Winter Trip to UK!
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Nov 9, 2012 10:09 PM Last Post By: Nice_But__
Nov 3, 2012 10:04 AM
Winter Trip to UK!I have a Study Abroad program that is in London from Dec26 2012 -Jan 8 2013 and some friends and I are planning on going over Dec 15 and traveling for a about 11 days before we have to be in London. What would be some great places to see before? and also a great place to be for Christmas? We love outdoor activities,I would like to see some Castles and enjoy small cities also not just the big ones. And very ok with winter/snow we are American and from the Midwest!
We are going to see London and the surrounding area when we are there for the two weeks taking our classes.
Nov 3, 2012 1:17 PM
2... I would book transport sooner rather than later to ensure you get a seat. Intercity trains get very crowded during the xmas/ny season and prices will rise rapidly (the cheapest tickets will have been sold out weeks ago). You could always take the bus - see national express or megabus, but they're a helluva lot slower.
Nov 3, 2012 1:40 PM
Nov 4, 2012 5:33 AM
4looks like they need to be in London from Dec 26th.
there is NO, repeat NO public transport in the UK on Christmas Day, so will need to get to London on the 24th. Being in London on Christmas Day is not ideal for tourists with everything shut, so plan ahead for food and where to stay.
sorry guys, can't see you have any other choice about where to be in unless it is a late start on the 26th - when transport is also very limited.
Nov 4, 2012 9:09 AM
5The obvious destination is snowdonia and the castles of north wales. From there maybe chester, shrewsbury, Ludlow and Hereford.
Nov 4, 2012 10:42 AM
6I love London on Christmas day. There's no people for starters.
Nothing better than going for a massive walk, pretending you are in 28 days Later then going to the pub for a boozy lunch and more bummbling about blethering to other non xmas celebrators.
Walking and cycling on xmas days is perfect. You can book lunch still anywhere quite easily.
Nov 4, 2012 2:07 PM
Nov 8, 2012 8:38 PM
8As people have already said, Wales is fantastic for castles and outdoors-y stuff. Chester is a great city with a lot of history near the North Wales border. An old walled Roman city, with cathedral, amphitheatre, old black and white buildings. From there could check out Liverpool, Port Sunlight, some of Cheshire's beautiful countryside, perhaps over to the Yorkshire Dales ....
Nov 9, 2012 10:09 PM
9I'd get a car, go to York, then find a route to Wales and back to London for Xmas Day.
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