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  • travel on underground train system requires purchase of Oyster card which is an RFID smart card allowing you to touch on and off at each end of your trip with max. cost £7 per day for inner London travel. Can buy and top up at train stations and various outlets and can use cash, debit or credit card.
  • British Museum - a must see
  • London Tower old palace and prison, Tower Bridge and Southbank
  • London Eye
  • Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament and Big Ben
  • Buckingham Palace and Changing of the Guards at 11.30am

south-western regions of England

Purbeck region of Dorset

  • classical British countrysides with southern coastal scenery
  • Avon Heath, Ringwood forest tracks and heath walks near the New Forest National Park
  • Swanage coastal village and harbour, 128 miles (2 3/4 hrs) from London
  • 11th century Corfe Castle ruins (destroyed by Parliamentarians in the civil war in 17th century) and Corfe village
  • Durdle Door coastal rock seascape at Littledown, 12 miles (30 minutes) from Corfe Castle
  • cliffs of Lulworth
  • Weymouth coastal village of Jane Austen's books

Exmoor National Park

  • 85miles (2.5hrs) from Weymouth
  • 80miles (2 1/4hrs) from Bath

Bath region

  • Stonehenge - 37miles (1hr) from Bath
  • Lacock - Harry Potter village
  • Castle Combe village, Wiltshire (en route to Oxford or Warwick Castle)

Welsh border

  • drive to Hereford from Bath 66 miles (1 3/4 hrs) for castles, etc
  • drive from Hereford to Royal Leamington Spa and Warwick Castle, 67 miles (1.5hrs)

Cotswolds region

  • Oxford
  • Minster Lovell Hall, Witney (just west of Oxford)
    • Lacock village
    • Castle Combe village
  • Bibury village, Burford, Bourton on the water (“Little Venice”)
  • Straford-upon-avon (just SW of Warwick castle)
  • Royal Leamington Spa and Warwick Castle (2hr drive from Bath)
uk.txt · Last modified: 2017/07/21 19:48 by gary1

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