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General Chat Thread, Places to visit in the UK in General; It's the 3rd day of my summer hols and I'm bored already! Can anyone suggest places in the UK I ...
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    Places to visit in the UK

    It's the 3rd day of my summer hols and I'm bored already! Can anyone suggest places in the UK I should visit? I'm already planning on going to Snowdon and Stonehenge.

    I'll be going to London later in the holidays too so is there anything I should see while I'm there?

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    What do you want to see? Architecture? Parks/Gardens? Museums? Rivers? Markets/shops?

    Are you looking to stay in places or just go on days out? Where do you live now (if you're near a major railway station there are loads of places you can do for a day out; if you're in rural Wales it's a lot harder to go to different places (but then you have got lots of countryside on your doorstep!)

    I like London; I've now lived here for 23 years and still find new places to explore so I'm sure you can fill up a summer holiday :-)

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    To target you a bit better, what do you enjoy? What do you know little of, but might want to learn about? And where are you?

    My first thought was Stonehenge, while in the area Salisbury is a nice city. The cathedral was the world's tallest building for hundreds of years... Avebury, and Uffington if the truly ancient is what floats your boat.

    In London, the Wheel, down to Tate Modern, over the (now not) wobbly bridge, and then back through the Strand...
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    On your way back from Wales you could call by Chester which is very nice then it's only an hour or so to the Peak District if you're into outdoors walking climbing etc. If you wan to go further afield I'd recommend Inverness and the area around, I did a 10 day run last year and went to Stirling/Bridge of Allan, then up to Inverness across the highlands to Durness and then drove down the west coast to Ft William. Had a great time

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    IMO Avebury is a much better place than Stonehenge.

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    In London do the main museums, so Science Museum, Natural History Museum, Tate Britain and Modern (Britain if you can only do one) and the V&A. If there is still time there is the London Dungeon, St Pauls, London Eye and the Transport Museum. As others have said it depends on what you like. If you just want to relax then a wander in Hyde park may be in order or if you are an avid engineering fan you could go to the Thames Barrier.

    Ohh and best thing about the museums are they are free!

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    Quote Originally Posted by srochford View Post
    What do you want to see? Architecture? Parks/Gardens? Museums? Rivers? Markets/shops?

    Are you looking to stay in places or just go on days out? Where do you live now (if you're near a major railway station there are loads of places you can do for a day out
    I was thinking scenic places but wouldn't mind museum suggestions. I live in Wolverhampton so there is a train station near by. I also drive so I could get to those hard to reach places.

    @Andrew_C: I like historical places. I've driven to Stonehenge before (according to the sat nav) but it was at night and I couldn't see it lol

    @cookie_monster: I'd love to do the highlands I haven't been up there since i was about 10.

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    alton towers, plus there are lots of other local nice sights and places, oakamoor is a lovley quiet village so is alton its self

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonic1485 View Post
    I live in Wolverhampton so there is a train station near by. I also drive so I could get to those hard to reach places.
    Why start by travelling sooooo far?

    You have got the Black Country Living Museum on your doorstep where you could easily spend a day exploring how people used to live.

    Then pop in you car and check out the Ironbridge Gorge Museums - you can get a "passport" that gives you unlimited access to all ten museums for a whole year and an open invitation to make one visit to any that you missed after that time!

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    I would come to Scotland
    Edinburgh & Glasgow have tons to see and do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    IMO Avebury is a much better place than Stonehenge.
    seconded - I found Stonehenge a disappointment - whereas Avebury is "Wow" - then you need to watch "Children of the Stones"

    From Wolverhampton - Leominster, Hereford, Ludlow and surroundings are pretty, Brecon Beacons and mid-Wales - Pistyll Rhaeadr deffo worth a look, specially after rain - down to the Mumbles and Gower and Pembroke coast (Tenby)

    Going east is a bit flatter really - so less dramatic - but pretty in places - Cotswolds/Fens/Lincoln & Lincolnshire Wolds (Louth)

    Bon voyage
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    I would come to Scotland
    Edinburgh & Glasgow have tons to see and do.

    Yeh Zerohour is right then add on the route I posted above, Edinburgh on the way up and Glasgow on the way down


    If you do go to Avebury / Stonehenge don't forget Silbury Hill there's usually some really good crop circles around there that are interesting. (Fake of course but interesting trying to work out how they did them)
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    Scotland. Good call. Great place to visit..

    although the prices of stuff in the uk its probably cheaper to go for a week all inclusive to the carribean
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    I would come to Scotland
    Edinburgh & Glasgow have tons to see and do.
    Again depending on what kinds of thing you like, I'd thoroughly recommend the area around Ayr especially Culzean.

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    I loved suffolk and norfolk that much i moved here!



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