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57 minutes ago, Len Cnut said:

I'm actually considering going to the Lake District on the strength of this thread over the weekend, been looking into it, the fucking hotels are like...miles away from the actual place, how you supposed to get there, I ain't driving, fuck that.  To be honest, shameful moment, I didn't even properly know what the lake district was, I thought it was fuckin' one place of particular scenic beauty but apparently its, as the name suggests, a whole area with a fuckload of lakes and scenic beauty.  How'd you know which one to go to etc.  The idea of getting a fuckin' hotel 20 miles outside the actual place I'm looking to visit seems a bit of a pain in the arse. 

I got the bug to go somewhere in England this week now, better act on it or I'll just put the shit off forever.  York seemed an idea but like, again, its difficult visiting a place you dunno fuck all about, how'd you know what to visit?  Fuck York, sounds a bit dud actually.  The lake district looks alright though, all mountainey or hilly or whatever. 

Have you considered Middlesbrough? :lol: 

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I would actually recommend York because,

A/ It is easy to get to from London (direct 2 hours, east coast train line)

B/ If it pisses down it doesn't really matter. Just look at the buildings and museums during the day, and enter pubs at evening-night. York boasts some excellent historic pubs.

Leave the Lakes for better weather. Cockermouth, besides having an amusing name, is literally famous for flooding, stone bridges breaking and washing away! 

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Lakes is a bit of a nightmare to get to also. You'd have to train it to Carlisle (four hours with at least one change) then make your way to Cockermouth or Whitehaven somehow - canoe maybe! 

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Fuck it, York it is!  Whats in York anyway?

18 minutes ago, Dazey said:

Have you considered Middlesbrough? :lol: 

I’ve considered some pretty fuckin’ stupid things in my time, Middlesborough ain’t made it yet :lol: 

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Just now, Len Cnut said:

Fuck it, York it is!  Whats in York anyway?

I’ve considered some pretty fuckin’ stupid things in my time, Middlesborough ain’t made it yet :lol: 

Keep in mind storm Dennis is supposed to reach England in the weekend!

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Just now, Lio said:

Keep in mind storm Dennis is supposed to reach England in the weekend!

Oh for fuckssake! :lol:  Anybody got any good news? :lol:  

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1 minute ago, Len Cnut said:

Oh for fuckssake! :lol:  Anybody got any good news? :lol:  

Who wants to go on a trip in England this time of year? 😄 

Maybe go to York and do some nice indoors stuff like diesel said.

Seriously though, when going away in this season, always make sure there are indoor options. Nothing is nice when it's pouring, grey and windy.

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Firstly there is the York Minster, arguably England's greatest Gothic cathedral. I personally find it more impressive than Westminster Abbey. In fact it is more impressive than Notre-Dame and Prague's St Vitus. It is utterly magnificent. There is not a building like it.

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Secondly, there is Clifford's Tower where the Yorkshire people herded all the Jews and burnt them alive in 1190. It was England's worst fit of antisemitism until Jeremy Corbyn.

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The Yorkshire Museum is good. It has some wonderful classical antiquities (and some boring sciencey stuff which you can ignore)

The York Castle Museum is also good. It has a recreated Victorian street.

If you like Vikings there is the Yorvik centre. If you like trains there is a railway museum. But I would just walk around the Shambles and adjacent areas (medieval streets), exploring the historic pubs and eateries. There is a pub with an excavated Roman Bath beneath it. 

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It is actually covered by medieval walls. So you can walk those if you have a head for heights, but I probably wouldn't in this weather (and they shut them if it is dangerous irrespective). There are the ''bars'' which is basically another word for gatehouse. These have been converted into exhibitions (there is one on Richard III). This is how the City of London actually once was, a medieval city covered by walls with a few gatehouses. You can still get a sense of what pre-industrial English cities are in York.

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1 hour ago, Len Cnut said:

Fuck it, York it is!  Whats in York anyway?

I’ve considered some pretty fuckin’ stupid things in my time, Middlesborough ain’t made it yet :lol: 

Have you considered Whitby ever? I think it's much nicer than York and great for a night out on the piss.

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6 minutes ago, Dazey said:

Have you considered Whitby ever? I think it's much nicer than York and great for a night out on the piss.

The only Whitby I know is The Prospect of Whitby in Wapping :lol: 

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1 hour ago, Len Cnut said:

Fuck it, York it is!  Whats in York anyway?

*clears throat*

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9 minutes ago, Gracii Guns said:

*clears throat*

What, phglem?  Well, it is the North I suppose :lol: 

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23 minutes ago, Len Cnut said:

What, phglem?  Well, it is the North I suppose :lol: 

So have you booked your train ticket? I'll be waiting on the station forecourt by WHSmith. We can ride the tiny road train from the National Railway Museum to the Minster. We'll then go see the Minster, followed by cream tea at Bettys. After lunch we shall go to the Jorvik Viking museum, Clifford's Tower then pop in on my pals who own the art gallery near there. Then we can have a romantic riverside walk back to the station where you can return to sunny Watford and tell all your friends about the wonderful North. It will be the best day of your life. 

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7 minutes ago, Gracii Guns said:

So have you booked your train ticket? I'll be waiting on the station forecourt by WHSmith.

The WHS2 platform if you will. :lol: 

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14 minutes ago, Gracii Guns said:

So have you booked your train ticket? I'll be waiting on the station forecourt by WHSmith. We can ride the tiny road train from the National Railway Museum to the Minster. We'll then go see the Minster, followed by cream tea at Bettys. After lunch we shall go to the Jorvik Viking museum, Clifford's Tower then pop in on my pals who own the art gallery near there. Then we can have a romantic riverside walk back to the station where you can return to sunny Watford and tell all your friends about the wonderful North. It will be the best day of your life. 

Oh yeah, you’re from York aren’t you?  Why did I have you working in a chippie in Leeds or something? :lol: 

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18 minutes ago, Len Cnut said:

Oh yeah, you’re from York aren’t you?  Why did I have you working in a chippie in Leeds or something? :lol: 

I've worked in a couple of chip shops in my student days. Certainly not in Leeds though. :lol:

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41 minutes ago, Len Cnut said:

Oh yeah, you’re from York aren’t you?  Why did I have you working in a chippie in Leeds or something? :lol: 

Leeds is great! Good hotels and loads of bars and restaurants.

If you want scenery I suggest Cornwall. Best place in England.

The bloke wanted to go to the Lake District for a weekend break. Googled it, not my cuppa tea. Looks pretty but it's just lakes. It wouldn't keep me entertained for a whole fucking weekend.

I think we've settled on York, old man history stuff for him and loads of shops for me :lol:

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4 hours ago, Len Cnut said:

I'm actually considering going to the Lake District on the strength of this thread over the weekend, been looking into it, the fucking hotels are like...miles away from the actual place, how you supposed to get there, I ain't driving, fuck that.  To be honest, shameful moment, I didn't even properly know what the lake district was, I thought it was fuckin' one place of particular scenic beauty but apparently its, as the name suggests, a whole area with a fuckload of lakes and scenic beauty.  How'd you know which one to go to etc.  The idea of getting a fuckin' hotel 20 miles outside the actual place I'm looking to visit seems a bit of a pain in the arse. 

I got the bug to go somewhere in England this week now, better act on it or I'll just put the shit off forever.  York seemed an idea but like, again, its difficult visiting a place you dunno fuck all about, how'd you know what to visit?  Fuck York, sounds a bit dud actually.  The lake district looks alright though, all mountainey or hilly or whatever. 

You haven't been to The Lakes! What a shit show. I'd recommend Keswick. There's Fells close by to reach on foot like Skiddaw. And there's plenty of buses about. You can also get a Boat over the Lake to do Cat Bells/Maiden Moor walk. 

There's a curry house, Thai, Italian, Mexican, Fish N Chips and about 12 pubs and even a Wetherspoons

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I’m afraid York is coming before the Lakes, I’m off there tommorow.

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Maybe its the hangover but the North ain’t half grim.  This train journey, watching the wonders of Dore and Totley, what the fuck is Dore and Totley?

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29 minutes ago, Len Cnut said:

Maybe its the hangover but the North ain’t half grim.  This train journey, watching the wonders of Dore and Totley, what the fuck is Dore and Totley?

Beautiful when you enter the Yorkshire Dales area. 

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1 hour ago, Len Cnut said:

This is the furthest North I’ve ever been.

Come to Trondheim next. The birds here love you swarthy guys. 

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2 hours ago, Len Cnut said:

Maybe its the hangover but the North ain’t half grim.  This train journey, watching the wonders of Dore and Totley, what the fuck is Dore and Totley?

You could have picked a day to visit when there isn’t a fuckin’ hurricane going on. :lol:

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Is anybody else worried about @Len Cnut? I hope he's not been lynched by somebody from Hartlepool. :lol: 

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2 minutes ago, Dazey said:

Is anybody else worried about @Len Cnut? I hope he's not been lynched by somebody from Hartlepool. :lol: 

Y’know what, I ain’t seen a black person or a paki or any kind of wog all day :lol:  I see now why you lot are the way you are :lol: 

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