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Travel: Great Britain – England, Wales, Scotland

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Avoid using train carriage where there is just 1 other passenger or drunk or a group of young men.

National Trust, English Heritage

If you are going from Heathrow to another city, changing coach at London may be cheaper than a direct coach.

In Aug 2011, I realize how short-term my memory is after delivering a series of talks.

Let me count my blessings here, places where I have been to in England (I remember now thanks to DK Eyewitness Great Britain book):
Avebury stone circle.
Bath (Roman Bath, where TC and AA once studied).
Birmingham (change train).
Bristol.
Cambridge.
Canterbury Cathedral.
Dover.
Ely.
Eton and Windsor Castle.
Heathrow airport (to the East, to the States).
Liverpool (1 of my friend’s happiest moments).
London (summer 2004, time flies!) – London Eye over a sunset, London Tower (Beefeater); majestic parks, world-class museums; Westminter Abbey and Cloister summer 2009; Borough market; Notting Hill carnival 2008.
Leeds Castle.
Luton airport (stranded once).
Norfolk (lavender, beaches, fish and chip): Norwich Cathedral, Wells-next-the-sea beach huts, Hunstanton Cliffs of carstone, red, white chalks.
Oxford (Christchurch College, Radcliffe Camera), Blenheim Palace.
Silbury Hill (saw on the day we visited Avebury and Stonehenge).
Stansted airport.
Stonehenge (was begun 3,500 years ago).
York (for sightseeing, for a workshop).

I love gardens in Britain: winding paths, palladian bridge, knot gardens, pansy.

Did I visit Canterbury Cathedral ? Yes! I forgot.

Did I visit Leeds Castle? Yes! I forgot.

Did I visit Salisbury Cathedral?

Places that I consider to go (since summer 2011):
Brighton Royal Pavilion.
Cambridge: fan vaulted ceiling and Ruben altarpiece of King’s College Chapel, Bridge of Sigh.
Culzean Castle.
Cardiff Castle: roof garden, library.
Cotswold stone cottage – for weavers.
Dartmouth Ponies.
Edinburgh.
Gardens of Rose in June.
Glasgow.
Hadrian’s wall.
Hampton Court.
Lake Districts.
Lavenham timber-framed houses.
Llangollen Canal – Pontcysylte Aqueduct.
London St Paul’s cathedral, Portobello antique shop.
Peak Districk : (1) Hathersage – Morton of Jane Eyre (2) Crich tramway village.
Robin Hood’s Bay.
Rosslyn Chapel.
Snowdonia.
Southampton maritime museum.
St Michael’s Mt, Cornwall.
Stratford-upon-Avon.
Wales
Warwick Castle.
Wells Cathedral – flight of steps.
Whitchurch Mill along Thames.

Learn:
George Bernard Shaw – Pygmalion.
Francis Drake – 1st Englishman to circumnavigate the globe – privateer (pirate).
Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest.
Beatrix Potter of Peter Rabbit – The Lake District.
Liver bird on the Royal Liver Building @ Liverpool.
St David – patron st of Wales.

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Written by blueroselady

September 1, 2011 at 1:09 am

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