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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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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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Old 21-06-2018, 12:21 PM   #6
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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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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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I hope you are enjoying your time in the UK. How much have you seen so far?
While we do the tourist bit but I much prefer the out of the way things. A beautiful Cheese factory near Settle (Cheeses were great), the odd pub lunch, Picnicking by a river somewhere around Glencoe on a backroad recommended by a B&B owner, a visit to DCC Concepts and the chat with staff and watching the Fellsman storm through Settle Station.
On the tourist side - taking the 10-year-old grandson to Greenwich museums by public transport from Surrey (in the train with the great unwashed!), finding a local model shop and attempting to get there by train, taking a bike ride in Cobham. Love it.
On the not so good side strolling the Royal Mile in Edinburgh with thousands of tourists spewing from large buses, blowing a gale and horizontal rain. Better, having lunch at Queensferry with a view of the incredible rail bridge across the Forth.
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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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I am afraid where ever you go in this world that is a tourist hotspot there will be someone selling that country's "tat", I am glad you Aussies are keeping up that fine tradition. Unfortunately, those shops on Haworths Main Street owe their existence to the tourist trade. In winter that street is often like ghost town and I know when I have visited in the winter months many of the shops are shut and I suspect only open for the season. As for who buys all this stuff, well my late departed MiL for one. She loved buying crockery but it was always a hand full of plates or cups, she never seemed to have a full dining set and it seemed everyone eat of a different style of plate at meal times.

The point is you enjoyed the Parsonage museum and I hope you enjoyed the KWVR and appropriately spent your money at the model shop

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I also love the North York Moors Railway.
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This is the view I mentioned earlier. It stretches a full 180 degrees down the valley.
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