Suggestions for driving trip in UK?

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    Jun 18, 2013 3:59 PM GMT
    After a work function in Bermuda this October, we're flying into Gatwick to spend 6 nights in the UK. No desire to stay in London this time, we want to take a country driving trip. We love small towns, poking around markets, walking and light hiking, and seeing National Trust and other historic properties.

    It's been a really long time, but we've done Devon, then through Hereford and Shrewsbury to the Lake District, so we're hoping for something different. Any suggestions?
  • Laurence

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    Jun 18, 2013 4:57 PM GMT
    Here you go.

    http://www.driver-guides.org.uk/tours-south.html

    Stick down south, the weather is usually (though not always) nicer.

    Loz
  • kew1

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    Jun 18, 2013 5:07 PM GMT
    Not too far from London - Canterbury, Rye/Winchelsea, Chichester to Winchester.
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    Jun 18, 2013 6:44 PM GMT
    The Cotswolds
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    Cambridgeshire/North Essex/South Suffolk
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    Kent
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    Yorkshire
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    Jun 20, 2013 7:37 PM GMT
    Head West

    Bath
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    Bristol (Clifton) - pop in and see me
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    Bradford on Avon
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    Castle Combe
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    Wells
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    Cheddar (Gorge)
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    Glastonbury (tor)
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    Jun 20, 2013 7:53 PM GMT
    Thanks much, guys.
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    Jun 21, 2013 8:06 PM GMT
    I suggest that you go somewhere real quaint.

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    Jun 21, 2013 8:17 PM GMT
    GonzoTheGreat saidI suggest that you go somewhere real quaint.



    A magical place where everyone puts doilies on everything and no one eats anything except cream tea.icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 21, 2013 8:40 PM GMT
    This thread is starting to remind me of those 80s/90s American TV shows (Hart to Hart, Murder She Wrote et al) where they do an episode set in London. Except that 'London' is a sound studio in Burbank, with swirling fog, a copper swinging his truncheon and a police inspector with an accent more polished than Prince Charles'. Or they might do a location shoot at 'an English country house' somewhere near Hollywood, where the slightly off stonework and the intense California sunlight give the game away. Is this really how Americans see the Brits?
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    Jun 21, 2013 8:44 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidThis thread is starting to remind me of those 80s/90s American TV shows (Hart to Hart, Murder She Wrote et al) where they do an episode set in London. Except that 'London' is a sound studio in Burbank, with swirling fog, a copper swinging his truncheon and a police inspector with an accent more polished than Prince Charles'. Or they might do a location shoot at 'an English country house' somewhere near Hollywood, where the slightly off stonework and the intense California sunlight give the game away.


    OMG do NOT say you didn't LOVE Hart to Hart. I wanted to know J&J, I wanted Jonathon to fuck me wildly and constantly and then have Max make me breakfast in the guest quarters before I went out and swam and played ball with Freeway!
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    Jun 21, 2013 8:47 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidThis thread is starting to remind me of those 80s/90s American TV shows (Hart to Hart, Murder She Wrote et al) where they do an episode set in London. Except that 'London' is a sound studio in Burbank, with swirling fog, a copper swinging his truncheon and a police inspector with an accent more polished than Prince Charles'. Or they might do a location shoot at 'an English country house' somewhere near Hollywood, where the slightly off stonework and the intense California sunlight give the game away. Is this really how Americans see the Brits?


    Yes, that's obviously what we think the U.K. is all like. Except for the cities, if we watch BBC America we know the urbanites are all killing each other off in particularly brutal ways and getting the crimes solved by steely eyed policewomen with the unfathomable title of "DCI."

    I think it's veering off topic but at least it's in an amusing fashion. All I wanted was some suggested itineraries for a country driving trip.
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    Jun 21, 2013 8:53 PM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    Obviously you've never been to Ffuffing-on-Ffuffing. Your loss.


    There are some real British place names that are far more bizarre than that (perhaps showme could do them all on a driving trip):

    Titty Ho, Northamptonshire
    Back Passage, City of London
    Fine Bush Lane, West London
    Crapstone, Devon
    Sluts Hole Lane, Norfolk
    Penistone, Yorkshire
    Dick Place, Edinburgh
    Pennycomequick Hill, Plymouth
    Minge Lane, Worcestershire
    Butt Hole Road, Yorkshire
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    Jun 21, 2013 8:58 PM GMT
    That would be a great trip. icon_biggrin.gif

    One of the silliest Space: 1999 episodes was called The Rules of Luton. There were evil talking trees involved. Apparently the American producer saw the name on a sign on the M1 and thought it sounded like a dandy thing to call an alien planet.

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    Jun 21, 2013 8:58 PM GMT
    Here's my England - snapshots of my world and life.
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    Jun 21, 2013 9:00 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 said
    Aristoshark said
    Obviously you've never been to Ffuffing-on-Ffuffing. Your loss.


    There are some real British place names that are far more bizarre than that (perhaps showme could do them all on a driving trip):


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    Jun 21, 2013 9:07 PM GMT
    madsexy said

    OMG do NOT say you didn't LOVE Hart to Hart. I wanted to know J&J, I wanted Jonathon to fuck me wildly and constantly and then have Max make me breakfast in the guest quarters before I went out and swam and played ball with Freeway!


    Dangerous liaison. You'd probably 'mysteriously drown' during your post-fuck dip.
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    Jun 21, 2013 9:21 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 said
    madsexy said

    OMG do NOT say you didn't LOVE Hart to Hart. I wanted to know J&J, I wanted Jonathon to fuck me wildly and constantly and then have Max make me breakfast in the guest quarters before I went out and swam and played ball with Freeway!


    Dangerous liaison. You'd probably 'mysteriously drown' during your post-fuck dip.


    LOL you might have a point there! But what a way to go!
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    Jun 21, 2013 10:00 PM GMT
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    Jun 21, 2013 10:48 PM GMT
    ^Very clever!

    Btw, Adam Scott and TKDCadet. Separated at birth?

    http://www.realjock.com/TKDCadet
  • Lincsbear

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    Jun 22, 2013 12:24 AM GMT
    Try Lincolnshire.

    It has the virtue of relatively few tourists yet lots to see and do.
  • Timbales

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    Jun 22, 2013 12:31 AM GMT
    2nd time I was there we drove from London to Brighton, then through the New Forest to Stonehenge and back. It was great.
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    Jun 22, 2013 12:33 AM GMT
    Lincsbear saidTry Lincolnshire.

    It has the virtue of relatively few tourists yet lots to see and do.


    and few people. :-)
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    Jun 22, 2013 12:37 AM GMT
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    Lincsbear saidTry Lincolnshire.

    It has the virtue of relatively few tourists yet lots to see and do.


    and few people. :-)


    Another virtue!
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    Jun 22, 2013 12:44 AM GMT
    A few years back I visited some of Edward I's castles in Wales:


    Beaumaris

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    Caernarfon

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    Conwy

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    Rhuddlan

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    Harlech

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    Jun 22, 2013 9:10 AM GMT
    I recommend you watch this movie that just came out over here and has been very popular with a lot of great reviews, its about a couple who go on a caravan trip through England.

    You see some good sights in it that might tickle your interest. icon_lol.gif

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    I call it the "Hostel" of English tourism.