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Brett-Butler
post Jun 20 2017, 06:33 PM
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I'm thinking of myself away for a few days to England, and I've decided I want to do something a little bit different. I've always loved the look of those quaint, little English villages, and thought that it would be nice to visit a few of them. My provisional plan is to fly into London Gatwick (yay for Ryanair), and finish up a week later in Liverpool & get the ferry home from there, and in between take the train to visit a few picturesque towns & villages along the way (although not just ones that are on the London-Liverpool route - I'd happily take a detour off-piste a little if something tickled my fancy).

As a lot of BJ are England-based, I'd love to get your advice on which little villages/towns dotted around England that would be nice to stop through for a day? What's so great about them, and is there anything in particular in each of them that makes them such a treat to spend some time in?
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post Jun 20 2017, 06:44 PM
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Chester may technically be a city but it's a small one and there's a few amount of roman things there and the shopping district is actually gorgeous. If you're finishing in Liverpool it's worth a visit for a coupe of hours before you hop on the Merseyrail (v cheap) across to LPool
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post Jun 20 2017, 07:17 PM
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If you want quintessential English then the Cotswolds is a good place to start. I haven't been in years but it's gorgeous. Somewhere like Stow on the Wold or Upper/Lower Slaughter just for the sheer prettiness.
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post Jun 20 2017, 07:30 PM
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Oxford, there's one in Berskhire called Hartford or something? Tiiny and with thatch roofs. Full of poshies.
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post Jun 20 2017, 07:33 PM
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The Cotswolds is a great shout! If you're around that area I'd pay a visit to Malvern (and go for a nice walk up the hills while you're at it, lovely views on a clear day), Bourton-on-the-Water (lots to do there), Hay-on-Wye (great if you like books), Clun & Church Stretton (those two have great hill walks).
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post Jun 20 2017, 07:48 PM
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Chester is a city as previously mentioned, but a good shout. Shrewsbury is a pretty little place and I've heard very good things about Stratford-Upon-Avon.
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post Jun 20 2017, 07:53 PM
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QUOTE(mdh @ Jun 20 2017, 08:33 PM) *
The Cotswolds is a great shout! If you're around that area I'd pay a visit to Malvern (and go for a nice walk up the hills while you're at it, lovely views on a clear day), Bourton-on-the-Water (lots to do there), Hay-on-Wye (great if you like books), Clun & Church Stretton (those two have great hill walks).

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Hay-on-Wye is good too.

Ludlow is quite quaint too.

Stratford is lush! Lots to do there.
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post Jun 20 2017, 07:57 PM
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Ahh I love Stratford. I'm a bus ride away so it's lovely having a visit. Well worth watching a show at the RSC too.
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post Jun 20 2017, 07:59 PM
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Ia Stratford next to reading?
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post Jun 20 2017, 10:07 PM
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Camden, Wallingford, Salisbury, that site with Stonehenge in it, Brecon Beacons, Bicester
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post Jun 21 2017, 12:29 AM
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The Peak District is along the London-Liverpool route and I can't recommend it enough.
I recommend touring up the Derwent Valley through towns and large villages like Bakewell, Wirksworth, Cromford, Eyam and Castleton with culinary + industrial + geological heritage and then head somewhere a little more out of the way like Flash (highest village in the UK) or Kinder Scout (a large expanse of moorland, beautiful and bleak at the same time). In between these there are well kept villages of limestone that snake their way up steep dales where every building is from the 19th century or earlier.


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post Jun 21 2017, 12:31 AM
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post Jun 21 2017, 12:33 AM
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LMAOOO how did I know seeing you post here it would be Yeovil *.*
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post Jun 21 2017, 12:35 AM
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post Jun 21 2017, 03:52 AM
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QUOTE(Harve @ Jun 21 2017, 01:29 AM) *
The Peak District is along the London-Liverpool route and I can't recommend it enough.
I recommend touring up the Derwent Valley through towns and large villages like Bakewell, Wirksworth, Cromford, Eyam and Castleton with culinary + industrial + geological heritage and then head somewhere a little more out of the way like Flash (highest village in the UK) or Kinder Scout (a large expanse of moorland, beautiful and bleak at the same time). In between these there are well kept villages of limestone that snake their way up steep dales where every building is from the 19th century or earlier.


Edale is picturesque (near to Kinder Scout) and it's on a railway line - yes the high speed link between Sheffield and Manchester....!


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post Jun 21 2017, 07:40 AM
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QUOTE(Slick @ Jun 20 2017, 08:48 PM) *
Chester is a city as previously mentioned, but a good shout. Shrewsbury is a pretty little place and I've heard very good things about Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Yes, Shrewsbury is a nice town to visit.
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post Jun 21 2017, 07:46 AM
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Mansfield if you like railway viaducts. Anywhere else if you don't.....oops! tongue.gif

There are some nice villages in Dorset - ask Billy Bragg, he'll prob pop down the road to Tolpuddle any day now biggrin.gif
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post Jun 21 2017, 07:47 AM
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QUOTE(Doctor Blind @ Jun 21 2017, 03:52 AM) *
Edale is picturesque (near to Kinder Scout) and it's on a railway line - yes the high speed link between Sheffield and Manchester....!

Nearby Winnat's Pass is actually the quickest and most direct way to get from Stockport and the southside of Manchester to Sheffield but we should keep that on the DL.
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post Jun 21 2017, 12:56 PM
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if good views/walks are ur thing too i suggest heading towards lulworth and ending up at durdledoor (my favourite place in dorset)!! i'm probably the wrong person to ask bc i pretty much live in the midst of what people call quaint villages so i usually just try to escape them and go to the woods/beach

also as always i have to suggest visiting stourhead (and go to my grandparents art gallery there!)
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post Jun 21 2017, 01:36 PM
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QUOTE(Harve @ Jun 21 2017, 08:47 AM) *
Nearby Winnat's Pass is actually the quickest and most direct way to get from Stockport and the southside of Manchester to Sheffield but we should keep that on the DL.

You can't beat a sunny drive over Snake Pass when there's not much traffic, though.

If you're in the Peaks, Castleton is lovely. Buxton is also rather nice if you want to go to somewhere a little larger.
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