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Old 04-03-2018, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Lancashire, England
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Wexford, in the South-East corner of Ireland, and not too far from Waterford, famous for glass-making. Wexford is a cute little town to wander round, with several local attractions, including the John F. Kennedy Arboretum.
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https://www.ireland.com/en-us/destin...aterford-city/
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Old 04-03-2018, 05:15 PM
 
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Best advice I was given and found to be the case in my Brit Isles travels was to focus on the things of importance to me and skip the rest. As well, allow way more time than you think it should take to do things, be places, and enjoy.

For me, London is a place to check out a few museums of interest, and a few restaurants. Greenwich is a whole day event for me. I could care less about the royal jewels and the pomp that goes with the throne, let alone the todo about royal properties, the tower, etc. Frankly, easy to get overwhelmed by the place after a couple of days ... just way too much "big city" for me.

Personally, I do a lot better heading to the outlying areas of England where I can more easily meet up with the local people, trades, crafts, history of various industries of interest to me, fishing, sailing, pony trekking, and so forth. So, upon our most recent trip to Gatwick last Fall, the highlight of London was a quick departure from the airport car hire lot to points West on our way to Wales.

OTOH, if the royal pomp and castles and tower and jewels are of interest to you ... that's where they're at ... London. As well as some big famous shopping stores, if that's what appeals to you to spend you time there.

So, what's your pleasure? What do you want to gain from your time in London? in Ireland?

Without knowing what your real interests are, it's hard to give you meaningful places to go/see and things to do there.
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Old 04-03-2018, 05:35 PM
 
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London? Your options are endless. Look at tripadvisor or any good guide book, like the rough guides. Then you can decide.

In London, you have theatre, music, great museums, fascinating neighborhoods, great parks, canals - Camden town shows one off well...I could go on, but I'm not visiting - you are.
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Old 04-03-2018, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, N.M.
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The Tower is a huge tourist attraction, but don't let that put you off. It's something to see and experience. Hang out and soak up the weird old vibes.

Also, the main war museum in London. Any of the big museums in London are worthwhile except maybe the film one.

And try to get in some theater and music. Ronnie Scott's is a good "jazz" club -- they are friendly and the acts can be good.
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Old 04-03-2018, 08:57 PM
 
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Heading to Ireland and London. ..Sightseeing suggestions welcome. ..Ireland 7 days renting car and London 4 days. .Thank u
Ireland:

Purple Cliffs of Mohr

Ring of Kerry

Blarney Castle

Bunratty Castle

Northern Ireland/Antrim County including Giant's Causeway and Carrick n Rede

Dublin. Full day including Book of Kells at Trinity College, Grafton Street, Dublin Castle, Hapenny Bridge, Guinness Brewery, Kilmainham Jail, James Joyce and Molly Malone statutes.

London: Eye of London (ferris wheel), walk along the Thames, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Big Ben and Parliament Building, Churchill's War Rooms, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, British Museum and Buckingham Palace.

Just outside of London: Bath, Stonehenge, Windsor Castle.
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Old 04-03-2018, 11:23 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Do CAREFULLY watch the weather... very few CLEAR days / yr on the NW and W coast, so keep your route / plan 'flexible'.
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Old 04-03-2018, 11:25 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Try to fit in a Motorcycle RACE!!!

Isle of Man (Someone surely wants to do that!)
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