[LMB] AKICOT: Bristol, England
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Mon Sep 6 09:17:55 BST 2010
I'll second the Bath/Wells/Glastonbury area. I visited as part of a college history course, and enjoyed visiting. We also got to Salisbury and Stonehenge, we were all over the landscape. I can't speak for getting there, train and bus schedules (and tourist bus excursions) have had 35 years to change around. This was so long ago we could walk right up to the stones at Stonehenge.
> I lived in Bristol for a couple of years, a long time ago. My top
> recommendation would be to visit Bath, which you can get to easily by
> British Rail. Everything in the town would be within walking distance.
> You've got the Roman baths (which are wonderful), and of course the 'Jane
> Austen's Bath' bits - the Assembly Rooms, the Royal Crescent and so on.
> I think you could probably get to Wells fairly easily - lovely Cathedral.
> Also probably Glastonbury.
> Also the SS Great Britain (Brunel's propeller-driven ship) which has been
> restored. Um, and you might manage a trip to Cheddar Gorge- where you could
> taste some real cheddar cheese, which bears little or no resemblance to the
> orange stuff sold under that name here in Canada.
> Of course, if you head west you might be able to visit some of the Welsh
> Norman castles - there are some beauties - but I couldn't say which of them
> would be easily accessible by public transport.
> Lovely part of the country, anyway.
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