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Need tips on interesting destination near London

Help. Our London rental for Aug 22-26 got cancelled unexpectedly. So we need a destination for 2 adults and 2 teens for these days. We have already spent a week in London. We are thinking that we want to be near London, but open to suggestions.

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1. Re: Need tips on interesting destination near London

For day trips;

Brighton

Dover

Or are you thinking of somewhere for 4 days ?

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2. Re: Need tips on interesting destination near London

Our preference would be someplace for the 4 days.

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3. Re: Need tips on interesting destination near London

If you have a car you could base yourself in the Dover area. Day in Dover, then stacks more to see a short drive away; Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Cinque Ports, Dungeness, Hastings, Bluebell Railway and Horsted Keynes

No you're right 4 days won't be long enough.

Edited: 11 August 2013, 18:58
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We had a lovely trip to Norfolk recently.

Kings Lynn has some 15 th century houses and an interesting waterfront. Oxburgh Hall is to die for. Its one of the houses where Henry the Eighth parked Katharine of Aragon when he married Anne Boleyn. And you can see the pictures at Houghton Hall which Robert Walpole sold to Catherine the Great and are back on loan from the Hermitage. You'll need a car.

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5. Re: Need tips on interesting destination near London

Forgot to say you can also see Norwich and Ely, two magnificent cathedrals..

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6. Re: Need tips on interesting destination near London

Kent and Sussex have lots of interesting places to visit so as a centre for your base how about Tunbridge Wells.

Good train links to London if you need them

Edited: 11 August 2013, 19:17
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7. Re: Need tips on interesting destination near London

Why are you thinking you want to be near London - is it just for ease of travelling to the place you stay in or do you actually want to come back to London during the 4 days? That will make a difference. Also, are you thinking of hiring a car?

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8. Re: Need tips on interesting destination near London

York is a nice place to spend a few days. It's not exactly near London, but only about 2 hours by train, so not exactly far either.

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9. Re: Need tips on interesting destination near London

I really loved Salisbury, it's close to London and there is a lot to see in the area.

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10. Re: Need tips on interesting destination near London

Take the train to Edinburgh (about 4 1/2 hours) then train back if departing from London.