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?