I'm planning a trip to England for the end of July/early August. I'm looking at around 10-12 days for budgetary reasons but I'm somewhat flexible about dates as I'm currently living in France. I've previously visited London for four days.
Here's my current draft:
Day 1: Train from Aix-en-Provence to London, arrive 14:00. Stay in London.
Day 2: London. (Including seeing a play at the Globe)
Day 3: Coach from London to Winchester. See Jane Austen's house at Chawton. Stay in Winchester.
Day 4: Train from Winchester to Bath. (Visits to Roman Baths, the Crescent, Assembly Rooms and Fashion museum.)
Day 5: Bath + possible half-trip to Stonehenge/Lacock.
Day 6: Train from Bath to Matlock (Peak District). Haddon Hall near Bakewell. Stay in Matlock.
Day 6: Peak District. Chatsworth.
Day 7: Train from Matlock to Haworth via Keighley. Stay in Haworth.
Day 8: Train from Haworth to York.
Day 9: Train from York to London to Aix-en-Provence. (Travelling day - may need to break this up)
Those are what I consider my "essential sites". I'm considering adding an extra day or two in the following places: Peak District, Yorkshire (especially to see Fountains Abbey) or Cambridge/Norwich. I'm not sure if I can stretch it to three extra days as being high seasons, accommodation is a bit of an obstacle.
Is this itinerary workable? Where would you add an extra day or two out of the ideas I have mentioned above?
Thanks very much in advance for your comments