Hi world travelers,
I am accompanying my wife on a business trip in mid-February (soon!) and I will need to entertain myself during her work day. I've got 2-3 days to make some plans. I think a little art is good, but I'd like to spend the bulk of my time soaking up history, the local culture, and the great outdoors. I think I've got a decent list of things to see/do in Manchester, but I think I'd like to spend 1 or 2 days exploring a nearby city. Questions:
1. Liverpool seems like an obvious choice. Is it possible/wise to visit a second city in the same day? If it's OK, any suggestions?
2. Being so close to North Wales, this also feels like it could be a great opportunity to explore an area we might not otherwise visit again. Thoughts on travel to this area, particularly in mid-February?
3. There is a Viking festival going on in York during this time of year. A 2-hour train ride seems like a bit of a hike, but if it's super awesome I would be open to going for it. Anyone ever been?
This is sort of a last minute deal, but I'm excited to explore a corner of England that I'd never considered before. I would appreciate opinions or info from anyone with experience in the area. I hear that this group of travelers is a goldmine of information and inspiration! Thank you!