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Re: How many countries have you been to ?
Reply #15 - Nov 16th, 2021 at 10:10am
 
well don't leave it too long as you'll be walking around the 'sherwood forest' housing estate Smiley

these days it's more like sherwood woodlands.

We went a long time back and did see the tree that someone had supposedly hidden in.
Don't remember a pub, but it was probably at least 35 years ago and we probably had a picnic Smiley

A quick google search comes up with 16million results for eagle and child pub.
the first ten or so - all i looked at - are all different pubs in different parts of the uk.

So you might want to narrow it down a little.
It's apparently a very popular pub name Smiley

Also nottingham forest is actually not that near nottingham city.
I've got a vague feeling that it's part of cannock chase these days - but that might be something else I'm thinking about.

(spme internet searching later)
sherwood forest !
that's the penguin Smiley
And the Major oak is where someone hid
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https://www.visitsherwood.co.uk/things-to-do/the-major-oak/

The biggest oak in britain - Hmm, nope.
28 metre canopy spread - I've seen lots of oaks with larger canopies than that.

these days it looks like it's fenced off. pretty sure i went inside it as a teenager.
Bit like stone henge, that's only been fenced in recent years.
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Reply #16 - Nov 17th, 2021 at 8:59am
 
Indeed. Hopefully before that day. Specifically the Eagle and Child in Oxford where JRR Tolkien and C.S.Lewis used to go.

My wife studied abroad in Bath so I'm sure I'll wind up there too. Any other UK locations I should add?
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Reply #17 - Nov 17th, 2021 at 11:23am
 
My house Smiley
Being at the geographical centre of England, we're a good jumping off point for most places.
Lots of cheap accomodation in the area.
Hell pick the right week and you can stay here.
It's what Steve did Smiley

Oxfords about an hour and a half from here, met willeke there one afternoon, many years ago.

Stone henge is pretty cool, Warwick castle has a huge working trebuchet.
And is one of the best preserved castles in the country.

The battle of bosworth site Is also worth a visit.

Fauld crater is worth a look.
Largest non-nuclear explosion ever or in Europe, one of the two.
And you get to play slingers roulette with the unexploded ordnance they reckon us still down there whistle

I guess it depends what you're into really.
Tintagel is interesting, as much for the village as the castle.

I guess a day or two in the smoke for the museum's and tower of London.
I hate the place. Lol
The museum's are cool, but London itself is just a giant dirty housing estate.
And the inhabitants are fairly unpleasant as well.

Spend as little time there as possible Smiley

Edinburgh is a good place to visit.
And if you went when the fringe was on, lots of cheap shows as well.

Basically make a list first then an itinerary.

A lot of it is a couple of hours or less from me.
I think Sherwood forest is about an hour.

Caernavon castle, on the Welsh coast is pretty impressive.

Just depends what you're into really.



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