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1. Posted by nickla (Respected Member, 223 posts) 30 Aug '05 04:51

Hey all, I am just carrying out some research into where people come to visit in the UK other than London. I am thinking of opening up a hostel with a friend and we wanted to know where people who were coming from outside of the UK would consdier major toursit destinations? Would you want to see more than just london, or is usually ur only stop? What makes u decide to go some where else?

Any responses would be most appreciated

Nicola

2. Posted by Jerrycrow (Full Member, 165 posts) 30 Aug '05 07:31

how about opening a hostel in Bath? its really a nice city, its beauuutiful there.

3. Posted by mim (Travel Guru, 1276 posts) 30 Aug '05 08:50

Brighton, Cambridge, Manchester, Liverpool, the lake district and Edinburgh are the first Id reccomend to travellers!

There's some great places here too (although it aint always hot ;) )!

m

4. Posted by tallbird (Respected Member, 269 posts) 30 Aug '05 09:37

Bath, Brighton or Oxford, I reckon are places of interest to tourists.

Otherwise what about looking into a hostel in the Peak District, Lake Distrcit or the Beacons for climbers, hikers and mountain bikers? There is always need for more of them!

5. Posted by james (Travel Guru, 4122 posts) 1 Sep '05 03:49

In no particular order....

Bath
Rye
Brighton
Cirencester
Avebury

Major factor in going elsewhere in the UK rather than London relates to the transport factor. If I was you, I'd pick any major area within an hour or so of London by train.

6. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member, 611 posts) 4 Sep '05 14:43

Hmmmm, the only person to recommend anywhere outside of the south of England was from the UK!
I have a problem with people not realising that England extends more than 100 miles north of the south coast!
It seems to me that the UK is viewed as London joined to Scotland by a long boring motorway. I feel a crusade coming on!

7. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru, 1026 posts) 5 Sep '05 00:38

Stratford upon Avon is always a favourite with the tourists, home of Shakespeare etc. York is another very popular destination. I think outside of London, you would have to look at those 2 plus, as already mentioned, Oxford and Edinburgh.

8. Posted by nata123 (Budding Member, 6 posts) 5 Sep '05 04:41

Edinburgh, Oxford, Cambridge, Brighton, Hastings, Norwich or Bournemouth....

Good Luck,

Nata

9. Posted by nickla (Respected Member, 223 posts) 5 Sep '05 11:39

Thanks for all the info. We were thinking of doing one in stratford, as there are only 2 hostels there, but we werent sure whether people would be interested in visiting there or not. I think well have to look into it a bit more, but that it is a real possibility/

Nicola

10. Posted by jackboy (Inactive, 350 posts) 5 Sep '05 12:35

Hi
Good old Belfast is still the friendlist destination for world travellers coming to UK and the few Hostels their are packed solid every night.
al de bes