I'll be in London this summer for 15 days (not counting my departure day), and I'm starting to think about what day trips I'd like to make. I've been once to London (and nowhere else in England) in 2015 for a week. So, a lot of the basics will be repeats (which is a good thing), but I will be spending a lot of time exploring more of the city itself obviously. I already bought a London Pass for 10 days, so that will take up the first two thirds of my stay (plus day trips included on the pass to Windsor castle and Hampton Court palace). That leaves me with five days to take day trips after I use up the pass. I'm thinking Bath, Cambridge and York. I know York is two hours each way, but I'm doing the same thing in Germany from Berlin-Dresden. It doesn't bother me. I'm good at getting up early and hitting the train station. I really want to make use out of this extended trip to England, especially with the dollar doing so well against the pound.
Any other ideas for day trips? I think Stonehenge is maybe too expensive and too much of a hassle to get to. Would you vote for Oxford instead of Cambridge? I like castles, palaces, museums, walking around city centers and architecture. I'm thinking that I need to buy train tickets pretty soon (will be there late June-early July) to get the lowest prices to make these day trips affordable.