What towns would you recommend I use as a base (4-7days each) for a month's vacation in England next April?
I'm retired, on a tight budget, travel solo & during the last 5 yrs have spent every April in England. I also lived in London for 3 years thirty yrs ago. Would like to stay a year in a village this time!
My problem now is that I can't walk far anymore, so must use a Brit Rail pass and local buses to sightsee around the base town and for day trips. I love touring the countryside and visiting towns and villages with a center small enough to walk around or that has Hop-on/Off buses I can use to get around.
I could sit on a train/bus for hours as it winds through villages, along the coastlines, among the green hills w/ animals and rock fences, streams and canals, etc. Also, I like talking w/ local people in pubs, shops, while sitting on the promenade, on the buses/trains, etc. I enjoy history, flowers, architecture, theater.
Moreton-in-Marsh. Or should I spend more time in any of these towns?(Some of these worked better than others.)
Again, due to my lack of mobility I can only stay in towns that have the town center very close to the rail/bus station/s and that offer day trips easily done using bus/rail.
for April 2012. Are these good options? Any others you can suggest?
Using the forum is new to me; hope I've done it correctly!
Thank you from this Texas gal!