Any suggestions where I can go when going to the UK next year. Have always stuck to London but would love to see some of the...

...countryside. Particularly interested in going to the Cotswolds, and would welcome some suggestions re accommodation. Dont like roughing it though.


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Try Cambridge. 50 minutes by train from Kings Cross station. Very pretty old town with the river featuring prominently. Old colleges with lovely gardens to walk about in.

Try the Norfolk coast. Best if you have your own transport. Lovely old villages like Burnham Market and beautiful beaches ( 14 miles long stretch) accessed at various points eg Holkham. Country houses to visit etc.
Thanks this sounds great it is now on my 'list'
Never been to that part of the country, although heard it's well worth the visit, specially if you like trudging the country side. I've just Googled "accommodation Cotswolds" and it came up with quite a lot of pages for finding hotels and Bed and Breakfast and even booking online.
Good luck and hope you have a great time.
Thaks a lot! Will access the accommodation information you provided!
From London, get on the Wrexham & Shropshire train to Shrewsbury (very Cheap). This is our County town of Shropshire. This is one of the Largest Counties of England and one of the most Picturesque. Shrewsbury is a Old town with a castle it's on the River Severn. It has a brand new theatre loads of shops and good places to eat. Try stopping at the Prince Rupert Hotel. Shrewsbury is also near the New Town of Telford which is actually made up of several Old Towns including Ironbridge which has the Very first Ironbridge in the World. This again is on the River Severn and has loads of Restaurants, For Italian try Da Vinci's very althentic Italian Food. There is also the Victorian Village called Blists Hill Victorian Town, which lets you travel back to Victorian times with Real Shops & Pub and a Fair. You won't be dissapointed
Excellent information many thanks! This has saved us a lot of time!
no idea sorry
Thanks anyway!
Go to Belfast and Northern Ireland. For great suggestions go to
Many Thanks William,
If you dont mind hopping on a train to the Northwest of England,I am certain you can find many things that suits your taste. I can suggest going to the Lake District
The Cotswolds are beautiful with small hills and a wonderful scarp slope which overlooks the Severn Vale. It is so pretty that it is a honey pot for tourists particularly Bourton on the Water and Chipping Campden. It is also has a great deal of industrial history around Stroud.I like this area as it is a bit more 'rough and ready'. However with all things you only have to walk 10 minutes into the countryside and it is peaceful. If you are keen on walking (it is moderate walking with some short steep hillsides) then the Cotswold Way follows the edge of the Cotwolds from Chipping Campden to Bath.
You can go to Oxford on the Oxford Tube coach or X90 coach (cheaper and morefrequent than the train but a bit slower) -see Oxford and then get the Swanbrook - Oxford to Cheltenham bus which goes through Burford, which is on the edge of the Cotswolds and has a few tea rooms, ovely church and the beautiful Windrush Valley. From Cheltenham you can visit Painswick a pretty village.
Public transsport in UK is well served by this website . My wife an I are keen walkers and always use it to get around. (Sundays is not good for buses though).
Thank you so much for this, we are keen walkers and this sounds just great.
There are ssome wonderfulo places to visit in the UK.

If you are thinking about the Cotswolds a good place to use for accommodation research would be . It is a great website with loads of information on the area including accommodation.

However if you are heading that way I would certainly suggest a couple of places to visit.

Stratford-upon-avon, home of William Shakespear. Stratford is small town but is packed with some of the most beautiful Elizabethan buildings and fully of things to do. These include the Royal Shakespear Company theatres, it is always a wonderful experience to see one of the productions, followed by drinks at the Swan public house across the road, which is also usually frequented but he actors.

I would also suggest visiting the City of Bath, it features some of the finest Georgian buildings in the country, including the royal cresents favoured by the likes of Jonny Depp. It is also includes some of the finest roman sites, including the world famous Roman Baths.

Just under an hour away from Bath is Wiltshire is the village of Laycock, which has remained pretty much unchanged for the last few hundred years. Usually quite but a must for fans of the BBC's Pride and Prejudice as it was the location for Meryton Village. You can stroll around the village, visit the Fox Museum and take lunch in the public house which was used as the "Assembly Rooms".

If you want to venture further north Yorkshire offers some wonderful tourist attractions and countryside.

York offers a great deal to visitors. The Yorvic Viking Museum enables you to tour a recreation or the origional Viking Settlement, after this you can wander up "The Shambles" a narrow medieval street of shops, said to be the basis for Harry Potters Diagon Alley. York includes other attractions such as the Catherdal and some fine shopping and restuarants.

Travel an hour or so north and you come to the North Yorkshire Moors, with some breathtaking walks and the Historical Steam Railway which includes a stop at Goathland (Harry Potters Hogmeads Station).

Whitby is a short drive from the Moors and offers a wonder example of a historic fishing port. It is famous as the port that Captain Cook sailed the Endevour from and the burial place of Bram Stoker, most visitors climb the 199 steps to the Abbey to visit what is now known as Draculars grave. Whitby is well loved by tourist so can get quite busy.

I hope this information has helped, I have included some links below to help you find your accommodation. Have a wonderful trip to the UK.

Many thanks it all sounds just great, this information has made it so much easier now to plan this trip!
Try Malvern in Worcestershire, you will love it. The Malvern Hills have been described as a mountain range in miniature, the eight mile ridge containing some of the oldest rocks in Britain, their craggy outline giving the impression of uplands further west. In Malvern you will be able to find accomodation and there is a big range in price too. Have a nice time.

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