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4-day side trip from London

I'm traveling to Europe in early March. I'll be spending the first 4 days in London and have another 4 days (+1 day to get back to London) to spend somewhere else. Does anyone have a favorite side trip from London (other than Paris) where I could plant myself for 4 days? I'd really like to get back to France or perhaps somewhere else in the UK. Also, given that I'm traveling in early March, the weather is a consideration. I'd love to hear your suggestions! Thanks!

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What about Scotland? Edinburgh is only 4 1/2 hrs. away by train and there are lots of day trips from there. You can also take the Eurostart train to Brussels.

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How about Brussels? It's about the same travel distance between London and Paris. 4 days would be perfect including a day trip to Bruges while you're there.

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York is wonderful! Weather is iffy, but no worse than London, and there's a lot to do and see - very entertaining walks, the city wall, and several good pasty shops, as well as a beautiful tea room in the town center. Enjoy!

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I guess it depends on whether you want the experience of another country, another city or a bit of the country. Early March is not great for weather - I would agree with Brussels and York being great ideas. What about Oxford/Cotswolds?