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  • Recommend a UK New Year city (probably) break
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    We went to Belfast for a few days last new year, it was great, maybe looking to do something similar this year. Ideas? Somewhere with enough interest to wander about in the day (including maybe as a base for public transport trips out to places), good pubs and eateries for the evenings.

    Thought about maybe York, not Edinburgh as done that a fair bit, not London as ditto. Durham? Norwich? Leeds? Let’s have your ideas.

    Absolutely York.

    Premier Icon frankconway
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    Newcastle.

    Slough
    New cumnock
    Cumbernauld
    Warrington

    All lovely.

    Premier Icon lunge
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    Birmingham!!!!!!

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    Ooh, I’ve got family near both Slough and Warrington, that could work out well. Thanks.

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    Norwich is nicer than I imagined! I’d go back.

    Liverpool?

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    Leeds, Northern Monk, job done!

    johndoh
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    York over Leeds any day of the week.

    Or Chester.

    Glasgow.

    lacks the charm and sophistication of Prestwick or Saltcoats but, y’know, it’s alright.

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    Nobeer – arf, arf but….in the same spirit I give you Sunderland!

    Newcastle obviously.

    .in the same spirit I give you Sunderland!

    I know you jest, but the Ivy House on xmas eve used to be a classic. Never went out much on New Year. Wouldn’t recommend it to the OP as there’s sod all else to do there.

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    Surely you’ll be considering the jewel in the crown of the Northern Riviera

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    York over Leeds any day of the week

    In fairness I could take or leave a lot of Leeds, but I did rather enjoy the refectory one stupidly hot summer evening this year.

    York is lovely too though.

    Personally give me a comfy seat and decent supply of beer close to my bed on New Years and I’m happy.

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    Surely you’ll be considering the jewel in the crown of the Northern Riviera

    We went there a couple of years ago. To watch the the darts in the Winter Gardens. It was mental 🙂

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    Came here to recommend Blackpool, beaten by Binners as usual.

    York>Leeds

    Or Manchester.

    johndoh
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    In fairness I could take or leave a lot of Leeds

    Yeah, it’s okay if you come for the shopping but it isn’t the sort of place you’d come to for a short break.

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    For God’s sake go somewhere in mainland Europe instead. They do new year celebrations tonnes better than the uk.

    Modena is good. Amsterdam too.

    petec
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    Norwich is a fine city. Always love going there

    They do new year celebrations tonnes better than the uk.

    The people of Edinburgh might disagree with you there.

    Not at all Perchy, I wandered along Sauchiehall strasse at lunch, positively oozes charm and sophistication.

    tnrbilly
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    Had a fantastic weekend in Liverpool a few years ago. Friend-est people ever.

    Or at the other end of the country Padstow is great out of season. Everything is open. Lots of fresh air walking on the beaches and coast path. Loads of little shops to wander around and amazing restaurants and pubs. Plus there are enough people around to make it buzzy without the hideous crowds of the summer.

    johnx2
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    Norwich is a fine city. Always love going there

    the WWII acronym?

    swdan
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    Ooh, I’ve got family near both Slough and Warrington, that could work out well. Thanks.

    Can’t tell if you’re playing along or not but please don’t go to Slough.

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    Edinburgh is brilliant for new year. Make sure you do the torch procession on the 30th.

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    Slough
    New cumnock
    Cumbernauld
    Warrington

    Hull trump’s them all. Trust me on this.

    Surely you’ll be considering the jewel in the crown of the Northern Riviera

    I had the “pleasure” two weeks ago.
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    Not at all Perchy, I wandered along Sauchiehall strasse at lunch, positively oozes charm and sophistication.

    😂 Buchanan St is passable, but I’m defo in the mainland Europe +1 camp

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    martinhutch

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    Came here to recommend Blackpool, beaten by Binners as usual.

    I’m happy it’s not been left to me to recommend Blackpool. 4 pints = £7.20 👌

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    Can’t tell if you’re playing along or not but please don’t go to Slough.

    Slough South is very pleasant. At least HM seems to think so. Not really a city though.

    I’d go somewhere with sea, personally. New Year on the beach and a dip to celebrate. Padstow, Penzance

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    Dublin.

    Norwich is a fine city.

    😁

    cheekyboy
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    Carlisle

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    Galway.

    mrb123
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    Keswick. Lovely walk during the day, then back into town to the numerous pubs. Everyone always spills out into the market square to see in midnight so it’s a great place to be.

    alanl
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    Glasgow.
    Great place.
    Loads to do. if you get bored, take a train up the west highland line to Oban.
    Or a short trip to Edinburgh.
    But, there really is loads to see/do in Glasgow.

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    Liverpool: great architecture, galleries, people, pubs

    York in the north
    Exeter in the south

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    Bath or Bristol?

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    As someone who regularly visits Norwich, I’m there now. I’d avoid, this is a City in decline. Pubs and bars are very quiet, even rundown. No great places to eat.
    Liverpool is an amazing City, lots to see and do.
    Bath would be my shout though. (Actually a Cotswold’s pub would be my shout – but I’m probably a fair bit older than the OP!)

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    Had a nice day out in Chester last month. Could find a few days of things to do there.

    So Chester.

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