what to do in england for 7 days???

Jun 12th, 2001, 01:49 PM
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what to do in england for 7 days???

We are 2 single women, traveling to england in august. We will be staying with friends in Devon (actually a small town on the coast) for 4 days. We expect to spend 6 days in london at the end of the trip. We'll have a car.
What do you suggest.
Jun 12th, 2001, 02:13 PM
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August in Devon/Cornwal can be very crowded (but with the downturn in booking due to the foot & mouth crisis it may not be as bad as usual). So you may want to get away from the hustle and bustle during your other 7 days. Normally Bath/the Cotswolds would be perfect for you -- but again August is a pretty crowded time there. Think about a leisurely car tour through Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire. You can see Wells/Glastonbury/Cheddar, The south coast, Salisbury (Stonehenge if you're interested), the New Forest, Arundel and then up to London.
Jun 12th, 2001, 03:42 PM
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Take a look at http://www.ukattraction.com - there's lots of ideas to consider there...

Jun 12th, 2001, 03:50 PM
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A very specific suggestion for something to see in London: the underground Cabinet War Rooms from which Churchill ran the British effort in WWII, furnished just as they were then (complete with the original maps, radios, etc.). Like a time machine.

Great website at:
Jun 13th, 2001, 11:17 AM
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I second suggestions made by Janis about avoiding the crowds and seeing some great countryside. There are some wonderful gardens, castles, etc. in southern and central England. If you make the trip towards Wells, the cathedral there is very much worth a visit.

Not sure from your message if you plan to drive in London or not (I'd advise "not"). Six days in London will give you a decent chance to see much of the city. It can be crowded with tourists in August, so you might want to plan some daytrips and/or some "off-the-beaten-path" sightseeing in the city.

Good day trips include Kew Botanic Gardens, Windsor/Eton, Richmond, Greenwich, Hampstead, and many more places.

Enjoy your trip

David White
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Jun 13th, 2001, 11:58 AM
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Write to the Tower of London and get tickets to the Ceremony of the Keys. Every night for the last 700 years the Tower has been locked up with this ceremony. You get a great, semi private tour of the Tower at night (9:30-10:00 p.m.) Best of all the tickets are free! You have to write for the tickets: The Ceremony of the Keys, Waterloo Block, HM Tower of London, London, England, EC3N 4AB and enclose a self-addressed stamped (ask at the post office about postage) envelope. Just give them the dates you will be in town. I have gone to this several times and each time is more romantic and mysterious. The Web site for the Tower is http://www.hrp.org.uk. Look under the Events diary for more details of this ceremony.

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