Thursday, 28 April 2011

Northern Delight

Now I’m at university I spend the majority of my time living in Coventry, when I first moved I couldn’t wait. I pretty much hated living in Barnsley (South Yorkshire) and couldn’t wait to be moving away to the Midlands. After nearly 7 months at university I can safely say I much prefer the North. I never ever imagined myself actually liking Barnsley, ok it isn’t the best place in the world but it’s in the North meaning I can get to some of my favourite places such as York and Liverpool.
   I like Coventry but it’s seriously lacking in the green stuff – grass. So in this lovely weather there’s nowhere to go! Thank god I was home for a few weeks at Easter so I could get a bit of a tan and sit outside in the garden.  There’s some lovely countryside around Yorkshire, Coventry is only good if you like the colour grey! Although saying this, when I first typed this post I hadn’t found a park in Coventry (not one that was close enough to walk to) but the other day me and Josh went for a walk and find one, so one point to Coventry for that!
   I only realised the other week just how much I love the North, I went out with my Dad and step-mum to see a band. Ok so it was in a Working Men’s Club and it was pretty much like Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights but I enjoyed it!
   I’m yet to find anywhere in Coventry that I like as much as my favourite Northern places. I love nights out and shopping in Birmingham but it doesn’t have the character of York and I don’t think it’s as nice as Liverpool.
   For the past two years my mum and step-dad have gone on holiday to Scarborough and me and Josh have joined them for a few days, we go off to some lovely places. In Coventry we can’t really do anything like that although we are planning to go to Stratford-upon-Avon and Leamington Spa soon.

 I’m sure there are some really nice places in the Midlands, but I’d pick the North any day!

Northern favourites - Fountains Abbey in Ripon North Yorkshire, canal boat in the Pennine's

Northern favourites - Beatles Story museum and site of original Cavern club both Liverpool

Northern favourites - York Minster, Scarborough



  1. I go to Warwick university and definitely recommend Leamington Spa for a change of scenery, Jefferson Gardens will provide a nice break and there are some lovely cafes especially down regents street. Also Kennilworth and the castle would be a great day trip, I've done it before and it was nice to get out of Leamington! I know what you mean about the midlands not quite hitting the spot though haha! xxx

  2. Oooo thanks for this, its much appreciated. Definately need a change of scence from Coventry! Leamington sounds really nice. Will have to check out Kennilworth too. Thanks xxx


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