Six or so years ago, I was looking for a second-hand car and stumbled across a "suggest-a-car" webpage. You could put your requirements into, it spat back a bunch of suggestions, you refined your parameters and sorted results, etc. It ended up suggesting a car I wouldn't have thought otherwise, which I bought and it was a great choice. Now, I'm looking for the next car ... [more inside]posted by outlier around England at 11:29 AM - 4 answers
How close to the cliff edge does the path go along the coastal section of the Cleveland Way? [more inside]posted by hoyland around Scarborough, England at 6:29 PM - 0 answers
Where in the London metro area -- Tube-accessible -- would be the best place to go for a ~10 mile run on a weekend morning without having to battle too much pedestrian and vehicle traffic? Closer to central London would be better, but I am flexible. Any advice received will be employed in April and considered in booking hotel accomodations. posted by eugenen around London, England at 2:15 AM - 12 answers
In a few hours (5), I will leave Kuwait en-route back to the United States. I have a 24-hour layover in London and a hotel room (right across from Heathrow) that has already been bought and paid for my my company. I will arrive at around noon, and I will have until around 10 a.m.-ish tomorrow (Sunday) to explore London. Money is no significant concern (but let's keep it reasonable). What are the absolute must-see PG-13 things to do in London in 22 hours?
GO! posted by Master Gunner around London, England at 4:36 PM - 16 answers
We'd like to have a small, lovely wedding on the grounds or in the gardens of a Scottish castle. The internet leads me down a sweaty, confusing little rabbit hole. [more inside]posted by letahl around Scotland at 2:27 PM - 9 answers
We'd like to spend a week each in Orkney and Shetland this (late August/early September). We love bikes, photography, historical monuments/museums. What are we not thinking of/what would you recommend? [more inside]posted by bitter-girl.com around England at 4:46 PM - 7 answers
My mom and I are planning on taking a walking trip in the UK's Lake District in May. We're currently considering booking with Contours Walking Holidays
to walk Cumbria Way. They provide maps and routes and arrange accommodations and baggage transportation. However I haven't been able to find much in the way of reviews for them -- possibly because each person's trip is so different. My question is basically whether using Contours is the way to go here (perhaps someone reading this has personal experience with them?) or if I should be looking at a different company or some other way to make arrangements. [more inside]posted by pupstocks around Market Square, England at 10:31 AM - 10 answers
My wife will be in London for 2 days in late April. She asked me to ask you some things. [more inside]posted by MoonOrb around London, England at 6:41 PM - 10 answers
My extremely-uncommon and forever-mispelled last name—Huxham—happens to also be the name of a tiny village right outside of Exeter in SW England. My ancestors left Britain from the port of Plymouth on the other side of Devonshire, so I feel fairly confident this might be where my last name comes from. However, even though I have the means and the desire to visit this hamlet…what do I do there? Just start knocking on doors? Should I contact the parish priest and/or tourism board? [more inside]posted by huxham around Exeter, England at 3:21 PM - 11 answers
December 23, 2013
My spouse and I are interested in living in the UK next summer. We'd like to stay for three months, and we're looking for ideas on where to live and how to approach organizing this visit. [more inside]posted by foggy out there now around England at 12:53 PM - 14 answers
December 17, 2013
We are a married couple with one child who is old enough to require their own room. If we're leaving from the midwest of the US, and plan to stay for two to three weeks, is $9k USD a realistic rough estimate of the amount we ought to budget for the trip? [more inside]posted by Ipsifendus around England at 2:04 PM - 21 answers
December 12, 2013
I'm headed to the UK for the first time, and would like to do some sightseeing related to William Blake. Is there anything worth seeing? I've haven't found anything apart from Poet's Corner and this very dodgy seeming walking tour
. Alternatively, can anybody advise me as to which museums in the UK are best for viewing Blake's original prints? posted by HeroZero around London, England at 5:27 AM - 9 answers
November 19, 2013
I'll be arriving at Marylebone station at 10:30am and departing from the same station around 5:00pm.
What should I do with my six hours?
I definitely want to have lunch somewhere fabulous. posted by tmharris65 around London, England at 4:06 PM - 3 answers
November 15, 2013
So last time I was in the UK I asked about day hikes
outside of London. This time, I'm looking for day hikes in the Scottish Highlands... and I'm even more overwhelmed. [more inside]posted by larthegreat around Scotland at 7:19 AM - 17 answers
October 31, 2013
My husband and I are considering a temporary relocation to the UK from Canada - he plans to apply to various MA programs at UK universities in the next year or two. We’d love to learn more about life in Leeds and Cardiff as they are two cities with programs he’s interested in. We’ve read previous AskMeFi threads on Cardiff here
. [more inside]posted by champagneminimalist around England at 5:48 AM - 11 answers
October 26, 2013
Going to London on a very quick and dirty business trip next week. I'd like to acomplish two things. 1) Bring my friend, a French foodie living in Brixton, something from America that she might find difficult or can't get there (value up to $50-$100) and 2) pick up some thing(s) for myself as a cool souvenir that I can't get over here. [more inside]posted by HeyAllie around London, England at 9:25 AM - 38 answers
I have escalophobia (vertigo related) and so as a rule avoid the extra long escalators on the tube network (namely Angel, Holborn and Leicester Square) as I've previously had panic and vertigo attacks on them. This evening I need to get to Goodge Street and TfL recommends I change from the Piccadilly line to the Northern line at Leicester Square. I'm struggling to find out from google whether this change involves using the very long escalators. Do you know? [more inside]posted by litereally around London, England at 4:48 AM - 8 answers
September 27, 2013
Spending a week in accommodation in Brockley, London, in early October. To be specific, Manor Avenue Brockley London, SE4 1TE. As London seems to be the place where you literally breathe out money in order to survive, keen to do this on as low a budget as possible. Will not have a car and prefer walking where possible. [more inside]posted by Wordshore around London, England at 9:18 AM - 6 answers
September 21, 2013
hello from an American in reading, UK my periodic travel destination. I have access to a car this weekend, I have my handheld gps for geocaching, extra batteries, and hiking shoes. plus i'm generally hungry at the right times and love the pub experience. so... where do I go hiking and geocaching and generally sightseeing this very weekend? [more inside]posted by chasles around Reading, England at 2:49 AM - 4 answers
September 16, 2013
I'll be in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, for a week from Boxing Day through New Year's Day.
I'm looking for ideas for day trips for five of the seven days of my trip.
I like cultural sites, nature, homes, museums, local color, history, literature, restaurants.
I will have access to a car and I'm also not averse to the train. posted by tmharris65 around Stratford-Upon-Avon, England at 12:08 PM - 12 answers