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Old 09-23-2012, 05:02 AM
 
Location: SW France
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By way of distraction from the other threads- ancestry, monarchy, politics- let's see how this goes.

Tell us what your favourite County in the UK is, or perhaps you've got a couple that you're really fond of. Let us know why, if you will.

Me- toss up between Wiltshire and Dorset with Dorset winning because it has a wonderful coastline.

Neither County is affected by any major blots on the landscape, though Swindon does its best in Wiltshire. Both have gorgeous scenery, beautiful villages and towns which can evoke a kind of Hardy like atmosphere- well given that its 2012 perhaps that is stretching it!

There's also one or two major landmarks like Avebury and Durdle Door. Stonehenge is off limits until the new remote visitor centre is built.

Enough about me- how about you others?
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Cumbria, Cheshire and Surrey.
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:30 AM
 
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Difficult one....

If Plymouth wasn't in Devon it'd pobably be Devon but as it's a truly awful place it does take the shine off of it a bit. Cornwall is also a beautiful county but not one that i'd want to live in.

I'd have to go for Norfolk. Norwich is a nice city with all that you want but no too 'city like' and it has a wonderful coastline. A good spread of towns and villages and of course the Broads and canal ways are perfect for days out and short breaks.

So...

Norfolk
Devon
Cornwall

Although i'm also quite partial to Lincolnshire..... and The East Riding.. Damn, this could go on for ages.
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I also like Northumberland, Aberdeenshire, Suffolk and Essex. and Warwickshire. And the City & County of Bristol. And North Yorkshire.

Okay, I think I like every county in the country.. .. except South Yorkshire.. and Merseyside... and South Lanarkshire... and North Ayrshire... and anywhere in North Wales.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:27 AM
 
Location: The Silver State (from the UK)
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I'd say Norfolk and Devon. Both naturally beautiful, full of quaint villages and gorgeous countryside.
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:13 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Don't have one because I don't live on GB. But if I was to pick one i'd say probably one of the northeastern scottish ones.
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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Angus, Inverness-shire, Devon and Cumbria.
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Oxfordshire and Northumberland. Both are dramatically beautiful in their own way, both have centuries of history, both have really cool and fun cities to spend time in.
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:47 AM
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Location: Surrey/London
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London
Surrey

Hampshire
Berkshire
W.Sussex
Dorset

The rest.
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Strathclyde & M√°laga
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Argyll, North Ayshire and Inverness-shire. So much diversity, from beautiful small towns and villages to lakes, forests, mountains and the Atlantic coast..... I grew up close to North Ayrshire too.
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