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  • Premier Icon slowoldgit
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    Stirling, for the castle
    Edinburg
    Bath
    Salisbury
    Bristol, for the Great Eastern
    (you could ride there from Bath, but be sure to get back in daylight)

    Premier Icon slowoldgit
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    Was that pic of N’castle taken just before the pubs kicked out, and off?

    Premier Icon timidwheeler
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    London
    Oxford
    Bath
    Bristol
    Liverpool
    Manchester
    Sheffield
    Durham
    Exeter
    Portsmouth

    project
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    a northern town.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUB1jyBomCA&feature=c4-overview&list=UU_kaz1vhOldrsr4Gw_N5GDQ[/video]

    Vinte
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    Luton
    Bracknell
    Skelmersdale (A visit to The Concourse is a must)
    Runcorn
    Telford
    Coventry
    Warrington
    Cumbernauld
    Slough
    Livingston

    Enjoy

    Don’t go to Bolton, it is a total dump.

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    In no particular order:

    Aberystwyth – spectacular view of the sea, and lively, wonderful town

    Tenby – like a postcard

    Cardiff – so much to see and do in so small a city

    Bath – Jane Austen fantasy land

    Oxford – name says it all

    Chester – like being on a movie set

    York – a romantic, gothic bustle

    Durham – castle and cathedral are spectacular

    Newcastle – my favourite city

    Edinburgh – everything about this place is great

    Alternative list:

    Tintagel – King Arthur & other, more empirical history

    Salisbury – that commercial

    Bradford-on-Avon – Saxon church; whole village is gorgeous

    Hay-on-Wye – books and a ramble

    Hebden Bridge – a congenial former mill town

    Haworth – windswept gothic, and very beautiful

    Ripon – the cathedral is beautiful, and the town lovely

    Barnard Castle – a gem in county Durham

    Hexham – you’d be suprised

    Alnwick – ’nuff said

    Come to think of it, it’s very hard to limit the UK to ten cities/towns. 8)

    willard
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    Another vote for Cambridge, but throw in Oxford so that you can compare and contrast. Avoid Newcastle/Gateshead though, there’s nothing there but nice little bars and pubs, reasonably friendly people and some decent shopping and sights. No need to go there at all.

    Add York to your list though.

    There are some pretty good lists there considering I didn’t give any criteria. To be honest the criteria are pretty vague – food, history, stuff to look at, stuff to do, interesting things.

    If I actually get myself planned enough I will post up where we are planning to go on various weekends and I am sure MrsWCA would be delighted to meet other STWers* as she always enjoys that at the BBB.

    **That may not include a whiskey fuelled Binners who tries to ride over policement on the way home (real policemen, not sleeping ones)

    RichPenny
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    Chalke Valley history festival is interesting and different. Could combine with a visit to Salisbury or Shaftesbury.

    What about one of the towns on the Jurassic Coast?

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    I could give her some amazing trips to business parks and souless Travellodges but I suspect she wants more.

    Take her to the Doncaster Restover – does wonders for restoring your faith in travelodges.

    I think a sign of a good town for a short break is if you eye gets drawn to estate agent windows

    My list in no particular order…..

    Liverpool
    Edinburgh
    Glasgow
    Hastings
    Newcastle (and take the metro out to the sea)
    Keswick
    Hebden Bridge (with a train ride into Manchester)
    Bristol
    Stromness
    St Ives.

    lemonysam
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    Newcastle (and take the metro out to the sea)

    If you do this:

    a.) take a kite.
    b.) dinogolf is essential.
    c.) Cullercoats bay is nicer to sit on than Long Sands

    mark_b
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    Next year, you’ll be in Leeds on the 5th July.

    Blackpool
    Morecambe
    Preston
    Barrow in Furness
    Millom
    Ulverston
    Workington
    Salford
    Bolton

    djglover
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    Follow ‘The Trip’ with Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon

    Other than that, if I was doing my top 10 would be, in no particular order

    Durham
    York
    Whitby
    Keswick
    Near Sawrey
    Ilkley
    Bristol
    Beaumaris
    Rye
    Ludlow

    ElShalimo
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    Rhosneigr
    Alnwick
    Buxton
    Ullapool
    Berwick
    Portree
    Machynlleth
    Aberdyfi
    Plockton
    Oxford

    thomthumb
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    dartmouth/ kingswear
    bath
    harrogate
    cardiff

    yossarian
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    Oxford
    Winchester
    Bath
    Canterbury
    Ludlow
    Chester
    York
    Ross-on-Wye
    Salisbury
    Shaftesbury

    @DT – you missed one
    Blackpool
    Morecambe
    Preston
    Barrow in Furness
    Millom
    Ulverston
    Workington
    Salford
    Bolton…..
    ….. Maryport

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    Durham
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Poole
    Woolacombe
    St Davids
    Brighton
    Birmingham
    Whitby
    Winchester
    Bath

    Leyland as an optional extra

    Oh yeah…and WTF’s wrong with Ulverston, cheeky c**t

    bikebouy
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    I’ll add another:

    Exeter.

    Really rather lovely and a good zip down the road for you WCA. Lovely City, bit of a Church there too.. then hop down the coast to Teignmouth with the top down and head into Dartmoor on your way home.

    Say Hi to Cara for me, phah.

    grum
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    Edinburgh
    Glasgow
    Manchester
    Bristol
    Keswick
    Hay-on-Wye
    Machynlleth
    Hebden Bridge (say hi if you do 🙂 )
    Kirkby Lonsdale
    Settle

    Oh and for those dissing Morecambe: yes the town is depressed but on a nice clear day you’ll struggle to find a more beautiful promenade and more dramatic sunsets.

    Marin
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    York and go to KraKatoa Restaurant. Sorry shameless plug for my mates place.
    Liverpool
    London to see how bad life can get.

    RichPenny
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    Salisbury – that commercial

    ?

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    Braemar
    Ballatar
    Dinnet
    Aboyne
    Kincardine o’ Neil
    Lumphanen
    Torphins
    Banchory
    Drumoak
    Aberdeen

    Everywhere else is crap.

    For a fairly small place on the grand scheme of things, Durham crops up a lot, can’t imagine why….


    002 by jimmyg352, on Flickr

    Anyway here’s my top 10.

    Durham.
    York.
    Harrogate.
    Newcastle.
    Edinburgh.

    Just do them twice. 😉

    ds1
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    Another vote for the Jurassic Coast, I would choose Lyme Regis – you can find fossils a few mins walk from the town, if you get the right time for the tide and good for a wander around.

    Hexham I would also second, good for a couple of hours and cup of tea, we went there this year and then visited nearby Vindolanda by Hadrian’s wall, amazing to walk down the same streets on the same flagstones as people did 2,000 years ago.

    In both cases reasonable weather helps!

    If you go to London, IMHO it’s well worth doing one of the tourist bus rides.

    At least that’s my idea of a good time…

    faceplanter
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    No one’s mentioned Mansfield yet?

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    Barnsley has everything you need. Great pubs and restaurants, fantastic people and amazing culture.

    athgray
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    Edinburgh
    Glasgow
    London
    Stamford
    Bath
    Ambleside
    Salisbury
    Chester
    York
    St Andrews

    waveydave
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    Edinburgh
    Bath
    Ludlow
    Pitlochry
    Stratford
    York
    Betws-y-Coed
    Dartmouth
    Lincoln
    Oban

    Scamper
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    Shrewsbury as its the ‘capital’ of the largest in land county in England.

    djglover
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    Goole
    Redcar
    Ashington
    Chopwell
    Ashford Middlesex
    Tottenham
    Nelson
    Oldham
    Hattersley
    Dagenham

    waveydave
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    Shropshire is a great place to start……..
    Shrewsbury – birthplace of darwin
    Much Wenlock – birthplace of modern olympic games
    Ironbridge – birthplace of industrial revolution
    then theres always Ludlow, Church Stretton and surrounding areas with great scenery and pretty good places to ride yer bike.

    Premier Icon tonyg2003
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    Some good suggestions here.

    I’d go for

    Alnwick
    Durham
    Inverness
    Cambridge
    Edinburgh
    Tenby
    York
    Belfast ( remember NI is part of UK!)
    Brighton

    iolo
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    Don’t be tight. Take her on a world cruise.

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    Add some voices to the Northumberland stuff, Alnwick (castle, gardens, beaches nearby – stay on the coast) couple it in with Rothbury/Hexam and Newcastle for a long weekend
    Keswick/Cockermouth lakes without the hoards
    Shrewsbury nice place
    Glasgow
    Edinburgh

    loddrik
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    Liverpool, it really is the best place in the uk.

    (You would expect anything else from me though would you…)

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