Ten cities/Towns in the UK I should visit with the wife next year?
Doesn’t it all depend on what your wife wants from her weekends away? Without knowing that, these are just random lists of towns that people like for unspecified reasons. Theatre? Museums? Pretty architecture? Great seafood? Amazing scenery on the doorstep?
All I can tell you is that Peterborough meets none of these criteria unless you like bleak, soulless, cultural deserts with no hills.Posted 4 years agomartinhutchSubscriber
Birmingham. And I’m bring serious. Great food, great shopping, lots of little art galleries, loads of good bars, really it’s a brilliant city.
“I’m taking you for a romantic weekend in Birmingham” has a certain ring to it. But points lost for not mentioning it had more canals than Venice.Posted 4 years agoWorldClassAccidentMember
I travel a fair bit with work so keep talking about towns and cities that MrsWCA has never been to. After hardly leaving the house this year the wife has expresses a desire for some weekend/short breaks around the UK next year.
I could give her some amazing trips to business parks and souless Travellodges but I suspect she wants more.
Please suggest pleasant towns and cities we could go to for a couple of days.Posted 4 years agofranksinatraSubscriber
Harrogate (so as I can have a go in your Merc, obvs)
Paris isn’t all that hard/expensive to get to.
Neither is Dublin
In the absence of a 😉 I do need to ask, do you realise that Scotland is not a city?Posted 4 years agopeterfileMember
Our understanding of what constitutes towns/cities obviously varies 🙂
That said, it’s an excellent list (if perhaps a little misleading to those not hailing from Scotland!).
Interestingly, given the others on the list, i’m surprised you’ve missed of Shieldaig? It has the greatest charm of all for me. (also…kinlochleven…wtf?) 😉Posted 4 years ago
All I can tell you is that Peterborough meets none of these criteria unless you like bleak, soulless, cultural deserts with no hills
What I can’t understand about Peterborough is they’ve a lovely cathedral right in the city centre and they allowed the all the shite spring up around it 😕
Cheers,Posted 4 years ago
I’m also going to throw in..
Make sure you “enter” it from Bridgnorth and not, NOT, Telford’s ghastly M54.. You could go up the A34 hit the outskirts of B’ham head east through Ludlow upto B’north and you’ll be pleasently supprised at just how stunning the County of Shropshire is.
Take the Merc, top down, eat well, drink modestly.Posted 4 years agolemonysamMember
Well if it’s for weekends away I’m assuming Friday, saturday nights and saturday, sunday daytime. Access by rail/air/motorway important. My suggestions are all a bit obvious really (plus massive northern bias):
London’s one but I’m sure that’s already been thought of.
York – history, decent shopping, good pubs, good restaurants, access to the moors/Dales.
Newcastle – Spend a day at the coast or at Durham and then a day in town. Quality food and drink available and the theatre or the Sage have great programs.
Manchester – Great city, loads going on, great bars, great food.
Glasgow – Similar to Manchester really, just a really “vibrant” place.
Birmingham – for the reasons outlined by other folk.
Skipton – Spend time in the dales and nip into Leeds on the train for the day if you want to go shopping.
Ripon – Lovely place for a weekend.Posted 4 years ago
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