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England in the winter

I am going to England for 4 months from October 2014 through Feb 2015. I know this is far ahead planning, but I am excited, despite it being winter when I go. I will be visiting friends in London.

Is it really that miserable to travel and tour the country in winter?

I was really hoping to visit some places like Highclere Castle, but read that its usually closed in the winter months. Is this the case all over England? I really don't want the weather to hold me back too much. I will be spending the majority of time exploring London, but would really like to take some extended weekend trips elsewhere.

Suggestions for places to go in the snow?

Thanks!!

Posted by
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Apart from the time around Christmas through New Years everything is on in London and elsewhere in the UK during Winter. Some places may have closures from time to time but you won't lack for places to go and things to do that interest you.

Posted by
4664 posts

Highclere Castle is unusual as it's primarily an events venue and is open to the general public only at limited times of year. It's not usual for sites of that nature to close in winter.

Posted by
145 posts

awesome, thanks everyone- that makes me feel better :)