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England - (Yorkshire + Devon + Cornwall)

Places in the minus bracket are covered in other lists. However I suppose it might seem a bit harsh that only places in God's Own County or the Land of My Birth can get into lists.

Updated December 10, 2012
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  1. Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Berwick-Upon-Tweed, England, UK
    Yes, a whole lot of 5* and well deserved as well. We took all rooms at this Guest House for the nights before and after my daughter's wedding nearby - just in Scotland. It simply could not have been better. They allowed my middle son and family to er…
  2. Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Berwick-Upon-Tweed, England, UK
    I am fairly sure we should not have been here if our daughter an her family had not lived just near the England/Scotland border. However I had no qualms when they went there with us for the second time - or the third - or when they chose it for a lar…
  3. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Gateshead, England, UK
    Gateshead, in north-east England, has a population of around 200,000. However, until late in the 20th century, if you had asked anybody in other parts of England what they knew about Gateshead, they would probably only have been able to tell you that…
  4. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK
    I had heard plenty about 'The Baltic' but what could I have told you before last Saturday? (12 November 2011?) 1.That it was in Gateshead (in spite of the fact that this site gave me the choice of writing about the Baltic Centre in Newcastle-upon Tyn…
  5. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Gateshead, England, UK
    The Sage is often called the Armadillo because of its shape but no-nonsense locals refer to it as the Slug (also because of its shape.Essentially what you see is simply a cover for the numerous halls and practice rooms - although it can provide for m…
  6. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK
    Even with the fairly recent advent of the Angel of the North, The Sage and the Baltic, all of which I have reviewed seoarately, the older bridges over the Tyne between Newcastle (upon Tyne) and Gateshead provide a major feature for tourist interest. …
    This review was featured on Wednesday November 23rd, 2011
  7. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Chester-le-Street, England, UK
    Most visitors from overseas never get to the north-east of England. That is understandable but they do miss a lot. In recent history the region has had a very distinct role and this is what Beamish tries to show. It is largely an outdoor museum an…
  8. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Chillingham, England, UK
    Chillingham is a very small place in Northumberland. If you have never heard of it, don't worry - nor had I until just before I went there. probably some have been only for the 'haunted' castle and the magnificent 15th century tomb in the church. I s…
  9. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Warkworth, England, UK
    If it were possible to devise a numericaL value for the attractiveness of an English county and divide it by the number of visitors, Northumberland would have one of the top ratings. Within Northumberland, Warkworth is a place that should not be miss…
  10. Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Ford, England, UK
    Almost due east of Scotland's Coldstream, the little villages of Etal and Ford, in Northumberland, England can hardly be called well known. Yet this gallery is a real gem.Louisa, hte Marchioness of waterford was the owner of Ford estate in 1860, when…
  11. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Bowness-on-Windermere, England, UK
    The Arts and Crafts movement preceded art nouveau and was a reaction to ever increasing mechanisation. It attempted to restore the position of fine design and craftsmanship. Names like John Ruskin and William Morris come to mind. Blackwell was bui…
  12. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Keswick, England, UK
    Blencathra is one of my favourite of the mountains that just fail to reach the 'magic' 3000 feet. If you wanted to go up ust one Lake District mountain in England - on the way from Scotland to London perhaps, this is the one I should suggest. You ca…
  13. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Wasdale Head, England, UK
    England's highest - so what? - do I hear you saying with much laughter? Well we do know that our highest does not compare with much of Europe for height, let alone Andes or Himalayas. However it's really a very scenic mountain and sufficiently cen…
  14. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Patterdale, England, UK
    Having lost most of my walking pictures of England, I place the quality of photos as a major criterion when selecting a website. There are some fine ones here. Having said that, I have to say that I cannot share the enthusiasm for the top. I rate it …
  15. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Langdale, UK
    Bowfell is one of the most popular mountains in the English Lake District. Mercifully it just falls short of the 3000 feet which is a near magical height in the UK - because if it surpassed that it would be crowded out with visitors. I have been t…
  16. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Wasdale Head, England, UK
    This, like Blencathre (review,) is one of England Lake District's peaks that has an instant appeal to anyone seeing it. I think that its separation from, as well as proximity to, other peaks may be the reason. Seen towering above Wastwater, it is a p…
  17. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Hawkshead, England, UK
    Much has changed since I was last at Grizedale Forest but a number of years have as well. Forestry inevitably causes changes to the countryside and grizedale is one of the forests tha has tried to give something back. Of course you will find all the …
  18. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Wasdale Head, England, UK
    One television programme had a vote in which Wastwater came top as 'favourite view' - well deserved I would say, although biggest, deepest favourite etc are not my scene generally. Certainly Wastwater does not lie in the part of the English Lake D…
  19. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Windermere, England, UK
    Unless I was outstandingly ignorant, this is a place that may be unknown even to many of our English members.The garden area is leased by the Lakeland Horticultural Society and the work is done entirely by their members on a voluntary basis. I sup…
  20. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Bowness-on-Windermere, England, UK
    I know little about ferry fares so that 'cheap' is a bit of a guess. It's £4.00 and 50p single for a car and pedestrian/passenger respectively. The ferry runs all year at 20 minute intervals from near Bowness-on-Windermere to the far side of England…
  21. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Ravenglass, England, UK
    The 5 rating shows which I found it when I could drive - but I should not like being a passenger in a car over it. It is one of the very steepest roads in all the UK, winding and single track. The top is about 1290 feet above sea level and the slope …
  22. Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Kendal, England, UK
    Almost everybody going to England's Lake District used once to go by Kendal. It hardly needs saying that it usually horribly crowded. Now that major highways by-pass it, it is a splendid town to vsit, either for its own sake or on the way back from a…
  23. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Kendal, England, UK
    The Society of Friends was a religious and social movement that started in England in the seventeenth century and has spread over much of the world. To commemorate their history and achievements, a tapestry was woven between 1981 and 1996. Over 40…
  24. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Dent, England, UK
    Dentdale has the river Dee as its river (far from the only one in the UK). The village of Dent itself is one of the prettiest in the Yorkshire Dales National Park - although it is no longer in Yorkshire, having been allocated to Cumbria in the 1970s.…
  25. Cheap "Hotels & Accommodations" in London, England, UK
    When I worked for the Trade Union, Natfhe, (now part of UCU) I had to stay quite frequently in London. Anywhere I stayed was in the area round Euston, King's Cross or Bloomsbury. Obviously none were top range places but some would be suitable for tho…
  26. Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in London, England, UK
    When I worked for the Trade Union, Natfhe, (now part of UCU) I had to stay quite frequently in London. Anywhere I stayed was in the area round Euston, King's Cross or Bloomsbury. Obviously none were top range places but some would be suitable for tho…
  27. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in London, England, UK
    If you only like giant galleries like the Louvre or the Hermitage, you might as well give this a miss and concentrate on the National and the Tate. However, if you do, you will be missing a choice collection of art works. Here the gallery is best…
  28. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in London, England, UK
    This claims to be one of London's most popular museums but I have met many people in England who don't know it and I'm prepared to bet that many TBs who have been to London have not found it. It's near Shoreditch and not near the famous museums of So…
  29. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Rochdale, England, UK
    The Rochdale Canal is as beautiful and interesting as any in England but many from the south never see it, because if they own or time-share canals, it is probably too far for them to reach in the time they have available. This was the first canal…
  30. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Padiham, England, UK
    Gawthorpe Hall is in my neighbouring county of Lancashire. it is owned by the National Trust but rented to Lancashire County Council. It is essentially an 18th century house, although it was much remodelled in the 19th century by Sir Charles Barry…
  31. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Burnley, England, UK
    Entry is actually free for students and residents of Burnley. I live in a town adjacent to Burnley and I have to pay but I don't resent it - good on them for letting in their own residents free. Burnley was a town immersed in the cotton industry. …
  32. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Chester, England, UK
    I used to pass through Chester on my way to North Wales years ago until new roads made it unnecessary but I only once stopped to look before last year, when I spent most of a day there. There's plenty worth seeing: the Cathedral - though it's not…
  33. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Chester, England, UK
    'The second most photographed clock in the world after Big Ben,' says the website. Really? Who counts and how? I think I can almost hear the protests from Prague and Messina, to name but two. But does anybody really care? The point is that it is a b…
  34. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Manchester, England, UK
    Pam and I have frequently found it convenient to go here when I have had check-ups for my heart machine at Manchester Royal Infirmary. Their restaurant, though small, serevs delicious food. Then we have time to see the latest exhibition and (always) …
  35. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Manchester, England, UK
    Some things are hard to believe. I taught for 20 years in a college within 300 yards of the John Rylands Library and never visited it in all that time! Perhaps I was put off by my one visit with an uncle at the age of 14, an age when buildings are no…
  36. Free! "Nightlife & Entertainment" in Manchester, England, UK
    There were Exchanges of various sorts on this Manchester site since late in the 18th century - leading to its eventually becoming the largest trading room anywhere as the Cotton Exchange. Since the decline of the cotton industry it has housed a re…
  37. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Manchester, England, UK
    I was somewhat chary of doing anything on the Christmas Markets in Manchester because markets are often considered more a woman's thing and my friend Sarah Elaine has done such a comprehensive review already. However my photos are generally different…
  38. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Sompting, England, UK
    I am sure that not only the majority of visitors from other countries but many from England have neither been to this church nor even heard of it - as I had not until just a few years ago. Yet I have not seen anything else like its tower in this coun…
  39. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Portland, England, UK
    Well, I'm feeling somewhat confused. Some (quite a lot of) years ago I went to Portland Bill with my son and was very taken with the long strip of pebbles joining the almost island of Portland to mainland Dorset near Abbotsbury. I meant to write it u…
  40. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Lulworth Cove, England, UK
    Durdle Door is one of the more spectacular points on the Dorset coast, reached by a walk from Lulworth Cove, itself a beautifully shaped beach. It if formed from oolitic limestone that has been folded almost vertically. Apparently it is erosion by…
  41. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Dorchester, England, UK
    The word 'castle' often summons up a picture of walls, ramparts, pinnacles and towers - but not in the Iron Age. Here the castle is a huge earthwork with many different levels, paths and ditches. It was built on the site of a far older neolithic defe…
  42. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Ely, England, UK
    We reckon to know about cathedrals here and we think our best cannot be beaten, even if some naves are higher and various other technicalities. Well this is one of our best. Work on it began in the 11th century, initially as a monastery but it bec…
  43. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Cambridge, England, UK
    Even though one of Oxford college chapels doubles up with being the city cathedral I, an Oxford man, feel compelled to acknowledge that this chapel stands out in my mind. I am a bit surprised that they should place such stress on their foundation …
  44. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Stoke on Trent, England, UK
    It's not necessary to have had a grandmother and her parents and siblings all working in the pottery industry in Stoke-upon-Trent - but it does make this museum a bit special for me. It is now practically the only place in England where the 'bottl…
  45. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Stoke on Trent, England, UK
    Wedgwood is one of the great names of British pottery. The opening of Josiah Wedgwood and Sons at Burslem in 1759 was one of the factors to that whole area of Staffordshire becoming known as 'The Potteries.' After 250 years of largely successful a…
  46. Expensive "Sights & Attractions" in Ironbridge, England, UK
    Well, you can't expect to get into 10 museums for nout - can you? Why Ironbridge? The name is a bit of a giveaway but it's the world's first cast iron bridge and some would claim the birthplace of the industrial revolution. Even if you have been befo…
  47. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Withernsea, England, UK
    I like birds a lot - but I am not a twitcher. I like coastal walks - but with cliffs. Spurn is a twitchers' Paradise and there are absolutely no cliffs. It is, as far as England is concerned, really the back of beyond, So why did I enjoy my one visit…
  48. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Devizes, England, UK
    Yes, we were too early - or much too late - to see these locks in action on the Kennet and Avon Canal. We stayed for a night on our way home from Dorset, specifically to see them in their ruined state and found that work was in progress to restore th…
  49. Expensive "Sights & Attractions" in Manchester, England, UK
    I am not a fan of Manchester United. I said that I am not a fan of Manchester United. I hope you now realise that I am not a fan of Manchester United. However my fourteen year old grandson and his fourteen year old friend are fans and they wanted to …
  50. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Culbone, England, UK
    This church is grade 1 listed, probably neither because or although it only seats about 30 people. Its total length is about 35 feet and its width about 10 feet. The 'village' of Culbone is hardly big enough to justify the term 'village' at all bu…
  51. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Selworthy, England, UK
    It may be partly because I spent the first night of my honeymoon there that I am so very fond of Selworthy. It is in the Exmoor National Park and, like the majority of that Park, it is in Somerset. There are a few beautiful thatched cottages around a…
  52. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in United Kingdom
    Tarr Steps is an enormous clapper bridge. The date of its origin is uncertain, estimates varying wildly from the Bronze Age to the 14th century. Certainly it was well before any of the machinery which would be used for heavy stones today. The top …
  53. Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in London, England, UK
    As far as I can see and much to my surprise, nobady else has written about this before. Therefore I may seem to go on a bit but I do apologise if any number of people have actually written. The cost rating above is for the cheapest tickets to the Pa…
  54. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in London, England, UK
    'Free' only applies to entry to the park. I have no doubt that one of the better ways of spending half a day in London is a trip to Greenwich, visiting the Observatory and the Cutty Sark and stepping on both sides at once of the international date li…
  55. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Greenwich, England, UK
    I regret to say that I have not yet been to see the museum as such but I was there recently to see the marvellous exhibition of photos by Ansel Adams. You can find out a lot about the exhibition from http://www.rmg.co.uk/visit/events/ansel-adams. Fo…
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