Take Me Away!
In just a few weeks, this will be my scenery!
My husband and I will be spending 10 days in England & Ireland celebrating our 10th anniversary.
I’m so excited!
But, I’d love your help. If you have been to England or Ireland what do you think is the one thing we MUST do while we’re there?
Specifically we’ll be in the following cities:
Bally Cotton, Ireland
If you guys like history, definitely go to Churchill’s War Rooms in London – fascinating! In Ireland, just soak up the atmosphere wherever you go. I spent 8 weeks there doing missions, so I didn’t get to do much sightseeing.
Rent a car in Dublin and drive across the country to the Cliffs. We did this recently. Email me if you want more info and Cheryl can actually share pictures.
i went awhile ago but the places i remembered the most were: the Notting Hill street market (so neat) and Westminster Abbey. it is worth the wait!!
I’ve never been to Ireland so definitely post pics! I’ve heard it is beautiful there! Have a great time 🙂
While you are in London, you HAVE to take the train to Oxford for the day. Take the open-top tour bus around the small town. Sit in the Eagle and Child pub (affectionaly known as the “Bird and Baby”) where Lewis, Tolkin, and friends sat…it’s amazing! And walk through Christ Church college grounds…breath-taking. You will not be sorry you added this to your trip!!! (My husband and I took 5 weeks to tour Europe and the one-day trip we took to Oxford was probably my favorite things we did the whole 5 weeks – it was that good.) Have fun!!
GO SEE THE QUEEEEEEEN! And Prince Henry and Charles and the guards who won’t bat an eye…they will when they see YOU!!teehee…
Getting caught up on my blogs..its been three months or so…YIKES
I do agree with Ron – if you can get a car and drive to the cliffs, you should. As I recall, even from Dublin it was only about 4 hrs (although the locals will think you’re insane). Sadly, when I went, by the time we got to the cliffs, the fog was so dense we could barely see 2 feet in front of us!
You must go visit the Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone.
Depends on what you like to do. Ireland has cool countryside but the weather is worse than England. London is amazing but expensive. If you traveling around England then I would suggest Warwick Castle and Stratford Upon Avon, also Bath. The history is incredible and they are beautiful places to visit.
If you want more city stuff outside London then Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool have been redeveloped over the last 15 years and have a lot to see. If you can go and see a Premier League Soccer game, even if you don;t like sports it’s an experience! Finally, you have to get Fish & Chips, you can’t got o Britain without tasting the only local food that is any good! (I’m British myself so I can say that!)
While you are in England, visit a little village in the Cotswalds called Castle Coombe. This is where the original Dr. Doolittle was filmed. A truly magical, beautuful place.
I’ve never been to either and wouldn’t know where to start! So much history there – I would be overwhelmed and fascinated.
Have a GREAT time – the two of you deserve it – and turn off your lap top and phone and soak in time with your hubby! 🙂
Thanks everyone! Great suggestions!
Very jealous. You’re taking the trip that I’ve always wanted to take. My parents went to Ireland about 5 years ago. Their highlights were seeing the Book of Kells at Trinity College, doing a musical pub crawl in Temple Bar, touring the Guinness brewery and Waterford Crystal factory, and visiting a castle and Tara Hill.
PRaying you have a great time! I’ve never been to those places at all but would love to go. I know it will be a time to remember. Blessings, friend.
Is it bad that I am completely jealous? 😉
You guys are going to have a blast.