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Newcastle, Liverpool or Manchester?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Everyone should come here. It's fabulous. It should be the law that everyone has to visit.

    i was pleasantly surprised when i went to newcastle. i was a bit overwhelmed by the whole experience but it was really nice. i actually wish i'd looked at it for uni tbh cause it seemed like a lovely place to be.
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 I am one with The Mix
    Kermit wrote: »
    Nah, you just have to come the scenic route!
    Yes this is true. Mind you unless its a Saturday you have to have set back off about 30 mins before you arrive! Hexham it is then.......
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'd say keep on going and go to Edinburgh instead.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well out of the three places I think Newcastle was the one that sounded the most friendly - however train fares are really pricey ATM unless you book well in advance but I did manage to get a cheap return ticket on Virgin Trains from a London station that is good for me to Manchester from a Thursday to Tuesday in about 2 weeks time - so now I need to think about whether I spend all that time exploring Manchester or maybe checkout Liverpool or even try for Newcastle from there - any suggestions?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It's about three hours on the train from Manchester to Newcastle so I wouldn't come up here. Liverpool is nice for a day out- its an hour on the train, there's a train every 15 minutes and its about £10 return- but with the City of Culture crap it's one gigantic building site still. You can't even see the Liver Building and the waterfront because of all the building work.
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 I am one with The Mix
    Enjoy your trip from Euston then and watch for the tilt. Likewise I wouldn't recommend Newcastle, far too long for a day trip from Manchester and not especially cheap. Liverpool would be good, as could Sheffield (3 trains per hour, 60mins) and Leeds (4tph/60mins), maybe even York (3tph/90mins).

    A Day ranger on the trains in Greater Manchester is £3.80 (http://www.gmpte.com/content.cfm?subcategory_id=111842) if you fancy the delights of Bolton, Stockport, Wigan or Rochdale.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Tell me more about Liverpool

    I already have the train ticket to Manchester However I got an el cheapo - quid each way ticket to Liverpool (from Manchester) so I have one going there on Friday and two tickets coming back for a quid each - one on saturday and one on sunday so if I like it I can stay longer.

    So I could spent the entire 5 days in Manchester or see a bit of both sities which I quite like the sound of - but what to do?
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