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Places to visit in the uk?

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nancy75 Sat 17-Feb-18 09:23:41

We’ve just come back from a trip to York & loved it! We’ve never done Uk breaks before but enjoyed this so much we want to do more - where should we visit?
We live in London so ideally would like to travel by train ( max about 3 hours) and not need a car when we get there. We like cities with a bit of history & nice food and we don’t really do countrysidegrin where should be the top of my must visit list?

MrsMoastyToasty Sat 17-Feb-18 09:25:07

Bristol (my home town)

nancy75 Sat 17-Feb-18 09:32:01

I’ve been looking at Bristol & Bath, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard of Chester! Just had a quick look at google images & it looks very nice

northender Sat 17-Feb-18 09:36:21


amymel2016 Sat 17-Feb-18 09:36:31

Leamington Spa

nancy75 Sat 17-Feb-18 09:43:37

Edinburgh is on the list for summer holidays but we will fly ( cheaper & faster than the train!)
Been to Brighton, that part of the south coast is only an hour in the car so we know it wellgrin

nancy75 Sat 17-Feb-18 09:49:09

Lincoln, again somewhere I would never have thought of,looks really nice in pictures!


DayKay Sat 17-Feb-18 10:06:08

I’m in London too and I’ve got Canterbury and Arundel on my list for this year.

x2boys Sat 17-Feb-18 10:09:51

Chester is lovely and quite similar to York ?

Skiiltan Sat 17-Feb-18 10:20:51

I'd second (third) Chester. Also Shrewsbury, but I'm biased.

nancy75 Sat 17-Feb-18 10:42:35

Chester is definitely near the top of the list, it looks lovely.
We are going to do a day trip to Cambridge as that’s not too far on the train & next time we go to York we will also go to Harrogate

MiltonBurnedTheBuildingDown Sat 17-Feb-18 10:50:35

Terracotta Warriors are in Liverpool this year. We'll worth a visit.

Velvetbee Sat 17-Feb-18 10:53:36

Salisbury (bus out to Stonehenge or Avebury)

Synecdoche Sat 17-Feb-18 10:55:03

Another couple of votes for Bristol and Bath.

nancy75 Sat 17-Feb-18 11:16:59

Salisbury looks interesting as it’s only 90 mins from Waterloo, is there enough there for a few days or would 1 night be enough?
Liverpool is a bit contentious in our house! Dp is Not English but has lots of family in Liverpool, he went years ago & really didn’t like it ( I think it was possibly the family rather than the place) Ive never been but do like the look of it

wowfudge Sat 17-Feb-18 11:23:27

Do a long weekend in Liverpool and Manchester. Both have plenty to do and see.

midsomermurderess Sat 17-Feb-18 11:35:36

If you go to Edinburgh, hire a car and drive up to the East Neuk of Fife, pretty little fishing towns with pantiled-roofed, crow-step gabled houses, pretty little harbours. End up in St Andrews. Or get a train down to North Berwick on the coast.

JennyOnAPlate Sat 17-Feb-18 11:37:09

Cardiff. The Cardiff Bay Area is lovely to visit (especially when the weather warms up a bit!)

SisterNotCis Sat 17-Feb-18 11:40:45

Go to Edinburgh by train. The line hugs the coast from Northumberland it is gorgeous. You could break it up with a day/night in Durham one way and a couple of nights in Newcastle the other.

cinders15 Sat 17-Feb-18 11:44:50

Another vote for Winchester
Another medieval city like Chester
Very close to london
Stunning views over hills
Main Street is cobbled and pedestrianised and has a market

nancy75 Sat 17-Feb-18 11:51:12

Winchester is on the list for December, ive been told it’s nice when there’s a Christmas Market (and it can’t be any colder than york was this week!)
Loving all the ideas, especially the places that are a bit different to the usual suggestions

nancy75 Sat 17-Feb-18 11:54:26

One place I have wondered about is Jersey ( I know we can’t get the train there grin) flights are pretty cheap & it’s only an hour - has anyone been and is there much there?

GemmaB78 Sat 17-Feb-18 11:57:02

Canterbury is an hour from London and similar to York in many respects (I grew up very nearby and now live in York!). Lincoln is lovely and again easily accessible from London.

nancy75 Sat 17-Feb-18 11:59:48

We have been to Canterbury a couple of times, we live in South London so have done lots of Kent/East Sussex days out smile

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