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Best county in UK and why ?


TripTic 3 | 95  
5 Mar 2008 /  #1
As in subject ...please release your thoughts about it ...regardless where you from.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
5 Mar 2008 /  #2
Best county in UK and why ?

Northumberland: friendly people, good scenery, castles [Bamburgh, Alnwick], Lindisfarne, wild coastline, picturesque towns and villages.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
5 Mar 2008 /  #3
Lancashire/ Manchester..lovely little villages (Ramsbottom for one), brilliant universities (Manchester) its has largest financial industry outside of London, Lancashire has a rich history (was the worlds largest cotton producer), we're a friendly

and

Lancashire boasts one of the highest proportions of territorial foods in the country (foods that are widely associated with an area). Lancashire holds claim to many of the best loved foods in Britain!!

Red Rose forever :)
OP TripTic 3 | 95  
5 Mar 2008 /  #4
I do love truly Yorkshire for: York Minster, Harrogate, Yorkshire Dales, Leeds United, beautiful hilly landscapes, extremaly friendly people.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
5 Mar 2008 /  #5
TripTic

Maybe we could write the major of Leeds and see if he can make you an honorary Yorkshire Man (without the dodgy accent :) )
OP TripTic 3 | 95  
5 Mar 2008 /  #6
..i would be more than happy :)
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
5 Mar 2008 /  #7
I'll see what I can do :) failing that I can make a badge saying "I love Yorkshire" on it :)
telefonitika  
5 Mar 2008 /  #8
"I love Yorkshire"

im sure i can find one of them for you triptic a badge heehee ... Yorkshire aint bad ... being a Yorkshire girl have to say that ...
Vincent 9 | 854   Moderator
5 Mar 2008 /  #9
I do love truly Yorkshire for: York Minster, Harrogate, Yorkshire Dales, Leeds United, beautiful hilly landscapes, extremaly friendly people.

Have to agree, Yorkshire is a beautiful county and the people so friendly.

If we are including N Ireland counties as well, then there is no better than ...co down:)
Grounded 4 | 99  
5 Mar 2008 /  #10
I like Newcastle (dont know the county) and Manchester (Lancashire). Great nights out in both towns.

London is a wee bit too big for me. I always get lost which used to be funny in the beginning but its rather frustating now although had loads of good nights there too.

My favourite yet though is Belfast (Co. Antrim?). Great City (or Cittay as they say up north), friendly people and lots to do. Interesting history as well. And yes again fantastic nights out :-)
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
5 Mar 2008 /  #11
I like Newcastle (dont know the county)

Newcastle, Tyne & Wear
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
5 Mar 2008 /  #12
hhhhmmmmm i hope a civil war does not break out soon on this topic :)
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
5 Mar 2008 /  #13
London.... no competition :)
osiol 55 | 3,922  
5 Mar 2008 /  #14
Avon, because it only existed from 1974 to 1996.

Or are we talking traditional counties, pre-1974, or the modern day counties since 1996 where some of the larger built-up areas have their own unitary authorities (Luton ain't in Bedfordshire no more)?

Wiltshire - Moonraker county, because it includes Stonehenge, the fine city of Bath with its Roman baths and nice architecture (and because I was born there - yes it was in the county of Avon at the time), Salisbury Plain - much of which is a virtual wilderness due to much of it being taken up by the army for training and stuff, the Westbury white horse carved into the chalk with some of the most legendary corn circles below, Warminster - the UK's UFO capital. Just ignore Swindon unless you want to accept that what happens in Swindon today, happens in the rest of the world tomorrow.

Hertfordshire - Because I live there and some of it is nice.

Tyne & Wear - Well, more of the Tyne than the Wear to be honest.

London - yeah, you can't beat it for a lot of things, but Hampstead Heath is no real match for the Yorkshire Dales. The Serpentine is no Lake District, and 'Ackney Marshes are not the Mississippi Delta.

So my final answer is either Somerset or Clackmannanshire (just for the name).
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
5 Mar 2008 /  #15
Wiltshire - Moonraker county

Come on then.... tell the story.... I bet a lot of people here don't know why folk from that part of the world are called Moonrakers.

the fine city of Bath with its Roman baths and nice architecture (and because I was born there - yes it was in the county of Avon at the time),

Ooooh I might know you... I think that you're roughly the same age as me (early 30s, right?) and I grew up outside of Bath.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
5 Mar 2008 /  #16
why folk from that part of the world are called Moonrakers

It's either because they like that particular brand of butter or because they all enjoyed the Bond films with the Jaws character.

Okay, so it is in the 'oo-ar' part of England where pretending to be a simpleton village idiot is, and has for a long time, been treated an an artform. Supposedly when hiding contraband booze, they would use village ponds. If they were caught in the act of hiding barrels underneath ducks or the beloved English royal swan, they would claim to be trying to rake the moon out of the water for a tasty cheesy snack.

Here are my favourite counties that don't exist due to various accidents of geology:

Viking, Cromarty, Forties, Forth, Tyne, Dogger, Fisher, German Bight, Thames, Dover, Wight (not Isle of), Portland, Plymouth, Lundy... Faeroes and South-East Iceland. Ireland can have Shannon, Bailey and so on, whilst I will allow... I will allow Norway to keep North Utsire and South Utsire.

I think that you're roughly the same age as me (early 30s, right?) and I grew up outside of Bath

I couldn't tell a lie... Westbury. Under the White Horse, not far from the corn circles (and the cement factory).
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
5 Mar 2008 /  #17
I couldn't tell a lie... Westbury. Under the White Horse, not far from the corn circles (and the cement factory).

Ah, maybe not... I grew up near Radstock, famed for... err... not a lot, other than being near Bath and having some rough pubs.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
5 Mar 2008 /  #18
Berkshire has the Reading festival, not to be confused with the reading festival held annually at Cambridge, lol
osiol 55 | 3,922  
5 Mar 2008 /  #19
Rutland because it's so tiny.

Surrey because it is England's most wooded county. There are so many trees and so much wood... Even some of the people - their heads are made out of wood.

Shetland, just because.
Grounded 4 | 99  
6 Mar 2008 /  #20
Berkshire has the Reading festival, not to be confused with the reading festival held annually at Cambridge, lol

WOW, that sounds like an awful lot of excitment and fun. Maybe I'll visit in 50 years with all my wee pensioner pals
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
6 Mar 2008 /  #21
London.... no competition :)

Ish dont think so Ms Chick!

Lancashire is by far the best Shire in the UK! We have cheese and blackpudding, not to mention our hotpot! to mention just a few of its qualities...
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
6 Mar 2008 /  #22
It comes a close second then... Mr LC is a Burnley Boy LOL!
OP TripTic 3 | 95  
6 Mar 2008 /  #23
blackpudding

i hate that ..how you can eat this thing people ??!!
Grounded 4 | 99  
6 Mar 2008 /  #24
You know why once you had a black pudding supper, yum yum
Arien  
6 Mar 2008 /  #25
As in subject ...please release your thoughts about it ...regardless where you from.

Manchester seemed quite the cosey village. (I know, it's a big city but it felt like a village somehow!) I recall people being polite, friendly and very helpful..

And ladies, your accent is by far the most charming accent I've ever heard!

how you can eat this thing people ??!!

My best guess would be that you can eat pudding with a spoon? (Sharp, I know, it's annoying me too!)
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
6 Mar 2008 /  #26
Mr LC is a Burnley Boy LOL

And you can understand him...ROLF

hate that ..how you can eat this thing people ??!!

Usually warm with a bit of mustard ;0) fresh from a black puddin stall on Bury market :) Now dont dis my local delicacy or I'll have you blacklisted in Yorkshire!!! !
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
6 Mar 2008 /  #27
LondonChick wrote:
Mr LC is a Burnley Boy LOL

And you can understand him...ROLF

Years and years ago, he came to visit me when I was living in Germany. My German landlady later told me that he talked like he was smoking a pipe.... waaahahahaha....
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
6 Mar 2008 /  #28
My German landlady later told me that he talked like he was smoking a pipe.... waaahahahaha....

I've got mates from that neck o the woods - Buurrrrrrrrrrrnley Lasses....pure class :)
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
6 Mar 2008 /  #29
Buurrrrrrrrrrrnley Lasses....pure class :)

C'mon... you've never lived unless you've had a night out at Panama Joes and Smackwater Jacks ... in fact, thinking about Lee's thread the other day (the one that got bounged up from about a year ago), it did cross my mind that he might be spending too much time in Burnley...... or better still.... Colne!!
OP TripTic 3 | 95  
6 Mar 2008 /  #30
Now dont dis my local delicacy or I'll have you blacklisted in Yorkshire!!!

No i think you can't do this. I'm well known up there as a "Best Polish Lad in Yorkshire" :):)

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