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    ytareh's Avatar Senior Member
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    Im travelling from Holyhead to Middlesbrough to Lake District on hols.Any must see places to visiti??
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    I suggest you ask on a forum like this,
    http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?s=462...08d643112f&forumid=4

    If you ask them for advice politely you will get alot of help,i hope LOL.
    You may need to be more specific on your routes,timings and length of time available to you.
    See what they say,theres alot of volunteers and restorers take part on this forum.
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    RAF Museum Cosford west of Burmingham, slight detour on way from Holyhead to Midd*****urgh. The air museums in North of England are small and have cold war jets if anything, IWM Duxford, and RAF museum Hendon are the best. The best aviation museums are in the South of England.
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    I take it you are travelling from Ireland? I was in the Lake District in Feb, stayed in Keswick I seem to recall a museum up that way being advertised.

    I wasn't impressed by the Pubs and restaurants in Keswick BTW (town is nice), like stepping into a '70s time warp,they all have dirty floral carpet, dirty velour wallpaper, and horrible 70s black wooden chairs and tables, and dirty toilets, while the beer is nice the pubs really are a throwback to an era when cleanliness seemed to be forgotten about

    I CAN recommend if you are in Keswick the Chinese Restaurant just off the main street(can't miss it), and the "Lakeland Biker" restaurant near the main car park. Great home made REAL food and lots of it, brilliant for breakfast too and its non smoking as well, another big dissappointment with the pubs and restaurants which all STANK of cigarette smoke
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    Yes call in at Cosford on your way from or too Holyhead.......... you wont beat it.......



    Also if you get a chance to travel up the coast from Midd*****rough, I would try the Farne Islands and Banburgh for some of the best and most Beautiful countryside and beaches in England....... The Farne Islands is a Bird Sanctuary par excellence...

    http://www.farne-islands.com/

    http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-fi...lace/w-farneislands/

    http://www.bamburghcastle.com/



    Lake District, which is the part of this world I come from for sheer stunning Beauty for me it's got to be Buttermere and the pines...... drive down the length of Derwent water then take Honiston pass over the top ( IF YOUR CAR BRAKES ARE GOOD) as its 1 in 4 in places
    http://www.thecumbriadirectory.com/Cumbria_Countryside/...ss/Honister_Pass.php

    http://www.virtualcumbria.net/views/...nisterpass.htm

    http://www.virtual-lakes.co.uk/ButGorse.jpg

    other places that are superb, good if u have kids too is http://www.ravenglass-railway.co.uk/

    They are minature steam trains that run from the coast to Eskdale





    There is a small museum at Carlisle Airport see

    http://www.visitcumbria.com/car/solavmus.htm
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    Totally un-aviation but the Keswick Pencil Museum is strangly captivating if you have consumed enough Jennings Snecklifter.
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    Yes i visited the pencil museum 2 weeks ago intresting info on WW2 pencils.
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    Originally posted by mauld:
    Yes i visited the pencil museum 2 weeks ago intresting info on WW2 pencils.
    with the maps in them
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    I would try the Farne Islands and Banburgh for some of the best and most Beautiful countryside and beaches in England
    I second that.

    Bamburgh is my favourite UK beack, and if you visit the castle, I think they have a wrecked Luftwaffe (poss 109) aircraft, or a lot of it anyway. I think they pulled it out of the sea nearby.

    If you do find yourself in that neck of the woods, try Cragside for the best of the best in Englands countryside.

    Regards.
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    Yep Banburgh is where the Mods hang out, look here is their rest room


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