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The best place to live on my own in the UK?


lazybones 2 | 52  
10 Nov 2007 /  #1
What do you think is he best place to live in UK for a person who likes to commune with nature and yet not far from a big city?
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
10 Nov 2007 /  #2
Hyde Park or a roundabout in Wolverhampton
Michal - | 1,865  
10 Nov 2007 /  #3
There are so many places and almost every big city can lead to beautiful countryside, either by car or by bus. Sheffield can not be called a beautiful city but by bus, you can be in the wonderful Derbyshire countryside in just a few minutes. The ride to Bakewell is one of my favorite. Aberystwyth is a nice Welsh town with access to fine countryside just a few minutes drive outside. In fact, I would say that the drive through Wales from Hereford or ross On Wye to Aberystwyth is as nice as anything I saw so many years ago whilst driving through South Africa.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
10 Nov 2007 /  #4
Northern England has more big cities and more of the rugged type of countryside.
Close to London, there is also nice countryside, albiet of a gentler nature.

Aberystwyth is a nice Welsh town

But boring. It is neither north nor south.
irishdeano 5 | 304  
10 Nov 2007 /  #5
northern ireland. newry and mourne area
OP lazybones 2 | 52  
10 Nov 2007 /  #6
There are so many places and almost every big city can lead to beautiful countryside, either by car or by bus. Sheffield can not be called a beautiful city but by bus, you can be in the wonderful Derbyshire countryside in just a few minutes. The ride to Bakewell is one of my favorite. Aberystwyth is a nice Welsh town with access to fine countryside just a few minutes drive outside. In fact, I would say that the drive through Wales from Hereford or ross On Wye to Aberystwyth is as nice as anything I saw so many years ago whilst driving through South Africa.

Thanks for your valuable words. The thing is that I can't travel a lot here and want to get others' people view about the places.

I want to settle down somewhere in a couple of years, so still plenty of time, but I don't want it to be a chance decision.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
10 Nov 2007 /  #7
There are so many places and almost every big city can lead to beautiful countryside, either by car or by bus

I agree with this statement. So it's going to be a difficult decision but I reckon you need to have an idea about which part of the UK you prefer. I'll be biased and say Scotland is a nice place with big and small cities and easy access to the countryside (and if you drive - even better). Good luck.
OP lazybones 2 | 52  
10 Nov 2007 /  #8
Northern England has more big cities and more of the rugged type of countryside.

I consider moving to Scotland, maybe in the vicinity of Edinburgh.

I'll be biased and say Scotland is a nice place with big and small cities and easy access to the countryside

Oh, bonny Scotland! I'm under your spell!
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
10 Nov 2007 /  #9
Northumberland: Just north of Newcastle, it's near the coast, near Scotland and only an hour or so from the west coast.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
10 Nov 2007 /  #10
Or how about Wales - PF's under-represented part of the UK?
asamakram - | 1  
10 Nov 2007 /  #11
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osiol 55 | 3,922  
10 Nov 2007 /  #12
Northumberland

I can thoroughly recommend Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.
I never saw much of the local countryside, but as someone here said, if you drive,
there are some really wild parts of Northumberland well worth a visit, and some lovely coastlines.
postie 7 | 112  
10 Nov 2007 /  #13
if you looking for nice house in halifax

No such thing! :)
Michal - | 1,865  
10 Nov 2007 /  #14
But boring. It is neither north nor south.

The town is not interesting as such, except for the University but the countryside around here is lovely.

I can thoroughly recommend Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

I thought that Newcastle was a boring town. I like the metro train service that goes all around the city and includes a link to the airport and I liked Whitley Bay.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
10 Nov 2007 /  #15
I thought that Newcastle was a boring town

It has a great nightlife - the pubs vary from moden, smart, even trendy places to quite old places where people play live folk music (not badly like in many places - these people believe in it - see Cumberland Arms). There are of course the noisy places (see Big Market). There is a jazz club that I highly recommend.

The shopping is good if you like that sort of thing. Indoor markets, all the big shops, small independent shops. Check out Central Arcade. Never miss out on a Sunday trip to Tynemouth with its market in the station.

The Metro makes travel around the place easy. The Baltic centre exhibits all kinds of amazing artwork. I've forgotten the name, but there's a much smaller gallery well worth a visit. The architecture is great - the prototype of Syndey harbour bridge, some of the modern buildings, churches (especially All-Saints). The two universities ensure an interesting mix of people. I like the Geordies. Not all of them but...

edit: I didn't even mention it is the home of Viz.
Michal - | 1,865  
11 Nov 2007 /  #16
Actually, Brighton would be a good choice of a city too. It would have a good night life with two universities, a sea with beaches, being in the South of England it would be a bit warmer than other cities in England, and the South Downs are close to hand. A good train and bus service to London. Maybe not a bad choice either? If you want to be near to good night life and near to fine countryside too, Nottingham would have the 'best of both Worlds' in this respect with Sherwood forest on your doorstep and also the country's oldest pub! Or the smallest, I can never remember which!
truebit  
11 Nov 2007 /  #17
There are so many places and almost every big city can lead to beautiful countryside, either by car or by bus.

Like others I agree totally with this statement.Even a place like Luton (considered a 'dump' by many) is surrounded by stunning countryside and villages.
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
11 Nov 2007 /  #18
One man's meat is another man's poison............there isn't a place anywhere that isn't loved by some and hated by others.......I suggest you get off your arse and go and find the place that's right for you.......no one else can do it for you
Michal - | 1,865  
11 Nov 2007 /  #19
n a place like Luton (considered a 'dump' by man

We have relatives in Luton and we have visited Luton once or twice. There is a large Polish community as there is Luton airport which brings in cheap flights from Poland. There name was Wozniak, if I remember rightly.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
11 Nov 2007 /  #20
Luton

Luton has the Dunstable Downs nearby, and the Lea Valley, but this isn't the most lovely, interesting, exciting countryside.

Brighton

Particularly good if you prefer your oaks to be Quercus petraea than Quercus robur, if you like red squirrels instead of grey (I believe there are still reds in the area). It is also good if you like to be by the sea or if your favourite rock type is chalk. It is also good if you're gay.
Michal - | 1,865  
11 Nov 2007 /  #21
good if you're gay.

A person or a squirrel?
osiol 55 | 3,922  
11 Nov 2007 /  #22
The squirrels live out of the town. They also manage to keep their population up despite their being forced out by the greys over much of the rest of the British Isles, so I'd assume homosexuality amongst squirrels is probably relatively low in the Brighton area.
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
11 Nov 2007 /  #23
so I'd assume homosexuality amongst squirrels is probably relatively low in the Brighton area.

And they never take part in gay parades wearing black leather
miranda  
11 Nov 2007 /  #24
now, that's a though:)
Lady in red  
11 Nov 2007 /  #25
The squirrels

How can you tell if a squirrel is gay anyway ? I have lots of them come into my garden but they never have sex in the garden. Even if they did, how do you tell if the squirrel is male or female ?

Also, do squirrels walk differently if they are gay ? I don't believe it at all because the squirrels breed like rabbits and have killed of all the red squirrels many years ago in this area.

I must look more carefully at squirrels in the future I think <vbg>

:)

Hahahaha !!
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
11 Nov 2007 /  #26
How can you tell if a squirrel is gay anyway ?

perhaps they arrange their nuts more aesthetically ;)
Yogibear - | 40  
11 Nov 2007 /  #27
London

Possibly not the best place to be alone though .
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
11 Nov 2007 /  #28
What do you think is he best place to live in UK for a person who likes to commune with nature and yet not far from a big city?

bournemouth

a cool funky city with an awsome beach and surrounded by stunning countryside
OP lazybones 2 | 52  
11 Nov 2007 /  #29
get off your arse and go and find the place that's right for you

I'm afraid I'm too lazy
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
11 Nov 2007 /  #30
The best place to live on my own in the UK?

Lazybones, have you done a web search to check any of the suggestions.

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