Some of you have probably heard over the past couple days that a village was uncovered near one of the seven wonders of the world, Stonehenge.
That’s so cool, I think I’ll go visit it.
Ok, so the decision wasn’t exactly that easy, and didn’t have anything to do with Stonehenge. But I am going to the UK (primarily Oxford area) for 8 days – leaving Friday evening Feb. 23rd, returning Monday afternoon March 5th.
Neil and a few other managers have been summoned by work to the UK office for a few days, and since accommodation and his flight are covered, it’s a bit of a no-brainer that we’d spring for the extra plane ticket and I’d go along and turn it into a bit of an adventure.
The plan thus far is that Neil will be working Saturday through Tuesday while I putter about and explore Oxford and surrounding area. I may train into London one of those days and do some shopping (mmm… Harrods).
Other than that, we’ve planned on an XTREEM driving day-trip circle-tour from Oxford, North through Stratford on Avon, Birmingham, up to Liverpool (for my love, the Beatles nerd), over to Manchester, and back South through Nottingham. Hopefully we’ll do another, slightly less extreme driving day Southwest to see Stonehenge and perhaps visit Bristol, then two or three days in London together to be touristy and explore.
Since this trip wasn’t exactly budgeted for, and is instead a “too good to pass up” opportunity for me to visit somewhere I’ve never been and for Neil to explore the UK a little more, which he hasn’t done since he was 8 or so, the budget’s more Oliver Twist than Victoria Beckham, but I’d still like suggestions from those familiar with the UK on the following: