Arrse Does Trip Advisor

#1
It’s not uncommon for arrsers to come out with “I’m in Timbuktu for the weekend any recommends for things to see and do?” That I thought I’d start a places to go and things to do thread....

Following up with an Arrse score what recommendations have you got?

This weekend I went to the Dads Army museum in Thetford.....

Quite good, bit heavy on scripts and photos, but nice and chintzy with a lovely war time cafe.

They even do a tour of sites used for filming!

And a Capt Mainwaring statue to have your photo taken with.....



Arrse Score? 8/10

Would I go again? Yes
 
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#4
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

I've been three times and there still things that I haven't had time to look at! Lots to do and see!

If you go, I'd recommend buying the "Annual All Attraction Ticket". It's valid for one year, you can use it as often as you like during that year and it gives access to all the attractions in the dockyard. I bought one on my second visit for £35. According to the website, they're on special offer at £28 at the moment. The "Mary Rose" museum is worth that on its own. You've also got HMS Warrior, HMS Victory and loads of smaller attractions.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

HMS Victory
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HMS Warrior
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Mary Rose
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Edited to add: Only 7/10 because food/drink quite expensive.
Would I go again? Yes
 
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#6
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

I've been three times and there still things that I haven't had time to look at! Lots to do and see!

If you go, I'd recommend buying the "Annual All Attraction Ticket". It's valid for one year, you can use it as often as you like during that year and it gives access to all the attractions in the dockyard. I bought one on my second visit for £35. According to the website, they're on special offer at £28 at the moment. The "Mary Rose" museum is worth that on its own. You've also got HMS Warrior, HMS Victory and loads of smaller attractions.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

HMS Victory
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HMS Warrior
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Mary Rose
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Arrse score - 10/10?
 
#7
Fort George
A prime example of fortifications excellant museum with Brown Besses still ready for issue
Best bit of all is the chance to escape unlike the Red Hackles residing there
 
#9
I just typed in www.arse.co.uk into my web browser and it took me to a porn site called 'arse' with one r. shurely I must be good today, I immediately backed off and re-type www.arrse.co.uk with 2 rr's....:) to get to the correct site of wisdom.:rolleyes:
 
#10
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

I've been three times and there still things that I haven't had time to look at! Lots to do and see!

If you go, I'd recommend buying the "Annual All Attraction Ticket". It's valid for one year, you can use it as often as you like during that year and it gives access to all the attractions in the dockyard. I bought one on my second visit for £35. According to the website, they're on special offer at £28 at the moment. The "Mary Rose" museum is worth that on its own. You've also got HMS Warrior, HMS Victory and loads of smaller attractions.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard



Edited to add: Only 7/10 because food/drink quite expensive.
Would I go again? Yes
Indeed so but Gunwharf Quays, complete with many eateries but otherwise a "designer outlet" horror, is a short waddle away. Often end up at the Loch Fyne Seafood gaff. £13.95 for three courses not at all bad

The greatest advantage however is that Mrs B can go off for retail therapy at Gunwharf whilst I look at "boring boat stuff", both of us thus remain untroubled by restive tapping of foot and heavy sighs.
 
#12
Fort George
A prime example of fortifications excellant museum with Brown Besses still ready for issue
Best bit of all is the chance to escape unlike the Red Hackles residing there
The muskets and much else in "ready to issue" condition are part of the Seafield Collection which is housed in the Grand Magazine at Fort George. Well worth a visit, and included in the Historic Environment Scotland entrance fee to the fort, as is the remarkable regimental museum known as the Highlanders Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), the historic Garrison Chapel, cannon on the ramparts, and the chance to see dolphins out in the Firth!
 
#13
It’s not uncommon for arrsers to come out with “I’m in Timbuktu for the weekend any recommends for things to see and do?” That I thought I’d start a places to go and things to do thread....

Following up with an Arrse score what recommendations have you got?

This weekend I went to the Dads Army museum in Thetford.....

Quite good, bit heavy on scripts and photos, but nice and chintzy with a lovely war time cafe.

They even do a tour of sites used for filming!

And a Capt Mainwaring statue to have your photo taken with.....



Arrse Score? 8/10

Would I go again? Yes
Are you in game of thrones?
 
#15
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Come to Redcar see the only Vertical..thats right folks a Pier what sticks up, not out over the water unfortunately, this....... is at the opposite end of the Beach
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On Second thoughts give Redcar a miss......
 

TheIronDuke

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#17
And a Capt Mainwaring statue to have your photo taken with.....
Are you going bald?

Alnwick Castle. Never been taken by force of arms despite being in the land of the Reivers. Her Ladyship has built a garden that may amuse children and they used it to film Harry Hogwarts. Well worth a visit but please do not feed the locals. They bite. Alnwick Castle
 
#18
Indeed so but Gunwharf Quays, complete with many eateries but otherwise a "designer outlet" horror, is a short waddle away. Often end up at the Loch Fyne Seafood gaff. £13.95 for three courses not at all bad

The greatest advantage however is that Mrs B can go off for retail therapy at Gunwharf whilst I look at "boring boat stuff", both of us thus remain untroubled by restive tapping of foot and heavy sighs.
Thanks. I'll have to remember that. In the past, I've taken my own food and something to drink while in the dockyard. I usually stop off at the pub just across the road from the dockyard gate (can't remember the name, sorry) for a few beers before heading to the station for a train back to London.
 

49er

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#20
Was over that way a couple of weeks ago having a look at Lawrence of Arabia`s house. Worth a look,if only to wonder why a man with his means lived in something better suited to a Hobbit.
 

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