Four Non-London England Cities to Visit



York, England

If you’re considering a visit to England for the first time, chances are you’re only thinking about London. As much as I love the capital city, for my money, I’m going out to some of the “other” British cities. And I’m not talking small villages, even though some of my favorite places on Earth are English villages. I have lots of favorites, but if you’re thinking about a first-time visit to the United Kingdom, here are my favorite four non-London England cities to visit. When we visit the U.K. we’ve always had a car, but all of these cities are accessible via train and motorcoach.

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Green Card Woes (Or Being Stuck in Customs)

Tower Bridge

“Excuse me, ma’am, you need to come with us.”

Those were not the words we were expecting when we arrived back in Atlanta after three weeks in the United Kingdom. But this group of three Americans and one British citizen was being stopped at the border entering the United States, and I had no idea why. I just wanted a big glass of sweet ice tea after spending my first real time out of the South. That and a nap. Yeah, a nap would have been nice.

As my new fiancée and I stood waiting on her parents who were in a back room at immigration at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, I was wondering why drug dogs suddenly were sniffing around my luggage. Turns out it was random, but at the time, with my future in-laws detained and some high-priced hounds putting their wet noses all over my luggage, I was a little confused.

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