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Areas/Regions in England by xine on 27 August 2005 2:39pm
where are the interesting or scenic spots in England? or the interesting holiday destinations in England?
I would appreciate any input. :)
Re: Areas/Regions in England by Raven on 27 August 2005 4:39pm
Cumbria is a very beautiful area of England. (I live there). You have the coast, the mountains of the lake district, the beautiful Eden valley & the sweeping open skys of the area around Hadrian's wall. We also have castles, a cathedral in Carlisle which has the most beautiful ceiling you will ever see,ruined abbeys & stately homes.
Re: Areas/Regions in England by perfectbitch on 27 August 2005 5:31pm
The Wye Valley is beautiful and historically interesting. Symonds Yat is where Watkins had his vision of ley lines, Hay on Wye has a literary festival every year which is very entertaining and the Forest of Dean has it's own weird charm. Dennis Potter grew up there.
Re: Areas/Regions in England by simon1287 on 27 August 2005 10:02pm
I agree with both of the above comments.
From the gentle rolling hills of the Oxfordshire countryside, the wild and beautiful North York Moors and Lake District National Parks right through to the rural Tranquillity of a peaceful Cornish village, if it's natural and non-urban scenery you are after, England has it.
Re: Areas/Regions in England by tucsonmike on 28 August 2005 4:38am
I enjoyed Colchester and East Anglia as well as York, but need to explore much more. I am enjoying reading about different regions.
Re: Areas/Regions in England by iandixson on 30 August 2005 8:17pm
Just got back from a house swap in Portsmouth and was very impressed with what the city had on offer - the Historic Dockyard (the Victory, interactive displays, harbour tours), D Day museum (and we got to chat to some veterans), loads to do along the sea front (Aquarium, Kite Festival, Field Gun running and strongman competition) and near some very pleasant beaches. Not the sort of place most people in England would think of as a major tourist destination....and Premiership football! We had a week there and could easily have occupied ourselves for a fortnight.
Re: Areas/Regions in England by suzulu on 31 August 2005 12:18pm
There are so many beautiful places in England, too numerous to name all. The Lake District is beautiful, so is Devon, especially Dartmoor.
Re: Areas/Regions in England by xine on 3 September 2005 2:54pm
Thank-you everyone for their input. December is the time when I can go away for a holiday and it just seems a waste of leave days if I do not fly to somewhere. I'm still reading up on places I can visit. Visited England and Wales in 1995 and was planning to go there for my honeymoon in 2001 during June but that year in April foot mouth disease struck. and we went to Hawaii. then other places came up and we went there. thought maybe it's time to fulfil the promise to return to England.
am reading up on England but thought I would ask the people living in England themselves and the Palinites are definitely worthy consultants!
Re: Areas/Regions in England by Scarlet on 5 September 2005 7:50pm
I would recommend Oakham in Rutland and the surrounding area including Rutland Water. Fantastic scenery. SCARLET
Re: Areas/Regions in England by loulabelle on 28 September 2005 1:36pm
You HAVE to go to Cornwall! I live in England and it's my favourite place in the country. The sea is a different colour there to the rest of England, it is turquoise, and the tiny hidden coves with their caves, rock pools and sandy beaches are beautiful. There are some great surfing beaches, and if you like myths and legends, Cornwall is full of them. You can explore ancient stone circles and burial mounds on the moors, visit ruined castles, and stay in small whitewashed fishermen's cottages in the harbour villages like St Ives and Polperro. Smugglers used to haunt the coastline around Cornwall, and some old cottages reputedly have secret passages leading directly to the beaches...
December is quite cold in England, but you can have the beach to yourself for a brisk winter walk, finished off by a hot Cornish pasty, a clotted cream tea, or a pint of Cornish ale in a local pub!
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