Good Day, I am in the planning stage to holiday in England for about 17 days from mid December to about 2 Jan. Just myself, and I have been there 5 & 3 years ago (only 12 days all up ) and want to go again
and see more of the real England and English hospitality in mainly smaller regional town/ city areas this time around.
Thinking Salisbury for 5-7 days (not kidding, I spent 2 days there before and loved it, obviously I only scratched the surface last time !). The Cotswolds Area for similar - say 5-7 days - then I was thinking York for whatever was left over 2-3 days ? I can adjust up/down the first 2 areas to add another day or two for York and possibly a quick Scottish drop in perhaps ?
What I have already seen last time was a naim factory tour (thank you naim !) Stonehenge & Salisbury Cathedral. I stayed in Portsmouth for a few days too and did the Dockyard tour there. Did London twice now for about 8 days all up, seen most museums that I wanted to see. But not the Imperial War Museum nor the V&A Museum (both very worthwhile I have heard). Did the British Museum (only a quick 3 hours or so in the evening ) clearly you could spend a week there and not see every display there, so not too worried about missing out on that one again. I could give London a complete miss this time around, just not sure. Such a fabulous city to visit.
I am a history and military history nut , so looking for suggestions for these therms as well. Or I could just relax and go with the flow in the Cotswolds and “village hop” there for a week and relax and get my history fix again in Salisbury and York. I am middle aged and my clubbing / pub days are well and truly over, relaxing is the name of the game for me now & trying not to cram too much in at once is what I am after. Just want to soak in one area at a time and enjoy it !