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1. Posted by SophiaS (Budding Member 19 posts) 9y

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I will meeting up in London with some friends from the 16th of Jly unitl the 22nd. We want to rent a car and go. We know that we want to spend at least 2 days in London. But we think we want to start heading out on the road the 16th and end up in London the last two days.

The question is were to go starting from London on a Monday and end up there on Friday. So we have 5 days to ride around. Any suggested route.



2. Posted by KristenS (Budding Member 56 posts) 9y

Stonehenge to Bath and then on to Cornwall.

3. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 9y

As you only have about a week, I'd spend the whole time in London.

Alternatively, I'd travel around by train rather than car. The whole car hiring process, and returning of the car, is a time-consuming hassle.

4. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 613 posts) 9y

I have a 'bee in my bonnet' about people not visiting the North of England. If you hire a car, you will just do the Windsor/Salisbury/Stonehenge/Bath route across the South.
Get on a train to the Lake District - the best landscape you will see outside of Scotland - and then go across to York before heading back to London.

5. Posted by Mancunion (Full Member 128 posts) 9y

Quoting stevieh

I have a 'bee in my bonnet' about people not visiting the North of England.


Its easy to travel here in the UK. It only takes about 3 hours to get from London to Manchester and then about another 2 hours to get to the LAke district from here. No reason why you cant do this. Edinburgh and York would also be worth seeing.

Just try and avoid the M6 at Peak hours, there is a LITTLE traffic there and you may find yourself sat in a jam! Enjoyy

6. Posted by ElizaM (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

Lincoln, Lincolnshire is only two hours from London by train and about three hours by car. The cathedral quarter is a delight and you miss the massive crowds at other places.

Then after Lincoln I would go on to York.

7. Posted by AdamH77 (Inactive 41 posts) 9y

If you get far enough north i'd recommend york as the others on here, if you end up on the west the chester is a cool place to visit, but then if you're that close to wales, you'd be nuts not to go drive the hills there :)

like mentioned before watch out for traffic, you'll be in heavy traffic anywhere near 9am or 5pm, specially on the m6 and near any of the cities

8. Posted by SophiaS (Budding Member 19 posts) 9y

Thanks for all the info and will make plans accordingly.