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11. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2205 posts) 41w Star this if you like it!

Quoting hennaonthetrek

now we are discussing Romania and England, but plans can change in a year so we will see

Oooh what things would you hope to see and do in England? Want any feedback or suggestions?

12. Posted by hennaonthetrek (Respected Member 589 posts) 41w Star this if you like it!

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Quoting AndyF

Oooh what things would you hope to see and do in England? Want any feedback or suggestions?

Had to edit a little, my first answer might have been little vague....

Most likely we will flight to and from London (non-stop flights are always a pro in my list )

I like history and nature, and I am huge fan of Emmerdale (the tv series) so some castles/ ruins would be nice to see and I think my travel companion would be most excited of the pub culture :)

What is our original goal is to rent a car and practice little to drive on the "wrong side" of the road :) feedbacks and suggestions are always welcome! =====

[ Edit: Edited on 19-May-2020, 20:45 GMT by hennaonthetrek ]

13. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2205 posts) 41w 1 Star this if you like it!

Quoting hennaonthetrek

What is our original goal is to rent a car and practice little to drive on the "wrong side" of the road :) feedbacks and suggestions are always welcome!

Lol! Well enjoy the driving! :)

Unless your goal is the London sights (don't try to use a car there, obviously!) I'd say head North.

For historic cities try Lincoln, York, Durham. Stratford-upon-Avon is on a lot of visitors' list because of Shakespeare connections but I don't really know it. Or Bristol is vibrant and fun, some history but not the olde worlde architecture like the others.

For scenery I highly recommend the Lake District. Very accessible mountain walks, forests, waterfalls, lakes, on a compact scale.

North Wales is also scenic and full of culture, lots of steam trains, industrial architecture, and the epicenter of Welsh language culture.

Depends if it's your first visit or if you want oddball suggestions for when you've seen the big sights! Lots of little stuff around that's probably not worth making a primary destination but worthwhile to see en route.

And when you say England, have you been to Scotland? The west Highlands are great.

14. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2205 posts) 41w 1 Star this if you like it!

Just saw your update...

Emmerdale, so yes the Yorkshire Dales have lots of nice stuff. Not sure exactly where in North Yorkshire they film. Nice pubs in most villages. The notable sights are Malham Cove limestone pavement and the Ingleton waterfalls walk.

Castles. Hmm. Lincoln, Warwick, Caernarfon in North Wales, Alnwick if you like Harry Potter films. Loads of smaller ones.

If you want an interesting pub and find yourself in York, look for the House of the Trembling Madness.

15. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 2106 posts) 41w Star this if you like it!

'Emmerdale' was originally filmed in Arncliffe in Littondale then moved to Esholt, near Shipley. They use/used Otley (a very nice little market town) as 'Hotton'.

Nowadays they mostly shoot in a purpose-built 'village' in the Harewood Estate. Fingers crossed, they'll re-start tours around that set and re-open the Emmerdale Studio Experience once things get back to normal/normalish.

https://www.emmerdalestudioexperience.co.uk/

PS I've never, ever watched 'Emmerdale'. I just know lots of weird stuff........ ;-)

16. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1722 posts) 41w 1 Star this if you like it!

We absolutely loved the Yorkshire Dales and Andy's right. If you can get into Scotland, it's wonderful. We spent the night on Lindisfarne (Holy) Island and driving across to our rental, we cut through Scotland just for fun. It was one of the highlights of the trip. We'd been to Scotland and knew we liked it, but were surprised at the contrast just a few miles apart.

17. Posted by hennaonthetrek (Respected Member 589 posts) 41w Star this if you like it!

Quoting AndyF

Lol! Well enjoy the driving! :)

Unless your goal is the London sights (don't try to use a car there, obviously!) I'd say head North.

London might not be the best place to practice driving
There came a lot of good suggestions, I will have to look more in to them to be able to make a possible route Little bit of history and little bit of nature would be great combo :) I do like Harry Potter and also waterfalls...:D

Quoting AndyF

And when you say England, have you been to Scotland? The west Highlands are great.

No I haven't but it is definitely on my radar, might be best to left that on to its own trip thought, I think my couple of weeks of holiday will be to much of an hassle if I try to cram too much in to it

Quoting AndyF

If you want an interesting pub and find yourself in York, look for the House of the Trembling Madness.

I will for sure keep this in mind!!

18. Posted by hennaonthetrek (Respected Member 589 posts) 41w Star this if you like it!

Quoting leics2

'Emmerdale' was originally filmed in Arncliffe in Littondale then moved to Esholt, near Shipley. They use/used Otley (a very nice little market town) as 'Hotton'.

Nowadays they mostly shoot in a purpose-built 'village' in the Harewood Estate. Fingers crossed, they'll re-start tours around that set and re-open the Emmerdale Studio Experience once things get back to normal/normalish.

https://www.emmerdalestudioexperience.co.uk/

PS I've never, ever watched 'Emmerdale'. I just know lots of weird stuff........ ;-)

Thank you for the link!! :) The tour would be awesome! :)

But how have you never watched Emmerdale????

19. Posted by hennaonthetrek (Respected Member 589 posts) 41w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Beausoleil

We absolutely loved the Yorkshire Dales and Andy's right. If you can get into Scotland, it's wonderful. We spent the night on Lindisfarne (Holy) Island and driving across to our rental, we cut through Scotland just for fun. It was one of the highlights of the trip. We'd been to Scotland and knew we liked it, but were surprised at the contrast just a few miles apart.

As I said before there might be too much if I cram Scotland in to the route too but I would absolutely love to visit there!

20. Posted by ToonSarah (Travel Guru 1374 posts) 41w Star this if you like it!

You'd be wise to leave Scotland for a separate trip, as two weeks isn't long. I echo comments about the Yorkshire Dales and personally I'd stick to the east side of the country rather than go west to the Lake District, which is beautiful but can get busy. I second Sally's recommendation re Holy Island (aka Lindisfarne) and the whole of the Northumberland Coast is wonderful. If you're looking for history / ruins / castles it's perfect - Hadrian's Wall and the Roman forts, castles like Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh (my favourite), Warkworth, Alnwick. The latter is where many Harry Potter scenes were shot, if that's of interest?

A good but busy tour could be to have a couple of days in London at the start, then pick up your hire car (I would recommend in the suburbs or at Heathrow, not in the centre of town), drive north and overnight (or better, two) in York, spend a few nights in the Dales, then go further north for a few more in Northumberland, then back to London with, if you can manage to fit it in, an overnight en route at either Newcastle or Durham, and a final night in London before flying home.

And of course if you're in London t would be fun to meet