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Me and the missus are thinking of doing a road trip round england, I want to do europe but the missus wants to start small as she's in her first year on a pillion I'm thinking of just riding round the coast till I get back to where I started so I wondered if anyone had some tips on

(A) good places to visit ie castles, towns etc.
(B) nice views and stuff
(C) cheap camp sites

I'm going to come inland to see stuff and then back out to the coast, I'm especialy intrested in the Scottish part of the trip. So any help, advice or anything at all would be really helpfull.

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Old 23-08-2007, 11:10 PM
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Scotland, very friendly folk, beautiful country, avoid Glasgow and Edinburgh, if it's hot you have to contend with midges so best to bed and breakfast it, most of the toilets are clean, roads are interesting, secure your bike at night, contact folks on this forum for advice on places to stay overnight, that way you can cost the trip before you start....John
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Scotland, very friendly folk, beautiful country, avoid Glasgow and Edinburgh, if it's hot you have to contend with midges so best to bed and breakfast it, most of the toilets are clean, roads are interesting, secure your bike at night, contact folks on this forum for advice on places to stay overnight, that way you can cost the trip before you start....John
well Edinburgh is a must cos shes seen the catacoombs on most haunted and is insisting on seeing them. other than that cheers
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well Edinburgh is a must cos shes seen the catacoombs on most haunted and is insisting on seeing them. other than that cheers
If you must do Edinburgh this is not far away for a cheap nights B&B I seem to remember it was about 25 or 28 for a double, very clean, friendly and a first class breakfast included

Dickson B&B
146 Dunbeath Drive,
Glenrothes,
Phone 01592 560221

If it's your wife's first year on the pillion she won't want to spend too much time in a tent... John
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Actually she loves camping, we camped out on our wedding night

I've noted the address cheers
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You could visit Dundee, they have the Discovery, Capt Scott's ship..and for a decent lunch..City Harbour Chinese Buffet Restaurant Unit 3/4/City Quay/Camperdown St... about 5 for as much as you can eat, self service, go back as many times as you like..great food...don,t order drinks. they cost a lot more than the food..That's all the up to date stuff I can tell you about Scotland...
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Cheers mate, were hoping to go next summer give me time to get the GT done so I'm hoping to get a big list of places and things to do then sit down and work out the route. The missus is getting very excited.
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i'm still trying to work out how a trip around "england" includes "scotland"

good tip.. when in scotland do not say how nice this piece of england is.

i'm doing an around the coast trip myself next year
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if ya get to the western highlands check out invercambie campsite an you'll be confronted with views like this

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Fraserburgh is well worth a visit. Best coastline in the UK in my opinion.

Stay at the Tufded Duck. Its very nice, Lovely views over the golden sands and sea. Nice little town and a nice dock to wander round if you like that sort of thing.

I think its one of the best places in the UK if the weather is good.
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i'm still trying to work out how a trip around "england" includes "scotland"
It's the biggest county in England It's where we try out new laws and taxes.
Anyway, places/castles in England would include Newark and Warwick. Very picturesque.
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Nick up the west coast of Scotland for some stunning scenery.........

...............from Helensburgh northwards.
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if ya get to the western highlands check out invercambie campsite an you'll be confronted with views like this


Yer 2nd pic is a cracker !
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Anyway, places/castles in England would include Newark and Warwick. Very picturesque.
Newark Castle?

I used to go to school in Newark and there's no way I would ever describe it as picturesque. My descriptions would be a lot more colourful than that and would no doubt result in loads of asterisks all over the place.

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I used to go to school in Newark and there's no way I would ever describe it as picturesque.
Things have changed over the last century tho
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Thanx to all for the help as your giving them I'm sticking em into google earth to get a good picture of where were going and so far it looks like a good trip but mainly in scotland, aint there no where around the rest of the country. I know Cornwall quite well and we have a few stops planned there but what about middle England.
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Catacombs?I wouldn't call 'em that,vaults more like,and it'd be MUCHO difficult to get in unless you get one of the many tours.They won't let you wander around on yer tod.
The B&B John mentioned might be good,but Glenrothes is a sh!thole and is 20-25 miles away from Embra,so any cash you save by staying there'll be blown in travelling.
Embra's not too bad outside Festival and New Year time,there is plenty accommodation needing filled.
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Things have changed over the last century tho
Only a century Kylie, I thought it was a millenium ago?
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Newcastle to berwick (under 60 miles between),you have bamburgh castle,alnwick castle,newcastle,dunstanborough castle,holy island.not to mention all the bike shops on westgate hill in newcastle,type westgate hill newcastle to find out more.

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good tip.. when in scotland do not say how nice this piece of england is.
Probably the best tip possible, under the circumstances
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You're biggest problem is not going to be what to see, but what to miss Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex have some nice coast worth a visit, and of course Yorkshire, Wales will rival any coast in the world, you could ride for a year and still not see everything, nice little places like Burnham on Crouch in Essex, Brancaster bay in Norfolk or a great little cheap camping site at Barney near Thursford off the A148 Barney's brick works..there must be millions of places in Great Britain that you just have to miss due to lack of time..If I was alone in the world, I would love to spend a year doing New Zealand on a large cruiser, then another year or two doing Australia, and then ride myself into the grave doing justice to our own little island...John
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for cheapo semi camping try these

www.wigwamholidays.com


some amazing scottish locations
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yeah we know we aint gonna see everything once we have a huge list were gonna work out a route to see as much as possible.

Critch cheers mate my missus loves the look of those wigwam places and the prices are really good.
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