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    Hey all my buddies! Long time no talk!

    I just wanted to get some suggestions on places to go and visit all throughout Europe! Especially Scotland, Ireland, and the UK!

    I came to you all because I can trust you all for honest experiances and honest STAY AWAY FROM THAT AREA! lol

    Let me know! I plan to be there anywhere from 1 month to 3 months depending on how big my list grows
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    Scotland is a must - especially the Highlands. We have a mini version in Derbyshire (near where I live) though that we could take you to see if you wanted You must let us know as soon as you have dates!!
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    Gilly! Your on! I have no clue what a Derbyshire is though. ROFLMAO! I am probably going to fly into London and hit up the UK first! You live in Sheffield?
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    Derbyshire is another part of England :P
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    *sigh* Americans.........
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    Indeed I do This is Higgor Tor in Derbyshire, I'm at the bottom trying to decide which way to scramble up - that's my son at the top! The views are amazing

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    My brother and his girlfriend leave next week! I'm not certain everywhere they plan to go but I'll find out. I'd say that London is a must.

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    Ah oh my god travelling has become the best part of my life! I love to hear of other people planning/retelling their trips.

    Last summer to mark the end of secondary school (high school :P ) I backpacked around Europe with a group of friends. We all still have the "post interrailing blues" 8 months later. You'll have the best time and meet the most amazing people.

    I'd be happy to give you any info about the route we took, where we stayed and where the best craic is found. As for Ireland, you can't go wrong haha
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    Ohhh yeaaaah we HAVE to have an SSO meet when you come over! I live in the middle of London so you can crash on my sofa if you need to there's loads to see in London but the UK is full of cool stuff to see, it depends on what sort of things you like really. Stonehenge is worth seeing, and the city of Bath is nice (18th century architecture and Roman baths). Definitely take Gilly up on her offer to show you the Derbyshire Peak District - I love it there too, I used to go walking and climbing there a lot. If you like literature you might like to see Shakespeare's birthplace and visit his house at Stratford-Upon-Avon.

    How exciting!!
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    If you come North

    Northumberland is a undiscovered wonderland and the lake district is just beautiful

    Plus if you need to crash you can come stay with me and my family for as long as you want

    Take care dude and its good to hear from you

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    Ooh yes, the Northumberland coastline is ace, so beautiful and unspoilt. We really must go back for another visit sometime
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    Quote Originally Posted by GillyG View Post
    Ooh yes, the Northumberland coastline is ace, so beautiful and unspoilt. We really must go back for another visit sometime
    And you must let me make your trip less costly, it would be an honour if you could come and stay with me and my family for a few days or a week or so

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    Brighton is cool - great night life and on the coast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark View Post
    And you must let me make your trip less costly, it would be an honour if you could come and stay with me and my family for a few days or a week or so
    Aww thank you Mark, that would be most excellent
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