If I have experienced any travel #fails this year at all, it would be in terms of seeing the UK. I have done my fair share of European traveling, but have somehow managed to neglect a large portion of Britain. I have explored London, relived the Canterbury Tales, checked out oh-so-academic Cambridge, enjoyed the ‘beaches’ of Brighton, and traveled my way through Scotland, but have somehow skipped the entire north (and middle) of England and the entirety of Wales! (Note: I realize that Northern Ireland is part of the UK as well, but I really have no desire to visit so my absence there is not out of neglect but out of avoidance.)
My funds are limited now and I’m maniacally hunting for a job in London. With the realization that these could (hopefully not!) be my last weeks in England for a bit, I want to make sure I have a chance to see more of the UK in case I have to leave it behind for a bit. While trains can be costly (don’t get me wrong — there are good deals to be had sometimes!), travel by coach is typically inexpensive. With National Express’ Funfares, you can nab travel for as little as £1 each way if you’re flexible! While I still want to see more of northern England (York, the Lake District, etc.), I don’t know that I can realistically stomach 6+ hours in a bus (bleh). I’ve narrowed it down to five cities that I think would make a perfect day trip (hopefully sometime next week). So, tell me:
Any other suggestions or cities that I’m overlooking?
xoxo from Britain,