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Re: Recommended list
« Reply #30 on: July 22, 2005, 02:15:55 PM »
Another vote for the North.  I’ll let Bill Bryson take my recommendation:

"If you have never been to Durham, go at once. Take my car. It's wonderful."
"I unhesitatingly gave Durham my vote for best cathedral on planet Earth."

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Re: Recommended list
« Reply #31 on: August 04, 2005, 07:30:57 PM »
I can't believe no-one has mentioned Bath or Stratford-on-Avon yet! The whole of the Cotswolds, from Stratford down to Bath is simply stunning. The scenery is gorgeous and the towns and villages are the cutest in the UK :)

If anyone does go to Bath, take the "alternative Bath" tour in the evening - it's hilarious!

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Re: Recommended list
« Reply #32 on: October 17, 2005, 06:02:19 PM »
The Cotswolds are indeed beautiful, but I'd never call the towns and villages "cute" within earshot of a resident there!   :-X

1.  Bourton on the Water - called the Venice of the Cotswolds.  VERY touristy, but quite lovely.  And there's Birdland!  You can get very close to the penguins.
2.  Have to agree with Hay on Wye - go book shopping there, and then for a nice walk along the river.
3.  Stratford-upon-Avon is nice to walk around, though also quite touristy.  I personally wouldn't bother with going inside the Shakespeare museum...too many school groups for me! 
4.  With all the talk of London, no one has mentioned the Science Museum yet?  (or if they did...I missed it) It's great!  Especially if you have kids...the basement area has so much interactive stuff.  I don't have kids, but I still had loads of fun there.   ;D
5.  Nottingham.  I can't think of any specific places, but it's a nice city...and fun to walk around.
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Re: Recommended list
« Reply #33 on: October 17, 2005, 07:48:23 PM »
Come down to the South and visit the New Forest and the Jurassic Coast.

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Re: Recommended list
« Reply #34 on: January 09, 2006, 07:14:44 PM »
For those into that sort of thing...Go see Phantom Of The Opera in London!

I haven't been yet but hopefully will get to soon!! I LOVE POTO!  ;)

Also I second someones saying see a football match...I dont watch football, I dont really get it (yet) but dbf is a huge footie fan and he really wanted me to experience it...while I was lost as far as the game, the crowd was soooo worth it!! They are hilarious..the singing, the shouting, the unbelieveable swearing at the refs/players...and then, when the home team is losng and the fans start leaving, and the fans staying start yelling/singing/swearing etc at the ones leaving....ahh comic relief ;)

Oh and Im sure its been mentioned..but a visit to Bath is a must!! Its beautiful :)

I'm sure anything else I could say has been mentioned, such as
stonehenge...
we saw but didnt go to a street fayre..I really wanted to but we just didnt have time to stop :(

I only got to spend one month there so I cant offer much more but on subsequent visits I know we will be doing more!
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Re: Recommended list
« Reply #35 on: January 10, 2006, 01:05:20 AM »

My wife and I just saw a really great movie called MatchPoint.
While in the cinema, we read their is a website called: www.filmlondon.org.uk

After checking it out, spent a really fun weekend checking out all the popular movie filming locations and got to see a while new side of London.

Having Fun!

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Re: Recommended list
« Reply #36 on: May 09, 2006, 04:27:53 AM »
Go up to the Orkney Islands
While there, check out Maes Howe. On the shortest day of the year, the sun on the horizon sets behind a huge stone, and fills up the 5500 year old mound with light. Its quite stunning to be standing inside when that happens.
Check out Scara Brae, village older than Stonehenge, also about 5500 years old

The Orkney Fudge is good and so is Ortak (jewelry)

http://www.visitorkney.com/

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Re: Recommended list
« Reply #37 on: August 03, 2006, 08:36:21 AM »
I love these-and have done so many but have so many to do!

Ok:
1. Spend a saturday at borough market and not think about your wallet or your waistline

2-climb to the top of primrose hill and people watch

3-take london buses without a destination in mind

3-walk along the thames at night and see everything lit up

4-rent a rowboat on the serpentine

5-walk the gardens of the city when they are in full bloom

6-take a picture with a uniformed guard somewhere like horseguards parade


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Re: Recommended list
« Reply #38 on: August 03, 2006, 08:58:24 AM »
I just remember another:

Visit the Neasden Temple
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Re: Recommended list
« Reply #39 on: August 03, 2006, 09:11:30 AM »
http://www.cheddarcaves.co.uk/

I totally want to go here. Anybody been?
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Re: Recommended list
« Reply #40 on: August 04, 2006, 09:20:07 AM »
What is a Mela??  In Italian it's an apple  but I think you may be  'doing' something else!! ;D ;D

This is the one in Birmingham that my hubs is organizing. He and his staff have put a lot of work into it, and it should be loads of fun.

www.webwell.org.uk/upload/A5Flyerside1.pdf

www.webwell.org.uk/upload/A5Flyerside2.pdf -

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Re: Recommended list
« Reply #41 on: August 09, 2006, 12:33:04 PM »
visit the Malvern Hills and Eastnor Castle...lovely!!
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« Reply #42 on: August 21, 2006, 09:15:40 AM »
A Brummie List:
1. A concert in Symphony Hall!!!
2. Shopping....the malls as well as the Rag Market (open Tue,Thu,Fri,Sat)
3. The Hippodrome Theater with live productions (Chitty,chitty, bang, bang presently) and opera performed by the Welsh National Opera group.
4.  The #11 bus - 3 1/2 hour ride around the entire outer circle of Birmingham - through all the little cities - gives you a feel of the whole town and it's people
5.  Royal Naim - Excellent Balti restaurant on Stratford Road in Sparkhill
6.  The Floozie in the Jacquizi...fountain in the middle of Victoria Square and any of the everchanging shows/fests set up there...right now there is a German winefest until the end of August.  In Chamberlain Square nearby is a large ferris wheel - with great views over the city.  Also a big screen tv to watch sporting events or late-breaking news!!
7. The Frankfurt German Christmas market held in Nov and Dec - every day/night - great food, atmosphere and lots of booths selling cute german/polish gifts
8. The Botanical gardens are a nice way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon - with a band playing in the gazebo
9. Jewelry quarter - lots of jewelers, bespoke jewelry as well as silver pieces, repair shops, and museum
10.  And there is always Cadburys!  yum
11. Lots of canals - with boat rides or hire yourself boats
12.  Last but not least, just sitting around at an outdoor coffee shop or cafe listening to the
"funniest accent in Britain" as voted recently by the people of GB!!!!

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Re: Recommended list
« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2006, 10:00:03 AM »
go to the Red Lion Pub , whitehall and people watch with a pint.
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Re: Recommended list
« Reply #44 on: August 31, 2006, 07:13:13 AM »
The work in progress Belfast and No. Ireland list:
1. Visit the castle in Carrickfergus-also child friendly
2. Belfast city hall
3. The shopping are of downtown (city centre) where its just foot traffic
4. Starbucks (okay, so not really).