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Jo :

In September I shall be staying for a week in England's Lake District in Cumbria. I will fly from Canada to London and then will go by train to Grasmere, Cumbria. Since I have 4 days before my stay in Grasmere, what towns, accessible by train, would you recomend that I visit on my way to Grasmere. Many thanks for any suggestions.

niceguyjoe :
"You might could visit the Buckingham Palace where the royal family lives. That might be interesting...and also the Tower of London would be a good place to visit as well."
moviegirl :
"York should be easily accessible although it wouldn't be quite 'on the way'. It's a great town with a complete wall around the city, a psychic museum, a viking exhibit (complete with authentic smells!) and much more. The cathedral has it's original medieval glass and the town is overall a treat to visit."
Jo :

Since I will be travelling by train, I would need to find some charming towns or villages accessible by train. I will be arriving atr Gatwick and have 4 days before I have to be in Grasmere where I shall be staying for a week. Any suggestions gratefully received with thanks. Thank you Demon for that lovely invitation. I will have to find out something about Milton Keynes.

"you should come see me in milton keynes! your welcome anytime and we have a train station"
uglybird :
"Grasmere is a lovely place in the Lake District and is a long way from Gatwick. There are lots of places in the Lakes to visit. Check out Bowness, Windermere and Ambleside for some tourist hotspots. Make sure you buy some Grasmere gingerbread when you're there, there's nothing else like it!"
fatsausage :
"Oxford, Stow on the Wold, Burton on the Water, Knaesboro near Leeds - use the Bus."
stardust :
"Oxford is quite a nice little town, the University buildings are lovely, Stratford Upon Avon is very nice. But If I were you I would do a slight detour and go to visit Devon & Cornwall. This is the most beautiful area in the south west of England.-quaint little villages, thatched cottages very picturesque - beautiful. Clovelly, Lynton and Lynmouth in Devon are particularly nice - look them up on the internet. If you want to visit cities Liverpool is a wonderful city to visit, the people are very friendly and there are a wide range of things to do, two Cathedrals, Various Museums and Galleries nice architechture, its an up and coming city exclusive clubs and shops. European city of culture 2008 Depends what you want really."
franja :
"My advice would be to arrive in Cumbria as soon as you's the place God would go if he went on holiday! There is SO much to see and do that you won't believe it. Visit Ravenglass and ride on "La'l Ratty", climb "Coniston Old Man", go for a cruise on Lake Windermere, have a meal just about anywhere!!!!!! All the Hollywood A-listers holiday in Cumbria; so you never know WHO you'll bump into - though you'd probably tell them to stop bothering you as you are having such a wonderful time. Don't forget to visit the Furness Peninsula; Ulverston has the "Laurel and Hardy Museum"; Stan Laurel was born in Ulverston, you can visit the house he was born in, and Dalton-in-Furness (less than 10 miles down the road) has "Dalton wildlife Park", one of the top tourist attractions in the area. (It's part of the worldwide programme for the captive breeding of endangered species) Then less than 5 miles away is Barrow-in-Furness, where they build the submarines and have a ship, the Princess Selandia, on a permanent mooring in the dock that is a NIGHTCLUB (open til about 6am I understand) Welcome and ENJOY!!!"
owd_bob :
"You could use the historic Settle-Carlisle railway, "England's most scenic railway", for the last part of your journey. It stops at loads of small villages in the Yorkshire Dales, you could spend a night in one of them. Appleby-in-Westmorland is nice, but they all have something to recommend them. The Lake District (Grasmere) is easily reached from the end of this line (Carlisle). If you want to take this train, it's easiest to start from Leeds. Alternatively, the area around Arnside and Silverdale is really pretty. They're on the coast just south of the Lake District, but much quieter than Grasmere itself. Both have rail stations. York and Chester are larger historic towns in the North that lots of visitors enjoy - lots of old buildings, and the mediaeval city walls etc., but both have a modern heart and lots going on. They're well served by railways. For planning your journeys, I've provided a link to the official National Rail website. Feel free to mail if you want any more suggestions Enjoy your visit!"
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intruder3906 :
"Stop off in Bradford.....Home of the superleague world champions ....the Bradford Bulls...Curry capital of the world.... Visit Howarth...home of the Brontes..and all the history surrounding the wuthering heights.."
"If you want a quiet stress free day out, come to Spalding in Lincolnshire which has a train station and a water taxi from the town centre via a mile long trip up the river to the new shopping centre and gardens.Tulip time is the best time to come around May, when half a million people descend on at the wekend to see the flower parade.This is a day when designed floats covered in tulips are paraded through the streets followed by bands and other show stopping events"
Jo :

I have a couple of websites that I use to locate self-catering vacation properties, however, havent been able to find many that are in the Lake district in England. I am looking for a small cottage (1 bedroom) in or near a village, such as Grasmere, HighWray, Sawry, Ambleside, etc. in England's Lake District. Thank you so much for any assistance you might be able to give me.

Fred Flintstone :
"Try, they usually have a good selection"


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Date: 2008-02-05 01:54:52

The Zebra is a great pub in the centre of Cambridge, 2 minutes walk from the Grafton Shopping Centre. They serve incredibly tasty Grasmere sausages as well as many authentic Polish specialities cooked by the Landlord's Polish wife. There are several comfortable sofas and a roaring coal fire. Live music on Thursdays and a pub quiz every Monday.

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