Taking a trip to Jolly Old England

Discussion in 'Community' started by Macmaniac, Mar 31, 2004.

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    Macmaniac

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    Spring break starts for me soon and my family is going back to England for a week. It will be nice to see England again I have not been there since I was 8 and being 17 now its been awhile. Hopefully if I have a chance I will drop by in Macrumors, but I will be probably spending most of time in Castles as opposed to Macrumors. Perhaps I'll run into some members there. Well Cheerio for a bit!
     
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    wdlove

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    I wish a joyous trip to England. Hopefully you will have time to give us a quick update during a break on your whirlwind trip. If not hopefully you will update us on your return. Some pictures would be great!
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    Enjoy your trip. I haven't been back since I lived there from age 8-11. Sigh. Someday.
     
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    wowser

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    It has changed a hell of a lot.
     
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    MacRy

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    Hehehehe we ALL live in castles here in England :)
     
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    GorillaPaws

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    I had the joy of visiting London for the week of New Years, and despite the god-awful weather and being mugged in China Town at 5:30AM drunk out of my mind, I really did have a blast. The thing that made the trip so fun for me was how cool most brits were (and yes, even the aussies too). I just love that Brittish wit. Anyways, Live it up, and enjoy the wonderful beer!
     
  7. macrumors G3

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    what on earth were you doing in China Town at 5:30am apart from being mugged and pi$$ed??
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    True.. i'd never venture into china town that late ;)

    Where abouts in england are you headed to?

    Jee
     
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    aswitcher

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    I too am off to England, but at the end of the year.

    I want to check out my first real Apple store by going to that new one in London which will be open by then :D

    I'll be sure top steer clear of Chinatown at 5.30am... :eek:
     
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    evil_santa

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  11. macrumors 65816

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    That's a great one. North Wales is probably the most densely "castled" region in the UK. I remember my family actually got tired of castles whilst visiting N. Wales.

    My favorite is probably Warwick, near Stratford-on-Avon.
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    kiwi_the_iwik

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    I don't live too far away from Hampton Court Palace - and my (soon-to-be) ex-wife has an apartment across the road from it. You've gotta go - it's dead-cool!

    Windsor Castle's another FANTASTIC spot - known as the Queen's residence, it houses a WHOLE ROOM devoted to Canaletto (my FAVOURITE artist! When I was growing up, I had a poster of "The Bucintoro at the Molo on Ascension Day" (c. 1732) in Venice - and I was flabbergasted to be confronted by the ORIGINAL in one of the State Rooms!!). It also has Queen Anne's Doll House - which is EXTREMELY impressive...


    Once, whilst there, I heard some Americans once commenting on its beauty, before this 60'ish year-old guy turned to his wife and said:

    "Yeah, it's nice, Doris. But WHY did they have to build it so close to the Goddamned Airport?!?"

    :p
     
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    wowser

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    this castle thing is overhyped. i can't remember the last time i saw a castle here....

    scratch that, there is one downtown :p
     
  14. macrumors regular

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    Windsor is good :)

    I go to university about 10-15 mins away from where the new apple store will be :D

    Its also about 15 mins away from 4 microanvika's - they are the largest apple resellers here in the uk and extremely overpriced - US$50 for a tucano second skin :O
     
  15. macrumors G3

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    There's also Kenilworth Castle not far from Warwick Castle as well.... with a sweet pub called the 'Queen and Castle' that overlooks it...

    Also on the Warwick Road just off the A46 there's a pub called the Saxon Mill which is as it sounds, and ancient water mill, set right on the River Avon... impressive in itself, but if you go around the back of the Saxon Mill you get great views of the River Avon and a old mansion house called Guys Cliffe House... that although in ruin, is still a foreboding sight, much more so than a ruined castle :)
     
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    aswitcher

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    Looking at spending some time in Wales in January...not sure yet...
     
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    blackfox

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    Hope somebody saved some pennies, because that pile will be a helluva lot smaller in pence...go**amn exchange rates...have fun, wish I could afford revisting the homeland...but with a smoking ban taking effect in Ireland and all, things may have changed too much in those isles for my tastes...
     
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    evil_santa

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    if you are in North Wales visit Portmeirion, my favorite places to stay in the UK (they also have a castle) January will be cold & wet. :)


    http://www.portmeirion-village.com/
     

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