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1. Posted by W-Icewitch (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Well, this summer trip is going to; Great Britain, for two weeks
At last I got my mom to agree
My plan this far is... Yorkshire and Camden ^^;;
So my question is, where is "have to visit" places in great britain?
Im very interest in medieval times, so any places with some nice history will be good.

Also all my friends says I have to visit "Hogwarts" , the filming location I presume *snickers* , anyone knows where it is?

hugs, Wiw.

2. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

I hate to say it, but I think Hogwarts is all computer generated. Although I do believe the location is somewhere in Scotland. Google it!

Hooray for including Yorkshire! Not enough people get away from the South of the country, and they're missing out. Great countryside and the best people! You have to go to York - tons of history and museums and stuff... sounds like a place you'd like. But don't ask me too much about it because I have still never been even though its only an hour on the train! Planning to go in the next few weeks!

Also Chester (North-West, near Liverpool and Manchester) is a very pretty historic old town.

And Wales has a lot of really good castles.

3. Posted by ReinierNL (Full Member 207 posts) 10y

Giving my support to Clarabell: Northern England is largely overlooked by tourists, though it offers enough attractions to spend a fortnight there!
Certainly, Yorkshire shouldn't be missed. The city or York is beautiful, having lots of medieval houses, a massive cathedral, city walls that are largely intact and nice museums (National Railway Museum, York Dungeons). Besides, York is an excellent base from which to visit the rest of the county, e.g. Whitby or Scarborough. There's a recent thread about England's eerie areas (Yorkshire ranks the top!), containing some good tips for things to do in York after dusk. Check out the Paranormal Database too.
Back to daylight again, I would suggest a visit to the Yorkshire Dales, the Peak District and the Lake District. Chester is also very nice; lovely medieval small city. I would not pay too much attention to Liverpool and Manchester, because they're not that much of an attraction.
Have a look at my photography gallery for some pics of the area.

Don't forget: It's wicked up North! :)

4. Posted by W-Icewitch (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Thanks both of you!

Yorkshire was like, the first place I added to my list to visit.
I love the countryside, so I think I will mostly be looking for cozy places

I also love the paranormal!

5. Posted by Laura_B (Respected Member 352 posts) 10y

Durham is a nice northern town, it has a catherdral & it is also on the way to Hadrian's wall & if you have enough time, you can also follow onto Edinburgh in Scotland.

Pembrokshire in Wales has some stunning coastline & castles. Great place for the summer.

6. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 10y

I have never seen Harry Potty movies but i can say ive seen the Hogwarts express train. Im assuming u mean a bridge that runs thru the mountains?

If so i saw this on the north west coast of scotland near Mallaig, its near a highlander monument commenorating the landing of Bonnie Prince Charlie - if you drive up from Fort Wiliam to Mallaig, im quit sure you will see these sites - if u see the Highlander momunet - look behind you to the mountains and ul see the train bridge.

7. Posted by sarahd (Budding Member 96 posts) 10y

York is lovely. Scarborough a seaside town makes an interesting day too. Walking wise have a look on for some good walks around Yorkshire dales.

Leeds (I'm biased ok) s good for night life, shopping, Henry Moore Institute and art gallery, royal amouries, Kirkstall Abbey.

8. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 10y

Being a Harry Potter fan, I know that Hogwarts is mostly computergenerated, but they always shoot scenes around real locations all over Europe. Canterbury Cathedral is one of them(amazing church btw), as is the Buckinham palace, the Tower of London, the British Museum in London,...

If you want, I'll get out my special editions of the HP movies and tell what scene they shot where.

I cannot remember right now where they shot the greenhouse scene in Chamber of Secrets, only that it was in London. (Must go and see the interview again...)

9. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Definitely York, and the train museum there is fantastic - even if you are not into trains.

I very much liked the town of Rye in the South East. It's near Hastings (which I never went to).

10. Posted by W-Icewitch (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

I kinda knew most of Hogwart was computergenerated, but a friend of mine sayed that the castle was somewhere in Scotland.
The hogwart train is also added to the list,Edinburgh, Rye,Durham,Pembrokshire and off course York.
Hm, just watched Sleepy Hollow, that legend is based somewhere in England, yes?

Great thanks to all of you! makes this much easier for a first-time-vacation-planner