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Traumschwarz
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roadtrip through Parts o'England

Post by Traumschwarz » Mon 17 Sep, 2012 13:34

Hi lounge folks,

I have been to Lincoln (Lincolnshire) two years ago and always wanted to return to England, this time by car.
Unfortuneately though without my Z :head: (Never say never :D ).

We are about to enter a fabulous road trip through the southern and middle part of England, all the way "up" to Manchester.
I already went through TravelZ ( Roadz&co. :rtm: ) still looking for more (especially affordable b&bs along the way...if at hand).

This is what we have plotted and I was thinking maybe you have a heart supplying me with some awesome and impressive roads/towns/sights/restaurants/areas/overlooks
BESIDE the usual tourist traps. (As you may have noticed we really enjoy a medieval scenery) Maybe you could take a look and give some further advice?

Canterbury: cathedral, hist.Kings Mile, canterbury tales
Southend-on-Sea: Harbour
Cambridge: mathematical bridge, punting boots tour,
Nottingham: galleries of justice,
Manchester: northern quarter, curry mile, cloud 23 (Bertram Tower)
Chester: Chester cathedral, chester zoo
Birmingham: cadbury world in bournvile
Cardiff: Cardiff bay, Llandaff cathedral
Newport, and then Newquay
After that: London 8-)

Thanks a mill :colourful:
Peter
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Re: roadtrip through Parts o'England

Post by garyw » Tue 18 Sep, 2012 19:47

Just West of Chester are some of the best driving roads and sights that the GB has, Search for the EVO triangle and down to Lake Bala on your way to Birmingham.(Go via Ruthin which has a lovely hotel/castle and that willp ut you on the right path)
Outskirts of Birmingham is Warwick Castle which with your mentined interests could be one of the highlights.- even if it is a tourist trap!
Again heading back to Wales, go cross country as the Brecon Beacons really are wonderful views and landscape.- you pass quite a few of the nice Welsh Castles too..

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Re: roadtrip through Parts o'England

Post by RodsZ3 » Wed 19 Sep, 2012 16:15

DON'T GO TO NEWQUAY, unless you want to surf as the beaches are good however the town is HORRID.
Better off visiting Clovelly in North Devon, then Port Issac to Padstow (cycle the path from Wadebridge) and then make the effort to visit St Ives. On the return along the south coast visit The Lizard peninsular and pop into Fowey (stay a couple of nights and walk the Kings Walk to Polruan). Dartmouth in south Devon is worth a look aswell......but don't go to Newquay!!!
Just my opinion.
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Re: roadtrip through Parts o'England

Post by Gazza » Wed 19 Sep, 2012 16:55

Forget Southend too
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Re: roadtrip through Parts o'England

Post by chrisp_1 » Wed 19 Sep, 2012 16:59

Be prepared to sit in traffic and/or have your car stolen in Manchester - I've just moved away from there :lol:

Seriously, get into the Peak District whilst your round Cheshire/Manchester - theres the Cat and Fiddle pub/road and nice drives down to Chatsworth / Buxton from their. :)
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Re: roadtrip through Parts o'England

Post by RodsZ3 » Wed 19 Sep, 2012 17:18

Gazza wrote:Forget Southend too
Yes....unless you want to walk the famous Pier, better off going to Leigh-on-Sea if you 'really' want to visit South Essex
Rod
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Re: roadtrip through Parts o'England

Post by Ian_C » Thu 20 Sep, 2012 12:41

chrisp_1 wrote:Seriously, get into the Peak District whilst your round Cheshire/Manchester - theres the Cat and Fiddle pub/road and nice drives down the Chatsworth / Buxton.
Definitely do this :thumb:
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Re: roadtrip through Parts o'England

Post by chrisp_1 » Thu 20 Sep, 2012 12:59

myredzed wrote:
chrisp_1 wrote:Seriously, get into the Peak District whilst your round Cheshire/Manchester - theres the Cat and Fiddle pub/road and nice drives down the Chatsworth / Buxton.
Definitely do this :thumb:
Yep,.. not forgetting Snake and Woodhead passes over towards Sheffield.

Loads of nice places in the Peak District to stay, visit and drive to/from, top down of course :D

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Re: roadtrip through Parts o'England

Post by Traumschwarz » Mon 24 Sep, 2012 10:55

Hi there!

I am delighted by all your responses Thank you!

And yes, I have made some further plannings with your help, but as John Lennon (R.I.P.) used to say: "life happens while you're making other plans" we will let life take over and hope to
see and experience wonderful encounters! If stereotypes are left aside, no matter where we go, I always meet hospitality.
Btw. Newquay got into the list cause of a business invitation. May or may not be a part of our excursion.

Hope to gather loads of memories!
greetings from Germany
Peter
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Re: roadtrip through Parts o'England

Post by si-forks » Mon 24 Sep, 2012 12:55

Forget cadbury world too its very poor try and do the cotswolds if you can and Tintern Abbey
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Re: roadtrip through Parts o'England

Post by garyw » Mon 24 Sep, 2012 19:45

si-forks wrote:Forget cadbury world too its very poor try and do the cotswolds if you can and Tintern Abbey
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Re: roadtrip through Parts o'England

Post by Traumschwarz » Wed 07 Nov, 2012 10:57

Hey, that neck-twister looks like Coventry Castle, ey?

Well, Our trip is over and I am really fond of how friendy the brits are. Even friendlier than the dutch ( as long as none of them know you'r german :D )

All in twelve days, 3500 km, some places we just past (like Swansea) so it gives you an idea of where we were heading.
Without intention we past Machynlleth, Powys, Wales, shocked by all the mass media and police forces.
We drove further south without changing words for miles.



Dover
Stratford-upon-Avon
Warwick Castle
Leicester
Bakewell
Buxton
Manchester
Chester
Barmouth
Borth
Cardigan
Fishguard
St. Davids
Manorbier
Swansea
Minehead
Bristol
North East Somerset
Exeter
Newquay
Stonehenge
Salisburg
London
Dover


Anyway
The LEZ got us on camera, so now I just home the fine isn't too high for my 9 Seater diesel familiy van. the LEZ website says no further measure need to be taken. others claim the opposite.
got my fingers crossed. I send in the paperwork with the diesel filter, let's hope for the best.
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Re: roadtrip through Parts o'England

Post by garyw » Wed 07 Nov, 2012 20:20

LEZ ?
I look forward to seeing the pictures from the trip..

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Re: roadtrip through Parts o'England

Post by Traumschwarz » Sun 11 Nov, 2012 12:01

LEZ=
Low Emission Zone
the area ALL over London.

pictures? Hmm...got to upload some then. :oops:
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