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Started by Shadrack22 on Aug 19, 2019 11:03:36 AM
Distant UK cities that you intend to visit

Where is on your ‘intend to visit’ list?

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phantlers - 19 Aug 2019 11:09:24 (#1 of 146)

Lerwick. A grandparent I never met was born there or thereabouts. (Mum was a wartime evacuee from Liverpool and never went back.)

Rendered - 19 Aug 2019 11:10:51 (#2 of 146)

As I've never been to Devon or Cornwall I'd have to say Exeter and Plymouth.

Shadrack22 - 19 Aug 2019 11:14:16 (#3 of 146)

Stirling - after a gap of 35 years.

Aberdeen - hoping for a weird mix of Scottish vernacular architecture and strange structures funded by the oil boom. Extra points for being a city by the sea.

Glasgow - went once for the day in 1985 and can’t remember anything about it.

Lerwick - the romance of going north and keeping going. Might not happen as it “looks bleak” according to my wife.

widenation - 19 Aug 2019 11:15:20 (#4 of 146)

Plymouth Montserrat looks interesting, if dependencies count.

nac1001 - 19 Aug 2019 11:18:20 (#5 of 146)

If dependencies count, South Georgia.

I've been to all the counties/regions of GB. I'd like to go back to Jura which I last visited when I was 2.

TRaney - 19 Aug 2019 11:24:35 (#6 of 146)

This thread is appallingly somewhere-centric

Shadrack22 - 19 Aug 2019 11:25:35 (#7 of 146)

Have you still not visited Rotterdam?

JohnIlly - 19 Aug 2019 11:26:27 (#8 of 146)

Aberdeen has three cathedrals, Shadders. That's one more than Liverpool but they don't sing about it.

TRaney - 19 Aug 2019 11:26:29 (#9 of 146)

No

hailesaladdie - 19 Aug 2019 11:28:56 (#10 of 146)

Inverness. I'm aware it's not a very picturesque city, but everybody I know who's spent time there has told me how relaxing just being there is.

TRaney - 19 Aug 2019 11:28:58 (#11 of 146)

Aberdeen - hoping for a weird mix of Scottish vernacular architecture

you'll get this

and strange structures funded by the oil boom.

You won't get this. Despite being one of the most prosperous places in Britain Aberdeen manages to retain a dour misery exemplified by a wee old man in a bunnet. (Or maybe that was just my grandad)

Extra points for being a city by the sea.

In the biting icy wind sense, rather than picturesque shoreline.

LardyStuffer - 19 Aug 2019 11:29:04 (#12 of 146)

Rendered, and still you wouldn't have visited Cornwall!

TRaney - 19 Aug 2019 11:29:24 (#13 of 146)

Yes, Inverness is under-rated

TRaney - 19 Aug 2019 11:30:21 (#14 of 146)

Anyone visiting Scotland should get a copy of In Search Of Scotland by HV Morton. It's cheesy and redolent of imperial Britain but it's naive positivity is quite inspiring.

Shadrack22 - 19 Aug 2019 11:31:41 (#15 of 146)

In the biting icy wind sense, rather than picturesque shoreline.

I like a bit of austerity.

helbel - 19 Aug 2019 11:32:30 (#16 of 146)

Swansea. Never been but it looks like a good starting point for a walking holiday (Heart of Wales walking/trains).

TRaney - 19 Aug 2019 11:32:56 (#17 of 146)

Swansea - a great place to leave

Arjuna - 19 Aug 2019 11:33:36 (#18 of 146)

I Anyone visiting Scotland should get a copy of In Search Of Scotland by HV Morton

is Scotland tricky to find?

hailesaladdie - 19 Aug 2019 11:34:17 (#19 of 146)

> is Scotland tricky to find?

If you're driving up the A1, it feels like they're trying to keep it from you.

TRaney - 19 Aug 2019 11:34:23 (#20 of 146)

The real Scotland Arjuna, its very soul, the beating heart of the nation that has given the world so much in return for so little

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