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    I'm going to the Huntingdon area in October on a business trip for 2 weeks. Any suggestions if you know the area? Food, entertainment, British things? Thanks gents!
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    • #3
      Visit some castles and take pictures of it for us. Oh, and dragons.

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      • #4
        I'm envious! I would sneak off to Scotland.

        You're just a hop, skip and jump away from the Scottish border. At least in terms of Alberta distances.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huntingdon
        Last edited by mossrose; 08-24-2023, 02:36 PM.


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        • #5
          Just in case

          https://uk.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/london/
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            Also who is this "Don" and why are they Hunting him? Is this another Turmp witch hunt?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Sparko View Post
              Also who is this "Don" and why are they Hunting him? Is this another Turmp witch hunt?
              I'll bet its what they call baby seals in Merry ol England

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post
                EvoUK


                eider


                I'm going to the Huntingdon area in October on a business trip for 2 weeks. Any suggestions if you know the area? Food, entertainment, British things? Thanks gents!
                Hi......
                Last time I worked around Huntingdon (St Neots) the place was flat, wet, cold, and closed early (1990's). So....... London!

                The A1 motorway runs straight through Huntingdon to London, but the North/South Rail service from Stations like St Neots can get you in to London (St Pancras Station) in about one hour and without the dreadful traffic snarl-ups. London can offer you such a huge amount of places to go/see that it's got to be a safe bet, and the London Taxis can take you anywhere you might want to visit.

                British things? OK...... as far as I know, anybody can walk in to the Houses of Parliament to the upstairs 'visitors' gallery to see MPs screaming at each other, but it's 40 years since I did that and there may be security issues now......

                Sunday mornings at Speaker's Corner, Hyde Park is totally blooming British and all manner of folks will be standing on orange boxes and howling about something or other, and the reason why this place is worth experiencing is because of the hecklers, who are quite unforgettable. People go to experience the hecklers....... never forgotten.

                Museums any good? The Natural History, Victoria and Albert, British Museum and more are all easy to get to if you just tell a cabbie (taxi) where you want to go.

                Art? The National Gallery in Trafalgar Square is a good venue if that's your thing, but the cabbies would tell you of all the others.

                One of the most amazing buildings to visit in Westminster Cathedral, the Catholic Cathedral half way between Parliament and Victoria Station. Although 'they' never got to decorate the ceilings the massiveness of the place and freedom to visit makes it a possible......... just to sit in the place is an experience. Westminster Abbey (right beside Parliament) is sometimes open, last time I walked in there the choir was practising and anybody could be moved by such sounds in that huge place.

                One easy way of finding what you would really enjoy is to tell a cabbie what you would like to see, and then enjoy the journey to your perfect destination.

                But if you are a part-time ornithologist then a Huntingdon marsh could be your heaven!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by eider View Post

                  Hi......
                  Last time I worked around Huntingdon (St Neots) the place was flat, wet, cold, and closed early (1990's). So....... London!

                  The A1 motorway runs straight through Huntingdon to London, but the North/South Rail service from Stations like St Neots can get you in to London (St Pancras Station) in about one hour and without the dreadful traffic snarl-ups. London can offer you such a huge amount of places to go/see that it's got to be a safe bet, and the London Taxis can take you anywhere you might want to visit.

                  British things? OK...... as far as I know, anybody can walk in to the Houses of Parliament to the upstairs 'visitors' gallery to see MPs screaming at each other, but it's 40 years since I did that and there may be security issues now......

                  Sunday mornings at Speaker's Corner, Hyde Park is totally blooming British and all manner of folks will be standing on orange boxes and howling about something or other, and the reason why this place is worth experiencing is because of the hecklers, who are quite unforgettable. People go to experience the hecklers....... never forgotten.

                  Museums any good? The Natural History, Victoria and Albert, British Museum and more are all easy to get to if you just tell a cabbie (taxi) where you want to go.

                  Art? The National Gallery in Trafalgar Square is a good venue if that's your thing, but the cabbies would tell you of all the others.

                  One of the most amazing buildings to visit in Westminster Cathedral, the Catholic Cathedral half way between Parliament and Victoria Station. Although 'they' never got to decorate the ceilings the massiveness of the place and freedom to visit makes it a possible......... just to sit in the place is an experience. Westminster Abbey (right beside Parliament) is sometimes open, last time I walked in there the choir was practising and anybody could be moved by such sounds in that huge place.

                  One easy way of finding what you would really enjoy is to tell a cabbie what you would like to see, and then enjoy the journey to your perfect destination.

                  But if you are a part-time ornithologist then a Huntingdon marsh could be your heaven!
                  Thanks!!! Since I will be there on the US Government dime, my treks will be limited to Saturday and Sunday. My wife recommended I take the train to Edinburgh too. So you've given me a lot of options that I do enjoy, so thank you kindly for that!.
                  That's what
                  - She

                  Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
                  - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

                  I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
                  - Stephen R. Donaldson

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post

                    Thanks!!! Since I will be there on the US Government dime, my treks will be limited to Saturday and Sunday. My wife recommended I take the train to Edinburgh too. So you've given me a lot of options that I do enjoy, so thank you kindly for that!.
                    Oh, you should go to Edinburgh! It’s amazing! Definitely see the castle, walk the Royal Mile through the Old City, visit Holyrood House! You need a day, at least!


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mossrose View Post

                      Oh, you should go to Edinburgh! It’s amazing! Definitely see the castle, walk the Royal Mile through the Old City, visit Holyrood House! You need a day, at least!
                      Given the parlous state of the British rail network we can only wish him luck!
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                      To read in the Bible
                      It ain't necessarily so
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post
                        EvoUK


                        eider


                        I'm going to the Huntingdon area in October on a business trip for 2 weeks. Any suggestions if you know the area? Food, entertainment, British things? Thanks gents!
                        https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Touris...Vacations.html

                        I would suspect the Cromwell museum might be worth a look. And if you get a dry bright day Houghton Mill looks charming.
                        "It ain't necessarily so
                        The things that you're liable
                        To read in the Bible
                        It ain't necessarily so
                        ."

                        Sportin' Life
                        Porgy & Bess, DuBose Heyward, George & Ira Gershwin

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post

                          Given the parlous state of the British rail network we can only wish him luck!
                          Quite possibly. We were on a bus tour so have no experience with the trains, except the Underground in London.


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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by mossrose View Post

                            Quite possibly. We were on a bus tour so have no experience with the trains, except the Underground in London.
                            Quite likely given the chaos on certain networks, not forgetting the vast differences in ticket prices for the exact same seat on the exact same train!

                            Our friend might eventually get to Edinburgh from Huntingdon but how long his journey would take remains unknown. He might be lucky of course and find some trains running on time with reasonably priced tickets available. I understand that some can still be found.
                            "It ain't necessarily so
                            The things that you're liable
                            To read in the Bible
                            It ain't necessarily so
                            ."

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                            Porgy & Bess, DuBose Heyward, George & Ira Gershwin

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                            • #15
                              Keeping my fingers crossed for hassle free travels... thanks for the input H_A and Mossy.
                              That's what
                              - She

                              Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
                              - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

                              I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
                              - Stephen R. Donaldson

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