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Halkun is in Jolly 'Ol England! [UPDATE pg 4, Following Jack the Ripper.]

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    The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote:
    go to london's south end at 4 in the morning wearing very expensive clothing and ask for directions to the nearest bank

    Literally nothing untoward will happen.

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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Edinburgh certainly is beautiful.

    York's another great, small city that has a unique and interesting layout.

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    SnicketysnickSnicketysnick The Greatest Hype Man in WesterosRegistered User regular
    Janson wrote:
    Edinburgh certainly is beautiful.

    York's another great, small city that has a unique and interesting layout.

    Plus, an excellent Viking museum.

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    gazamcgazamc Registered User regular
    To be fair the UK is small enough that in 7 days if you are willing to travel you could go from London to Edinburgh stopping off at most places mentioned here comfortably.

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    EdcrabEdcrab Actually a hack Registered User regular
    Edinburgh has proved an excellent location for many, many ventures and I know American PAers have gone there in the past and been impressed. Castles and museums, great architecture, lots of stuff to see and do

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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Yes! As I recall they even try and replicate a few of the smells of the Viking period!

    Also York Minster, which is really fun to climb to the top of (as long as you're not too tall/wide, because the passage gets reaaaaaally narrow towards the top).

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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    gazamc wrote:
    To be fair the UK is small enough that in 7 days if you are willing to travel you could go from London to Edinburgh stopping off at most places mentioned here comfortably.

    Yes.
    Edcrab wrote:
    Edinburgh has proved an excellent location for many, many ventures and I know American PAers have gone there in the past and been impressed. Castles and museums, great architecture, lots of stuff to see and do

    Also yes.

    The great thing about the UK is that many of the cities are compact enough that you can very comfortably walk around them and see the majority of the sights.

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    CorporateLogoCorporateLogo The toilet knows how I feelRegistered User regular
    Go to Bovington, see the tanks in the museum

    Do not have a cow, mortal.

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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Pro-tip: Don't call it Edinburg.

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    if I ever go to europe it will only be to drink with @faq

    all you other foreigners can suck it

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    SnicketysnickSnicketysnick The Greatest Hype Man in WesterosRegistered User regular
    It's pronounced Edin-bureau-shire

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    or join in I guess

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    JoeUserJoeUser Forum Santa Registered User regular
    I hear Sheffield is the place to go

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    LiiyaLiiya Registered User regular
    I will say that York is good for a nice city with history and lots of interesting things to see, but is up north. Go to the cathedral and on the tour - its fascinating.

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    LiiyaLiiya Registered User regular
    JoeUser wrote:
    I hear Sheffield is the place to go

    It was good for the Meet-Up as it was in the middle of everyone, but other than that it is a bit thin on the ground for actual tourist stuff. Sheffield is the kind of place where you realise how great it is by living there, but not by passing by.

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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Basically @Halkun it's really what you're interested in

    I mean, for Roman or Georgian architecture you'd go to Bath, for the Vikings/Tudor periods you'd probably want York, for mediaeval/Reformation you'd want Edinburgh, etc. For rugged countryside I'd look to anywhere north of the Peak District (especially Scotland), for gentle rolling hills and a lot of WW2 coastal history (and smugglers) the south is pretty amazing.

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    FyndirFyndir Registered User regular
    gazamc wrote:
    Dont go to England. Go to Scotland. Specifically Glasgow. Stay for a few days. Maybe 3 days (small city that is beautiful and quirky) take a trip (train or bus) to somewhere like Inverness (lovely viilage, also within spitting distance of Loch ness) maybe stay there for a night, perhaps 2. Then back to Glasgow for the last couple of days.

    Thats what I would do. Heck I would do that now.

    Fixed that right up for you.

    :^:

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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Liiya wrote:
    JoeUser wrote:
    I hear Sheffield is the place to go

    It was good for the Meet-Up as it was in the middle of everyone, but other than that it is a bit thin on the ground for actual tourist stuff. Sheffield is the kind of place where you realise how great it is by living there, but not by passing by.

    Yessss

    The draws of Sheffield are things like cheap rent, amazing nightclubs, cheap drinks, good cinemas, and easy access to the rest of the north. It's student/young person heaven.

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    LiiyaLiiya Registered User regular
    Once again, Janson is correct! :D

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    EdcrabEdcrab Actually a hack Registered User regular
    Janson wrote:
    Liiya wrote:
    JoeUser wrote:
    I hear Sheffield is the place to go

    It was good for the Meet-Up as it was in the middle of everyone, but other than that it is a bit thin on the ground for actual tourist stuff. Sheffield is the kind of place where you realise how great it is by living there, but not by passing by.

    Yessss

    The draws of Sheffield are things like cheap rent, amazing nightclubs, cheap drinks, good cinemas, and easy access to the rest of the north. It's student/young person heaven.

    The spoon museum was pretty neat!


    ...what?

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    LiiyaLiiya Registered User regular
    It was very educational!!

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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    I actually did like Sheffield's museums/art galleries, but they are tiny compared to ones elsewhere in the country.

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    EdcrabEdcrab Actually a hack Registered User regular
    Also, lots of plants. And then tea. Lots of tea.

    It was a good weekend!

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    EdcrabEdcrab Actually a hack Registered User regular
    Janson wrote:
    I actually did like Sheffield's museums/art galleries, but they are tiny compared to ones elsewhere in the country.

    Well, I'm Cumbrian. I probably have a somewhat skewed viewpoint of size; excepting Tullie House, which is pretty hefty. But it's basically the only one we've got

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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Can't go wrong with plants and lots of tea.
    Edcrab wrote:
    Well, I'm Cumbrian. I probably have a somewhat skewed viewpoint of size; excepting Tullie House, which is pretty hefty. But it's basically the only one we've got

    True, Cumbria's for the countryside and sausages. And Kendal mint cake.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    If I ever get the chance to visit England, I am going to go to great lengths to make sure I get to go to a taping of Antiques Roadshow.

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    I actually really want to visit hammer studios one day, so that will be goal one if I go to England

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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    BTW @ Halkun, Douglas Adams's ashes are contained in Highgate Cemetery, here is a link to its opening times.

    It's in North London, so you'll either want to spend a night in London or get a flight that lands early morning and then spend the first day there.

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    EdcrabEdcrab Actually a hack Registered User regular
    Janson wrote:
    True, Cumbria's for the countryside and sausages. And Kendal mint cake.

    And the football hooligans, don't forget us!

    I mean them. Them.

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    facetiousfacetious a wit so dry it shits sandRegistered User regular
    Janson wrote:
    facetious wrote:
    Janson I am so jealous of you.

    I too want to visit every part of the UK individually.
    Haha, it was mainly because vacationing abroad was too expensive for my parents! My dad likes to take a lot of holidays, but what with six children didn't exactly have the resources to pay for plane tickets or hotels. So he chose the sensible option of loading us all up in the car 2 or 3 times a year, driving us out to a rented cottage/farm, and exploring the surrounding countryside.

    And my grandparents would make a gift of National Trust/English Heritage family season tickets, so we've seen plenty of the tourist attractions, too!

    I'm also jealous that none of this was an option for me! I've always wished, for as long as I can remember pretty much, that I'd been born British.

    "I am not young enough to know everything." - Oscar Wilde
    Real strong, facetious.

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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Well, hopefully you can visit someday! (Presuming you haven't already!)

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    JunpeiJunpei Registered User regular
    I recommend Sheffield if you are looking for a permanent souvenir that doesn't cost you anything
    Meaning Liiya likes stabbing people. With Sheffield made steel spoons.

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    EdcrabEdcrab Actually a hack Registered User regular
    To be fair, we asked for it when we badmouthed those flowers.

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    halkunhalkun Registered User regular
    Keith wrote:
    halkun wrote:
    Also, technically it's not vacation, it's "Personal Time Off" (PTO) so I'm not exactly going to get paid while I'm gone either.

    What? PTO is "Paid Time Off". It's time off that you get paid for.

    Time off from work that you don't get paid for isn't a benefit. That's just not showing up to work.

    Correction... It not showing up for work, and not getting fired for it :)

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    LiiyaLiiya Registered User regular
    Junpei wrote:
    I recommend Sheffield if you are looking for a permanent souvenir that doesn't cost you anything
    Meaning Liiya likes stabbing people. With Sheffield made steel spoons.

    Humph!

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    EdcrabEdcrab Actually a hack Registered User regular
    Liiya no! Put down that Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company Ltd. WG/JL engraved spoon!

    You'll get blood on it!

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    SnicketysnickSnicketysnick The Greatest Hype Man in WesterosRegistered User regular
    You know, this is just making me imagine Liiya looks like this

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    only with spoons. And secateurs.

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    LiiyaLiiya Registered User regular
    edited November 2011
    So yeah, moral of the story is that you'll find more museums in bigger cities! Leeds has the Royal Armories, which is cool.

    edit: That is exactly what I look like.

    Liiya on
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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Right down to the turban!

    I hope Halkun's writing a longer, more informative post after all the assistance we've tried to give!

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    EdcrabEdcrab Actually a hack Registered User regular
    Ohh, forgotten about the armories. They sometimes have event days with things like trebuchets and ballistas

    Which is just awesome, I can tell you all

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