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10 day trip to England

Posted: 03 Aug 2017, 23:55
by sloopjohnc
My son and I (maybe daughter too) are thinking about taking 10 day or so trip to England. Fly into Manchester and visit friend in Chester. Then on to Liverpool and visit some friends there. So that's two or three days. I was thinking heading to Wales from Chester and then maybe flying back to California out of Gatwick/Heathrow.

Any ideas for seven days?

Not interested in London and surrounding environs for more than maybe half a day, most. If any.

Remember, I have a 15 year-old boy with me, and maybe a 22 year-old young woman.

Re: 10 day trip to England

Posted: 04 Aug 2017, 07:19
by SUMPTUOUS SI
The Lake District isn't far and is worth a couple of days for sure.

York?

Not interested in Scotland? You're only talking about a three-hour train ride out of Manchester.

Re: 10 day trip to England

Posted: 04 Aug 2017, 07:46
by Toby
Hop on a plane and go to France instead.

Re: 10 day trip to England

Posted: 04 Aug 2017, 09:41
by Goat Boy
The Lake District is very nice.

Like Coan said, Glasgow and Edinburgh are only a few short hours away. You could even push further up and visit places like Glencoe.

Re: 10 day trip to England

Posted: 04 Aug 2017, 09:45
by Goat Boy
Are you driving?

Re: 10 day trip to England

Posted: 04 Aug 2017, 10:55
by Toby
If you are driving, a meander down from Wales to the Cotswolds, Wiltshire, Somerset and Devon and back along the Dorset Coast to Heathrow is very possible. Lots of stuff to see, some beautiful countryside to boot too.

Re: 10 day trip to England

Posted: 04 Aug 2017, 14:00
by Jumper K
sloopjohnc wrote:My son and I (maybe daughter too) are thinking about taking 10 day or so trip to England. Fly into Manchester and visit friend in Chester. Then on to Liverpool and visit some friends there. So that's two or three days. I was thinking heading to Wales from Chester and then maybe flying back to California out of Gatwick/Heathrow.

Any ideas for seven days?

Not interested in London and surrounding environs for more than maybe half a day, most. If any.

Remember, I have a 15 year-old boy with me, and maybe a 22 year-old young woman.

When is this. I'm planning a Bay Area trip. Could be the ideal time

Re: 10 day trip to England

Posted: 05 Aug 2017, 00:36
by The Modernist
I'm not sure why people are saying you should go to Scotland when you're in Chester and on the doorstep of Wales.
You'll find absolutely stunning scenery in North Wales, you could drive through the Berwyn Mountains on to Snowdonia.

Re: 10 day trip to England

Posted: 05 Aug 2017, 12:45
by PENK
Take a roadtrip southeast which will take you through some of Europe's most classically beautiful and culturally exciting cities: Stoke, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Nuneaton, Milton Keynes and Luton.

Re: 10 day trip to England

Posted: 05 Aug 2017, 13:47
by Pansy Puff
If you do spend any time in Manchester, give me a shout. You can look at the bald head that Gash likes to joke about.

Re: 10 day trip to England

Posted: 05 Aug 2017, 13:49
by kath
The Modernist wrote:I'm not sure why people are saying you should go to Scotland when you're in Chester and on the doorstep of Wales.
You'll find absolutely stunning scenery in North Wales, you could drive through the Berwyn Mountains on to Snowdonia.


i loved north wales.

Re: 10 day trip to England

Posted: 05 Aug 2017, 14:26
by wannabee enfant terrible
K wrote:If you do spend any time in Manchester, give me a shout. You can look at the bald head that Gash likes to joke about.


This sounds amazing.

Re: 10 day trip to England

Posted: 05 Aug 2017, 19:15
by SUMPTUOUS SI
Don't forget your bike and your prefect badge!

Re: 10 day trip to England

Posted: 10 Aug 2017, 13:58
by wannabee enfant terrible
K wrote:If you do spend any time in Manchester, give me a shout. You can look at the bald head that Gash likes to joke about.


If the friend he's meeting up with in Chester is who I think it is then sloop's already got that covered.

Re: 10 day trip to England

Posted: 15 Aug 2017, 19:19
by sloopjohnc
Goat Boy wrote:Are you driving?


No. I'm going to avoid driving.

Re: 10 day trip to England

Posted: 15 Aug 2017, 19:20
by sloopjohnc
The Modernist wrote:I'm not sure why people are saying you should go to Scotland when you're in Chester and on the doorstep of Wales.
You'll find absolutely stunning scenery in North Wales, you could drive through the Berwyn Mountains on to Snowdonia.


That's what I was thinking.

Re: 10 day trip to England

Posted: 15 Aug 2017, 20:03
by The Modernist
sloopjohnc wrote:
The Modernist wrote:I'm not sure why people are saying you should go to Scotland when you're in Chester and on the doorstep of Wales.
You'll find absolutely stunning scenery in North Wales, you could drive through the Berwyn Mountains on to Snowdonia.


That's what I was thinking.


I assume they don't know it very well.

Re: 10 day trip to England

Posted: 15 Aug 2017, 21:07
by sloopjohnc
neville harp wrote:
K wrote:If you do spend any time in Manchester, give me a shout. You can look at the bald head that Gash likes to joke about.


If the friend he's meeting up with in Chester is who I think it is then sloop's already got that covered.


No one else will be his friend and he's got my email. And I'm too lazy to change it.

Re: 10 day trip to England

Posted: 16 Aug 2017, 16:40
by sloopjohnc
By the way, I'm thinking early Summer or fall of 2018 for this.

Re: 10 day trip to England

Posted: 18 Feb 2018, 17:00
by Butch Manly
I know you said you wanted to avoid London but you'd get a warm welcome. I'd be delighted to buy you a drink.