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Inspired by the 'Travel to the UK' thread by iPwned I thought i'd ask our British members to each recommend some highlights of their local areas, both for members from abroad who may be coming here on holiday at some point, or for other UK based members who are visiting other areas of the country.
Personally I live near to the city of Chester, but actually in NE Wales, anyway here are my gems of this area:
Chester- 'Historic Walled City', Chester was built as a Legionary fortress in circa 70AD to house the XXth Legion and a city grew up around it. Until only a few hundred years ago (when the river silted up) Chester was the most important city in the area and this legacy is reflected in its fine black and white half timbered medieval buildings and historic street pattern. Chester has the unique 'Chester Rows' which is a medieval two tiered gallery of shops, and this regularly places it in the top 10 for shopping destinations outside of London in the UK for boutique shopping. The city is still completely surrounded by its walls, originally Roman but rebuilt over the centuries, not least due to the city being besieged during the Civil war. There is the UKs finest example of a roman amphitheatre, a castle (now the base for the Cheshire regt) and a large racecourse. A brilliant city for a short break. Bars of note are: The City Bar, Telfords Warehouse, Alexanders Jazz Cafe, Old Harkers Arms, Cruse, The Watergate Bar, The Fat Cat.
Llandudno- Home of Lewis Carroll and situated at the mouth of the River Dee and the Irish Sea. has a fine Victorian sea front. The Great Orme- a large cliff that rises above the town, has a tram you can take to the top.
Llangollen- Home to the International Eistedfodd where folk and classical acts from around the world come to perform and compete each year- for example Pavarotti appeared a few times prior to his death, as well as a food festival and other cultural highlights. The International arena often hosts concerts of all types, from Rock to classical.
Conwy- A medieval walled town and one of the finest castles in North Wales (as well as Beumaris in Anglesey, Harlech, Caernarvon, Flint, Rhuddlan, Criccieth) Good fish and chips to be had here too.
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Ive lived in two places in my life, and travelled practically everywhere in the uk; thease are my highlights ^^
London: picadilly circus, tate modern, london eye, mini china town, natural history museum & british museum, camden market
Bristol:my home town, i love and miss it dearly, its a wonderfully mixed and creative place and home to Bansky the graffiti artist
Lincoln: the most random place in england i assure you, not many people even know its here
the cotswolds and cirencester
the oceana in leeds, europes biggest nightclub
oh, and if your looking for a little picturesque(sp?) english village, go to a place called wotton under edge.
I may not be a resident of the UK, but this seems fairly obvious.
Nottingham - Warhammer World.
Yeah. Because I can.
Well Im not British, Im a Greek girl from a puny city but I would never forget my summer in Bournemouth. This coastal town is sweet during summer (the activity is thrilling) but so "pale" and painted with grey colors during off season time. Still it oozes with a feeling of relax thats hard to find. A shield from reality.
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I'm not British either, I'm Danish but I'll never forget my backpacking thought England. I started out in London and finished in Glasgow (it is spelled wrong I know) underway I came though Lincolnshire which I found really beautiful and relaxing. And I learned that making a jukebox play Fatboy Slim 10 times in a rough in a pub in a boring fishingtown isn't a good idea - me and mu friend was asked to leave rigth now or they would make us
I was born in a town called mansfield in lincolnshire I'm heading down there to visit the folks first weekend in April. It is a great little place, I havent lived there for twenty years, and I only visit once every couple of years, and it always seems like nothings changed, it's quite comforting.
I live in Durham now in the North East of England, I suppose the main highlight here is Durham Cathedral, which is a beautiful building and over 900 years old. But at the minute its most well known just because its used for certain parts of hogwarts school in the Harry Potter movies *sigh*, but never mind.
Oh also in Durham on a personal note the first place I ever worked is worth a visit, Klute nightclub, officially the worst nightclub in Europe. Well worth a visit, just don't apply for a job there, it does tend to take over your life.
Here in Aberdeem we have an assorted array of 16 year old drop outs in various brand name tracksuits for your amusement.
And as an added bonus, Glasgow is only a train journey away!
I've always lived in the Bedfordshire area and there isn't anything spectacular round here.
I think Edinburgh and Snowdonia are awesome parts of the UK. Whitby is an awesome costal town and I've been there plenty of times, also Yorkshire in general is quite nice, I just wish the buildings weren't so damn grey though.
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I'm from Burnley, but I've lived most of my life on the little Island of Guernsey.
In terms of views in Burnley, it's a fairly short drive up to the Lake district which has some incredible views and sights. Driving north out of Burnley there are some lovely rural places to be found, and it's a great place to take a camera.
As for Guernsey, it speaks for itself really. The views are incredible, and it's a lovely place to live in the summer, with amazing beaches, and one of the most amazing sunsets ever! If you like a quiet holiday, I couldn't recommend Guernsey any more!