Ten cities/Towns in the UK I should visit with the wife next year?
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
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)Posted 4 years agowillardMember
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.Posted 4 years agoWorldClassAccidentMember
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)Posted 4 years agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
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…..
LiverpoolPosted 4 years ago
Newcastle (and take the metro out to the sea)
Hebden Bridge (with a train ride into Manchester)
Hebden Bridge (say hi if you do 🙂 )
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.Posted 4 years agods1Member
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…Posted 4 years agowaveydaveMember
Shropshire is a great place to start……..Posted 4 years ago
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.
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