My husband and I (both in our mid-30s) will be traveling to the UK June 16 - 23, 2013 and won't be bringing kids. I was in London for a few days 10 years ago and wanted to do some additional exploring in the country.
I'm a history nut, anything that is ancient through the Middle Ages, and since I'm a good sport on his various vineyard trips over the years, he's agreed to cater to any whims I have to do historical site seeing as long as we can find good food and drink along the way.
Now I've realized a week isn't very long. I'm torn between a couple days in London and then traveling around Bath, Oxford and the Cotswolds (which my husband is less excited about, since he doesn't want to rent a car), or going with a London and Edinburgh trip with maybe a day and night in York.
I want to see churches, castles, ruins, and the like, and just enjoy the surroundings without getting sucked into touristy things that don't feel worth the time investment (I remember getting to Pisa years ago and thinking, Yes - it's leaning - and then wondering why I spent so much time and effort to see it . . . I worry that Stonehenge will be like that).
Anyway, I'd love any tips, advice, suggestions or feedback. Thanks in advance!