UK cities

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Manchester
20
11%
Glasgow
30
17%
Bristol
18
10%
Sheffield
8
4%
Edinburgh
39
22%
Liverpool
27
15%
Birmingham
6
3%
Leeds
12
7%
Newcastle
18
10%
 
Total votes: 178

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Re: UK cities

Postby jim courier » 03 Jan 2013, 21:13

Not a City but anyone ever been to Skipton in Yorkshire? Really nice town.

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Re: UK cities

Postby brotherlouie » 04 Jan 2013, 01:22

Bleep in Heavenly Peace wrote:I think Liverpool's a better city to visit as an outsider than Manchester. The history of the city is more appealing, especially with the Beatles.

That's not to denigrate Manchester, which I think is a great place, but I think from a tourism perspective - attractions and possibly the geography with the Mersey, Birkenhead, Anglican cathedral - it is the more likeable.


No Arndale Centre in Liverpool, though.

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Re: UK cities

Postby Beebsy » 06 Jan 2013, 21:56

I haven't read this thread but I got to the poll and see you have no Northern Ireland cities.

Now some of us may not want to be in the UK but the fact is we are. Why are Belfast and Derry not on the list?

Grrrr....
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Re: UK cities

Postby dang65 » 07 Jan 2013, 16:09

Beebsy wrote:I haven't read this thread but I got to the poll and see you have no Northern Ireland cities.

There's nowhere out of Wales either. I wouldn't want to speculate on the reasons for that.

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Re: UK cities

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 07 Jan 2013, 20:51

I agree Belfast should have been there but I don't think many of us have been there. Have we?

Wales - yeah, if the poll had been extended to 20 cities. You have to draw the line somewhere. :P

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Re: UK cities

Postby Six String » 07 Jan 2013, 21:49

This has been an interesting thread to read and might end up being helpful planning my trip.

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Re: UK cities

Postby Beebsy » 08 Jan 2013, 22:28

the bloke from Go West wrote:I agree Belfast should have been there but I don't think many of us have been there. Have we?


Well we won't know now, since it's not on the bloody list.
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Re: UK cities

Postby Dr Markus » 09 Jan 2013, 08:56

Beebsy wrote:I haven't read this thread but I got to the poll and see you have no Northern Ireland cities.

Now some of us may not want to be in the UK but the fact is we are. Why are Belfast and Derry not on the list?

Grrrr....



That's LondonDerry or DublinDerry beebs, depends what side of the border you're on.




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Re: UK cities

Postby Rosewomack » 20 Feb 2013, 08:52

Nottingham was amazing - I visited during a two day conference and came back in 6 months again. It has a statue of Robin Hood, and the oldest pub in England! The Uni is beautiful, as is the old town, seriously!

Here are some pictures I've taken over my last trip a few years ago!

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Re: UK cities

Postby LeBaron » 22 Feb 2013, 03:51

jim courier wrote:Not a City but anyone ever been to Skipton in Yorkshire? Really nice town.


Well I like it.
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Re: UK cities

Postby Owen » 16 Mar 2013, 14:53

Rosewomack wrote:
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I love Nottingham, it's one of those places most people have never visited and assume will be crap but there's a nice creative atmosphere to a lot of the centre, the uni area is great and great shopping.

I quite like the pub in the photo as well, although my main memory of it is not being able to go in one night because of overzealous bouncers asking Al for ID when she was 23.

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Re: UK cities

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 20 Apr 2013, 22:12

Nick wrote:
TopCat G wrote:
Sir John Coan wrote:Maybe I'll do a tour one of these days. Take a little camera, go from town to town, pub to pub, interviewing people. That would be great, actually. Get funding from Channel 4 in advance, put together a docu - England's Dreamers.

G, you in?



:lol: Absolutely!


I would love to see that show. I'm imagining a cross between Vic & Bob and The Odd Couple :lol:


Let's do it this summer.

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Re: UK cities

Postby Patty O'Furniture » 22 Apr 2013, 20:14

I haven't been everywhere on the list (so it's a bit of a fool's errand voting, really), but my votes are for Edinburgh, Liverpool and Glasgow (in that order)

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Re: UK cities

Postby Betty Denim » 22 Apr 2013, 22:45

I went for Edinburgh, Leeds and Glasgow.

I think of Edinburgh as home. I'm a Yorkshire girl but my heart is there. I'm seriously considering moving back up there. I spent 11 years there and I feel more myself there than anywhere else.

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Re: UK cities

Postby Quaco » 20 Mar 2014, 17:41

Sir John Coan wrote:Maybe I'll do a tour one of these days. Take a little camera, go from town to town, pub to pub, interviewing people. That would be great, actually. Get funding from Channel 4 in advance, put together a docu - England's Dreamers. G, you in?

TopCat G wrote: :lol: Absolutely!

Nick wrote:I would love to see that show. I'm imagining a cross between Vic & Bob and The Odd Couple :lol:

Princeton Wobblesack-Trance IV wrote:Let's do it this summer.

How about in summer 2014!
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Re: UK cities

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 20 Mar 2014, 22:50

I'd do it in a shot. People won't commit, of course - that's the problem.

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Re: UK cities

Postby Quaco » 20 Mar 2014, 23:39

Committing is hard, true, but I'm seriously considering coming out this year.
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Re: UK cities

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 21 Mar 2014, 00:37

Quaco wrote:Committing is hard, true, but I'm seriously considering coming out this year.


Crikey! What prompted this, Fred Phelps dying?
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Re: UK cities

Postby The Prof » 21 Mar 2014, 11:42

Princeton Wobblesack-Trance IV wrote:I'd do it in a shot. People won't commit, of course - that's the problem.


There's only you and G.

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Re: UK cities

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 21 Mar 2014, 12:50

Aye, now...!


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