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10 day trip to England

Postby sloopjohnc » 03 Aug 2017, 23:55

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.
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Re: 10 day trip to England

Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 04 Aug 2017, 07:19

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.
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Re: 10 day trip to England

Postby Toby » 04 Aug 2017, 07:46

Hop on a plane and go to France instead.

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Re: 10 day trip to England

Postby Goat Boy » 04 Aug 2017, 09:41

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.
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Re: 10 day trip to England

Postby Goat Boy » 04 Aug 2017, 09:45

Are you driving?
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Re: 10 day trip to England

Postby Toby » 04 Aug 2017, 10:55

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.

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Re: 10 day trip to England

Postby Jumper K » 04 Aug 2017, 14:00

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

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Re: 10 day trip to England

Postby The Modernist » 05 Aug 2017, 00:36

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.

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Re: 10 day trip to England

Postby PENK » 05 Aug 2017, 12:45

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.
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Re: 10 day trip to England

Postby oliltownofkathlehem » 05 Aug 2017, 13:49

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.

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Re: 10 day trip to England

Postby clive gash » 05 Aug 2017, 14:26

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.
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Re: 10 day trip to England

Postby clive gash » 10 Aug 2017, 13:58

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.
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Re: 10 day trip to England

Postby sloopjohnc » 15 Aug 2017, 19:19

Goat Boy wrote:Are you driving?


No. I'm going to avoid driving.
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Re: 10 day trip to England

Postby sloopjohnc » 15 Aug 2017, 19:20

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.
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Re: 10 day trip to England

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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.

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Re: 10 day trip to England

Postby sloopjohnc » 15 Aug 2017, 21:07

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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.
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Re: 10 day trip to England

Postby sloopjohnc » 16 Aug 2017, 16:40

By the way, I'm thinking early Summer or fall of 2018 for this.
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Re: 10 day trip to England

Postby Butch Manly » 18 Feb 2018, 17:00

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.
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Re: 10 day trip to England

Postby Polishgirl » 21 Feb 2018, 00:34

The counties on the Welsh/ English border - Inc Shropshire and Herefordshire - are lovely, and not touristy. More castles than you can shake a cudgel at, lush countryside, and numerous characterful towns / villages. Ludlow is a stand-out. Several ' black and white ' villages in Herefordshire, crammed with ancient buildings, and authentic pubs.
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