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Old 20-06-2018, 11:25 PM   #1
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Default What's Your Favourite Place With Railway Connections?

There are a few that I like. Gwili Railway is nice.
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Old 20-06-2018, 11:35 PM   #2
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Howarth and Oxenhope do it for me. One of the nicest heritage railways in the country for me and I cannot go there without picturing scenes from 'The Railway Children.'
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Old 20-06-2018, 11:38 PM   #3
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Must admit I love Talyllin as well.
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Old 21-06-2018, 10:08 AM   #4
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The KWVR for me, Howarth is only 5mins. up the road from me. We usually do the Howarth Haddock at least once a year catching the train at Oxenhope even though it is slightly further than Haworth but has more parking.

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At the moment I am an Aussie tourist in the UK. We made a special stop in Haworth last week after we missed the Bronte museum, during our first visit in 2001. (Love Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre). I was amazed at the contrast between the museum (parsonage) and the cobbled laneway. The Museum was done beautifully and was well worth the visit, then you come into the street- and I am sorry for the criticism but the contrast between the museum and the "British tack" of the shops in the street was a strange experience.
Same happens in Aus with a plethora of stuffed Koalas and Digeridoos.
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If you have to go for the “British Tack” comment ( I always thought it was ‘tat’ meaning cheap rubbish) then I will have to join you.
I know it, allegedly, brings in some cash but it irritates me to see endless rows of Union Jack bedecked tat at every turn. It’s the same with railways having themed gifts ie Thomas, Paddington or Harry Potter.
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I just ignore tourist shops and pretend they’re not there. Plenty of other things to look at in tourist destinations.
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Maybe "cheap (British) tack" is the equine version? R-
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At the moment I am an Aussie tourist in the UK. We made a special stop in Haworth last week after we missed the Bronte museum, during our first visit in 2001. (Love Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre). I was amazed at the contrast between the museum (parsonage) and the cobbled laneway. The Museum was done beautifully and was well worth the visit, then you come into the street- and I am sorry for the criticism but the contrast between the museum and the "British tack" of the shops in the street was a strange experience.
Same happens in Aus with a plethora of stuffed Koalas and Digeridoos.
( I will now be hounded off the forum!!!)
I hope you are enjoying your time in the UK. How much have you seen so far? It is difficult to see everything. I've lived here all my life and still not seen everything just in Wales, and Wales is small in comparison to the size of Britain.
My only main criticism of the UK in general (Especially here in Wales) is between september to march everything closes (Even public toilets! ) and lovely attractive areas become ghost towns, and it needn't be like that. There are plenty of places that could open all year round if they decide to do so, and people will make the effort if they know that certain attractions remain open (Even if the weather is bad). I do admit some things need to close, but why do indoor attractions close with them?
Wales has lots of attractive places. Asking the locals usually leads you to the best spots.
Recently my brothers wifes parents have come to the UK (And it is the first time my mum and I have met them). We took them to our local castle. It is a nice castle. While I was there I got chatting to a lady who was on holiday and she said she was surprised the castle was there as she had not seen it on any tourist information, which is strange as it is one of the larger castles in Wales and a real gem to discover if you've not been there. (Kidwelly Castle. Has an entry fee but it is a reasonable fee to pay to keep such a lovely castle open to the public, which we really appreciate).
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http://www.castlewales.com/kidwelly.html is a fascinating look at the Castle.
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