff castle and also a Welsh museum. We also went to Brighton in England which was spectacular!! The palace was huge and it was modeled after the Taj Mahal in India.
 
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