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My wife and I are taking a trip to London in early March and I figured that since much of the LO community is from the UK that I might be able to scrounge up some helpful advice. We are looking at day trips aside from the usual Windsor Castle, Bath, and Stonehenge. My wife really wants to get out into the countryside and get away from the touristy stuff for a day or two, any ideas?
Also, any suggestions or advice concerning London itself would be much appreciated. We have about a half dozen travel books covering the city, but I know nothing beats the word of a local.
Thanks in advance,
In London if you don't go to the natural history museum and British museum you'll regret it, they are the best of their kind- both will easily fill a day. Warrick castle is quite possibly the best castle around, Derbyshire [pronounced Darby] has some good countryside (and a rubbish city) and Nottingham is the place where it all began of course. A word to the wise; we curse over here a lot more than you yanks may be used to.
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Depends what you want to experience really. You say you want to get away from the touristy stuff. Hmm, well, if you are visiting Bath anyway, then the market town of Marlborough is only a few miles away to the east - its picturesque, not too difficult to park, and has a wide range of shops. It's not too touristy. Market day is Wednesday, when the long market square is filled with stalls of various wares, food and stuff that might make interesting souvenirs.
Heres a linky to a local website - yes its a bit amatuerish but that also indicates its not too slick and commercial!
Silbury Hill is just a few miles away too - the largest man-made prehistoric structure in Europe, and an interesting counterpart to Stonehenge, which you won't be able to get physically close to anyway. Avebury, a massive stone circle ring is also close at hand.
If you want a hands on prehistoric experience, go to Uffington and climb the Hill of the White Horse, linky here About half a mile away down the Ridgeway (Europes oldest road, 5000 years old) is Wayland's Smithy - the remains of a neolithic long barrow, which you can investigate. Uffington itself, the village, is quaint to drive around but you will struggle to find any tea-shops or other tourist features. Woolstone is closer to the hill and has a pleasant pub though.
I hope this helps for now, do feel free to mention what else you might be interested in.
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Thank you both for the tips. We are unsure about renting a car and have been looking at opportunities to travel by train or with guided tours, but we may have to bite the bullet and rent one after all. Warwick Castle and the Uffington sites both look very tempting. Driving on the left certainly does seem scary though.
The other landmark that has peaked my interest is the Eden Project in Cornwall. Though it is considerably far away, my understanding is that there is a high speed train that would make the trip bearable. Any thoughts on this? I'm very interested in hearing from someone who has been there.