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Old 04-26-2009, 06:14 PM   #26
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Sorry can't remember the names of any specifically but there are lots of b+bs down there, so I'm sure you will pick up something which will be relatively inexpensive.

For your evening meals check out the 'Cross Keys'. Good brittish pub grub at a very affordable price.
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:34 PM   #27
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Sorry can't remember the names of any specifically but there are lots of b+bs down there, so I'm sure you will pick up something which will be relatively inexpensive.

For your evening meals check out the 'Cross Keys'. Good brittish pub grub at a very affordable price.

ya i was thinking about a b+b, seem to be an affordable option. Ill keep that pub in mind as well, thanks for the tip.
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Old 05-08-2009, 02:31 PM   #28
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I just got my train pass in the mail, 4 days cost me $224 including shipping to the US. I thought that was pretty good. So London, with a day trip to stonehenge, up to Edinburgh and than to York to finish it up. Should be a fun time. Anyone have any recommendations on fun things to do in York? Jorvik Viking center worth checking out? Where planning on taking a day trip to Leeds to visit the royal armory.
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York is an AWESOME city with tons of history. I very much enjoyed Jorvik despite the "Disney" feel. You get on a train and it takes you through "time" including a recreated Viking village. What makes it especially cool is the buildings are constructed on the actual foundations of the original buildings, and the faces on the manequins were constructed using computer scans of actual skulls found on the site. So, you are looking at the "real" faces of people who populated the area!!

Also of note, they had a skeleton on hand and a forensic expert came out and described what they knew of the diet etc. based on the bone content and showed the marks of battle and such on the skeleton. As a guy who participates in armored combat, it was fascinating to see just how much punishment a warrior could actually take!

There are great museums there as well, and a section of the city where all the buildings are from around 13th - 14th century, if I remember correctly.

I stayed in a youth hostel there, that had a pub in the basement, and had a blast partying with people from 9 different countries! When we all retired back to the dorm, one of the fellows remarked - we shouldn't have to pay for this room; it's defective...it's spinning like crazy!

Oh, and Leeds is definately worth visiting if you're into armor and weapons. It's FIVE stories, packed to the gills, and they often have demonstrations and classes going on!
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Old 05-31-2009, 08:04 AM   #30
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I just got back from the UK, had a great time. I went to London, York and Edinburgh and also took day trips to Salisbury and Leeds. The royal armoury in Leeds is awsome. Stonehenge was a bit underwelming. Pubs were all awsome, the last one i went to in York had Guy Fawkes house in the back of the place. Had some awsome Fish and Chips in London. People were nice and the wheather was great. We had almost no rain, which is amazing for the UK.
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We had almost no rain, which is amazing for the UK.
What timing! My sister lives in Southampton and said the UK was getting dumped on all last week. You just missed it! I wonder how the Leeds armoury compares with the one at the Musée de l'Armée in Paris? York, Leeds (and Ireland) are places I still haven't visited but will one day. Did you pass by Leeds University? That's where The Who recorded their famous, live album, "Live at Leeds" in 1970.

Anyway, sounds like you had a fun time, dr.jones1986! Post some photos if you get the chance.
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:38 PM   #32
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What timing! My sister lives in Southampton and said the UK was getting dumped on all last week. You just missed it! I wonder how the Leeds armoury compares with the one at the Musée de l'Armée in Paris? York, Leeds (and Ireland) are places I still haven't visited but will one day. Did you pass by Leeds University? That's where The Who recorded their famous, live album, "Live at Leeds" in 1970.

Anyway, sounds like you had a fun time, dr.jones1986! Post some photos if you get the chance.


No i did not and my dad mentioned that when i got back...where both big classic rock guys. I did get a pic of me crossing Abbey road though, which was cool. As for the difference between the two armories, im guessing the one in Paris may spend a bit less time on the battle of Waterloo! I just noticed your pics from Egypt up...really cool...i love camels. Rode one once in the Bronx zoo haha. Id love to post some of my pics from my trip but idk how, if you could post instructions that would be great Stoo.

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Old 06-23-2009, 11:46 PM   #33
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can anyone help me post pictures...i have some great photos of my trip to England/Scotland but i am having difficulty posting them. Any help would be great.
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No i did not and my dad mentioned that when i got back...where both big classic rock guys. I did get a pic of me crossing Abbey road though, which was cool. As for the difference between the two armories, im guessing the one in Paris may spend a bit less time on the battle of Waterloo! I just noticed your pics from Egypt up...really cool...i love camels. Rode one once in the Bronx zoo haha. Id love to post some of my pics from my trip but idk how, if you could post instructions that would be great Stoo.
Firstly,you'll have to create an account at a free, photo-hosting site (ex. Photobucket or your own website) and upload your picutres there. Secondly, when writing a post, click on the square, yellow icon with the mountains. A small window will pop up and that is where you paste the link to the pic.

Tell your dad that he has good taste in music! Leeds is also the birthplace of Harold Oxley. Cool about Abbey Road. I could never find it! Can't comment on the Waterloo items in Paris because I went to the Musée de l'Armée twice in 2007 and both times the ENTIRE Napoleonic wing was closed for renovations!
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Firstly,you'll have to create an account at a free, photo-hosting site (ex. Photobucket or your own website) and upload your picutres there. Secondly, when writing a post, click on the square, yellow icon with the mountains. A small window will pop up and that is where you paste the link to the pic.

Tell your dad that he has good taste in music! Leeds is also the birthplace of Harold Oxley. Cool about Abbey Road. I could never find it! Can't comment on the Waterloo items in Paris because I went to the Musée de l'Armée twice in 2007 and both times the ENTIRE Napoleonic wing was closed for renovations!
ya there was some other tourists at abbey road taking pictures (Italians i think) but i was actually suprised how untouristy it felt, not beetles gift shops or anything. Actually a really nice part of town, some of the houses around there had ferraris in the driveway.

Will facebook work as a photo posting site?
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Old 08-17-2009, 06:18 AM   #36
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I just got back from the UK, had a great time. I went to London, York and Edinburgh and also took day trips to Salisbury and Leeds. The royal armoury in Leeds is awsome. Stonehenge was a bit underwelming. Pubs were all awsome, the last one i went to in York had Guy Fawkes house in the back of the place. Had some awsome Fish and Chips in London. People were nice and the wheather was great. We had almost no rain, which is amazing for the UK.

What did you do in edinburgh?

did you check out the castle and the ghost tours!?
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What did you do in edinburgh?

did you check out the castle and the ghost tours!?

We stayed at a hostel right by the castle/royal mile. We saw the castle which was awsome and had an American history connection, being as it was a POW camp during the American Revolution, I found that both shocking and interesting. We than walked the mile stopping at the Scottish Parliament, Supreme Court, Scottish Museum. We talked to the royal guards and Holyrood house, man are they cool. There were two of them off duty, and they were chatting with us and a couple Aussie women. They were kidding with there boys who were on duty, jokeing about them slacking off and not marching or standing properly. That was funny. We than hiked up that hill at the end of the mile which gave us a nice view of the ocean( my friend tried to walk to it the last time he was there but said the water is quiet a hike form the royal mile area)When we got back to Holyrood house we noticed they were having a royal banquet. It was really, with a bagpipe band and everything. I believe the other onlookers said that the banquet was for Lord Tyke...is that person familiar to you? We did not do any of the ghost tours. They have alot of them in US cities as well and I have never done one, though I would like to...just havent got around to it.

Overall I really enjoyed my time in Edinburgh and the Scots are awsome. We were trying to find a place to squeeze in between London and York, where we were meeting up with my friends former schoolmates he met while studying abroad in York. I was thinking Paris at first, but not only was that a more expensive option, most of the French tourists I met in London were obnxosious...most polls I have seen tends to have the French as the worst tourists, even though many of them think us yanks are the rude ones, go figure. Anyhow, I think I chose wisely by going to Edinburgh, it is a charming little city. It was so much cooler than London and even York, boy was it windy and cold. I was wearing shorts in York, but in Edinburgh I had to have jeans and long sleaves. I never realized how far north Scotland is, it was dark out until just after 11. Than I checked a globe and you guys are along the same latitudinal line as southern Alaska, so that explains why it is so light out in the summer. Must be dark as heck in the winter.
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Old 12-26-2009, 05:36 PM   #38
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glad you had an awesome time
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