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MUST SEE PLACES IN THE UK

 
 
Misti26
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jan, 2003 07:38 pm
Now who brought up Fish 'N Chips? Did yah have to? Now my tongue is really hanging out! Do they still wrap them in newspaper? That enhanced the flavor!

What I wouldn't give for an order of F 'N C ........ anybody making a run tonight?
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jan, 2003 07:46 pm
its all in the newspaper with the grease running down your arm, underwise its just another meal at Cap't D's
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jan, 2003 07:50 pm
Here's a picture of the Cardiff Castle grounds.

http://pic3.picturetrail.com/VOL11/869904/inbox/t-71732.jpg

The castle curator, Paul, was our guide when we visited. It's really a beautiful castle, and there are interesting things to see inside the walls.

c.i.
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Mapleleaf
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jan, 2003 08:01 pm
Don't mind me...I'm sitting in the corner with a big grin on my face.
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Garath
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jan, 2003 08:05 pm
Cardiff castle is renouned for its preservation, ive got really fond meomories of that castle. Thats a really nice picture, i might try and upload some pictures if i can find any... my mum tends to throw things away as soon as theyre a few years old :-?
Misti, i dont think they do it anymore, it was a very sad day for british culture when they announced the newspaper that wrapped the chips was a cause of thousands of food poisonings a year Sad Sad Sad Sad
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Thinkzinc
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jan, 2003 08:39 am
I would like to recommend that visitors to the UK take a tour of Scotland Smile
Fly to Edinburgh in August when the International Festival is on and the streets are full of performers, and there are shows to see in every possible venue, for a 'party-on ' experience!
But to be able to appreciate the beauty of Edinburgh, visit at Easter when you can wander up The Royal Mile, exploring the closes and admiring the architecture without hundreds of other tourists tripping you up and spoiling your photos(!) Smile Princes Street Gardens will be full of daffodils, and the Castle won't be too crowded for a visit. Make sure you climb Arthur's Seat, the extinct volcano in the middle of Edinburgh!
Next, drive through to Stirling to visit the Castle and the Wallace Monument. From there, head to Oban, a picturesque coastal port town, and head by ferry into the Western Isles. I have not visited them all myself, but can heartily recommend Mull, which has beautiful beaches. From Mull, take the five minute ferry to Iona, a beautiful peaceful island. You cannot take your car across unless you live there, and it's all the better for you as it needs to be wandered around.
Harris boasts beautiful white sands, and is where I would love to visit next.
Back to mainland, the Highlands of Scotland are spectacular, and a drive through Glen Coe is well worth it.
Glasgow is a wonderful historic city, and the shopping capital of Scotland, definitely worth a visit, it is one of the friendliest cities I have been to. I also love Fife. Small coastal villages and harbours, it is very pretty. Of course, golfers will have to visit St Andrews. I'm not a golf fan, but it is one of my favourite towns in all of Scotland. It is such a pretty town, and looks much the same as it has done for hundreds of years. The castle, with it's underground dungeon is a great visit, and who knows, maybe you will bump into Prince William!

Elsewhere in the UK, Belfast is one of the most beautiful cities, with it's sea loch. Just up the coast, you must visit the Giant's Causeway, spectacular! If you holiday in N. Ireland, make sure you visit CarrickFergus and have a Maud's Ice Cream!

I agree with others that Cornwall is fantastic. Sitting watching the surf hit the shore at Newquay is fantastic. You must hire a body board and wet suit! But only go in when coastguards are on duty, every year surfers are killed Sad

If you can only go to one place in the UK, London is the must see. Seeing all those famous places is fantastic, and transport around the city is great! I especially loved Trafalgar Square and London Bridge. I'd love to visit Kew Gardens.
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jespah
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jan, 2003 10:09 am
Moving this to Europe. Thanks.
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jan, 2003 10:45 am
Stockport. So good they named it once.
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oldandknew
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jan, 2003 11:10 am
Jespah you can't move the UK into Europe. Our Mighty Leader, Tony Blair promised us Brits a referendum about joining Europe and we haven't had a referendum yet. I protest.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jan, 2003 11:11 am
Thinkzinc, You need to add that golf lovers should visit St Andrews in Scotland, the home of golf. Wink c.i.
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oldandknew
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jan, 2003 11:13 am
Mysti, Dys. === I'm afraid that State Nanny has banned the use of newspapers as the outer wrapping for fish 'n chips. Something to do with the bubonic plague I believe
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jan, 2003 11:40 am
the UK in Europe?
uh oh
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oldandknew
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jan, 2003 12:02 pm
My dear old granny used to say --- A place for everything and everything in it's place.
The ideal place for the UK is exactly where it is. We are perfectly capable of making our own cock ups without those beaurocrats in Europe making them for us. Sheep and cattle live in fields, fields live in the countryside. The Uk is quite happy living twixt the Atlantic and the North Sea thankyou very much.
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jespah
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jan, 2003 01:01 pm
Just moving the thread, oak. I have no control over how the UK thinks of itself. :-D
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oldandknew
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jan, 2003 01:13 pm
Jespah, be gentle and please don't drop any stiches when you move the thread. It's taken ages to get the pattern right
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margo
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jan, 2003 01:27 pm
Surely the best thing to see in UK must be the OAK-man himself! And Gautam! and Steve, and, and and.... Razz

and then Oxford! Laughing
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oldandknew
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jan, 2003 01:45 pm
Margo === THE 3 WISE MEN. You've got a good eye. There's an Aussie pub in Shepards Bush, you do get NZers and SA'cans in there as well, so it's kinda internatonal. You might find an North American if the snow ever melts.
Oxford, if you don't mind the traffic and can cope with the ring-road is good, history, pubs, colleges, pubs, students, pubs, bycycles, pubs, cars and other things I can't think of.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jan, 2003 01:56 pm
Gee oak, I think you missed bars. Wink c.i.
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margo
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jan, 2003 01:58 pm
John
Just loved Oxford! I went to Cambridge last trip, but it just didn't have the feel. We don't have places like that in Oz!

Dorset looks good - only saw it briefly!
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jan, 2003 02:09 pm
margo, Did you see the "camera?" Wink c.i.
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