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11. Posted by Andrew Mack (Respected Member 446 posts) 39w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Denis2026

What museums are the most interesting?

We also think of going to the suburbs of London. Where do you advise?

A museums interest depends upon your interests.
Natural History, Science, Art....

What do you expect to do in the 'suburbs'?
If you want history then Greenwich (which isn't really suburbs but isn't central).
If you want a walk around a high street and to people watch in a coffee shop then you can do that anywhere, but Ealing Broadway is quite pleasant, or Richmond, or Chiswick.

12. Posted by Denis2026 (Budding Member 5 posts) 39w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Andrew Mack

What do you expect to do in the 'suburbs'?

I like going to parks and I like the fortresses.
Are there any fortresses near these cities?

13. Posted by leics2 (Respected Member 436 posts) 39w Star this if you like it!

We don't really have 'fortresses' in the UK. I think you mean castles? We have over 1000 of those .....

The Tower of London is, obviously, a most impressive and interesting castle. The keep (the main tower...the White Tower) dates from the 10/1100s.

https://www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/#gs.3XAPVqE

Windsor Castle is an easy daytrip from London by train or bus. It too dates from the 10/1100s.

https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/visit/windsorcastle

There was once a Manchester castle in the city but it is no longer visible. Here's a list of castles in Greater Manchester (the area surrounding the city):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_castles_in_Greater_Manchester

14. Posted by Andrew Mack (Respected Member 446 posts) 39w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Denis2026

I like going to parks and I like the fortresses.
Are there any fortresses near these cities?

I don't think there are any Castles (other than the Tower of London) but there are a few 'large historic houses/palaces on the 'underground/subway' network Like Kew and Kensington.

For castles I think you'd have to use the train, and the obvious ones to visit are Winsor Castle and Hampton Court.
This may help ; https://www.hrp.org.uk
But there are quite a few in differing states of repair, from Leeds Castle (In Kent) to Colchester Castle (In north Essex), but you may find them a bit too far from London.

As for Parks, Richmond is probably the largest, whilst Hyde Park and Regents Park are both quite central to London.

[ Edit: Edited on 10-Feb-2018, at 11:36 by Andrew Mack ]

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16. Posted by Denis2026 (Budding Member 5 posts) 36w Star this if you like it!

Thank you so much for your recommendations!

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18. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 1159 posts) 35w Star this if you like it!

Just west of the Old Trafford in Manchester, after all the parking areas, is a Fish and Chips joint on a corner. The best fish and chips I've ever had and I wish I was eating some right now.

When walking around London, try to take secondary streets BESIDE the main street you are walking along. You'll often end up finding interesting monuments and things to look at or try.

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