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03-31-2007, 12:45 AM
I will be living in Leeds, England for about a month during the summer and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for daytrips around England. I have never been outside the United States and any suggestions or tips would be great, thanks!
05-26-2007, 05:15 PM
I realize it's a long way from Leeds, but Oxford is an awesome place to visit and easy to do in a day. If you were thinking of heading down to London or somewhere in that area you should definately check it out, full of history and incredible architecture.
05-27-2007, 10:43 PM
The Yorkshire Dales will be right on your doorstep. The scenery is breathtaking and if shooting landscapes is on your "to do" list, you won't be found wanting. The Lake District isn't too far away either and that's well worth a visit too.
Hope you enjoy your trip and I look foward to seeing some of the places you discover.
Best wishes, Vicky
07-19-2007, 03:57 AM
I was assuming you meant Leeds in Kent in the southern part of England. If so, Leeds Castle is supposed to be excellent. I haven't been, but have heard great things. Leaving Leeds, I would definitely say London. There are a million things to do for all different tastes. I recommend Canterbury and Oxford as well.
07-28-2007, 09:06 AM
Karen, I'm impressed you've even heard of Leeds in Kent...! Most people in the UK think of Leeds as the main conurbation in West Yorkshire.
Leeds in Kent (as well as most of Kent itself) is nice enough. Indeed, Leeds Castle is the ancestral home of the Boleyn family - whose most famous daughter (Anne) married Henry VIII and gave birth to Elizabeth I (arguably England's greatest Queen).
Unless you're after doing the tourist sites, avoid London. I work there and, apart from the fact that it's the nation's capital and has had the most museums, galleries, etc. I would avoid it like the plague. Busy, noisy, expensive, congested. Sadly, I'm not a fan.
However, Leeds (West Yorkshire) is a major city and (althought not, in my opinion, particularly pretty) is right on the doorstep of the Yorkshire Dales, the North Yorks Moors and only a short drive to the Peak District and, for the best scenery in England (again, in my opinion) the Lake District.
For the best and most spectacular scenery in the UK - generally speaking - head north and west.
08-03-2007, 04:53 AM
I think it depends on what you are looking for when you are visiting a place. If you are looking for relaxing, countryside, beautiful views, then absolutely go west or north.
I think to say to avoid London like the plague would be a big mistake. There are not many cities around the world, in my opinion I suppose, that have more cultural and historic places. Having lived there shortly and visited many times since, I am still finding new places to visit. But then I enjoy things like that...
08-06-2007, 11:59 AM
I've only been in London for 7 months, but Bristol impressed me a lot...some great bars along the water and quite a scenic city.
08-10-2007, 12:48 PM
Lots to see around Leeds itself. Take a train up to Keighley and visit the Keighly and Worth Valley railway (Old Steam trains) and travel to Haworth for a walk up old cobbled streets up to the where the Bronte sisters lived and then up on to the moors.
Further up the railway line - Skipton (gateway to the Yorkshire dales) then a bus trip up to Kettlewell, may be stopping off at Kilnsley Craggs to watch spectalcular rock climbing or catching your own Trout from the Fish farm there.
There always lots of pubs in the little village - basically, get out in the summer evening and explore the villages!
Have a good time!
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