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Re: Recommended list
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2005, 10:33:32 AM »
The UK is waaaaaaaay more than just London...  The Lake District is a must-see!  And, of course -- you must say 'Ayup!' to Yorkshire (God's Own County) -- so many lovely places for walking & picnicking, etc here in the Yorkshire Dales & Moors. ;D  Plus -- don't forget that Leeds was voted the "UK's Favorite City" in the Conde Nast Traveler Magazine's "Readers' Travel Awards 2003" -- ahead of London & Edinburgh.  I've also read somewhere that Leeds is the UK's third largest city, after London & Birmingham.

The North Yorkshire coast is simply breathtaking -- I love going to Whitby with the abbey ruins there & the 199 steps, all the music festivals, great restaurants, etc.  York Minister is enormous & amazing.  Fountains Abbey/Studley Royal is a gorgeous place to go.  Bradford is the UK's "curry capital".  I could go on & on & on... ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Recommended list
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2005, 12:46:21 PM »
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« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2005, 02:44:58 PM »
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Re: Recommended list
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2005, 03:05:43 PM »
This is a great idea! I'll have to print it out so I wont miss anything. But what... no Tolkien fans? I am really looking forward to the 'real middle earth tour". Some of which does go through Brum. ;) Keep postimg though! looks like my holidays will be booked for a long time to come! :)
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Re: Recommended list
« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2005, 03:08:38 PM »
well I've definitely not done Britwife's #4  ;D ...to be honest I've never been to Harrods :)..or IKEA ..amazing huh ;D

Never been to Harrods?????????? How is this possible? Quelle horreur!

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Re: Recommended list
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2005, 05:11:08 PM »
never ever ...I guess because my mum has said "You better not go without me" so I'll leave it for when she does :) :) I love Selfridges and Hamleys ...they satisfy my shopping urge.
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Re: Recommended list
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2005, 05:27:14 PM »
Another thing near Birmingham is Sulgrave Manor which is near Banbury-it is the ancestral home of George Washington.  I haven't been there-but it was recommended to me, so I am recommending it to you all if you're in the area.  It's your patriotic duty!! ;D

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Re: Recommended list
« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2005, 05:31:55 PM »
I'm such a selfish cow that I dont want to share my favourite must-see/ must-do places, out of fear that they will become over-run with tourists, which will spoil the whole thing!   :-X

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Re: Recommended list
« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2005, 05:35:11 PM »
I'm such a selfish cow that I dont want to share my favourite must-see/ must-do places, out of fear that they will become over-run with tourists, which will spoil the whole thing!   :-X

Tell me.....  >:( >:( >:(

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Re: Recommended list
« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2005, 07:16:59 PM »
never ever ...I guess because my mum has said "You better not go without me" so I'll leave it for when she does :) :) I love Selfridges and Hamleys ...they satisfy my shopping urge.

Oh yes Selfridges is definitely better for actual shopping .... Harrods is more of an EXPERIENCE.  Especialy the Di & Dodi fountain ;D

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Re: Recommended list
« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2005, 07:27:10 PM »
Oh yes Selfridges is definitely better for actual shopping .... Harrods is more of an EXPERIENCE.  Especialy the Di & Dodi fountain ;D

Harrod's Food Hall! <swoooon>

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Re: Recommended list
« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2005, 07:21:20 AM »
Tell me.....  >:( >:( >:(

(I'll figure out how to get it out of you eventually.....)  ;)

Well, the Subaru garage in Penicuik is pretty high on my list these days... in fact, im leaving for there in 10 minutes!  ;)

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Re: Recommended list
« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2005, 05:32:10 PM »
Well, the Subaru garage in Penicuik is pretty high on my list these days... in fact, im leaving for there in 10 minutes!  ;)

Yawn....you must have something better than that!!!   :-*

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Re: Recommended list
« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2005, 07:56:09 PM »
I know, I'll fill you in on every last detail of the new Harry Potter book, then tell you why you're wrong for not wanting to know!!!   [smiley=book.gif] [smiley=smash.gif] [smiley=devilish.gif] [smiley=devilish.gif] [smiley=devilish.gif]

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Re: Recommended list
« Reply #29 on: July 22, 2005, 01:16:19 PM »
The UK is waaaaaaaay more than just London...  The Lake District is a must-see!  And, of course -- you must say 'Ayup!' to Yorkshire (God's Own County) -- so many lovely places for walking & picnicking, etc here in the Yorkshire Dales & Moors. ;D  Plus -- don't forget that Leeds was voted the "UK's Favorite City" in the Conde Nast Traveler Magazine's "Readers' Travel Awards 2003" -- ahead of London & Edinburgh.  I've also read somewhere that Leeds is the UK's third largest city, after London & Birmingham.

The North Yorkshire coast is simply breathtaking -- I love going to Whitby with the abbey ruins there & the 199 steps, all the music festivals, great restaurants, etc.  York Minister is enormous & amazing.  Fountains Abbey/Studley Royal is a gorgeous place to go.  Bradford is the UK's "curry capital".  I could go on & on & on... ;D ;D ;D

What she said.

Anyone who comes up North has to see York. Do the Jorvik tour. See Clifford Tower. Eat icecream at a cafe on the canal. Spend an afternoon in the park with the abbey ruins.

There's the Yorkshire Sculpture Park which is brilliant.

The moors at Ilkley are fab.

Shopping is quite good in Leeds, it's all within 1 square mile.

Kirkstall Abbey is beautiful.

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